Posted by bobbapink on Jan 09, 2002 at 11:08 (


During the year-end holidays, AFP (the French version of Associated Press) widely circulated a news story that claims cold outbreaks like those gripping Europe and eastern North America are to be expected because of global warming, thereby demonstrating anew how far greenhouse effect hype is removed from greenhouse effect science. Warming does not cause cooling, unless the First Law of Thermodynamics has been repealed.

The First Law states that energy is conserved. What this means in terms of earth’s surface and lower atmosphere is that the more energy that is put in (or prevented from escaping), the warmer it becomes. By increasing earth’s greenhouse effect, less radiation (heat) escapes into space. As a result, the surface and lower atmosphere heat up. How much they heat up is the $6.4 billion question (that’s what U.S. taxpayers have spent on science attempting to answer the question). Extreme computer simulations suggest earth’s surface will warm nearly 11°F in the next hundred years. Estimates based on observed reality suggest the rise will be something a bit less than 3°F.

One thing all climate scientists agree on – whether denizens of the United Nations science establishment or Cato Institute – is that the frequency of extremely low temperatures will be reduced in a warmer world. That’s because, as scientists, we all agree that the First Law of Thermodynamics is a Law, not a theory or hypothesis.

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