Our Position


Our position on climate change is that it is a minor issue that is caused naturally. Carbon dioxide emissions have no relation to climate change. Over the past eight hundred years there have been warmer periods than experienced recently and that was before the rise in carbon dioxide levels. The increase in temperature over the past hundred years has been 0.7 degrees Celsius, however this warming is consistent with global temperature trends. (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/146138/Climate-change-Reasons-listed)


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Solar Activity



Solar activity is one of the main contributors to climate change. Data shows that when solar activity affects the climate in several ways. For example, from 1645 to 1715 sun spots seemed to cease and the world entered a series of cold summers which resulted in the "Little Ice Age". Also, in the early twentieth century solar activity increased which led to a 0.2 degrees Celsius increase in Earth's average temperature. (http://www.oneminuteastronomer.com/2009/09/24/sunspots-global-warming/)


Sunspot Cycle
Sunspot Cycle

http://www.oneminuteastronomer.com/2009/09/24/sunspots-global-warming/




Carbon Dioxide



Carbon dioxide emissions have no relation to climate change. If you look at this graph you can compare the CO2 emissions of almost every country in the world from 1960-2006. As for most countries on the graph their carbon dioxide emissions peaked in the 1960s and have presently stabalized. Also, after the Second World War, in the 1950s and 60s, production within industries increased along with carbon dioxide emissions and the world entered a cooling trend for the next fourty years. (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/146138/Climate-change-Reasons-listed)
Evidence gathered from an Austalrailian geoligist, Ian Plimer suggests that volcanoes emitt more carbon dioxide emissions than humans do. He also, claims that the Earth's climate is greatly underrespresented in climatemodels. (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ian_Plimer#Volcanoes_and_CO2)


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Antarctic Sea Ice

In 1979 measurements of sea ice began and it totaled to 3.5 million kilometers. Since 1979, Anarctic sea ice has been expanding. Currently, there is 4 million kilometers of Antarctic sea ice. That is a 500 thousand kilometer increase from 1979. However, there has been a large scale of ice lost on Anarctica's western coast due to changes in ocean currents, not as a result of climate change. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517035,00.html) Also, snowfall in the northern hemisphere is increasing. January of 2008 was the second snowiest month on record and recently in 2010, January was the sixth snowiest month on record. (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/02/09/what-noaa-isnt-saying-about-snow-and-ice/)



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