UK Daily Express: 100 reasons why climate change is natural

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Like its cousin, The Daily Mail, the Daily Express is rapidly becoming a beacon of sanity in the sea of alarmism and gullibility, and today presents Climate Change is Natural: 100 Reasons Why:

HERE are the 100 reasons, released in a dossier issued by the European Foundation, why climate change is natural and not man-made:

  1. There is “no real scientific proof” that the current warming is caused by the rise of greenhouse gases from man’s activity.
  2. Man-made carbon dioxide emissions throughout human history constitute less than 0.00022 percent of the total naturally emitted from the mantle of the earth during geological history.
  3. Warmer periods of the Earth’s history came around 800 years before rises in CO2 levels.
  4. After World War II, there was a huge surge in recorded CO2 emissions but global temperatures fell for four decades after 1940.
  5. Throughout the Earth’s history, temperatures have often been warmer than now and CO2 levels have often been higher – more than ten times as high.
  6. Significant changes in climate have continually occurred throughout geologic time.
  7. The 0.7C increase in the average global temperature over the last hundred years is entirely consistent with well-established, long-term, natural climate trends.
  8. The IPCC theory is driven by just 60 scientists and favourable reviewers not the 4,000 usually cited.
  9. Leaked e-mails from British climate scientists – in a scandal known as “Climate-gate” – suggest that that has been manipulated to exaggerate global warming
  10. A large body of scientific research suggests that the sun is responsible for the greater share of climate change during the past hundred years.

And I particularly like number 95:

Australia has stated it wants to slash greenhouse emissions by up to 25 percent below 2000 levels by 2020, but the pledges were so unpopular that the country’s Senate has voted against the carbon trading Bill, and the Opposition’s Party leader has now been ousted by a climate change sceptic.

Go the Express! Read the remaining 90 here! (h/t Climate Realists)


  1. Well done, Daily Express for pointing out there’s a lot of hot air over nothing in Copenhagen! It all seems rather pointless to a coastal dweller like me. You see, I live on the picturesque east coast of England where house prices go through the roof. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about so I started reading up on what Al Gore and the United Nations’ IPCC had to say. Apparently, the story goes that the ice caps and glaciers are melting so fast that in the next 50 years sea levels may rise up to 30 feet. Wow! But hold on a minute, I have never seen any evidence for it in my back yard. Oh dear! Apparently, I’m now a ‘flat earth denier’ for being sceptical of good old Al.
    Not being one to like being called names I did some reading what oceanographers – not climatologists or Al Gore – had to say about sea level rises.
    Here is what I found. Apparently, the most reliable data on sea levels comes from a set of the world’s tidal gauges. There is a very good web site on this by the University of Colorado where they present two graphs, Jason-1 Calibration and TOPEX Calibration. That’s funny, I thought, when I looked at it. Because those measurements say very similar things to what I read on other web sites. It seems a lot of oceanographers agree with the Colorado numbers. They include peer-reviewed papers by Antonov et al. (2005); Ishii et al. (2005) and Willis et al. (2005) who all report rises equal to seven inches per century.
    I then looked closer to home and found that here in England we have Simon Holgate from the U.K.’s Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory. Holgate in 2007 produced a history of global sea level from 1904 to 2003 based upon a set of reliable, long-term observations from nine tide gauge stations scattered around the world. He also finds that the levels are rising by about 7 inches per century. Is this normal?
    Well, apparently, yes because that’s exactly the rate of sea level rise we’ve been seeing naturally ever since the last ice age 11,000 years ago. Phew! Seems like the realtors in my area got their numbers right and Al Gore got his wrong. Maybe we won’t be paying all those climate taxes after all?


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