'Why is the IPCC so certain that the 5 percent human contribution is responsible for annual increases in carbon dioxide levels?'
Atmospheric physicist Murry Salby: 'In Salby’s view, the evidence actually suggests that the causality underlying AGW should be reversed. Rather than increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere triggering global temperatures to rise, rising global temperatures come first—and account for the great majority of changes in net emissions of CO2, with changes in soil-moisture conditions explaining most of the rest.'
'Temperature appears more likely to be the cause, rather than the effect, of observed atmospheric changes.' -- 'Salby hasn’t been working in a vacuum. Swedish climate scientist Pehr Björnbom has replicated his finding that temperature drives CO2 emission. University of Oslo geosciences professor Ole Humlum published a landmark 2012 paper demonstrating that changes of CO2 follow changes of temperature, implying the same cause and effect.'
'As an academic critic of the science on which AGW rests, Murry Salby may have been silenced for now. The observed behavior of nature, from which he draws his analysis, cannot be dismissed so readily.'
Steyer: 'I think if you were to go around to most of the — what I would think of as super-sophisticated people who think about politics and policy more than five minutes a month — we are doing really well,” Steyer said today at a conference in Aspen, Colorado, hosted by the American Renewable Energy Institute.'
Marc Morano has a list of his own, with more than 1,000 scientists who dissented from the global warming claims of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore.
Morano, the publisher of Climate Depot and former Staff of U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, told the MRC’s Business and Media Institute, “The study boasts that ‘90% of respondents with more than 10 climate-related peer-reviewed publications...’ agree with so-called consensus. But what this really confirms is that it is easier to get papers published if they support the narrative of man-made global warming.”
Responding to the latest consensus survey Morano told the MRC, “These types of ‘consensus’ surveys are meant to provide talking points to politicians and the media in order to crush dissenting voices and ban skeptics from the mainstream media. It frees the climate crisis promoter from having to research any scientific points and instead allows them to say: ‘90% of scientists agree. Case closed!’”
'Salby’s recent work is so controversial because it questions the key IPCC assumption, that man-made CO2 emissions cause global levels of CO2 to rise... His work is so fundamental, it could really pull the rug out from under the entire IPCC thesis.'