Sudden worldwide spike in methane suggests greenhouse gas increase is natural, not manmade

AGW-unfriendly findings are popping up all over lately, with more and more scientists and writers expressing doubts about and even outright opposing the global warming orthodoxy. It’s reached the point where I can picture some vast Orwellian manifestation occurring over the next two or three years, in which hundreds of thousands of former anthropogenic global warming true believers—you know, the type who kindly informed you that you belonged in the movie Deliverance if you expressed any doubts about manmade global warming—step forward and announce, one by one: “I believe that the earth’s atmosphere is cooling; I have always believed that the earth’s atmosphere is cooling.” Or, alternatively, the reversal could be announced in the middle of one of Al Gore’s presentations, even, as in a scene in Nineteen Eighty-Four, in mid-sentence, with Gore intoning in his rich, pedantic, somewhat effeminate voice, “… and you can see how the hockey stick is pointed … DOWNward…”

Gore and his minions will then declare that without the immediate surrender of the sovereignty of all nations to a global government, half the northern hemisphere will be covered by a three-mile-thick ice sheet by 2020.

Here’s the latest non-AGW-supportive story, by Rick Hodgin at TG Daily:

Boston (MA)—Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. This is the first increase in ten years, and what baffles science is that this data contradicts theories stating man is the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. However, since all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year, it is now believed this may be part of a natural cycle in mother nature—and not the direct result of man’s contributions.

The phrase, “is now believed,” however, seems to be expressing the author’s belief, not the MIT scientists’.

Charles T. writes:

Here is a website I found a couple of years of ago, I have not looked at it recently but it addresses the issue in question.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 12, 2009 04:39 PM | Send

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