Comments on: Regional initiatives key to tackling climate change Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Plant Food Sat, 19 Dec 2009 07:27:27 +0000 Should we not be finding ways to better ultise our natural resources and stop abusing our planet irrespective of whether global warming is a fraud or not?

By: eddieblack Tue, 08 Dec 2009 15:33:58 +0000 Thank you Julian. This is the first commentary on climate change that offers constructive advise on how to implement fossil fuel reduction politically. It is a shame that U.S. leaders exercise child like mentality rather than maturity regarding this matter,ie… “We won’t stop burning fossil fuels unless everyone else does”. This attitude is not conducive to problem solving.

By: abshrestha Tue, 08 Dec 2009 03:55:41 +0000 Please note that I am Climate Change Specialist at ICIMOD and not the director

By: Antti Roine Sun, 06 Dec 2009 19:09:16 +0000 Carbon dioxide cause or effect?

We should take the climate change seriously because these changes have created and destroyed huge empires within the history of mankind. However, it is a shame that billion dollar decisions in Copenhagen may be based on tuned temperature data and wrong conclusions.

The climate activists believe that the CO2 has been the main reason for the climate changes within the last million of years. However, the chemical calculations prove that the reason is the temperature changes of the oceans. Warm seawater dissolves much less CO2 than the cold seawater. See details from:  ?f=10&t=73

This means that CO2 content of the atmosphere will automatically increase, if the sea surface temperature increases for any reason. Most likely, carbon dioxide contributes to global warming, but it is hardly the primary reason for climate change.

The magnitude of CO2 and water vapor emissivity and absorptivity are the same, however, the concentration of CO2 (0.04%) is much less than water 1% in atmosphere. In this mean the first assumption is that water vapor effect on the climate change must be much larger than CO2.

The climate models may give wrong results, 1) if they assume that the CO2 is the primary reason for the temperature changes, 2) if they do not take into account the role of oceans, and 3) especially if they are based on purpose-oriented CRU temperature data.

Kyoto-type agreements transfers emissions and jobs to those countries which do not care about environmental issues. New post-Kyoto agreements must channel emissions trading funds directly to the R&D of new solar technology and commit to curb population growth. Feeding money to underdeveloped countries does not help, because this money will be used to increase population and wellfare.