The very heart of climate alarmism is the claim that CO2 levels control the temperature
By Paul Burgess, Spokesman for the Environment
10th March 2020
The very heart of climate alarmism is the claim that CO2 levels control the temperature of the earth. So let us examine that by simply looking at the history of the earth.
Ice core data has provided a very good record of the earth’s historic temperature as well as its CO2 level. Here it is:-
Now when you compress hundreds of thousands of years into a graph a few inches wide a relationship between CO2 and temperatures is clear for all to see. So there is no doubt that there is a relationship …… except that it is the exact opposite of what the alarmists claim.
What the graph shows is that the temperature changes ﬁrst and then on average about 800 years later the CO2 increases. Hence the temperature change causes the CO2 change and not as the alarmist claim the other way around. In fact that has always been the case throughout earth’s history.