NC Media Watch

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Welcome CABPRO readers.

Below is the graphic for my Global Warming article in the March Newsletter.

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For non-CABPRO Newsletter readers, California’s Air Resources Board used the U. N. Third Assessment Report, of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to justify more restrictive greenhouse gas regulations for California. Regulation that were approved in September 2004, which after 2009, will cost new car buys from $1,500 to $3,000 per new vehicle. The IPCC report states humans are responsible for runaway global warming. They claim the last century was the warmest in a 1000 years, based on a climate model developed by geo-scientist Michael Mann. See the blue line in the above graphic. Note the hockey stick blade starting about 1900.

Mann’s computer model is under fire by Canadian scientists McIntyre and McKitrick. They found gaps in Mann’s data and a mathematical error in the computer program used to produce the “hockey stick.” Once the data gaps were filled by McIntyre and McKitrick and the program error fixed, Mann’s model shows higher temperatures were present 1400 - 1500. See red line in the graphic. The 20th century was not the warmest in a 1000 years! And this global warming was not caused by humans driving SUVs.

Are you ready to pay thousands more for a new car, because regulators are using a faulty computer model?

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