September 11, 2013: "A science-based rebuttal to global warming alarmism" by Chicago-based Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of Climatism: A Mad, Mad, Mad World, published in the Communities section of the Washington Times, Washington DC, U.S.A.
"Climate Change Reconsidered II is a 1,200-page report that references more than one thousand peer-reviewed scientific papers, compiled by about 40 scientists from around the world. While the IPCC reports cover the physical science, impacts, and mitigation efforts, CCR-II is strictly focused on the physical science of climate change. Its seven chapters discuss the global climate models, forcings and feedbacks, solar forcing of the climate, and observations on temperature, the icecaps, the water cycle and oceans, and weather."
"Among the key findings of CCR-II are:
- Doubling of CO2 from its pre-industrial level would likely cause a warming of only about 1oC, hardly cause for alarm.
- The global surface temperature increase since about 1860 corresponds to a recovery from the Little Ice Age, modulated by natural ocean and atmosphere cycles, without need for additional forcing by greenhouse gases.
- There is nothing unusual about either the magnitude or rate of the late 20th century warming, when compared with previous natural temperature variations.
- The global climate models projected an atmospheric warming of more than 0.3oC over the last 15 years, but instead, flat or cooling temperatures have occurred.
Read all of Mr. Goreham's article.
Read the summary of the CCR-II from the Heartland Institute.