I came across a most interesting article from author Anthony Bright-Paul, through the website: World Mysteries.Com, at blog.world-mysteries.com, entitled: "Man-Made Global Warming?" that I want to share right here with my own readers to see. It has some great facts and details on the truths about "man made" Global Warming, and again reinforces my statements that it is nothing but a massive con. Here is that article for everyone to see for themselves, and I do have some of my own comments and thoughts to follow:
Man-Made Global Warming?
OCTOBER 26, 2012
Man-Made Global Warming?
by Anthony Bright-Paul
The question is simple: Is there such a thing as man-made or Anthropogenic (created or caused by man) Global Warming?
I am moved to deal once again with this question and in the simplest terms possible, because of two conversations I have had over the phone with two of my oldest friends. I first met Simon Penseney and Rachman Mitchell in 1950 at Coombe Springs where we were studying the Gurdjieff methods under J.G.Bennett. We were there for the arrival of Subud in the person of Bapak and Ibu, Icksan and Ismana in 1957, an account of which is given in my book “My Stairway to Subud” and we have remained friends to this day.
Now the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics states quite simply that all heat, by itself, flows from hot to cold and never vice versa. When I put this to Simon, he replied that he knew that very well as a mechanical engineer. And the truth is that we all know this law very well – we all know that everything that is hot also cools. Everything. All heat has to be generated. Nothing gets hot by itself, but by itself everything cools.
We humans are a great example of just that. We take in Carbon in the form of food, we mix it with Oxygen, which we inhale, to produce energy and we exhale Carbon Dioxide, all 7 Billion of us every day of our lives and every minute of the day. All combustion works on the same principle – there must be Oxygen to allow combustion and the result is Carbon Dioxide. Does Dr Rachman agree?
Can there then be too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as some would have it? Hardly, since green leaves and phytoplankton love CO2. As it is said, leaves are busy. Green leaves take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen as a by-product. This is a well-known biological fact. What is not so well known is it that the enormous masses of the many different types of phytoplankton in the oceans are also actively producing Oxygen. This is the great carbon cycle, produced by Great Nature!
So where does the warmth on this earth come from? We all know the answer to that. There is a great star in our sky that we call the Sun. It is between 91 and 95 million miles away. Outside the atmosphere of this Earth of ours there is Outer Space. Is Outer Space hot? The answer is no, but why not? Since Outer Space is nearer to the Sun, it should by all logic be hot. But it is not. Some people say that it is very cold. But it is neither hot nor cold, and the reason is that it is a vacuum. A vacuum is by definition empty. There is therein nothing to get either hot or cold.
This provides us with a principle. The Sun radiates and this radiation has to encounter something for that something to get hot. Radiation has to encounter mass to produce heat.
We can all observe that there is snow on the top of high mountains. Even if we walk up a mountain it is demonstrably colder near the summit. If one drives in the Alps one can ascend past the snowline, as I myself have done on the way to winter skiing. Without chains I once made a very hairy journey I will never forget, and how thankful I was not to have slithered over the edge on this mountain pass. So everybody knows from simple observation that it gets colder with altitude. Everybody who flies and watches the monitor can see how very cold it is outside at 30,000 feet. Why is this, when one is flying nearer to the Sun?
Standard Atmosphere used by Airlines states that temperature decreases some 2° Centigrade for every thousand feet of altitude. This is also known as the Adiabatic Lapse rate. So if for example the temperature at ground level is 15°C it will be 13°C 1,000 feet up. At 5,000 feet up it will be 5°C, and at 10,000 it will be minus 5 degrees Centigrade. That means that the temperature of all the gases of which air is composed at that height will be minus 5 degrees C. So what is air composed of? It is 99% a mixture of Oxygen and Nitrogen, with the other 1% made up of what are wrongly called the Greenhouse Gases, which includes Water Vapour, by far the largest part, and less than 0.04 % of Carbon Dioxide.
The simple question is this: If the air temperature is minus 5 degrees, what will the temperature of the carbon dioxide be? You have it in one. It will also be the same, minus 5°C. If the ground level is 15°C, what will be the temperature of the carbon dioxide? Right, it will also be 15 degrees C.
So here we see clearly that the temperature at the Earth’s surface is always warmer than the air at altitude. So let me ask you a question. Can the air at say 1,000 feet up heat the air at the surface or even heat the surface itself? Of course it cannot, bearing in mind that heat always by itself flows from hot to cold. Heat is never trapped; it is always flowing. There is no way that a cold air could possibly heat a warmer surface. That is obvious, is it not? It would defy a fundamental law of Physics.
Yet there are learned Professors who would have you believe that heat can be somehow back radiate from clouds, or that tiny molecules of Carbon Dioxide, which are perhaps below freezing and invisible to the human eye can somehow radiate every which way including downwards toward the Earth’s surface. And some people are taken in by this manifest fraud, not less some people among us all in the Subud Brotherhood. Just test it for yourselves. Can a cold object warm a hotter object? Let me know if it can.
Once we have established this, we have to ask ourselves what warms the air? It is all too easy to think that the air temperature is caused by the Sun. But reflect one moment. If the air temperature were caused by the Sun, then the top of our atmosphere would be the warmest place and not the coldest. The top of mountains would be hot and the valleys would be cold. But that is simply not the case. What is the explanation?
We have to go back again to: – Radiation has to encounter Mass to produce heat. If we sit out in the summer sun, we will get hot, we may get sunburnt. Why? Because you and I are substantial, we are mass. In the same way, the radiation from the sun encounters the earth and the oceans and lakes – and thus Radiation encounters mass and produces heat. The heat of the Earth and the Oceans warms the atmosphere and not the other way round.
Once we understand this many things become clear. The Sun heats the Earth through radiation, and the Earth heats the atmosphere.
The Global Warmers believe that Carbon Dioxide and indeed all so-called greenhouse gases trap heat and thereby cause Global Warming. But can heat be trapped? If I put on my oven within half an hour the temperature is raised to 250C, that is, while the power is on. Once the power is off no more heat is generated. The heat disperses into the surrounding air. Heat is never trapped.
The same occurs with a Glasshouse. The radiation from the Sun passes through the transparent glass, as it does through transparent Oxygen and Nitrogen, and heats the ground within. The air is warmed by conduction and convection. The temperature rises as the air is confined in the enclosed space. Is the heat trapped? Not at all. All heat has to be generated. Once the Sun goes down the heat disperses. Heat cannot be trapped.
If heat could be trapped we would all be able to walk around carrying a box with permanent heat inside, like an everlasting hot water bottle. What a boon that would be for old age pensioners, for industry or for mountaineers!
So the question arises, Is the Globe Warming? I hope so! As the Earth is rotating on its axis and travelling on an elliptical course round the Sun, one half of the Earth at any moment in time is in shadow and the other half is in sunlight. As the Sun rises we get warmer and as night falls we get cooler. That much is obvious to a simpleton. And as the Earth is tilted on its axis and also wobbles, the Milankovich Effect, so we also have the seasons. While it is winter in the UK it is summer in New Zealand. Is this daily and seasonal warming caused by man or by Great Nature? Take your pick, but I have never yet heard the greenest of the Greens claim that Man was affecting the annual journey round the Sun.
In addition to the lunar month and the annual trip round the Sun we also have the great cycles of Ice Ages and Warm Periods. The Holocene Maximum that was said to have lasted 3,000 years was a huge Warm Period. Much more recently we had the Roman Warm Period and most recently the Mediaeval Warm Period. This was followed by The Little Ice Age from which we have been emerging since about 1650. Did man cause these Ice Ages? Or did man cause the subsequent warming?
Much is made of the so-called evidence of warming. For example, every year the Arctic sea-ice recedes in summer and forms again in winter. Is this caused by man? Since the temperature even in summer only hovers above zero then it is clear that any melting cannot possibly be caused by the atmosphere. Indeed since we already know that radiation has to encounter mass to produce heat, we know that the cold air immediately above the ice could not possibly cause the melting. There is only one possible answer and that is warm water. As the Sun shines on the Equator and the Tropics the ocean waters are warmed and great ocean currents head North and South. In the Northern Hemisphere we have the Gulf Stream, which also tends to keep the UK mild. In addition there are the untold number of great Black Smokers, hydrothermal vents, spewing hot water at some 500C into the old abyss.
This brings us to another fact, which is that the core of the Earth is hot. How do we know this? Very simply by volcanic eruptions throwing up rivers of red-hot lava; by geysers throwing up boiling water and by the above-mentioned hydrothermal vents. Nobody that I know of has yet claimed that man has caused the internal heat of the Earth. And yet we still have a substantial body of people who hold a sort of religious belief that Man is causing Global Warming and thereby causing the Climate of the Earth to change.
In order to discuss this sensibly and calmly without rancour it is first of all necessary to define what we mean by the term Globe. Do we include the core of the Earth? Do we include the depths of the Oceans? Do we include the Troposphere, the Stratosphere, the Mesosphere and the Thermosphere? The Thermosphere at some 25 miles up is come minus 80C. and yet at the Harmon line on the edge of Space there are a few hot molecules, so I understand. The Globe is a mighty complicated spinning sphere hurtling through space. Could man possibly be warming it up with a trace gas, CO2, which is itself the result and not the cause of combustion, and whose temperature varies with altitude? I leave that question to my good friends in the Subud Brotherhood. If in doubt, perhaps they might test that very question.
Leaving aside for one moment the vexed question of whether man is causing warming or changes in climate let us look at the graphs so beloved of ‘scientists’. Some of these graphs show warming and then cooling. When there is cooling as per a recent graph published in the Daily Mail, then the Sceptics crow and the Guardian replies that a 12 year cooling is just a blip. But what is the Reality?
The reality is that there is no single place on Planet Earth where a thermometer and a Stephenson Screen could be set up to take the Earth’s temperature. Is there? Here is a copy of the opening of an email I had from a Canadian scientist:
The surface area of the Earth is 510 million square kilometers and each km2 contains 10,000m2 and each m2 can change in temperature from second to second with 3600 changes per hour, 86,400 changes per day, 2,600,000 changes per month, and 950,000,000 changes over the course of a year so there is in fact a global temperature but it is impossible to measure!
Do you get that? On each square metre, on the very square metre my friend on which you are presently standing there are 3,600 changes of temperature an hour. Mind-boggling. Temperature everywhere, at every level, is changing because the Earth is rotating. Temperature is in a constant state of flux. So scientists do produce magnificent graphs of warming and cooling, but when challenged as to how they produce their figures they are inclined to be coy. We all know that Dr Phil Jones of the Climatic Research Unit, which works closely with the Met Office, inexplicably lost his datasets when challenged under the Freedom of Information Act. Of course he was absolved from any wrongdoing. I myself often mislay my spectacles.
Since Global temperature is impossible to measure, then what follows? I leave that to my Subud friends, trusting in their intellectual integrity! Ha.
Unfortunately the beliefs inspired by the Anthropogenic Global Warmers, many of whom sincerely want to preserve the environment, have lead to its mass destruction. While we may agree that coal fired Power Stations are often ugly, and areas of nodding donkeys likewise, few things compare to the wholesale destruction of our beauty spots, cliff tops and mountainsides than the proliferation of Wind Turbines. Were they efficient at producing electricity they might be forgiven, but since they have to be backed up by ordinary gas or coal fired power stations, and since they take up some 1,000 times the acreage of an average Power Station, there is little to be said for them except they ruin the environment. And yet those who consider themselves Environmentalists push them, even though they slaughter raptors in droves and their drone makes life impossible. They are so inefficient that Governments have to subsidise them, which leads to fuel poverty for more and more people here in the UK. While Ministers wring their hands and blame the suppliers for having complicated tariffs, not everyone realises that the suppliers of gas and electricity are obliged to take up power from these same inefficient sources, so that everyone has to pay twice.
Perhaps the worst scenario occurs in the United States, where large amounts of corn are used to create bio-fuels in the name of ‘carbon-free’ fuel. In view of the starving peoples in some areas of the world, some might consider this a modern day sin against the Holy Ghost. What do you think?
Copyright 2012 Anthony Bright-Paul
Global Temperature Changes
Copyright 2012 Anthony Bright-Paul
NTS Notes: It is amazing that the chief con artist behind the entire Man made Global Warming swindle, Al Gore himself, just last week tried to claim that Hurricane Sandy was caused by "Global Warming". And to me, it is disturbing that many people actually fell again for that old con.
One note of clarification: The chart is for the period of 1997 to 2012, and shows there is little change in the overall level at or around the central 0.5C mark....
The facts do speak for themselves. This planet is totally dependent on solar radiation from our star, Sol, or the Sun, and right now there are cyclic fluctuations in the energy output of that Yellow Dwarf Star that will cause a period of actual Global Cooling to take place for the next few decades. But people need not fear, because this is a natural occurring cycle that has been going on for millions of years. And it does not make a damn how much man made pollutants we pour into the atmosphere, because they will not hinder that cycle from happening!
As I have stated many times... It is time to put an end to the swindle perpetuated by the Global Warming con artists once and for all. The lies of Man made Global Warming that use the psychological effect of fear in people to get them to surrender money to con artists must end immediately.
More to come