NASA Study Finds That Burning Fossil Fuels Cools the Planet

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I’ve never disparaged someone who believes in man-made global warming, even though I have my fair share of doubts about that idea. For the most part, the people who believe that the world is warming due to human activity, are not stupid. They, just like everyone else in the world, are just trying to draw the best conclusions based on what they feel is the best data available to them.

However, there is one characteristic these people have that often bothers me. They’re incredibly sure of themselves.

They expect everyone in the world to change their behavior based on incomplete data. They think it’s complete, but it’s not. They assume that science is infallible, and that the conclusions science has drawn so far are the indisputable truth. They try to predict the future of an inherently chaotic system with the best information that is available to them, even though that information is constantly changing, along with the standards used to gather that information (not to mention data that has been cherry picked or falsified).

In short, they are drawing a definite conclusion about global warming, when at best they should be considering it a mere possibility. And obviously, conclusions and possibilities are two very different things. Their biggest fault, is that they think they have it all figured it out, when they don’t. Case in point:

Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialisation where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place.

Environmentalists have long argued the burning of fossil fuels in power stations and for other uses is responsible for global warming and predicted temperature increases because of the high levels of carbon dioxide produced – which causes the global greenhouse effect.

While the findings did not dispute the effects of carbon dioxide on global warming, they found aerosols – also given off by burning fossil fuels – actually cool the local environment, at least temporarily.

The research was carried out to see if current climate change models for calculating future temperatures were taking into account all factors and were accurate.

So how does pollution and deforestation manage to cool local climates? Apparently, both can reflect sunlight away from the Earth.

The spokesman said it was “well known” that aerosols such as those emitted in volcanic eruptions and power stations, act to cool Earth, at least temporarily, by reflecting solar radiation away from the planet.

He added: “In a similar fashion, land use changes such as deforestation in northern latitudes result in bare land that increases reflected sunlight.”

Kate Marvel, a climatologist at GISS and the paper’s lead author, said the results showed the “complexity” of estimating future global temperatures.

This should have been considered decades ago, and frankly it’s baffling that nobody factored this into their climate models before. It’s been widely known for decades that particulate matter can prevent sunlight from entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Granted, one of the authors of the study explained that the data on this factor has only been available for ten years.

However, that kind of makes these scientists look worse. They had to have known that there was more to this whole situation than just Co2, but because they couldn’t measure the aerosols, they chose to ignore them. They drew conclusions and treated man-made global warming as gospel, long before all the facts were in. Now that a few more facts are in, they have to admit that many of their previous models were way off.

NASA researchers at GISS accomplished a first ever feat by calculating the temperature impact of each of these variables—greenhouse gases, natural and manmade aerosols, ozone concentrations, and land use changes—based on historical observations from 1850 to 2005 using a massive ensemble of computer simulations.

The spokesman said: “Analysis of the results showed that these climate drivers do not necessarily behave like carbon dioxide, which is uniformly spread throughout the globe and produces a consistent temperature response; rather, each climate driver has a particular set of conditions that affects the temperature response of Earth.

“Because earlier studies do not account for what amounts to a net cooling effect for parts of the northern hemisphere, predictions for TCR and ECS have been lower than they should be.

“This means that Earth’s climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide—or atmospheric carbon dioxide’s capacity to affect temperature change—has been underestimated, according to the study.”

So does this new information completely disprove global warming? By itself, no. But it does say something that we all need to take to heart. The people who so fervently believe that man-made global warming is real, are making a lot of assumptions based on information that is not complete. It makes you wonder, what other factors are they not considering?

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  • paulgilpin

    i think a better title for this posting would be “nasa can’t find it’s ass while using both hands”.
    but that’s just me.

    • Ernst Iliov Stavro Blofeld

      I am surprised the Feds did not suppress the story as it violates their narrative. You would think by now the feds would have a zampolit posited at every agency reviewing information releases to make sure the party was not embarrassed and all content released complied with the narrative the party wished to project.

      Incompetence lies with the regime not able to enforce their narrative across all agencies for all releases.

      Truth and scientific discovery pfft.

  • Global Warming/Climate Change is and always has been about one thing: Imposing a world wide Carbon Tax, a mechanism so complicated that it could never be tracked or audited and would therefore provide a bottomless slush fund of corruption for political parasites and those connected to them. This isn’t about Science, it’s about MONEY.

    • hadabellyfull

      TRUE MORE shekels$$$$

  • hadabellyfull

    ?GOY VIE!!!!

  • Gil G

    “The Earth is headed for a new Ice Age.” – NASA (National Association of the Sellers of Alcohol)

  • ProtectDignity

    You lost me at fossil fuels. Fossil fuel theory is a farce and make me cringe when I see it still being used as if it’s scientific truth.

    • SamuraiBatgirl

      Can you explain further please? I’m not completely hip to the lingo you’re usin’.

      • ProtectDignity

        It is easier for me to refer you to this article instead of trying to go into too much detail here
        http://mobile.wnd.com/2008/02/45838/

        • SamuraiBatgirl

          Thanks.

          • ProtectDignity

            Your welcome 😊

  • walt

    So let’s clearcut the forests and fill the air with smoke so we can cool down.. personally I would rather reflect with solar panels and keep the trees.

  • Meltonmark

    “However, there is one characteristic these people have that often bothers me. They’re incredibly sure of themselves.

    They expect everyone in the world to change their behavior based on
    incomplete data. They think it’s complete, but it’s not. They assume
    that science is infallible, and that the conclusions science has drawn
    so far are the indisputable truth. They try to predict the future of an
    inherently chaotic system with the best information that is available to
    them, even though that information is constantly changing, along with
    the standards used to gather that information (not to mention data that
    has been cherry picked or falsified).

    In short, they are drawing a definite conclusion about global
    warming, when at best they should be considering it a mere possibility.
    And obviously, conclusions and possibilities are two very different
    things. Their biggest fault, is that they think they have it all figured
    it out, when they don’t. Case in point:”

    Now, apply that same statement to Darwinian Evolution.

  • CarolinaPride

    Global warming is BIG business BIG money and just as corrupt as big government and big oil.

  • ccambridge

    Well we’re due for a freeze then since the Arabs are pumping oil in the Mideast like there’s no tomorrow

  • James

    Yes this is true. Also painting all roof tops white would cool the earth very fast. Reflected light cool just like the moon cools the earth at night. This fact has been known for many centuries now. What they fail to say is that the earth moved out from behind a large dust cloud in space. That reflected back the suns rays. This is when global warming picked up. It has also the same cloud caused global cooling, the dark ages as they were acually darker do to a thick spot in this cloud. This dust cloud can still be seen from your front yard with a telescope if you care to look. They know this. But a polution tax will not sale on its own. So first they sell you the new tax. Then give you a discount voucher to buy the white paint for your roof. It is a global tax they are selling over a National tax. Or a we need more of your money deal being sold to you.

  • Gearmoe

    MSNBC news weather tonight, no mention of Jet Stream shift causing warmer temps in east with no comments on extreme cold in other areas. Frightening report on weather, talk about fear-mongering!

  • Gloria Bigmouth

    Careless use of English does not help you come across as either knowledgeable or smart.

  • jmatt55

    You have misread this:

    “This means that Earth’s climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide—or atmospheric carbon dioxide’s capacity to affect temperature change—has been underestimated, according to the study.”

    What they are trying to say is that once they can factor away all of the *cooling* (which shouldn’t be there in their opinion) they can prove that global warming is occurring faster than they ever thought!

    Of course, if we factored away all of the warming, it would prove that the Earth is cooling. But that doesn’t fit the narrative, so….

  • Frank Energy

    Lying ducking asshats….that want to promote Paris-Site climate goals….to transfer more wealth. Hands down, all this phony game is.