The notion that human generation of carbon-dioxide is a major cause of
global warming is just that -- a notion. The evidence of archeology and
paleontology show that average temperatures on the globe have varied widely.
So climate does change, but there is no scientific consensus on why and how
it changes. We do not know if the climate is getting warmer of colder and
we can not tell to what degree human activity contributes. The data on the
current rate of climate change is very mixed. Proponents of the human global
warming theory have not been able to create a single atmospheric model that
predicts the future or can account for, say, the cold spell of 1812.
If we assume the globe is getting warmer why are we to assume that is a bad
thing? The proponents of the theory predict general catastrophe without any
methodology. They merely postulate bad things that could happen. Good things
could also happen. Even if we accept the catastrophic predictions, there is
no evidence that the Kyoto accords would have the desired affect, especially
since emerging industrial giants, like China, would have been exempt from
To my mind a much better course would be to spend far more in atmospheric
and climate research so that we can get enough data to make reliable
predictions about the climate ten years hence.