Thursday, March 20, 2014

Climate Conclusions of NASA Scientists and Engineers

The previous posts describes the formation of a team of NASA scientists and engineers to look objectively at both sides of the climate change debate.  Their conclusions and recommendations can be found at .  Here are the most important.
1.The science that predicts the extent of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is not settled
2. Our US government is over-reacting to concerns about AGW.
3. It is scientifically embarrassing that the EPA has declared CO2 to be a pollutant that must be regulated.
4. We have concluded that the IPCC climate models are seriously flawed because they don’t agree with reality.
7. There is no convincing evidence that AGW will produce catastrophic climate changes. AGW can only produce modest amounts of global warming that will likely be beneficial when the substantial benefits to crop production from more CO2 in the atmosphere are considered.
8. Because there is no immediate threat of global warming requiring swift corrective action, we have time to study global climate changes
9. Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) calculations should be based on empirical data
11. The ECS uncertainty statistical distribution used for justifying EPA and DoE CO2 emissions regulations is based on wild speculation, not reliable empirical data.
12. A market-driven transition from fossil fuels to alternative fuels must begin by 2055 just to meet energy demand as dwindling reserves of economically recoverable fossil fuels
16. CO2 emissions regulations should be based on climate sensitivity to CO2-only, not the higher sensitivity to all GHG incorporated into the IPCC ECS uncertainty range.
17. CO2 emissions regulations should be based on climate sensitivity to CO2 emissions, not climate sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 levels.
20. An independent and objective scientific review board should be convened to review the EPA and DoE methodology for computing Social Cost of Carbon used in regulatory decisions.

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