At last, we scientists have gotten the attention of leaders from 195 countries who agreed in Paris on December 12, 2015, that global warming is a major problem and that we must work together now to reduce the warming. This is great news.
Yet as we take this giant step forward, a serious crack is forming in the foundation of greenhouse warming theory. There are many good reasons to wonder if we have the science right. What if we spend trillions to reduce greenhouse gases and have little effect on observed warming?
As you well know: Science is never settled. Scientists need to be open to think about and debate new observations, new insights, and new understandings.
Consensus is the stuff of politics, but debate is the stuff of science.
An Urgent Plea to Fellow Climate Scientists (13 minutes)
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Email sent to more than 2000 top climate scientists and 300 others on April 18, 2016 [PDF]
Press release sent to thousands of jounalists on April 19, 2016. [PDF]
Recent Scientific Talks and Papers Explaining the Details
Ozone depletion explains global warming better than greenhouse gases talk at American Meteorological Society Meeting January 12, 2016 (15 minutes)
Questions about ozone depletion explains global warming better than greenhouse gases at American Meteorological Society Meeting January 12, 2016 (4 minutes)
Effusive volcanoes cause warming, explosive volcanoes cause cooling at the Geological Society of America meeting November 1, 2015 (16 minutes)
TEDx Talk – Volcanoes: A Forge For Climate Change at TEDx Wilmington, October 28, 2014 (18 minutes)
Ward, P. L., 2016, Problems with the physics of greenhouse warming [PDF]
Ward, P. L., 2016, Radiant thermal energy is not additive [PDF]
Ward, P. L., 2016, Ozone depletion explains global warming [PDF]
Ward, P. L., 2015, Chapter 54. The ozone depletion theory of global warming [PDF]
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