Re: 180 IQ idiot (Re: META: IQ distributions)

From: J. Andrew Rogers (
Date: Thu Nov 24 2005 - 17:35:56 MST

On Nov 24, 2005, at 3:55 PM, Phillip Huggan wrote:
> When CO2 levels have historically risen, so have global temps.

A common misconception fostered because it is useful to some
ideological factions. When global temps rise, CO2 levels tend to
rise, not the other way around.

All the ice core data clearly indicates that CO2 levels are
*trailing* indicators of global temperature i.e. CO2 levels neither
rise nor fall until after the temperature has done the same. In
other words, there is more evidence that higher temperatures cause
higher atmospheric CO2 levels than the other way around with respect
to the global climate.

Most environmentalists regularly use the correlation between CO2 and
temperature as a bludgeon while failing to mention that the actual
evidence of causality in the same body of data is quite the opposite
of what they would prefer people to believe.

J. Andrew Rogers

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