By TIM KELLEY | CLIMATE DEPOT | NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Meteorologist Tim Kelley of WLNE TV in Providence, Rhode Island, analyzes Sandy and global warming. Kelley’s bio available here.
Tim Kelly: Here is a note I sent to many who asked me about climate change and Sandy.
Since my 1974 6th grade science class with Mr.Melnick at Wixon Middle School in Dennis Massachusetts, I have studied weather, climate and climate change.
I am fascinated by the Geology and Climate of Cape Cod and New England.
The name of my public speaking presentation is ‘Why Cape Cod has the most interesting weather on Earth”.
It’s an obsession for me.
It was a great honor when I was invited to the White House by Al Gore in 1997.
I listened from the front row as he stated his case on Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Ever since that time, not a day goes by without me contemplating his warnings.
After years of exhaustive analysis on the subject, there is only one conclusion.
The alarm and fear of anthropogenic global warming is a major distraction and a waste of resources that could otherwise go to helping humanity.
We should be adapting to climate change, not trying to change climate.
Sandy is not an unprecedented storm. The 1938 hurricane was worse, and was followed by major hurricanes in 1944 & 1954. Three major hurricanes in 16 years.
We are fortunate to have gone nearly 60 years without a comparable storm here in the northeast.
History is full of stories of storms much worse than Sandy.
1898, 1888, 1831 , 1821 , 1717 , 1635
Thomas Jefferson (yes, that Thomas Jefferson) was also concerned about climate change
In fact, climate change may reduce intensity of tropical cyclones
“The impact of climate change is seen in slightly decreased intensities in landfalling cyclones”
A glance at the history of Global Temperature reveals that for most of the planet’s existence the temperature has been much warmer than today. Using the logic of natural variations, we should enter a much warmer phase, humans or no humans.
Our atmosphere is composed of many compounds, among them 390 parts per million of CO2, a tiny fraction of our atmosphere.
Of that tiny fraction, an even smaller amount may be attributed to fossil fuel emissions.
Study after study shows that our planet thrives in times of more CO2, it is vital to life on earth. If anything we should hope for more CO2.
Heat on Earth comes from our Sun, and is stored in our oceans.
Small fluctuations in solar and oceanic cycles dwarf any impact on climate when compared to influence of anthropogenic CO2.
“Increasing evidence from around the world shows that the main driver of terrestrial climate is the Sun. It is responsible for climate variability that ranges from millennial, centennial, multi-decadal, and seasonal timescales.”
From a scientific perspective, it’s almost unfathomable that we have been duped into believing the scare generated by Climate Change Alarmists.
There is no consensus regarding this issue.
In fact that word, ‘consensus’ has little place in science.
We look at data.
The data shows no correlation at all between anthropogenic CO2 emissions and climate change.
Here is a list of 30,000 or so scientists that agree with my position.
B.S. Meteorology, Lyndon State College 1987
Life time student of Atmospheric Science