EPA chief Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

“But we don’t know that yet. … We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.”

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  • Very revealing his fear of Leftist term “Denialist”.

  • Louis Deaux

    The mathematics clearly shows he is correct. CO2 has essentially 2 X the RF gain of H2O at the molecular level according to the IPCC. However water has an atomic weight of just 18, while CO2 has a molecular weight of 44. Inasmuch as H2O weighs .409% of CO2, it means that an equal mass of CO2 requires 2.444 molecules of H2O. So in terms of comparative wights, Water is actually 122.2% more efficient than an equal wight of CO2 at RF gain (storing excess eK or Kinetic Energy).

    But there is 40 times as much water in the Atmosphere as CO2. Therefore, water alone is about 50 x as important as CO2 in terms of acting as a Greenhouse Gas (GHG).

    Furthermore, the term climate and its measurement (mean world-wide temperature or mwwT) as a temperature level is really a measure of total eK stored within the earth’s entire atmosphere at any given moment. Of course it is always fluctuating and so climate is constantly changing a little. Bigger swings in climate, primarily caused by various celestial mechanics (Milankovic Cycles) are the primary cause of ice ages and relatively brief inter-glacial periods like our present 14,000 year long Holocene.

    Real climate is the sum of three major components of the eK Atmospheric energy reservoir that leads us to a current measure of mwwT (288.4 Kelvin) or climate. Most of the earth’s black-body measure of atmospheric mwwT (about 248.4 Kelvin) is the result of the sun and all celestial mechanics just because the earth orbits in the Sun’s golden zone. Of the remaining 40 degrees K, about half comes as a result of friction and convective energy within the atmosphere and so it neither radiates away from earth or becomes part of the system strictly as a product of the GHG effect. The GHG blanket therefore causes about 20 K of the total of the earth’s climate which is actually the measure of ek >|0|.

    Therefore 1/50th of the GHG effect that contributes the final 20 degrees Kelvin is attributed to CO2 and 49/50ths is attributed to water. That means .4% of all GHG RFeK can be attributed to all atmospheric CO2. Of that, human activity is not likely more than 1/8th of the current total atmospheric store so .05% of all GHG related climate is attributed to human activity (at the worst.) But remember, climate is actually a measure of all mwwT>|0| (greater than absolute zero). Therefore, ALL HUMAN related CO2 contributes AT THE MOST 1/14th X 1/50th x 1/8th or .00001786 (.001786%) of the total of all eK stored in the current climate. As a measure of climate, this means that of our present climate at 288.4 Kelvin, the temperature without human activity would be 288.3485 Kelvin. The human contribution through CO2 has to be no more than .0515 Kelvin.

    Inasmuch as the entire warming of the last 175 years amounts to roughly half a degree kelvin, it means almost 95% of the warming has to be natural, or attributed to other things because the CO2 argument just doesn’t hold any fizz.

  • TheSecretary

    Only if there was a God who gave a ****what happens to man

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