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CO2 climate innocence in 500 words: paleoclimatological-astrophysical literature synthesis by an impartial geologist

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Has the IPCC made the most expensive ($$trillions) scientific blunder of all time by portraying life-giving CO2 as a 'pollutant'? Yes. This 500-word 5-minute abstract, for a 2021 conference, is the culmination of 5 years of independent literature research of the entire scientific literature relevant to climate change (not just 'climate science', which is fatally biased by its dependence (for funding) on public belief in a 'climate emergency' due to 'man-made' warming). I'm a professional geologist. My hope is that other scientists, upon reading this abstract, will quickly appreciate CO2's obvious innocence, and spread the truth to colleagues. friends and family. For the well-being of society and your children, grandchildren, etc., it's up to us, until now the 'silent majority', to deny the fake 'consensus' (among CLIMATE scientists only), and stop the BBC and other media organisations peddling their ignorance-based misinformation to the trusting public, e.g. … https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-52926683 FOR MORE CO2 TRUTHS (including feedbacks) in 5 minutes each, see my … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341622566 … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348369922 … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348689944 Please consider pressing the 'Recommend' button (blue arrow, on the right). The more scientists denouncing the preposterous 'man-made warming' fallacy (a mere belief, like any other religion), the more 'civilians' will take notice and start thinking for themselves at last; maybe even politicians and opinion-moulding journalists.
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CO2 climate innocence in 500 words: paleoclimatological-astrophysical
literature synthesis by an impartial geologist
Dr Roger Higgs, Geoclastica Ltd, UK, 16 Dec 2020 (mod 26 Jan 2021), 2021 conference abstract
Nine published facts prove the coincidence of Modern Warming (since 1815; ref. 1) &
rising industrial carbon dioxide (CO2; since 1850; 2) was accidental, not causal.
1) 20th Century (C) atmospheric CO2 accelerated (2), yet warming was interrupted
by 1945-75 cooling and a 1998-2013 pause (1).
2) After the 'Holocene Climatic Optimum' peak temperature ~5000BC, global cooling
until the 1815 nadir of the Little Ice Age (LIA) (1, 3) accompanied slightly rising CO2
("Holocene temperature conundrum"; 4).
3) Confirming solar control, on graphs for the last 2,000 years (y), global temperature
(temp.) & the Sun's magnetic output (SMO) both decreased (with decadal up-down
'sawteeth') for ~1,700y, then both surged into the 20th C (e.g. compare 5-fig7a vs 6-
fig11b). The correlation confirms Svensmark's theory that SMO controls ocean temp.
(hence global air temp.) via cosmic-ray-driven cloudiness (7). Temp. clearly lags by
80-150y (8-Slides 4 & 5), ascribable to ocean circulation (9) & thermal inertia (10).
4) IPCC ignored this time-lag (“solar variations cannot explain global mean surface
warming over the past 25 years, because solar irradiance has declined"; 11), yet in
the same report admitted "The ocean’s huge heat capacity and slow circulation lend
it significant thermal inertia” (12), which causes a lag of "many decades" (10).
5) Global temp. oscillations of longer periodicity (104-105y), such as Quaternary
glacials & interglacials, were driven by Earth's orbital cycles (Milankovitch; 13, 14).
Superimposed on these were briefer ~500 to 2,500y oscillations (15-fig4; e.g. entire
last 2,000y, Fact 3 above), often ascribed to unsteady solar output (16, 17, 18, 19, 20).
6) These Quaternary temp. oscillations preceded changes in CO2 "very closely" (14),
because warming ocean emits CO2 and vice versa (solubility fall/rise). The lag is
<400y (ice cores; 21, 22), in fact just 1y (23). During glacials, Milankovitch ocean
cooling reduced CO2 to plant-starvation level <200ppm (14); it is now 415ppm (2).
7) Similarly for much of the last 550 million years (Phanerozoic time), temp. & CO2
(reaching at least 3,000ppm) correlated well (resolution low; 24).
8) SMO's post-1700 surge (peaked in 1991; 25; 26-fig3) was the largest & highest for
>9,000y (27-fig3a or 28-figS13). SMO grew 130% in the 20th C alone (26-fig3). The
Sun's 1700-1991 surge can explain 100% of the (lagged) 1815-2021 Modern Warming,
because their surge-vs-sawtooth amplitude ratio is the same (8-Slide 4).
9) IPCC says total solar irradiance (TSI) is nearly irrelevant to climate (29; 30-
figSPM.5). TSI indeed varies very little, but SMO, which fluctuates in concert with
TSI, varies proportionally much more (31-fig1). IPCC did not mention SMO (30).
These 9 facts suggest CO2's greenhouse-warming potential, logarithmically falling
"well into the saturation regime" (32), is negated by two feedbacks that climate
models omit (thus run too hot, 33): (i) little known natural cloud feedback (34); & (ii)
increased BVOC aerosol (& effect on clouds) due to faster forest growth by warming
& CO2 fertilization (35, 36, 37). IPCC's influential fig.SPM.5 (30) lists only man-made
aerosol-cloud feedbacks. I predict another 50-70y of ocean-lagged warming by the
Sun's 20th-C surge, offset by CO2's net cooling (aerosol) effect, while CO2 climbs
nearer the optimum for plants (~1000ppm; 38). Then Sun-forced cooling will resume.
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