Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University
Con to the question "Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?"
"A high percentage of meteorologists and/or climate scientists do not agree that the climate changes we have seen are mostly manmade. Thousands of us think the larger part of the climate changes we have observed over the last century are of natural origin. I believe most of the changes that have been observed are due to multi-decadal and multi-century changes in deep global ocean currents. Such changes have yet to be properly incorporated into the global models or into most climate modelers’ thinking...
Many scientists believe a slightly warmer world would be, in general, more beneficial for humanity. The small changes in climate we have seen so far and the changes we will likely see in the coming decades are not potentially dangerous. It has been noted that vegetation growth is enhanced by higher CO2 levels...
[T]he global climate models will never be able to replicate the complex global atmosphere/ocean environment and its continuing changes...
We should all call out faulty science wherever we see it, including the blind belief (without any evidence beyond the faulty models) that humans are largely responsible for climate change."
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Former Head, Tropical Meteorology Project, Colorado State University
Faculty Member, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 1961-2016
Former Fellow, American Meteorological Society
Former Global Warming Expert, Heartland Institute
Professor Emeritus, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
Recipient, Neil Frank Award, National Hurricane Conference, 1995
Recipient, Banner I. Miller and Jule Charney Awards, American Meteorological Society, 1993