(Nuclear Africa, Kelvin Kemm) South Africa - Climate Change - Ebb and Flow of the Tide - Updated April 202023.Apr.2020
Dr Kelvin Kemm is the CEO of Nuclear Africa, a nuclear project management company in Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of CFACT, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the website: allaboutenergy.net. This article is his April 2020 update to explain to the public Earth's climate, natural climate change and man-made climate change to the extent that it is or is not a major factor caused by use of fossil fuels. Dr. Kemm is an excellent observer of science, people, government leaders and the public in general. This article brings all these aspects together in a interesting narrative for students, parents, professionals and retirees. You will feel more at ease with this topic that the media and some elected officials use to stir up completely unjustified fear of carbon dioxide and fossil fuels.
Ed Berry, physicist and climate scientist: Fear is the greatest motivator. When humans accept a belief because of fear, sometimes they cannot recover. They can’t comprehend evidence that their fear is not warranted. Fear supersedes logic. Witch doctors, tribal leaders, and “fire and brimstone” preachers learned that a long time ago. To control the people, instill fear in the people. Today, we have two generations of people who have grown up with the belief that human carbon dioxide emissions cause serious climate change. See Ed Berry's very clear text explanations and John Shanahan's photos of nature around the world documenting how healthy Earth's climate has been for the last hundred years. Catastrophic man-made global warming resides in the determined mines of the alarmists.
Hermann Harde, Experimental Physics and Materials Science: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assumes that the inclining atmospheric CO2 concentration over recent years was almost exclusively determined by anthropogenic emissions, and this increase is made responsible for the rising temperature over the Industrial Era. We show that human activities are not responsible for the observed CO2 increase and the expected temperature rise in the atmosphere. Just opposite, the temperature itself dominantly controls the CO2 increase. Therefore, not CO2 but primarily native impacts are responsible for any observed climate changes.
Allan Macrae, mining and geotechnical engineer: Earth may now be entering another natural cooling trend. Earth Surface Temperature warmed approximately ("~") 0.7 degrees Celsius ("C") from ~1910 to ~1945, cooled ~0.4 C from ~1945 to ~1975, warmed ~0.6 C from ~1975 to 1997, and has not warmed significantly from 1997 to 2007. CO2 emissions due to human activity rose gradually from the onset of the Industrial Revolution, reaching ~1 billion tonnes per year (expressed as carbon) by 1945, and then accelerated to ~9 billion tonnes per year by 2007. Since ~1945 when CO2 emissions accelerated, Earth experienced ~22 years of warming, and ~40 years of either cooling or absence of warming. it is appropriate to cease all CO2 abatement programs that are not cost-effective, and focus efforts on sensible energy efficiency, clean water and the abatement of real atmospheric pollution, including airborne NOx, SOx and particulate emissions. The tens of trillions of dollars contemplated for CO2 abatement should be saved or re-allocated to truly important global priorities.