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University of Copenhagen

The warmists would have it that CO2 is killing us slowly…turns out Al Gore and all the other liars are wrong. Co2 increases follow temperature rises…we can now put that argument to bed:

The greatest climate change the world has seen in the last 100,000 years was the transition from the ice age to the warm interglacial period. New research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen indicates that, contrary to previous opinion, the rise in temperature and the rise in the atmospheric COfollow each other closely in terms of time. The results have been published in the scientific journal, Climate of the Past.

In the warmer climate the atmospheric content of CO2 is naturally higher. The gas CO2 (carbon dioxide) is a green-house gas that absorbs heat radiation from the Earth and thus keeps the Earth warm. In the shift between ice ages and interglacial periods the atmospheric content of CO2 helps to intensify the natural climate variations.

It had previously been thought that as the temperature began to rise at the end of the ice age approximately 19,000 years ago, an increase in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere followed with a delay of up to 1,000 years.

“Our analyses of ice cores from the ice sheet in Antarctica shows that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere follows the rise in Antarctic temperatures very closely and is staggered by a few hundred years at most,” explains Sune Olander Rasmussen, Associate Professor and centre coordinator at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.


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  • Neil

    The study says they follow each other – not one causes the other….and by the same token – CO2 would cause cooling in winter months by screening out the warmth of the suns rays, the umbrella effect applies in both ends of the seasons with opposite effects.

    One study also likened this research to investigating the operation of the human brain – there’s still a huge amount we assume, but every week that assumption is proved in error and brings up another problem.

  • Euan Rt

    So the earth moved out of the mini ice age around 1850 so we can expect a greater concentration of CO2 about….now.

  • Cows4me

    What does it really matter, it’s never been about the climate. It’s about a far left agenda to steal and redistribute 1st world wealth and place power into the hands of a one world government run by elite Marxist totalitarians. It’s really quite simple, we have been screwed over big time. 

    • Polish_pride

      Take your blue tinted glasses off – you were correct with your post except for ‘far left’ and ‘Marxist’. Left vs Right is just part of the system designed to keep you focussed on just that Left vs Right. The ones you are talking of don’t give a damn about left vs right. It is all about them and everyone else works in the system for them. Wake up!!   Take the blue tints off and you’ll figure the rest out and see the system for what it is.

  • jonno1

    That’s interesting, previous studies generally calculated ~800 years as the delay time, so whatever “a few hundred” means is presumably less than that.

    Neil, re-read the last paragraph and you’ll understand the sequence of events better.

  • Polish_pride

    Could that be cause people prefer to live in warmer climates? more people, more CO2? ..Just sayin.  

  • Lastman

    A wonderful example of the misinterpretation of a scientific article and it’s purpose.

    It continues….“What we are observing in the present day is the mankind has caused the CO2 content in the atmosphere to rise as much in just 150 years as it rose over 8,000 years during the transition from the last ice age to the current interglacial period and that can bring the Earth’s climate out of balance,” explains Sune Olander Rasmussen adding “That is why it is even more important that we have a good grip on which processes caused the climate of the past to change, because the same processes may operate in addition to the anthropogenic changes we see today. In this way the climate of the past helps us to understand how the various parts of the climate systems interact and what we can expect in the future.”

    • Polish_pride

      Whether you are a believer or a skeptic on this one. One thing is for sure ETS isn’t going to fix a damn thing. If you seriously believe in man made climate change then push Governments to scrap ETS and instead plant more trees and reforest the planet. Otherwise you aren’t really interested in fixing the problem plain and simple.   
      Can teach the unemployed to propagate and grow trees and then plant them. Then your solving a couple of problems in one go. 

      • 6sn7gta

         you are conflating two things  which is common practice in these parts

      • patriot

        Poland Pride ,
         I like it warmer than what it is — whats the issue with it being warmer … this week is warmer than last week — there is no problem in that AT ALL .

        The Co2 theory is all CRAP  — no one can tell me what level of Co2 causes Rain… or how much Co2 causes a heatwave .

        if 400ppm of Co2 causes rain — then pump Co2 over areas that need rain —- but in truth Co2 causes nothing , its a Hoax

      • Polish_pride

        Patriot – I agree with you.

  • Dumbshit

    Brings to mind a tale my father told about a mountain goat that lived in the highlands in England.Spent the day farting and jumping, and the scientists were at odds as to whether the fart made it jump,or the jump made it fart.He passed away not knowing. May he rest in peace.

  • Michael

    May we say that the science is settled then?

  • unitedtribes

    Over my time I have employed many scientists. They didint often deliver the promises of yesterday, On the other hand my mates that rodee moto0rbikes bid.

  • Pukakidon

    These watermelon idiots are about apportioning blame.  What we need to do is stop wasting money on stupid ETS nonsense or transferring our money and resources to the third world wasters and helping them to increase their waring populations and start preparing for the eventual change that is going to come.  Whether it is warming or cooling we need to start to adapt rather than hiding our heads in the sand.  That is just dumb.

  • lefty

    Um, all the study says was previously it was thought that the CO2 increase occurs after temperature rise by about 1000 years.  Now it says it is actually closer to a few hundred years.  Either way, both before AND after this research the exact same conclusion was reached: CO2 increases in the past followed temperature increases.
    Seriously, if you want to bash science, at least read what you post first.

    • patriot

      Lefty .
      I saw the 800 year Co2 lag report.

      If temperatures rise in the year 1200 then Co2 rises 800 years later in 2000 — that is not a reason to say Co2 causes warming  nor warming causes Co2 .

      The claim that Co2 causes Warming or climate change is not proven and is a Rubbish Theory as NO scientist has linked Co2 which trails 800 years behind temps — to causing Co2 driven Rainfall

      Rainfall and Flooding is not caused by an increase in Co2 — thats CRAP science. and bullshizzen logic