Nonsense in the New Yorker
A letter to the editor that is unlikely to be printed. From Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a former U. S. Naval meteorologist with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Stanford and holder of a Fulbright Professorship
The anecdotal, fear mongering hysteria promulgated by Elizabeth Colbert in her “Storms Brewing” comment in the 7/13,20/11 issue is yet another example of her scientific illiteracy, the New Yorker’s failure to exercise due diligence, or to your common willful blindness to real facts and data. The overwhelming evidence both scientific and historical (in the “climategate” e-mails) shows that the theory that human emission of CO2 is causing “global warming/climate change” is one of the greatest frauds in the history of science.
That the New Yorker is a vehicle for her regurgitation of the propaganda of environmental lobbyists as it ignores the real data and the opinions of real scientists, is tragic beyond belief. Your magazine is now an active participant in that fraud.
For the totality of the real data, as opposed to her anecdotal clap-trap, go to http://www.climate4you.com. It shows nothing remarkable for the last several decades: just the normal variability in temperatures, ice cover and rate of sea level rise. Other sources show nothing remarkable in either hurricane or tornado intensity or their frequency of occurrence.
For a demolition of the fraudulent “greenhouse gas” warming theory go to “Slaying the Sky Dragon – Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory”, coauthored by myself and seven others, and published this year by Stairway Press.
Colbert’s recent article in the National Geographic that fear mongered about ocean acidification also gives her a well deserved F in basic Chemistry. In her ignorance or willful blindness she fails even to mention the word “buffer”. The carbonate/bicarbonate system in the ocean serves as an effective buffer that maintains a constant pH that is insensitive to CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. (my bold)
Editor´s note: Dr. Martin Hertzberg is a long time climate writer, a former U. S. Naval meteorologist with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Stanford and holder of a Fulbright Professorship. He is a co-author of Slaying the Sky Dragon – Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory and a member of an international group of scientists calling themselves the Slayers.