article by John O’Sullivan
any non-scientist interested in the climate debate, there is nothing better than
a ready primer to guide you through the complexities of atmospheric physics –
the “hardest” science of climatology. Here we outline the essential points made
by Dr. Gerhard Gerlich, a respected German physicist, that counter the bogus
theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW).
going further, it’s worth bearing in mind that no climatologist ever completed
any university course in climatology–that’s how new this branch of science
really is. Like any new science the fall-back position of a cornered AGW
proponent is the dreaded “appeal to authority” where the flustered debater, out
of his or her depth, will say, “Well, professor so-and-so says it’s true – so it
must be true.” Don’t fall for that proxy tree-ring counter’s gambit any longer.
Here is the finest shredding of junk science you will ever read.
a recently revised and re-published paper, Dr Gerlich debunks AGW and shows that
the IPCC “consensus” atmospheric physics model tying CO2 to global warming is
not only unverifiable, but actually violates basic laws of physics, i.e. the
First and Second Law of Thermodynamics. The latest version of this momentous
appears in the March 2009 edition of the International
Journal of Modern Physics.
central claims of Dr. Gerlich and his colleague, Dr. Ralf Tscheuschner, include,
but are not limited to:
The mechanism of warming in an actual greenhouse is different than the mechanism
of warming in the atmosphere, therefore it is not a “greenhouse” effect and
should be called something else.
The climate models that predict catastrophic global warming also result in a net
heat flow from atmospheric greenhouse gasses to the warmer ground, which is in
violation of the second law of thermodynamics.
Essentially, any machine which transfers heat from a low
temperature reservoir to a high temperature reservoir without external work
applied cannot exist. If it did it would be a “perpetual motion machine” – the
realm of pure sci-fi.
and Tscheuschner’s independent theoretical study is detailed in a lengthy (115
pages), mathematically complex (144 equations, 13 data tables, and 32 figures or
graphs), and well-sourced (205 references) paper. The German physicists prove
that even if CO2 concentrations double (a prospect even global warming advocates
admit is decades away), the thermal conductivity of air would not change more
than 0.03%. They show that the classic concept of the glass greenhouse wholly
fails to replicate the physics of Earth’s climate. They also prove that a
greenhouse operates as a “closed” system while the planet works as an “open”
system and the term “atmospheric greenhouse effect” does not occur in any
fundamental work involving thermodynamics, physical kinetics, or radiation
theory. All through their paper the German scientists show how the greenhouse
gas theory relies on guesstimates about the scientific properties involved to
“calculate” the chaotic interplay of such a myriad and unquantifiable array of
factors that is beyond even the abilities of the most powerful of modern
paper’s introduction states it neatly:
there are no common physical laws between the warming phenomenon in glass
houses and the fictitious atmospheric greenhouse effects, (b) there are no
calculations to determine an average surface temperature of a planet, (c) the
frequently mentioned difference of 33 degrees Celsius is a meaningless number
calculated wrongly, (d) the formulas of cavity radiation are used
inappropriately, (e) the assumption of a radiative balance is unphysical, (f)
thermal conductivity and friction must not be set to zero, the atmospheric
greenhouse conjecture is falsified.
thorough debunking of the theory of man made warming disproves that there exists
a mechanism whereby carbon dioxide in the cooler upper atmosphere exerts any
thermal “forcing” effect on the warmer surface below. To do so would violate
both the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. As there is no glass roof on
the earth to trap the excess heat, it escapes upward into space.Thus we may
conclude that the common sense axioms are preserved so that the deeper the
ocean, the colder the water and heat rises, it does not fall. QED.
O’Sullivan is a legal advocate and writer who for several years has litigated in
government corruption and conspiracy cases in both the US and Britain. Visit