I ran across "A Few Things I'll Consider, a layman's take on the science of Global Warming featuring a guide on How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic" by Coby Beck. It is an interesting read from both the human induced cause of global climate change camp and the humans are not responsible for global climate change camps. I tend to believe for now that yes, human have contributed immensely to global CO2 since the beginning of the industrial age. However, I think it is very egotistical of humans to claim that we have contributed more than natural processes that have been occurring for billions of years. Human contributions are minuscule when compared to natural processes. I also believe that we can not stop global climate change nor should we try. The earth is the best one to solve her own "problems" (really only a problem to us).
Anyway, this blog used to be on Blogger and I tried to comment on a rebuttal made by the author to an anonymous comment. I was not allowed to comment for some reason, so I will comment here.
I cannot believe you did not even acknowledge the Max Plank Institute in a comment made by anonymous on January 02, 2007 3:02 PM. Instead you just referred him to the IPCC, a political organization. The Max Plank Institute is a research facility that consists of many of the greatest scientific minds in the world. I cannot believe you dismissed them so lightly. I have not read the article referred to but I think it deserves some comment on the contents, if such an research article exists. You bet I will be searching for said publication for my own interpretation.
I do not know if Coby will ever see this comment as I did not find a way to contact him. I am going to research the publication from the Max Plank Institute and will report here if or when I find it. I know this post is a little off topic for this blog; however, there are many people getting rich selling Carbon Offsets and other so-called solutions for Global Climate Change. If I believed it, I would jump on the bandwagon and make money for early retirement. So, it really does fit the main topic of this blog.
After I wrote this piece I was doing a little more digging and found that the blog mentioned above has moved. It can be accessed here. I have added my comment to the new blog, but have yet to receive an answer. It has been less than an hour, but I hope Coby will answer. I am eager to know if he has read the publication by the Max Plank Institute and is it available. That would save me a lot of time searching for it. As I stated above, I'll post whatever I find out.