Sparked by fellow blogger in arms Ian Thorpe's latest, lampooning the so-called climate change experts, the bought-off scientists so-called consensus - have a butchers
Here's how a stoat down a dank hole might - just might - make more sense than the entire IPCC..
As vehicle numbers in large cities and conurbations worldwide rise almost exponentially, it'd be interesting to discover the downwind effect their emissions may be having on data from the measuring stations scientists use to derive figures on global CO2 and temperature rise.
It may well be that stated global increases in CO2 and temperature that are imputed to be global are merely the result of combined readings corrupted by increases in localized pollution.
Determining the geographical proximity of these measuring and sampling stations to large cities and analysing the prevailing wind directions at each location may give one good explanation for apparent global temperature and/or CO2 rises.
Glacier retreat may also be explained in quite another way apart from mean air temperature allegedly rising. Particulates of industrial and vehicle ( esp heavy transport) pollution are being deposited onto glaciers ( fallout in rain & snow ) at a greater volume than at any time in man's history. These particles are dark or black in colour, the colour that absorbs heat due to its albedo ( reflective index) being very much less than the native snow or ice onto which it falls. Therefore a much greater amount of the sun's energy in form of radiation is absorbed through into the glacier than would previously be the case, causing it to melt and retreat from its pre-industrial extent.
The gold standard test for this hypothesis naturally being to compare retreats - or absence of - similar latitude and altitude glaciers of those remote from large industrial and population centres, with those relatively close by.
As they say, there's usually a good reason for everything - but it aint necessarily the one they gave you at school, kiddies
* Copy&paste away, fellow surfers ...but be a decent chap or chapette and give a Stoat credit.. or I'll be down yer trousers like my cousin the ferret.