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Joe Barton

The two columns below show quotes (left column) from Joe Barton paired with what the science says (right column). Click on text in right column for full details.


Quotes by Joe Barton vs What the Science Says
"Global warming is 'unequivocal'? It's just flat not true!"
19 March 2011 (Source)

There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.

"As a percentage of the total atmosphere, carbon dioxide represents only 0.0386%. The entire increase in CO2 since before the industrial revolution represents only .0091% of the total atmosphere. Not very much, is it? Laid out on a 100 yard football field, this would equal a distance of less than 3/8 of an inch."
18 March 2011 (Source)
Many substances are dangerous even in trace amounts; what really matters is the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
"Of all the greenhouse gasses, water vapor (H2O and clouds) is the most dominant and abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and, by far, exceeds the total effects of increased carbon dioxide, methane, ozone and all other greenhouse gases combined."
18 March 2011 (Source)

Rising CO2 increases atmospheric water vapor, which makes global warming much worse.

"Current CO2 levels are around 380 parts per million (ppm); in the past, CO2 levels have exceeded 1,000 ppm."
18 March 2011 (Source)
When CO2 was higher in the past, the sun was cooler.
"... The science is not settled, and the science is actually going the other way."
15 March 2011 (Source)
That human CO2 is causing global warming is known with high certainty & confirmed by observations.
"We should not put the US economy in a straitjacket because of a theory that hasn't be proven."
15 March 2011 (Source)
There are multiple lines of direct observations that humans are causing global warming.
"We may in fact be going into a cooling period."
15 March 2011 (Source)
The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
"There are just as many glaciers that are growing that are shrinking."
15 March 2011 (Source)
Most glaciers are retreating, posing a serious problem for millions who rely on glaciers for water.
"In fact, there is quite a bit of data that would indicate that CO2 rises as a consequence of temperature rising, so it is a follower, not a leader in that."
24 January 2011 (Source)
CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
"It is a fact that CO2 is rising, but it is not necessarily a fact that that rise is causing temperature to rise."
24 January 2011 (Source)
The strong CO2 effect has been observed by many different measurements.
"An article in Science magazine illustrated that a rise in carbon dioxide did not precede a rise in temperatures, but actually lagged behind temperature rises by 200 to 1000 years. A rise in carbon dioxide levels could not have caused a rise in temperature if it followed the temperature."
5 April 2009 (Source)
CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.


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