[ RadSafe ] Auer on Global Warming

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Sun Jan 26 19:43:56 CST 2014

August H. "Augie" Auer Jr (10 June 1940 – 10 June 
2007) was distinguished scientist and
Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming for 22 years.
After retirement became the Chief Meteorologist 
for the Meteorological t Service of New Zealand.

As a boy growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Auer 
was reportedly fascinated by weather.
He studied meteorology at Colorado State 
University before becoming a Professor at the University of Wyoming.
A land use typing method to classify land as 
urban or rural is used by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

After retirement, Auer moved to New Zealand and 
became the Chief Meteorologist for the
Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited from 1990 to 1998.
He also presented the weather forecast on TV News for several years,
often preferring to use colloquialisms instead of technical jargon.
Auer was frequently quoted in the New Zealand 
press regarding weather and climate issues.

In a May 2007 interview with The Timaru Herald 
newspaper, Auer stated that a combination
of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin
had created the current global warming hysteria 
and it was time to put a stop to it stating,
"It is time to attack the myth of global warming."

According to Auer: “ Water vapor is responsible 
for 95 per cent of the greenhouse effect,
an effect which is vital to keep the world warm.
if we didn't have the greenhouse effect the 
planet would be at minus 18 degrees Centigrade
but because we do have the greenhouse effect it 
is plus 15 degrees Centigrade, all the time.
The other greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, 
methane, nitrogen dioxide, and various others including CFCs,
contributed only five per cent of the effect, 
carbon dioxide being by far the greatest contributor at 3.6 per cent.
However, carbon dioxide from man’s activities is 
only 3.2 per cent of that 3.6 per cent,
so it is only 0.12 per cent of the greenhouse gases in total.
Human related methane, nitrogen dioxide, and 
CFC’s etc. make similarly minuscule contributions
to the effect: 0.06, 0.047, and 0.046 per cent, respectively.
It would be like trying to increase the 
temperature of bath tub full of water using one drop from an eye dropper.”

Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-7754   FAX: (530) 758-6140

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