[ RadSafe ] Auer on Global Warming

Hans J Wiegert hjwiegert at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 20:34:06 CST 2014

Just for "Bleeps and Giggles", there is no such thing as "Centigrade"! The
correct term is degrees "Celsius". Or in other units it's degrees
"Fahrenheit" or degrees "Kelvin" or degrees "Rankine" !

Sorry, but I am a stickler for this!


* Retirement is, when the only day you have to set your alarm clock is
Sunday - so you are not late for church!*

On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM, Otto G. Raabe <ograabe at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

> 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
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