The Government Knew

Eighty years ago the US government explained why increasing levels of CO2 would not have a significant impact on the climate.

“Much has been written about varying amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a possible cause of glacial periods. The theory received a fatal blow when it was realized that carbon dioxide is very selective as to the wave lengths of radiant energy it will absorb, filtering nut only such waves as even very minute quantities of water vapor dispose of anyway. No probable Increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide could materially affect either the amount of insolation reaching the surface or the amount of terrestrial radiation lost to space.”

Climate and Man: Part One – United States Department of Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture – Google Books

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6 Responses to The Government Knew

  1. G W Smith says:

    Good one! I’ve never seen this one before.

  2. Jimd1958 says:

    But it’s from the government!!
    So it probably does have material effect…

  3. Ron says:

    It’s an excuse to modify human behavior and make some people buckets of cash. The truth is another matter.

  4. Steve Cooksey says:

    “….increasing levels of CO2 would not have a significant impact on the climate.”

    But blowing smoke up the people’s arse with cooperation of the media will work just fine.

  5. thurman Zhou says:

    Why I remember in Oct 2012 at the last Climate Day event when co2 was 391 ppm the earth had a fever of 1.2 C. Now co2 levels are 7.5% higher and the temperature is still the same 1.2 C. No doubt, due to man made changes in the temperature record, 2021 will be the hottest year on record at 1.2 C.
    Too bad you can’t point out errors in their math or information…. but then that’s Climate Change…. reminds me the cartoons Loony Tunes, no matter how many times the anvil hits you in the head, the coyote is back at it.

  6. Conure Ron says:

    Evidently, “Science” and the government were more honest back then…

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