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An Engineer's Critique of Global Warming 'Science' 

Burt Rutan's comprehensive new report on
Global Warming science fraud

By Burt Rutan - March 2010


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Who is Burt Rutan?

Burt Rutan was Time magazine's "100 most influential people in the world, 2004"
and Inc. Magazine's "Entrepreneur of the Year." Newsweek called him "the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer."

Rutan has received hundreds of awards including: Presidential Citizen's Medal, Two Collier Trophies, Academy of Achievement Golden Plate and the Charles Lindbergh Award. He has developed 44 new aircraft types since 1972 including; Voyager (1986 RTW-non refueled), SpaceShipOne (2004 Funded by Paul Allen, winner of X-prize) and the first commercial spaceship - SpaceShipTwo (2009 Funded by Sir Richard Branson).

This is a man worth listening to.

About this report

"This report presents climate data to Inform, rather than to Scare," says Rutan.
"It's not a climate science reference, but a unique perspective - an engineering critique of the alarmist climate scientists and their process of data gathering, processing and presentation. No author approvals are required for distribution. Please feel free to
copy or distribute any part of this report."

                           Looking back 600 million years
  (Sample page from report)


      Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide was likely 18 times today’s
      concentration during the Cambrian period when life’s diversity
      was at its greatest expansion.

     It was four times the current level when the dinosaurs went
     extinct. The only extended time that CO2 was similar to today
     was an extended period 300 million years ago.





     In the big picture we are now in a low
CO2 period. The 20th
     century increase shows as an insignificant dot at this scale.

     Do we risk
runaway greenhouse warming if our CO2
     concentration gets too high? It has never significantly driven
     temperature before.

     Venus may have runaway greenhouse warming, but its CO2, at
     96.5% is 2,500 times the level of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere.

Mars is cold, despite having 95% CO2.

A few excerpts

"Note that NONE of the dozens of computer models predicted the last decade
of cooling. Excuses and dial-tweaks were made after the fact.

"During the last 450,000 years the four previous interglacial warm periods were warmer than the current one.

"Looking back millions of years, we are in a comparative cold period and the 20th century warming is insignificant.

"The US temperature trend is so slight that, were the global average temperature change which has taken place during the 20th and 21st centuries to occur in an ordinary room, most of the people in the room would be unaware of it.

"Calling CO2 a pollutant is an uninformed, cruel joke. CO2, along with oxygen and water, is essential for all life."

Here's Rutan's full report (choose either pdf or PowerPoint version):

Adobe pdf version - 3 megabytes

Powerpoint version - 12.5 megabytes
Thanks to Burt Rutan for these links

See also Burt Rutan calls AGW a Fraud




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