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Professor of Geology, Carleton University

bio available at: http://www.carleton.ca/~tpatters/biography/biography.html


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October 7th, 2004

“I teach a general climate change course. To get the significance of this correlation over to the students I use the following analogy. I tell the students that based on these records if you believe that climate is being driven by CO2 then they probably would have no difficulty in accepting the idea that Winston Churchill was instrumental in the defeat of King Herold by Duke William of Orange at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. If you can believe that this historical temporal incongruity could be feasible then you can have no problem believing that CO2 is what's driving Earth's climate system.”
Source:"The Geologic Record and Climate Change" remarks by Dr. Tim Patterson

October 7th, 2004

There is no statistical correlation between the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through the last 500 million years and the temperature record in this interval. In fact, one of the highest levels of carbon dioxide concentration occurred during a major ice age that occurred about 450 million years ago. Carbon dioxide concentrations at that time were about 15 times higher than at present.
Source:"The Geologic Record and Climate Change" remarks by Dr. Tim Patterson

October 7th, 2004

When researchers first looked at the results from these cores they observed a repeating correlation between CO2 and temperature through several glacial/interglacial cycles. However, when they began to look at higher resolution cycles they say something different. They observed that temperature would go up first comes up first, with CO2 coming up later. This correlation indicates that as one might expect as temperatures warm biological productivity increases resulting in more CO2 in the atmosphere. The lag between CO2 and rising or falling CO2 levels is something like 800 years.
Source:"The Geologic Record and Climate Change" remarks by Dr. Tim Patterson



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Key Deeds

December 12th, 2007

Patterson signed an open letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations alleging that that the "UN climate conference is taking the World in entirely the wrong direction." It claimed that the process resulting in the IPCC report was flawed, and that if Global Warming really was human-caused that energy would be better spent trying to mitigate the damage it would do, as opposed to trying to stop it. The letter was signed by 100 so-called "Prominent Scientists."
Source:Open Letter taken from Science and Public Policy website, 12.18.07


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Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Signed letter to Sen.McCain Nov 2004 on Arctic Climate Impacts Assessment
Source:Tech Central Station Press release on ACIA


Heartland Institute
HeartlandGlobalWarming.org expert
Source:Heartland Institute - HeartlandGlobalWarming.org

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