Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D., claims that the hypothesis that man's fossil fuel emissions of CO2 will cause catastrophic man-made global warming is based on bad physics and has been proven wrong by the empirical evidence. His arguments are laid out in many posts on http://objectivistindividualist.blogspot.com
He is a scientist who signed onto the Senate Minority Report by Senator James Inhofe. He has stated that the surface temperature records for many areas of the Earth's surface have been tampered with to make it appear that unusual warming has occurred in recent years. He points out that IR-active gases have about as much cooling effect on the Earth surface temperature as any warming effect, making the net effect very small compared to the 33C warming effect claimed by the alarmists. While he expects negligible effects on the surface temperature due to CO2 emissions, any warming effect is likely to be beneficial, as is the effect on plant growth of higher CO2 concentrations.
This man is very dangerous to the cause because his arguments are extremely rational.
Update 14 Jan 2015, 0128 hours:
I have a reply from Brendan DeMelle of the DeSMOGBLOG.com:
Are you an illeist?Invariably, the catastrophic man-made global warming alarmist refuses to address the science and responds with name-calling. As I noted in my comments for the Senate Minority Report on AGW:
Nice try, but you have to be relevant to earn a spot in our database. You're no more dangerous than any other angry Ayn Rand obsessive with a blogger account.
Observe which side resorts to the most vociferous name-calling and you are likely to have identified the side with the weaker argument and they know it.Brendan, you might try reading my posts on the issue and addressing the science. Many scientists who have read them, including many scientists with extensive experience with infra-red radiation in weapons and detection science and technology, have found my analyses to be correct. To be sure, with government policy so opposed to the truth and to honest discussion, they are not free to say so publicly without great harm to their careers. I, however, am always ready to discuss the actual physics and to evaluate the hypotheses, vague and changeable as they usually are, put forth by the claimants that mankind faces a CO2 crisis.
Now as for being angry, I am only angry when someone uses force to violate my sovereign individual rights to life, liberty, property, self-ownership, and the pursuit of my personal happiness. Yes, I do not submit meekly and willingly to thugs, not even those employed by Big Government. Generally, I am a very live and let live person, who very much enjoys living my life.
The man-made global warming alarmists commonly angrily reject the need man has to alter and control his environment to survive and flourish on Earth. Too many of them even advocate drastically lowering the standard of living of mankind and would leave them shivering in winter with inadequate fuel supplies. Many would push all of mankind into small concentration camps and allow them little to no use of most of the Earth's surface so that what they call Nature would return to its primitive state of prehistoric times. Some even call for reducing the human population from 7 billion people to 500 million people. Now that is a very angry group of people. Such angry people find it a pleasure to call those who do not join their crusade angry names.