“Why is CO2 suddenly the climate control knob when there were years with higher CO2 and lower temperatures?” asks meteorologist Joe Bastardi.
In a post entitled “Quick Note to the Pope,” Bastardi asks the Pope to look at the factual record of CO2 and temperature in the geological history of the earth.
When you look at this chart, you can easily see that there is no apparent linkage between CO2 and temperature.
You can also see that has been much warmer than today throughout most of geologic history.“I can’t believe his excellency, if exposed to this, would not at the very least question the positions he has adopted,” says Bastardi. “It is my hope while he is here that he at least glances at other information such as this.”
Joe Bastardi is chief forecaster at WeatherBELL Analytics, a meteorological consulting firm.