The issue of man-made climate change has become more of a political matter than a scientific one, former Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Walker tells Newsmax.
Meteorologist and co-founder of the Weather Channel
John Coleman recently wrote in a letter to UCLA Hammer Forum officials saying that "there is no significant man-made global warming, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future."
"The problem is that climate change has become more of a political and economic debate than it is a science debate," Walker told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV
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"If you look at the real science, you have a hard time making the case that Al Gore and others have made about climate change," Walker explained.
"Climate is a very, very complex issue and the problem is that what they have done is cherry pick science in order to make a political point and an economic point and have tried to internationalize this whole subject matter," he said.
"I have to agree that as the real science has rolled out, it has raised questions about the whole modeling that was done by the climate scientists," he added.
In his letter to the Hammer Forum, Coleman named several other scientists "and 9,000 other Ph.D. scientists" who agree with his assertion that "there is no climate crisis." But he says that the two speakers "continue to present the failed science as though it is the final and complete story on global warming/climate change."
Walker told Newsmax that "humans are a part of the ecosystem of the Earth, so obviously there's going to be a contribution."
However, "what these guys have done is they have said that humans are the be all, end all of what's happening in climate.
"They have no models that can really sustain that because climate is far more complex than a one-dimensional look at it," he explained.
"The oceans were going to rise and the temperatures were going to continue to increase," the former Pennsylvania congressman contends.
"This is not what is happening and part of the reason for that is the greenhouse gases that they talk about include water vapor. But they don't include that" in their calculations, he explained.
"Ninety-five percent of greenhouse gases are water vapor. Less than five percent, including carbon dioxide, are the other greenhouse gases," he said.
"Of carbon dioxide, humans only contribute a small percentage of that or it's a fairly large percentage of the carbon dioxide, but a very small percentage," he contends.
"In fact, overall, it's .28 percent, just about three-tenths of one percent, is human contribution . . . including water vapor, to overall greenhouse gases."
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