Cook believes that CO2 “controls the climate” – because CO2 is changing and the climate is changing.
There are several logical fallacies with his belief system.
- The climate always changes, regardless of what CO2 is doing
- Lots of things affecting the climate are changing, besides CO2
- Until climatologists understand what caused past climate change, they certainly can’t claim to know that current climate change is different.
The 1910-1940 warming was nearly identical to the 1975-2000 warming. Blaming the 1975-2000 warming on CO2 isn’t going to fly. It was due primarily to the PDO shift in the mid-1970s.
h/t to Marc Morano