Who is Steve Goddard? Well Steve is trained as both a geologist and an electrical engineer. He wrote some of the software for USA and UK Climate models (Can you say whistle blower?)
He testified at his first Congressional subcommittee hearing at age 15 in Kanab, Utah, in support of a wilderness area. He worked to get the Clean Air Act passed. He rides a bike, was a forest ranger and does not use heat or A/C. Chances are his 'Carbon Footprint' is much smaller than yours and 95% of the rest of Americans.
Personal attacks of course is what you get when you are right about the science. If you can not attack the facts attack the man. This is why ClimAstrologists refuse to debate 'Deniers' they know they would lose and have on more than one ocassion...
But do not worry Mother Nature has the final say and she is about to dump us into a major cooling spell. Who knows it maybe the final drop into the next Ice age. (We are about two hundred years over due) The one thing that is NOT going to happen is CAGW. All we can hope for is that CO2 is enough to keep us out of the next ice age.
This is just one of several papers published in Quaternay Science
A Pliocene-Pleistocene stack of 57 globally distributed benthic D18O records by Lisiecki & Raymo
We present a 5.3-Myr stack (the ‘‘LR04’’ stack) of benthic d18O records from 57 globally distributed sites aligned by an automated graphic correlation algorithm. This is the first benthic d18O stack composed of more than three records to extend beyond 850 ka,...
Recent research has focused on MIS 11 as a possible analog for the present interglacial [e.g., Loutre and Berger, 2003; EPICA Community Members, 2004] because both occur during times of low eccentricity. The LR04 age model establishes that MIS 11 spans two precession cycles, with d18O values below 3.6% for 20 kyr, from 398 – 418 ka. In comparison, stages 9 and 5 remained below 3.6% for 13 and 12 kyr, respectively, and the Holocene interglacial has lasted 11 kyr so far. In the LR04 age model, the average LSR of 29 sites is the same from 398– 418 ka as from 250–650 ka; consequently, stage 11 is unlikely to be artificially stretched.
THE TAKE HOME QUOTE:
However, the 21 June insolation minimum at 65°N during MIS 11 is only 489 W/m2, much less pronounced than the present minimum of 474 W/m2. In addition, current insolation values are not predicted to return to the high values of late MIS 11 for another 65 kyr. We propose that this effectively precludes a ‘‘double precession cycle’’ interglacial [e.g., Raymo, 1997] in the Holocene without human influence....
You can look at the information yourself at NOAA:
The Holocene peak insolation is 523 Wm-2
NOW the insolation from the sun is 476 Wm-2
This means the arth has lost 47 Wm-2 of heating at the critical latitude.
The Depth of the last ice age was 464 Wm−2
That means the earth is only 12 Wm-2 from the coldest point of the Wisconsin Ice age.
So what about CO2?
The entire CO2 forcing for 0 ppm to 400 ppm is 32 to 44 W m–2 [cf., Reid, 1997]. and all but 5 to 6 W m–2 of that forcing occurs in the first 200 ppm CO2 200 ppm isa CO2 concentration where plants barely survive. This is what is meant by CO2 is saturated.Additional CO2 will have little effect.
Why anyone in their right minds wants to yank the CO2 blanket away from earth as we are about to descend into another Ice age is beyond me.If nothing else additional CO2 will make plants grow to maturity faster and be more resistant to drought.
For CO2 starvation see:
Carbon starvation in glacial trees recovered from the La Brea tar pits, southern California
The Royal Society ---- Carbon dioxide starvation, the development of C4 ecosystems, and mammalian evolution.