by Guy K. Mitchell, Jr.
August 19, 2022
should look for what is,
and not for what
he thinks should be.
In 1912, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson claimed to have
discovered the "missing link" between ape and man, known as "The
He had found part of a
human-like skull in Pleistocene gravel beds near Piltdown village in
Dawson submitted the find
to Arthur Smith Woodward, keeper of geology at the Natural
Smith Woodward made a
reconstruction of skull fragments, and the archaeologists
hypothesized that the find indicated evidence of a human
ancestor living 500,000 years ago.
They announced their
discovery at a Geological Society meeting in 1912. For the most
part, their story was accepted as fact.
chemical testing showed that the skull and jaw fragments
actually came from two different species, a human and an ape.
Piltdown Man was an
audacious fake and sophisticated scientific
Forty-one years elapsed
between the discovery of the "Piltdown Man" and the determination
was a fraud.
the United Nations formed the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (U.N.
In its seminal report in
1990, the U.N. IPCC stated that,
"at the then current
rate of world emissions of CO2, the global mean
temperature would likely increase by 1°C by 2025."
This statement formed the
basis for the hypothesis that anthropogenic (man-made)
global warming resulted from
the increased concentration of
in the Earth's lower atmosphere resulting from man-made activities.
Central to the hypothesis
was that the temperature of the lower troposphere would increase as
the concentration of CO2 in the troposphere increased.
Therefore, in its 1990
report, the U.N. IPCC established,
a direct linkage
between the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere
and the temperature of the lower
The scientific method of
inquiry has guided scientific research and investigation for over
the scientific method
requires that a researcher observe a phenomenon, postulate a
hypothesis for the cause of the phenomenon, and then conduct
experiments or scientific investigations in an effort to falsify
In adherence to the
scientific method, a climate scientist who thinks that man has
caused global warming should develop a complex hypothesis as
has occurred, that is,
temperature of the world's oceans, land mass, and
relevant atmosphere has risen during the period under
investigation by a statistically significant amount.
are responsible for the global warming that has occurred.
The extent to
which global warming has occurred, or is reasonably
projected to occur in the future, will adversely affect life
If any of the conjectures
in the complex hypothesis above are found to be invalid, the complex
hypothesis is determined to be falsified and either discarded or
In 1978, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) began to launch a series of satellites to
polar-circumnavigate the globe using microwave sounding technology
to measure the temperature of the lower troposphere (first 8 km of
the Earth's atmosphere).
The results show that,
during the period
1979-1998, the average monthly temperature anomaly of the lower
troposphere decreased approximately 0.3°C each
year, while the concentration of CO2 in the
atmosphere increased from 335 ppm to 370 ppm.
Sometime during the
period 1979-1998, an unbiased climate scientist at the U.N. IPCC
should have observed that the temperature of the troposphere had
significantly cooled while,
of CO2 had increased, contradicting
the fundamental precept of the global warming hypothesis...
A committee should have
been assembled to verify the accuracy of the temperature and CO2
global warming hypothesis should have been declared
falsified if the data were accurate.
No such action
Until the advent of the
anthropogenic global warming hypothesis, the Piltdown Man was the
most remarkable scientific fraud in history.
global warming hypothesis has now assumed that title...!