Transcript of my statements at the May 18, 2009 EPA public hearing in Arlington, VA

These are my May 18, 2009 public hearing comments as recorded in the official transcript - pages 280-283.

It is pretty accurate, there was one occurrence where sources was transcribed as forces, and a few grammar errors.

I replaced all atmospheric acids with for all atmospheric gases.

I have modified a few paragraph breaks to make the text easier to red.

This is short because there was a 4 minute time limit.

MS. KRUGER: Did you want to speak, sir?

MR. CLEMENZI: My name is Robert Clemenzi. I was the one on your list. I was going to do it at 6:00.

I am representing myself. I have been researching global warming for a number of years. I would like to make a couple points.

Many people compare current CO2 data with ice core data, however, it is never indicated that the ice core data has been smoothed with a 1,000 to 5,000 year moving average. It's the way the ice traps the air, it just smooths it.

In the second sentence of the summary for this hearing, you say concentrations of greenhouse gases are at unprecedented levels compared to the recent and distant past, but it does not mention that this is comparing raw data to filtered data, and that, in fact, the raw data that was captured in the ice core may have been two or three times higher than today's numbers.

The next point I would like to make is that there are a lot of journal articles on global warming, greenhouse gases, and whatnot. Many of them cost $40 or $70 apiece to read. I would ask that you make those available free to the public, so that we can actually read what other scientists have said.

The third point. IPCC description of the greenhouse effect is not complete. You always hear that greenhouse gas has warmed the surface by 33 degrees centigrade, but most forces sources forget to mention they also cool the atmosphere by over 100 degrees centigrade.

In the absence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the atmosphere would reach the maximum temperature that we found on the moon, which is about 121 degrees Celsius, well over the boiling point of water.

It is greenhouse gases primarily water vapor that keeps the atmosphere cool enough for life on this planet, not the other way around. As a result, from the analysis that I have done, it is clear that adding CO2 to the atmosphere will cool the atmosphere, not heat it.

It may warm the surface some, but it will not warm the atmosphere.

There is a concept called radiative forcing, which is used to describe how much CO2 will warm the atmosphere. I have looked at the literature and I have read everything I can find on it, and I found the equations for radiative forcing, but I have never found the derivation of those equations.

I would ask that the derivations of those equations be made available. It is also stated that the HITRAN database of CO2 data, well, all atmospheric acids for all atmospheric gases, has been used to verify the radiative forcing numbers, but I have not been able to find any of that literature either, and I have spent several years researching this stuff.

Thank you.

MS. KRUGER: Thank you for offering those comments.

MR. CLEMENZI: I will also be having a written paper to go with this in the future.

MS. KRUGER: That's fine absolutely.

For people who want to submit written comments to supplement what you said here today, the comment period is open until June 23rd, and so you can do that, and you can do that by web or fax or snail mail, however you prefer.

Author: Robert Clemenzi
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