Need a novel New Year’s Resolution?  — Try Climate Obsession!

Without that much maligned carbon dioxide (CO2), and its steady replenishment from the many natural sources, like volcanoes — all life on earth would quickly come to a stop.
– Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser


Need a novel New Year’s Resolution?  — Try Climate Obsession!

(somewhat tongue-in-cheek)

Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser

If you are thinking about making New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs) to soothe your conscience, I suggest you venture from the beaten path. Pumping iron and exercising on the old treadmill type resolutions never last long before being forgotten and postponed for another year. Be honest now:  Didn’t you make such last year – and the years before?

Clearly then, you need another kind of NYR, one that’s more modern, catchy – and easy to follow!

My suggestion: Try a new type of resolution, especially one that nearly everyone else thinks is important, like what has been described as “Climate Obsession.”

Jump on the Climate Obsession Bandwagon!

No matter what you see on TV, hear or read, you’ll find numerous references to this obsession. They come with terms like “Climate Crisis” or “Climate Emergency” or even “Climate Breakdown.”

Politicians, religious leaders, bureaucrats, journalists and pundits of various kinds appear to support the notion that mankind needs to “protect” or “save the climate.” They think that there is a dire a need to lower “emissions” (see below) by taxing carbon-based energy sources for heating, cooking, or cooling, and scrapping all “fossil fuels”-driven internal combustion engines, meatless Monday dinners, etc.  For example, one high-level politician in Germany is already advocating to ban pickup trucks there.

It’s easy to jump on this climate bandwagon – no experience necessary. But what does “climate” actually mean? Few folks who use the term appear to know.

What is “Climate?”

The term “climate,” as defined by the World Meteorological Organization is the 30-year average of the weather at a specific location on this globe.

This is in stark contrast to the term “weather.” The “weather” is what you see or experience at any moment, the “climate” is a long time average of all those weather experiences. And this “climate” varies substantially with your location on planet Earth and also during the 30-year period.

If you live close to the equator, the seasonal temperature changes are miniscule. However, the closer you live to one of the Earth’s poles, the more dramatic they are. Indeed, the changes can be traumatic, like sweating in the summer’s heat and high humidity to “freezing your buns off” in deep winter.

Just imagine what the residents at latitudes closer to the Earth poles experience every year. Between 24-hours of sunshine and 24-hours of total darkness with the temperatures at similar extremes, ranging from +30 to -50 °C over a whole year, it’s a kind of boom-bust cycle.  For example, Fairbanks’ (Alaska) climate, classified as subarctic, with long cold winters (at -40 C) and short warm summers (near 30 C), has an annual mean temperature near -3 C.

The long-term mean of the daily temperatures, termed “climate,” does not give any information on the seasonal variability or its current weather. Living at a place that has, for example, a year-round variation +/- 5 degrees of what one may consider comfortable, is not the same as living at a place where the seasonal variability is in the order of 70 degrees, though their respective medians may exactly be identical.

Fact: Weather and Climate are not the same!

What’s wrong with the term “Carbon Pollution?”

Watching TV or reading newspapers, the pictures that come with the assumed or purported evidence of such “carbon pollution” often show power stations’ cooling towers that emit nothing but clouds of steam. When seen against a bright sky, such “emissions” appear to be black but, in reality are white. In reality, this steam is nothing but water vapour that condensed in cooler air to droplets and not carbon dioxide. Watch closely any video and you’ll notice, nearly everywhere, this steam dissolves a short distance from the source — back again into invisible water vapor.

Whichever way anyone thinks of or defines “carbon pollution,” it’s definitely not the invisible gas carbon dioxide. That much maligned carbon dioxide (CO2), in fact, is an absolutely vital trace component of the earth’s atmosphere. Without it — and its steady replenishment from the many natural sources, like volcanoes — all life on earth would quickly come to a stop.  It nearly happened already, when the atmospheric CO2 levels reached a low of around 200 ppm (parts per million).

Fact: Carbon dioxide is vital to life on earth!

Now to the sad News

A real bummer: CO2 is said to cool the earth!  Yes, the crux of the matter is that CO2 (widely referred to as “carbon pollution”) in the upper atmosphere acts as a coolant. If you don’t believe me, see the new book “Sky Dragon Slayers: Victory Lap.”

In case you still doubt those findings, just look at NASA’s daily records of surface temperatures at planet Mars’ equator, where it’s only MINUS 1 °F during the day and MINUS 145 °F at night – all that with 96% CO2 in Mars’ atmosphere, versus only 0.04% on Earth. Need I say more?

But, please, don’t let me discourage you from making any New Year’s resolutions!  If they go the way of the previous ones, there’s always next year.

With my best wishes for the year 2020!


Dr Klaus L E KaiserDr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser is a professional scientist with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Technical University, Munich, Germany. He has worked as a research scientist and project chief at Environment Canada‘s Canada Centre for Inland Waters for over 30 years and is currently Director of Research at TerraBase Inc. He is author of nearly 300 publications in scientific journals, government and agency reports, books, computer programs, trade magazines, and newspaper articles.

Dr. Kaiser has been president of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, a peer reviewer of numerous scientific papers for several journals, Editor-in-Chief of the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly a decade, and an adjunct professor. He has contributed to a variety of scientific projects and reports and has made many presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Kaiser is author of CONVENIENT MYTHS, the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts

Dr. Kaiser can be reached at:

16 thoughts on “Need a novel New Year’s Resolution?  — Try Climate Obsession!”

  1. The media act like climate change is something new, quite the opposite. The worlds climate has been ceaselessly changing for over 4 billion years, but because planets operate on planetary time scales your average Human doesn’t live long enough to notice the complete change. We may see a section of it, but seldom the whole thing.

  2. Extremely cold in Alaska, they say. Possible blizzard soon for Northern Michigan. Not sure why no one is saying anything about it. Too close to Sault Ste Marie?

  3. I think I’m going to resolve, for 2020, to start spending more time in the real world and less time on the internet.

    Hard to see a downside to that.

    • Real world still listens only to the daily pumped media propaganda.
      It is a little hard to take at times in a conversation when your asked for your opinion and it is far different from the mainstream narrative.

  4. CO2 is an essential critical to life trace gas that makes up 1:2500ths – one part in two thousand five hundredths of the atmosphere.
    (0.04% = 400 ppm = 1:2500)

    Zombies are triggered when they are given this reality and told to envision one jelly bean in a jar of 2500 jelly beans. No CO2 – no life – figure it out.

    Listen to our present day Alan Watt(s) / Pythagoras / Socrates / Comrades:
    Alan Watt, Rolf Witzsche, Tony Heller, David Dubyne, Christian at IceAgeFarmer, Russ Tanner, Richard Sacks, Adam Green, Mike Adams…and give special thanks to Robert Felix for his excellent books and especially for making this site. Seeing the big picture through cross pollination of information and free speech is how we avoid starring in the sequel to the Russian movie: Chekist (1992) – YouTube (link at bottom) Softkill: Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (Climate Change is WWIII) and it’s well underway… I still have relatives, professionals, engineers… that are still drinking the fluoride, injecting heavy metals and cancer virus, think chemtrails and transgendering are the norm and CO2 is a poisonous gas that needs to be eliminated. It’s impossible to wake those who are pretending to be asleep. My bloodline just missed starring in the real life Chekist movie because they awoke just in time to escape the many (((Bolshevik))) purges. This bloodline is being wilfully wiped out though in this full spectrum weaponized soft kill WWIII. Still, one has to admire the beauty and efficiency of their ‘invisible” weapons.

    Russian movie with English subtitles: Chekist (1992) – YouTube
    Because we can handle the truth.
    And we have been very well forewarned of what is already well underway.

  5. The climate cannot change the weather – in fact it is weather that drives climate change.

    Besides anyone who thinks an extra 120 molecules of CO2 per million molecules of air added over a century is responsible for anything at all is simply deluded.

  6. If the fact that CO2 has a higher emissivity than ordinary air means that increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere will lead to cooling and potentially a premature return to glaciation then I am all in favour of limiting emissions.

    Oh silly me – there’s that insignificant 400 in one million or an extra 120 in a million thingie I forget every now and then.

    Forget the carbon tax – let the future take care of it – it will anyway no matter what we do !

    UNLESS we listen to the idiots who want to turn the sky purple by Stratospheric Sulphur Injections thus lowering the mount of sunlight into the Earth’s atmosphere (although why that matters when the Sun can only heat us to minus 18°C) and probably cause glaciation and god only knows what other environmental catastrophes.

    The alarmists are clearly insane and do not really give a damn about the environment.

  7. It’s easy to jump on this climate bandwagon – no experience necessary.

    NO intellect necessary, either;-)
    its a winner!

  8. Conservation of momentum shows that absorption or emission of a 15 micron photon neither measurably heats or cools the molecule. Such absorption at STP changes the temperature of a CO2 molecule from by the ratio 1.000002, or from 298K to 298.0007K. Emission in a random direction which occurs in about 1 tenth of a nano-second at STP tends to counteract this effect. The exception to this non-cooling, non-heating effect is the rare translational to vibrational collision that transfers kinetic energy of colliding CO2 molecules to the 010 first vibrational excited state which is .083ev above ground state. Thus, this event removes .083 ev (equivalent to a Boltzman temperature of about 370C or 643K) of kinetic energy, a significant cooling collision. Also the inverse vibrational to kinetic energy collision, a heating event, occurs with a rate constant of 10^-14 at STP and thus essentially never happens given the short time of the excited 010 state. This rare T-V collision can have a cooling effect but the molecules must be hot enough to be able to transfer the .083ev of energy.
    Absorption or emission of 15 micron radiation neither heats nor cools the CO2 molecule and thus the CO2 molecule neither directly heats nor cools the molecules around it from these radiative processes. It does direct downward IR where the earth absorbs it, gets warmer and heats the air by conduction. Note, CO2 is a 5% effect of the total greenhouse effect.

  9. Carbon dioxide is an innocent gas that fizzes up in a beer bottle. Flat beer is sour and undrinkable. My main problem during the summer is that I keep talking, pint glass in hand, warmth gets transferred from my hand to the beer. It goes flat before I realise it and judging by recent heatwaves I am sure all the alcohol boiled off. Put enough ice in your drinks please.

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