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    CFCs, Not CO2 to Blame for Global Warming, according to new Research

    May 31, 2013; 11:51 AM ET

    A new, peer-reviewed study from the University of Waterloo (Canada) states that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are the main cause of global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide (CO2).

    As many of you well know, the use of CFCs is also a known cause of ozone depletion over the pole.

    In-depth statistical data going back to 1850 shows that CFCs combined with cosmic rays caused both the polar ozone hole and global warming.

    Below are key excerpts from the University of Waterloo News release....

    "Most conventional theories expect that global temperatures will continue to increase as CO2 levels continue to rise, as they have done since 1850. What's striking is that since 2002, global temperatures have actually declined - matching a decline in CFCs in the atmosphere," Professor Lu said. "My calculations of CFC greenhouse effect show that there was global warming by about 0.6 °C from 1950 to 2002, but the earth has actually cooled since 2002. The cooling trend is set to continue for the next 50-70 years as the amount of CFCs in the atmosphere continues to decline."

    In addition to the statistical analysis, the findings were also based on Professor Lu's cosmic-ray driven electron reaction (CRE) theory of ozone depletion, previous research into Antarctic ozone depletion and global surface temperatures.

    Data recorded from 1850 to 1970, before any significant CFC emissions, show that CO2 levels increased significantly as a result of the Industrial Revolution, but the global temperature, excluding the solar effect, kept nearly constant. The conventional warming model of CO2, suggests the temperatures should have risen by 0.6°C over the same period, similar to the period of 1970-2002.

    Image below is courtesy of the University of Waterloo and Qing-Bin Lu, University of Waterloo

    You can read more detail about this study right here.

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