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RCEC Email 5.19.03 (a)

  1. 1. Page 1 of 1 ARA S 5~6 RECORD TYPE: FEDERAL (NOTES MAIL) ( "Catanzaro, CREATOR:"Catanzaro, Michael (EPW)" <Mi heaazr~ap~eaegv 03 19:02:5B.00 CREATION DATE/TIME:l9-MAY-20 SUBJECT:: EPW: CLIMATE CHANGE (EPW)"I <Michael Caazroewsn(egv "Catanzaro, Micha TO:"Catanzaro, Michael READ :UNKNOWN [ CEO I BCC:BryarI J. Hannegan ( CN=Bryan J. Hannegan/OU=CEQ/O=EOP READ : UNKNOWN TEXT: THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE ofl the "hockey stick An excerpt from the Competitive Enter rise Institute theory" of global warming: Third Assessment Report "The main propaganda device of the [Uited Nations sti k graph., graph is a on climate change] is the 'hockey 'The temperature record derived from tree rings dating back to 1000 AD and temperature running through 1900, with the 20th c ntury thermometer-based global temperatures have data attached at the end. It claims to show that until the remained steady or even decreased dur ng the last millennium industrial age, when there was an ano alous warming represented by the largely bogus, however. blade of the hockey stick. The hocke_ stick is The margin of error is so large that nearly any temperature trend could be drawn to fit within it. claim that current "Global warming alarmists use the hoccey stick to last 1,000 years. The warming is greater than at any other :ime in the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and the Liftle Ice Age (LIA) were two naturally the range of global occurring events during the last mill nnium where temperature change e~tceeded that of the 20th century. During the MWP, The MWP, however, global temperatures were higher than they are today. does not show up in the hockey stick graph. by, among others, "The hockey stick theory has effectively been dismantled Dr. Sallie Baliunas and Dr. Willie S on of Harvard in their recently studies. Also, published meta-analysis of 240 peer-ieviewed climate Wallace Broecker, of the Lamont-Dohexty Earth Observatory, argued in indeed global phenomena. Science magazine that the MWP and thE LIA were Referring to the hockey stick, Broec er notes, 'A recent, widely cited century warming was reconstruction leaves the impression that the 20th hint of the Medieval Warm unique during the last millennium. It shows no the Vikings colonized Period (from around 800 to 1200 A.D.) during which Greenland, suggesting that this warm event was regional rather than dawn of the Industrial global. It also remains unclear why -ust at the Revolution and before the emission oj substantial amounts of anthropogenic began to rise steeply.' [manmade] greenhouse gases, Earth's Temperature 8/14/2003 file://D:SEARCH_7-9-03-CEQ056_fLrOy~ g003..ceq~txt

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