Tom Nelson Podcast with Featured Guest Maaneli (Max) Derakhshani
In the grand scheme of things, the video addresses the following points.
- Careful calculation of the effects of greenhouse gases on Earth’s radiation transfer all show that doubling CO2 only reduces radiation to space by about 1%. To first approximation, this would only increase surface absolute temperatures by about 1/4% or about 0.75 C, too small to account for the observed warming.
- If you don’t believe in the absurdly large positive feedbacks claimed by establishment climate modelers, what has caused the warming? Maaneli’s talk makes a strong case that the warming has been caused by the preponderance of El Ninos over La Ninas during the past half century.
From Tom Nelson Podcast:
Maaneli (Max) Derakhshani is a postdoctoral researcher currently based at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He completed his Ph.D. in the Foundations of Physics at Universiteit Utrecht, and works in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Gravity. Maaneli has published his research in journals such as Physics Letters A, Journal of Physics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly, Entropy, and Symmetry, and has served as an anonymous referee for Physical Review A, Foundations of Physics, Fluctuations and Noise Letters, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and Cambridge University Press; his work has also been covered in Science, New Scientist, EurekaAlert!, Phys.org, and the Clubhouse show It’s About Time!, among other media outlets. Outside of physics, Maaneli has contributed a philosophical essay, “Another Thing in This Universe that Cannot Be an Illusion,” to the volume, Sam Harris: Critical Responses, and will contribute an essay to the upcoming volume, Steven Pinker: Critical Responses. Maaneli is also a member of the Manhattan Institute and Adam Smith Society therein, and works with them to advocate for free markets and limited government. His shift to a more sensible view about climate change was initiated by reading Thomas Gale Moore’s, Climate of Fear: Why We Shouldn’t Worry About Global Warming, a book enthusiastically endorsed by his favorite economist, Milton Friedman, for making a compelling case that global warming will most likely bring net benefits to the general public.