Sitemeter reveals all....
Sitemeter has some neat features for a blog running Rabett. Eli being a hare of all seasons does not worry about sock-puppets much (Don't no anonyone go calling himself Ethon now), but he does watch where links are coming from and going to in order to keep his ears on the pulse of the INTERTUBES. Recently he noticed a bunch of links coming from Coby Beck's A Few Things Illconsidered where Coby dealt with Diplom Beck's complete misreading of early CO2 mixing ratio records. If you don't want to go read either post, the measurements were real, but they also were about as irrelevant as measuring CO2 at the top of a smokestack and thinking that it would be representative of the atmosphere. If that does not make sense for you, go read the posts or Charles Keeling's history of the Mauna Loa CO2 measurements.
So the ever industrious Mr. B went googling "Beck CO2" and found that the LaRoucheies had bit on Warwick Hughes' favorite CO2 myth (maybe not, but who has the guts to go look?)
Feb. 22, 2007 (EIRNS)—The historical record of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, claimed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the basis for greenhouse gas reduction, is a fraud. Research by a Freiburg, Germany professor, Ernst-Georg Beck, shows that the IPCC construed and concocted the pre-1957 CO2 record from measurements on recently drilled ice cores, ignoring over 90,000 direct, accurate measurements by chemical methods from 1857 to 1957.Now how does one explain LaRouche to someone who has not had the pleasure. Truth is, if you want to remain friends you don't, because the whole thing is a headache inducer. If you want a massive case of cognitive dissonance feel free to google, but if you want simple brain damage, listen to the great man himself March 7