May 09, 2016

There never was a “hole in the ozone”: That was “a practice run for global warming”

Tim BallRebel Columnist

The ozone issue was an early misuse of science for a political agenda. It was a practice run for global warming with several of the same people involved. 

Attempts to ratify the Kyoto Protocol included claims that the Montreal Protocol, designed to save the ozone layer, was a success. It wasn’t, because there was no problem in the first place. 

Chlorofluorocarbons then, like CO2 today, were never a problem.

Environmentalists used a natural change of ozone and CO2 to blame human activity. With ozone, the "urgent problem" was a slight decline in atmospheric levels over Antarctica; with CO2, a slight increase at Mauna Loa.

Both times, they then found and funded scientists to produce the "scientific" evidence. 

I explained the problem to the Canadian Parliamentary Committee Hearing on Ozone. I didn’t want to attend, but it was a legal order. It was the fiasco I expected.

The word "hole" implies damage, a leak, a tear in the fabric of the sky. The objective was to blame humans for a natural phenomenon ostensibly to save the planet.

Ozone is created in the upper atmosphere when ultraviolet (UV) radiation, a small part of the total electromagnetic energy from the sun, strikes free oxygen molecules (O2). The molecules are split into single oxygen molecules (O), which combine with other O2 to create ozone (O3) -- a process called photo disassociation.

The ozone layer varies considerably in different regions, at different altitudes, and over time. The so-called "hole" is a region located over Antarctica in which the ozone level is lowest during the Southern Hemisphere winter. Even then, the thickness is still one-third of the global average. It is an area of "thinning" due to natural causes.

Formation of ozone occurs between 15 and 55 km above the surface with the maximum concentration between 15 and 30 km. Densities vary horizontally and vertically, so levels over any region change hourly with air movement.

The ozone layer is self-healing because as UV penetrates further into the atmosphere, it encounters more free oxygen (O2). By 15 km above the surface, over 95% of the UV has been expended in the creation of ozone.

Measurements of ozone by the British Antarctic survey team determined levels were lower than measures taken in 1957.

James Lovelock, the British scientist who proposed the Gaia hypothesis, warned against overreaction, but was ignored.

The hysteria began with the environmentalist hypothesis that CFCs were destroying ozone in the stratosphere. Molina and Rowland, who later received a Nobel Prize for their work, published results of laboratory studies showing that CFCs destroyed ozone. They didn’t simulate atmospheric conditions in the ozone layer, but that didn’t matter. Ideology took over, and they determined to prove rather than disprove the hypothesis as proper science requires.

From the beginning it was assumed, incorrectly, that the level of UV is constant, a point I made to the Parliamentary Committee. If UV radiation creates ozone and is then considered constant, you are forced to assume another cause for variation. This parallels the effective exclusion of the sun as a major cause of global warming or climate change.

A major cause of changes in the size and extent of the Antarctic ozone hole are the intense wind patterns and circulations associated with the extensive Antarctic high-pressure zone and the surrounding wind pattern known as the Circumpolar Vortex.

A second factor is Polar Stratospheric Cloud (PSC) that form when gases including water vapor sublimate directly to crystals because of the intensely low temperatures (-70°C and below) and pressures over the South Pole.

We now know UV varies as much as 200% naturally around the average value. They also said CFCs would remain in the atmosphere for up to 100 years, and that recovery of the ozone would take a very long time.

They were wrong.

There are still no holes in the ozone, but the area of thinning over Antarctica continues to vary due to natural conditions.

Skin cancer is increasing because of increased life expectancy, not "the hole in the ozone."

In fact, mania about avoiding sun exposure means that scrofula (a form of tuberculosis), rickets and other bone diseases are on the rise; children and others dutifully applying sun blockers aren't getting enough UV radiation to produce vitamin D, so they are increasing their chance of getting these conditions.

The claim is still made that the actions invoked by the Montreal Protocol saved the day. Even a brief examination shows this is false. Use of environmental issues for totalitarian control has a long history.





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commented 2016-10-15 18:42:54 -0400
Oh and this one too from Wikileaks – Hillary Clinton plans to be AGGRESSIVE on Climate Change

Hillary Clinton’s advisers say she plans to take “aggressive” steps on global warming if elected president. Here’s John Podesta last week :
commented 2016-10-15 18:36:03 -0400
And now this – found in the Wikileaks Podesta emails:

The Obama Administration is also pursuing steps to phase down HFCs and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors

From Kristina Costa to her boyfriend John Podesta
commented 2016-07-01 12:40:11 -0400
Science is hard. Good try!
commented 2016-06-30 23:18:50 -0400
When sites like this start citing anything, let alone reputable sources, you MIGHT be thought of as more than simply a source of entertainment.
commented 2016-05-11 12:56:14 -0400
If the ozone hole is a hoax, can we legalize the refrigerants that were made illegal and get rid of the recapture requirements? Keeping perfectly good, effective, inexpensive refrigerants off the market has a cost and we shouldn’t do it if there is no scientific reason for the practice.
commented 2016-05-10 15:42:58 -0400
Drew Wakariuk commented
“That ice age they claimed was coming happened so fast i slept through it.”

Hang on, didn’t The King of Fruit Flies Suzuki claim Santa’s workshop was underwater and the poor reindeer were drowning because the North Pole was melting?

Oh wait now I remember, that was AFTER the ice age scare tactics:

“Notice how he didn’t say 25 or 30 years ago. Know why? Because 25 years ago, this prophet of perdition was predicting that Earth was doomed to plunge into another ice age! Cooling was a catastrophe and now warming is a catastrophe. He should make up his mind.”
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Man, I’d wish these alarmists would line their ducks up in a row once and for all so we would know whether we should invest in a good air-conditioner or a good parka.
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Interesting film clip -
A picture is worth a thousand words, how much more for a video?
And yet the Liberals hang on every word of his as gospel – mind boggling.
commented 2016-05-10 11:05:38 -0400
@ Ron Christensen who claimed, "Global warming is REAL "

Another fool reveals his low intellect who cannot think for himself.

Even the latest IPCC report stated that there has been no global warming for the past eighteen years.

But the IPCC blamed the evil oceans for absorbing the heat and destroying their “chicken little the sky is warming” narrative, but just for those eighteen year and not for the previous years.

But you keep believing the lie, Ron. It appears that is all you are capable of doing.
commented 2016-05-10 09:33:31 -0400
Yes Ron, it’s at least as real as God to those who believe.

For the rest of us science Agnostics, there is evidence based truth the warming hysteria is a hoax predicated in wrong/false/fraudulent data. The UN IPCC report has been refuted by more scientists than supported it and the main scientists of that report has changed his warming theory and now actively campaigns to warn other scientists not to make incorrect conclusions on inaccurate data.

Global warming hysteria isn’t the first time true believers were conned into accepting fraudulent theories and as the collective IQ of the west continues on its downward plunge, it won’t be the last.

Oh, and the “99% of scientists agree” was a hoax as wel, at least 34,000 don’t
commented 2016-05-10 09:18:41 -0400
Ron C, climate change is real, but that ball of fire 93 million miles away does not take MasterCard to encourage it to change it’s ways. However, a fire like in Ft. Mac wipes out decades of GHG emissions control, just as a single volcanic eruption does, so maybe control volcanoes first, or start with your own oral emissions, knuckle dragger!
commented 2016-05-10 08:49:58 -0400
Global warming is REAL and no one believes the knuckle draggers like Dizzy Levant or his wingnut followers.
commented 2016-05-10 01:18:12 -0400
That ice age they claimed was coming happened so fast i slept through it.
commented 2016-05-10 01:17:37 -0400
Andrew E B sorry there was no consensus. When did that happen? I was around then, when did they have a big meeting?
commented 2016-05-10 00:42:47 -0400
CTV Don Martin had on his show a ‘global warming expert’ from the University of Victory.
Martin presented the possibility of el nino and other possibilities to this ‘expert’ as the reason for the fire in Ft. McMurray. Of course these weren’t the reason.
Martin passively let this man talk nonsense. Martin did not even try to disagree with him or challenge him on his lame answers.
This guy knew as much as I do on the subject.
commented 2016-05-10 00:02:20 -0400
We could say the same thing about you Andrew Eden Balfour. At least some people who were previously sucked in are willing to consider that they have been fed a load of propaganda.
There is that phrase again, ‘scientific consensus’ that imaginary last word on all things global climate related. You Andrew, and others like you who blindly believe and trust in the so called ‘settled science’, act as the grease that keeps this social engineering project in perpetual motion.
That is why sheeple are such a danger to society. If we were more discerning and didn’t swallow everything we were being fed without consideration to the motives, the social engineers could not use fear to manipulate and silence us. Writing policy using an imaginary ‘consensus’ as the driver is unethical. I believe we have been hoodwinked for an agenda which has nothing to do with climate.
Consider the possibility Andrew. There are many questions. None of it is definitive.
commented 2016-05-09 23:32:51 -0400
Whatever makes you feel better. Even though the scientific consensus states there was a hole in the ozone layer.
commented 2016-05-09 22:04:30 -0400
Many years ago, just as the ozone scam was reaching it’s stride, I was recharging an automotive air conditioning system with, the now banned, Freon. When the system had accepted as much Freon as it needed I was left with about half a can of compressed gas with no where to use it. So, being the aspiring scientist that I was, I took a small plastic bag, filled it with Freon and sealed it. Here is the odd part. The bag, now filled with Freon, FELL LIKE A ROCK! Based on this semi-scientific experiment, I failed to understand how Freon, demonstrably heavier than air, could rise to the necessary heights to affect the ozone layer. I still fail to understand. . . .. . ..
commented 2016-05-09 19:42:12 -0400
Well another part of that hoax that I spotted long ago was simply this, and perhaps we have some ham radio operators here who can help back this up: note the main thesis here that it is UV radiation which CREATES ozone. Any good shortwave radio operator can tell you that radio wave propagation differs dramatically between day and night simply because of the way radio waves can skip off the ozone layer — a phenomenon you don’t get at night because the ozone basically vanishes. Now. What do we know about solar radiation at the poles? When a pole is in sunlight for 24 hours a day, doesn’t it get very, very, hot there? Uhhh… Because the intensity of the sunlight is dramatically dissipated from coming through a lot more atmosphere. Now, doesn’t it also, therefore, stand to reason that the UV will likewise be attenuated? And therefore . . . A WITCH! Oops, sorry, wrong punchline. No, it means that ozone at the poles will also be thinner and weaker for the same reason that it stays cool despite nonstop sunlight. And then — what do you think happens to that ozone when the polar region is in complete darkness for 6 months of the year? There, very easy.
commented 2016-05-09 16:12:26 -0400

Thank You for the tip on time.

I would point out that it is important to watch this Video all the way through, even if you find the interruptions by Alex Jones annoying.
I have a feeling that you did not do this.

When I first posted Monktons Video on this subject, about a week after the Rebel started, the Scientist in question was still the head honcho for the UNs team of Climate Warming advocates.

The Oxygen level on earth has not changed since it was first measured, some 3 or 400 years ago.
commented 2016-05-09 15:48:37 -0400
Andrew – “The global warming scam comes from Europe”

The AGW scam was the creation of a Canadian Liberal insider – Maurice Strong (aka Chairman Mo).
commented 2016-05-09 15:00:43 -0400
Just when you thought it was safe, the National Post website is reporting that a new study indicates that human caused climate change has caused the Pacific Ocean to swallow five islands in the Solomans.
Yeesh, these guys just never know when to give up.
commented 2016-05-09 14:45:11 -0400
Junior has increased funding for the Global Fund for Aids, Malaria and TB by 20 per cent to 785 million.
How about helping to end the pointless ban on DDT and save millions of lives in the process?
Oh yeah and stop nickel and diming Fort Mac by matching donations and spend that extra 20 per cent right here in Canada.
commented 2016-05-09 14:07:26 -0400
Interesting, so freeon doesn’t punch holes in the sky. Almost like how CFL are not actually ‘environmentally friendly’. Notice too how the Trudeau child only wants the peasant class to use CFLs. It is always about money.
commented 2016-05-09 13:17:39 -0400
I bought it as well. A sad world where what seems like innocent “facts” are just more cynically pushed agenda. It gets to a point where I am knee jerk in my decision to not believe anything anymore. We have been sold so many lies. FDR rescued the US from the Depression. That the US lost the military war in Vietnam. Ect. Just shows how long and to what extent we have been lied to. The easiest way to make up these fables is to ignore the complexity of science and give simple explanations that totally massacre the reality. So “global warming” is going to “destroy the planet”. And there is a “hole” in the ozone.
commented 2016-05-09 13:05:32 -0400
The other class of people who profit from these continual enviromental false alarms coming from the left are bureaucrats. Think of all the ministries and cushy government jobs that are created every time the enviromental alarm bells are sounded.
commented 2016-05-09 12:27:38 -0400
The whole Climate Change BS has finally been proven. REPORT DATED 03/05 16

Follow this link… …and Fast fwd to1Hr & 37 Min.

The head UN Scientist who led the Climate Change fiasco, has retired and for want of something better to do, did a study on Lord Monktons figures. It took him 3 years.

He has now come to the conclusion that Monkton was right, even finding the errors in the UNs official paper.

This Scientist and Lord Monkton have now formed an organization that is going round and charging people with criminal offences, who make money from the false Climate Change R.eport.

The bottom line is, There is no Climate Change.

Look out Wynne and Trudeau. The International Court is on to you

commented 2016-05-09 12:25:59 -0400
The ozone scare sure sold a crap-load of new (inferior) appliances charged with a Dupont refrigerant chemical which was (coincidentally?) all tested and up to EPA ozone specs before the ink on the freon ban was dry.

Just as the carbon scare has sold a crap load of polluting ineffective “green?” energy tech.
commented 2016-05-09 12:18:03 -0400
i have to admit in the seventies when they claimed hair spray was one of the culprits for the ozone damage i bought into it ,i didn’t realize what a bunch of charlatans these so called suzuki alarmists were but i know better now and every time i hear one of these nut bags like gore and may and all the rest of the UN phonies i tune them out, it is one big cash grab for these slime and turdo is leading the pack in canada
commented 2016-05-09 12:13:01 -0400
The global warming scam comes from Europe – Europe is using this bullshit to slow down US productivity.

Anything socialist wants slow productivity, inflation and big government – the world’s billionaire retain their wealth this way.

When productivity increases, wealth transfers and lazy elites have to get out of bed in the morning and work.

Look no further that Mimbo Trudeau – one lazy stupid fuck worth about $200 MILLION – he’s done nothing his whole life except ski and hide his homosexuality.

Wake up folks – Mimbo Trudeau is vermin – he is the enemy to a peaceful and prosperous Canada.