The court transcript we recently published on WUWT from the recent #ExxonKnew trial has yielded an interesting thought twist.
Guest Essay by Warren Blair
Charles Keeling (Mr CO2) worked at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) for 43-years (1958 to 2005). SIO is a division of the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
A couple of questions worth pondering:
- Did Keeling fail to advise his bosses that big oils’ products may cause a nuisance one day?
- Did his bosses (Cal Gov) shovel money at him without asking what he was spending it on?
Allen to Court (Alsup) . . .via the transcript
“DR. ALLEN: Okay. So where do we go to. Keeling and what’s happened to carbon dioxide. So confirmation that this carbon dioxide was being created by combustion and not, for example, just being released by the oceans because of the warming was provided by some observations by Ralph Keeling, also Scripps, Charles Keeling’s son, who showed that oxygen concentration in the atmosphere was falling at the same rate that CO2 concentration was rising, because, of course, to create a molecule of CO2, you need a molecule of oxygen, if you are creating that CO2 by burning carbon.
So that confirmed that this increase in CO2 in the atmosphere was being — was caused by burning something, if there was any remaining doubt about that question. “