Global warming Increasing
James Kamis suggests "conflicting temperature trends" between oceans and the Earth's atmosphere could dispel the "myth" of man-made global warming.
Put simply, he says our atmospheric temperature has remained static for more than 18 years, the Atlantic has got colder, and it is only the Pacific Ocean where things have heated up.
Mr Kamis said: "Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and many universities are at a loss to explain recent conflicting temperature trends from Earth’s oceans and atmosphere."
GETTYIce floes on Antarctic waters where James Kamis (inset) claims the ice caps increased
"It can be boiled down to this: temperatures of the Earth’s three big fluid systems are each trending in different directions. The temperature of the Pacific Ocean is rising, the temperature of the atmosphere has remained constant, and the temperature of the Atlantic Ocean is cooling."
He added: "Climate scientists favoring the theory of man-made global warming are flooding the media with new, and this time supposedly very reliable, explanations that are generated from their latest super-computer climate models."
Opposing scientists claim global warming has melted the Greenland ice cap at an alarming rate to the point that freshly melted ice flowing into the Atlantic is lowering the seawater temperature there.
However, Mr Kamistol said that with no significant atmospheric temperature change in 18.7 years, global warming is not likely to be the cause of the melting.
Mr Kamis is a former employee of BTA Oil Producers, based in Midland, Texas, a private firm which has been active in oil and natural gas exploration, development and production for 50 years. He has also been a long-standing member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, so his impartiality on the subject of whether man's use of fossil fuels has led to global warming is open to question.
Why is global warming increasing?
Global warming is increasing due to the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are continuously burning gasoline and adding to the pollution and there are not enough trees to filter the carbon dioxide for all the pollution we produce.
How is global warming increased?
Global warming is increased by adding further greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, particularly carbon dioxide and methane. Average global temperatures rose by around 0.75 degrees during the twentieth century. The Kyoto Protocol set a target of limiting further rises to no more than 2 degrees Celsius, but the International Energy Agency now says that this target is no longer achievable.