Cause cannot follow effect

Atmospheric CO2 concentration trend is observed to lag centuries behind the temperature trend.  Thus CO2 can not act as a driver of climate change.  This means that any human efforts to reduce global warming by reducing human CO2 emissions is doomed to failure, regardless how many countries, leaders and organizations have agreed with the UN in Paris and regardless how much money is spent.
But, Al Gore is back in the theaters and fake news media with his science fiction religion about man-made global warming.  Unfortunately, many publicly funded agencies like NOAA and NASA have not corrected their websites and continue with pronouncements about reducing CO2 emissions in order to prevent various scary global warming/climate change scenarios.
Shaviv and Veizer [2003] have shown that more than two thirds of the variance in the reconstructed tropical temperature variability over the Phanerozoic period (the last 570 million years) can be explained using the variable Cosmic Ray Flux (CRF).  “On the other hand, it was shown that the reconstructed atmospheric CO2 variations do not appear to have any clear correlation with the reconstructed temperature.”(1)
And, “For the Phanerozoic, the estimates of atmospheric pCO2 levels are not only internally inconsistent, but they also do not show any correlation with the paleoclimate record.” (2)  See figure 5 in this paper.
Here, once again, is a partial reference list of science indicating that CO2 changes follow temperature changes.  Of course, the cause cannot follow the effect.
(1) Shaviv, N. J., and J. Veizer (2003), A celestial driver of phanerozoic climate?, GSA Today, 13 (7), 4–11.
(2)  Veizer, Jan (2005), Celestial climate driver: A perspective from four billion years of the carbon cycle, Geoscience Canada, 32 (1), 13-28. (PDF Download Available).  (PDF Download Available). Available from: [accessed Sep 9, 2017].
(3) Shaviv, N. J. (2005), On climate response to changes in the cosmic ray flux and radiative budget, J. Geophys. Res.,110,A08105, doi:10.1029/2004JA010866

(4) Petit, J.R., Jouzel, J., Raynaud, D., Barkov, N.I., Barnola, J.-M.,Basile, I., Benders, M., Chappellaz, J., Davis, M., Delayque, G., Delmotte, M., Kotlyakov, V.M., Legrand, M., Lipenkov, V.Y., Lorius, C., Pépin, L., Ritz, C., Saltzman, E., and Stievenard, M., 1999, Climate and atmospheric history of the past 4   20,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica:

Nature, v. 399, p. 429–436.
(5) Fischer, H., Wahlen, M., Smith, J., Mastroianni, D., and Deck, 1999, Ice core record of atmospheric CO2 around the last three glacial terminations: Science, v. 283, p. 1712–1714
(6) Mudelsee, M., 2001, The phase relations among atmospheric CO2 content, temperature and global ice volume over the past 420 ka: Quaternary Science Review, v. 20, p. 583–589.
(7) Monnin, E., Indermühle, A., Dällenbach, A., Flückiger, J., Stauffer, B., Stocker, T.R., Raynaud, D., and Barnola, J.M., 2001, Atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last glacial terminations: Nature, v. 291, p. 112–114.
(8) Caillon, N., Severinghaus, J.P., Jouzel, J., Barnola, J.-M., Kang, J., and Lipenkov V.Y., 2003, Timing of atmospheric CO2 and Antarctic temperature changes across Termination III: Science, v. 299, p. 1728–1731.
(9) Clarke, T., 2003, Bubbles prompt climate-change rethink: Nature, Science Update, (April 2003).
(10) Veizer, J., Y. Godderis, and L. M. Francois (2000), Evidence for decoupling of atmospheric CO2 and global climate during the phanerozoic eon, Nature, 408, 698.
(11) Science provides the unambiguous answer George White October 2008 Revised July 2009 CO2 Forcing: Fact or Fiction. Many sources of information. Ice Core Data (ppt)‏ Atmospheric Absorption (ppt)‏ Satellite Observations (ppt)‏ Ground Based Observations (ppt)‏

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Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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