New Satellite Data Contradicts Carbon Dioxide Climate Theory

By: John O’Sullivan

Industrialized nations emit far less carbon dioxide than the Third World, according to latest evidence from Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Global warming alarmism is turned on its head and the supposed role of carbon dioxide in climate change may be wrong, if the latest evidence from Japan’s scientists is to be believed.

Japanese national broadcaster, NHK World broke the astonishing story on their main Sunday evening news bulletin (October 30, 2011). Television viewers learned that the country’s groundbreaking IBUKU satellite, launched in June 2009, appears to have scorched an indelible hole in conventional global warming theory.

Standing in front of a telling array of colorful graphs, sober-suited Yasuhiro Sasano, Director of Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies told viewers, “The [IBUKU satellite] map is to help us discover how much each region needs to reduce CO2 [carbon dioxide] emissions.”

Industrialized Nations World’s Lowest CO2 ‘Polluters’

Indeed, the map at which JAXA spokesman Sasano was pointing been expected by most experts to show that western nations are to blame for substantial increases in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, causing global warming. But to an officious looking TV interviewer Sasano turned greenhouse gas theory on it’s head.

According to UN science the greenhouse gas theory says more CO2 entering the atmosphere will warm the planet, while less CO2 is associated with cooling.

Gesturing to an indelible deep green hue streaked across the United States and Europe viewers were told, “in the high latitudes of the Northern hemisphere emissions were less than absorption levels.”

Sasano proceeded to explain the color-coding system of the iconic maps showing where regions were either absorbing or emitting the trace atmospheric gas. Regions were alternately colored red (for high CO2 emission), white (low or neutral CO2 emissions) and green (no emissions: CO2 absorbers).

Bizarrely, the IBUKU maps prove exactly the opposite of all conventional expectations revealing that the least industrialized regions are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet.

Yes, you read that correctly: the U.S. and western European nations are areas where CO2 levels are lowest. This new evidence defies the consensus view promoted by mainstream newspapers, such as the New York Times.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had long claimed that, “there is a consensus among scientists that manmade emissions of greenhouse gases, notably carbon dioxide (CO2), are harming global climate.”

The Japanese satellite map shows regions colored the deepest leaf green (net absorbers of CO2) being predominantly those developed nations of Europe and North America; thus indicating built up environments absorbed more CO2 than they emitted into the atmosphere.

By contrast the bulk of the regions colored red (so-called ‘carbon polluters’) were in undeveloped, densely forested equatorial regions of Africa and South America.

Huge Headache for Climate Policymakers

JAXA boasts that, “we can reduce the error of the estimated values when we introduce IBUKI’s observation data compared to that of the values calculated in a conventional way based on ground observation data.”

To all policymakers who study the Japanese maps it is apparent that the areas of greatest CO2 emissions are those regions with least human development and most natural vegetation: Equatorial Third World nations.

The Japanese evidence also disproves the often-cited hypothesis that Siberia and other areas of northern Russia were natural vents for large scale CO2 outgassing, exacerbating global warming fears.

 In effect, this compelling new data appears to show that the asphalt and concreted industrial nations are ‘mopping up’ carbon dioxide faster than their manufacturers and consumers can emit it. If this is confirmed, it means a cornerstone of man-made global warming may be in serious doubt.

Can Western Nations Still Proceed with Carbon Taxes?

But now that these so-called “global warming gases” have been precisely measured across the planet the quandary for international policymakers is what to do about plans to further implement international targets for CO2 reduction.

World leaders are getting set to face the latest round of UN climate change talks in Durban next month and must discuss a replacement for the soon to expire Kyoto Protocol, which binds nations to limited CO2 emissions.

The dilemma is whether the established UN global warming policy of the ‘polluter pays’ can any longer be sensibly upheld. Conventional political thinking at previous UN climate conferences was to ‘offset’ carbon emissions by making the worst polluters pay higher ‘carbon taxes.’

But that theory now appears to be rendered redundant being that western economies, believed to be the worst offenders, are in fact, contributing either negligible or no measurable CO2 emissions whatsoever.

Indeed, the IBUKU data indicates that the areas of highest CO2 emissions are precisely those regions with most vegetation and least industry and thus less able to pay.

Thus, the unthinkable could be made real: the greenhouse gas theory of climate change may collapse in the face of empirical evidence that industrialization is shown to have no link to global warming.

For more information the IBUKU achievement is published in the Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere (an online thesis magazine) issued by the Meteorological Society of Japan.


JAXA, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Greenhouse Gas Observation Satellite ‘IBUKI’ (GOSAT), accessed online: October 30, 2011.

Gillis, J.,’Study Affirms Consensus on Climate Change,’ New York Times, ( accessed online: October 30, 2011)

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14 responses to “New Satellite Data Contradicts Carbon Dioxide Climate Theory

  1. Ralph

    It seems mother nature does a good job keeping her planet in order after all.

  2. Hudson

    In a few years they’ll be announcing that Western excesses are depleting CO2 from the atmosphere which will cool the earth over the long term, ushering in a new ice age. It goes without saying that the only way to prevent this will be funneling tax money to political cronies.

    • donkelly

      I predicted long ago that the purveyors of Agenda 21 will continue to build a payoff for themselves, but I doubt that the payoff will be what they want.

  3. Anonymous

    Equatorial Third World nations need to start coughting up some serious carbon taxes pronto!

  4. Smokey

    John O’Sullivan, you are exactly right. The censorship of your views is reprehensible. The pressure on your former testostreone-challenged employers has caused them to cave, weak-kneed cowards that they are.

    Keep up the fight for truth. The liars are already in disarray. Continue to harass them; they are frightened by the truth: CO2 is harmless, and beneficial to the biosphere.

  5. A more perfect natural irony could not be conceived.

    The undeveloped nations have two choices: industrialize as fast as possible, or pay huge reparations to the West.

    What’s not to love?

  6. It has never been about CO2 or climate, but rather the mugging of the western world in the same way long term welfare families mug governments,

    It’s really too bad that so much research or data gathering and arm twisting and evidence producing must be done at great expense in order to combat those who use climate to mug us.

    In an earlier time of more common sense we would have just shot the bastards for stealing not only our money, but our freedoms.

    • donkelly

      In less inflamatory language John, your are right up to a point. Beyond that point it gets nasty. The whole plan is world governance, erasure of boundaries of countries, and being under control of one world government where you have zero rights except the earth to bury you in.

  7. Curious and unexpected. Therefore it needs independent corroboration. For one thing this map is rather crude; I count less than 40 regions.

    Note that Western Australia is an emitter, and North Korea an absorber, and America is half-and-half. So if this map is correct then I doubt money or politics have much to do with it. My tentative theory is: we’re seeing the reforestation of the North.

    The globe _is_ warming; that’s proven. And climate change is a potential threat, for many reasons. And there remain sound basic-physics reasons to suspect CO2’s role. But if industrialization is negatively correlated to CO2 rather than positively, then global re-industrialization is called for, rather than global de-industrialization.

    • donkelly

      Of the warming period there is no doubt and it is not, via historical findings of world science, unexpected…….or even a mystery. After every ice age the weather gets warmer. This has happened hundreds of times in the last 4.5 billion or so years.


  8. Brewster Gillett

    I note that the world graph NHK displays on their main page differs
    significantly from the one you have on your main page. Can you
    explain this? I don’t fancy losing the argument with some idiot
    AGW true-believer watermelon because you jiggered the colors.


    Brewster Gillett

  9. Yeah, I have to say, between the non-matching maps, and the fact that I can’t find any mention of this story anywhere besides this website, it sounds like BS to me.


    The picture at the top of this post seems to be from July 2009 which is available from the Ibuki 2011/10/28 press release page:

    They only show a year of data in four graphs from July 2009 to April 2010. It would not surprise me if the July graph was rather indicative of all Julys. I would think that the opening sentence to this post should be amended though to read something like this:

    “Industrialized nations emit far less carbon dioxide than the Third World during their summer months, …”

    Just take a look at the Southern Hemisphere and how they go green in January; however, some places near the tropics China and the South Eastern USA never seem to get into the green.

    John M Reynolds

  11. Paradoctor, the world has been warming, erratically through smaller time sections showing little ice ages every 1500 years or so, since the last great ice age. That’s an undeniable fact, historically verified as accurate and universally accepted. The peak temperature we see in this iteration of the planet’s warming/cooling cycle is completely unknown but the consensus is exactly this: it has been vastly warmer at the peaks of each inter-glacial period and in the vastly shorter time-line of the last 3000 years.

    Show us a period in the earth’s history its temperature trends were actually static. Just one.