Challenging the Greenhouse Theory – is conventional greenhouse theory wrong?

Tonight’s guests Ned Nikolov & Karl Zeller are both noteworthy climate scientists, and both agree that the current greenhouse theory climate models are flawed in their basic assumptions, and lack the requisite scientific testing  necessary for credibility.

Their research shows that climate change has very little connection with the so-called greenhouse effect, and in fact is almost exclusively controlled by solar, atmospheric pressure, and gravitational factors that are beyond man’s ability to control. They will present their evidence and the scientific basis that led them to their conclusions.  They will remove the veil of scientific fraud that proposes to deindustrialize America and the developed world by labeling carbon dioxide as a poisonous gas and putting massive new restrictions on all human activities. According to Nikolov and Zeller, many of the new regulations will do more harm than good, and will in fact shackle innovation in the area of climate science at a time when thinking outside the box and innovation will be necessary to make the world more productive and  environmentally friendly.  Please join us to see how real science and not fear mongering can make the world a better place to live.

Ned NikolovEducation

  •  1997:  Ph.D. in Ecological Modeling, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO, USA
  •  1986:  M.S. in Forestry, Higher Institute of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria
  •  1985:  B.S. in Forestry, Higher Institute of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria

Work Experience
July 2010 – Present     USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Physical Scientist & Manager of the USFS Rocky Mountain Center for Fire-Weather Intelligence.

Duties: Research & development of decision-support fire-weather applications for assisting fire and air-resource management in the USA; Developing methods for projecting effects of climate variations on fire danger and wildland-fire activity in the USA;

Jun 2006 – July 2010 METI Inc. Contractor Senior Scientist to the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins CO.

Duties: Research & development of decision-support applications for fire and smoke management in the USA; Technology transfer of complex fire science products to the field.

Apr 2002 – Apr 2006  Post-doctorate Air Resource Scientist, USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins CO.

Duties: Research to improve weather forecast models through integration of biophysical vegetation energy fluxes, remotely sensed canopy characteristics, and mesoscale atmospheric processes; Development of online products to support fire- and smoke-management operations in the West (; Interacting with operational users to improve RMC fire-weather applications.

May 2001-  Apr 2002 Air Quality Specialist, USGS / Johnson Controls Inc., Fort Collins CO.

Duties: Managing the Wyoming Air Resource Monitoring System (WARMS); Analysis of air quality data and Report writing.

Mar 2000 – Mar 2001 Environmental Consultant, N & T Services, Oak Ridge TN.

Duties: Analysis of CO2 and water-vapor flux measurements from the AmeriFlux monitoring network; Developing of algorithms to fill data gaps in measured time series.

Mar 1997 – Mar 2000 Post-doctorate Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN.

Duties: Research in climate-vegetation interactions using original algorithms and models; Continental-scale remote sensing of vegetation characteristics (LAI and foliage clumping) using high-resolution multi-spectral satellite data.

1993 – 1997                Research Associate, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO.

Duties: Research and modeling of climate-vegetation interactions; Modeling long-tern forest succession in response to climatic changes; Modeling short-term exchange of energy and trace gases between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere in response to a changing environment.

Selected Publications:

Nikolov N, Zeller K (2017) New Insights on the Physical Nature of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect Deduced from an Empirical Planetary Temperature Model. Environ Pollut Climate Change 1: 112. doi:10.4172/2573-458X.1000112

Nikolov, N., Teixeira, L. and Zeller, K. F. 2008. Improved forecasting of fire weather and smoke dispersion through advanced simulation of biophysical ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. Removing decades-long biases in the MM5 meso-scale model. Manuscript to be submitted to Atmospheric Environment.

Nikolov, N. & Zeller, K.F. 2006. Efficient retrieval of vegetation leaf area index and canopy clumping factor from satellite data to support pollutant deposition assessments. Environmental Pollution, 141:539-549.

Nikolov, N. & Zeller, K.F.  2003. Modeling coupled interactions of carbon, water, and ozone exchange between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. I: Model description. Environmental Pollution 124:231-246.

Zeller, K.F. & Nikolov, N.T. 2000. Quantifying simultaneous fluxes of ozone, carbon dioxide, and water vapor over a subalpine forest ecosystem. Environ. Pollution 107:1-20.

Nikolov, N.T. 1997. Mathematical Modeling of Seasonal Biogeophysical Interactions in Forest Ecosystems in Relation to Climatic Change. Ph.D. Dissertation, Dept. of Forest Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO U.S.A., 149 pp.

Nikolov, N.T. 1995. Modeling transient response of forest ecosystems to climatic change. In:  R.W.Tinus ed., Interior West Global Change Workshop. April 25-27, 1995, Fort Collins CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-262, USDA FS Rocky Mountain Forest and Experiment Stn, Fort Collins CO, pp. 78-83.

Nikolov, N.T. & Fox, D.G. 1994. A coupled carbon-water-energy-vegetation model to assess responses of temperate forest ecosystems to changes in climate and atmospheric CO2. Part I. Model concept. Environmental Pollution, 83:251-262.

Karl ZellerEducation

Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fluid Mechanics & Wind Engineering (micrometeorological emphasis) 1990
USAF Air War College, Political Science Graduation Diploma 1987

  1. University of Utah, Air Pollution & Dispersion Meteorology 1972
  2. University of Utah Meteorology 1966
  3. Virginia Military Institute, Civil Engineering 1965


Karl Zeller recently taught the ‘Being A Leader' course as an experimental for-credit course at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins CO.  He is also a science consultant working on climate research and a landlord.  Prior to 2008 he spent about forty years working in the fields of meteorology and air pollution for the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service and for private consulting firms. He was a part-time Air Force Reservist Weather Forecaster for 26 years.  He has a PhD in Boundary Layer Fluid Mechanics from Colorado State University. Karl was an American Meteorological Society Certified Consulting Meteorologist for ~30 years.  As a youth he milked cows as a farm boy and worked summers in a NJ paper mill.  His hobby is undisciplined meteorology.

Selected Publications

Nikolov N, Zeller K (2017) New insights on the physical nature of the atmospheric greenhouse effect deduced from an empirical planetary temperature model.  DOI: 10.4172/2573-458X.1000112

Volokin D, ReLlez L (2014) On the average temperature of airless spherical bodies and the magnitude of Earth's atmospheric thermal effect. SpringerPlus 3:723, doi:10.1186/2193-1801-3-723.

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