Thursday, October 1, 2009

Global Warming Zealots Need a Chill Pill

Google has teamed up with Al Gore to scare the world about global warming. I only hope that Google will seek its science from sources un-Gore.

Al Gore won't tell you that for the second straight year, the arctic ice cap has seen a record increase. He won't tell you that the science behind man-made global warming is inconclusive at best.

When Dr. Alan Carlin of the Environmental Protection Agency presented an analysis that pointed out the downward trend of global temperatures, problems with climate models and other evidence contrary to Gore & Co.'s dire warnings, Dr. Carlin was warned by his boss not to leak the information, because "(t)he administrator and the administration have decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision. . . . I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office." (Emphasis added.)

When Dr. Carlin's analysis was made public, certain media outlets responded by picking away at his credentials, even as studies by those with similar CVs are heralded as gospel.

Bob Ellis of the Dakota Voice quotes the July 2009 SPPI Monthly CO2 Report:

No longer can it be credibly argued that “global warming” is worse than previously thought. No longer can it be argued that “global warming” was, is, or will be any sort of global crisis. Recent papers in the peer-reviewed literature, combined with streams of data from satellites and thermometers, now provide a complete picture of why it is that the UN’s climate panel, the worldwide political class, and other “global warming” profiteers are wrong in their assumption that the enterprises of humankind will disastrously warm the Earth.

The global surface temperature record, which we update and publish every month, has shown no statistically-significant “global warming” for almost 15 years. Statistically-significant global cooling has now persisted for very nearly eight years. Even a strong el Nino – expected in the coming months – will be unlikely to reverse the cooling trend.

More significantly, the ARGO bathythermographs deployed throughout the world’s oceans since 2003 show that the top 400 fathoms of the oceans, where it is agreed between all parties that at least 80% of all heat caused by manmade “global warming” must accumulate, have been cooling over the past six years. That now prolonged ocean cooling is fatal to the “official” theory that “global warming” will happen on anything other than a minute scale.

Do we need to reduce our consumption? Yes.

Should we rein in our dependence on foreign oil? Yes, but not just for the warm, green fuzzies. Our appetite for foreign oil takes us, from a political and military standpoint, places we needn't - and perhaps shouldn't - go.

By the way, if you really want to save the planet and reduce your impact on global warming, become a vegan.

Photo credit: Wikimedia/Ansgar Walk

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drewbreezzy said...

Global warming is a joke!

drewbreezzy said...

Check out State of Fear by the late Michael Crichton