07.01.2008 0

Earth on Fire?

  • On: 07/31/2008 16:16:11
  • In: Energy Crisis, Global Warming Fraud, and the Environment
  • Advocates of global warming have long accused the opposition of being anti-science. However, scientific revelations in the last few years seem to be hurting their cause more than helping it.

    Global warming alarmists have cause to be alarmed: If a new report by the Genographic Project is correct, then radical environmentalists must explain how “global climate change” caused a drought, and possible near-extinction of the human race. Was there a pre-historic smokestack society we don’t know about? Were dinosaurs driving around in non-hybrid SUVs? Perhaps our European ancestors, who may have had to “weather” a global cooling, began emitting CO2 into the atmosphere?

    The entire global warming premise is based on the idea that carbon emissions by humans have contributed to an increase in temperature which threatens our planet. Unfortunately for global warming alarmists, the natural world outputs much more greenhouse gasses than do humans.

    A recent UN study has revealed that cows, of all things, emit more greenhouse gasses (and “dangerous” ones, at that!) than does the “entire world transportation sector.” (Of course, the clergy of the global warming religion have managed to yet again find a way to blame us humans – we eat too much meat!)

    Supporters of global warming must also contend with the uncomfortable fact that temperatures over the past two millennia have actually fallen as much as they have climbed. Yes, temperatures have risen (though from 1998 and 2005, they appear to have stabilized) – but they have been rising since the end of the “little ice age” in the early 1600s, two centuries before humans began producing carbon-emitting devices.

    Perhaps no one can say it better, though, than the about 100 scientists who sent an open letter to the UN Secretary General, arguing against viewing man-made global warming as a foregone conclusion. They identify three key disagreements with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):

    “Recent observations of phenomena such as glacial retreats, sea-level rise and the migration of temperature-sensitive species are not evidence for abnormal climate change, for none of these changes has been shown to lie outside the bounds of known natural variability.
    “The average rate of warming of 0.1 – 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade recorded by satellites during the late 20th century falls within known natural rates of warming and cooling over the last 10,000 years.

    “Leading scientists, including some senior IPCC representatives, acknowledge that today’s computer models cannot predict climate. Consistent with this, and despite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. That the current temperature plateau follows a late 20th century period of warming is consistent with the continuation today of natural multi-decadal or millennial climate cycling.”

    The scientists argue that, instead of trying to combat this inevitable change, the focus should be on preparing governments to deal with natural climate change as it happens – by promoting “economic growth and wealth generation.”

    Ultimately, this is not about science at all, it is about politics. The goal of the Cult of Global Warming is income redistribution on a massive worldwide scale. And that means citizens in the U.S. will be forced to transfer huge amounts of wealth and future prosperity based on the whims of a few elitists (Al Gore) and the lunatic bureaucrats of the UN. Their means is to use science as the tool for promoting that end.

    ALG Perspective:
    Climate change is real, but the evidence that it is man-made is hardly a fait accompli. Destroying our economy so as to allow third world countries to pollute isn’t going to change the climate, only plunge America into a pit of economic privation. In fact, we can’t change our climate at all; it would be foolish and arrogant to think that we could. The environment should not be made to adapt to us (nor can it), we can and should adapt to the environment.

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