I sometimes wonder how all this “global warming” and “climate change” stuff got started. Who decided that it was some major catastrophe in process, for which we should spend billions of dollars in a meaningless fashion? And how did so many people get duped into believing this lie?
Well, one person we can thank, is “internet inventing” Al Gore. Never mind that he heats enormous houses and flies on his own private jet, both creating a bunch of naughty carbon. He says we need to reduce carbon emissions… “we” being everyone else.
The Huffington Post, of all publications, is taking Gore to task for his promotion of this non-issue.
The problem with “global warming” or “climate change” (the new buzz phrase for use when instances of lower temperatures are observed) is that it’s total nonsense. The climate has always been changing. So what’s the difference with the modern changes in climate? Nothing. The only thing that’s been proven is that the weather changes. (Duh.) No one has actually proven that anything we humans do has influenced that.
The article points out:
One last thought on the expression “climate change”: It is a retreat from the earlier expression used by alarmists, “manmade global warming,” which was more easily debunked. There are people in Mr. Gore’s camp who now use instances of cold temperatures to prove the existence of “climate change,” which is absurd, obscene, even.
The article also points out Gore’s tendency to refer to those who decry his phony science as “flat-Earthers.” Oh, right. Because we don’t believe your phony climate theories, we must also think the Earth is flat? We don’t think the earth is flat. (It’s not.) And we don’t think global warming is a problem. (It’s not.)
If anyone should be called a flat-Earther, it should be Gore, since he completely ignores the science that debunks his theories about the climate. He says in his movie An Inconvenient Truth that there is an obvious correlation between termperature going up and carbon dioxide increasing. i.e. He says increased carbon dixoide causes warmer temperatures.
The article points out:
You are probably wondering by now — and if you are not, you should be — which rises first, carbon dioxide or temperature. The answer? Temperature. In every case, the ice-core data shows that temperature rises precede rises in carbon dioxide by, on average, 800 years. In fact, the relationship is not “complicated.” When the ocean-atmosphere system warms, the oceans discharge vast quantities of carbon dioxide in a process known as de-gassing. For this reason, warm and cold years show up on the Mauna Loa C02 measurements even in the short term. For instance, the post-Pinatubo-eruption year of 1993 shows the lowest C02 increase since measurements have been kept. When did the highest C02 increase take place? During the super El Niño year of 1998.
But who would want to let actual science get in the way of a phony conspiracy theory?
The whole point is that carbon dioxide hasn’t been proven to be the catalyst for warmer temperatures. It is simply the result of warmer temperatures. And warmer (or colder) temperatures are a result of….???? Well, the changing of the climate. Which has been happening since the beginning of time.
Read the article for the whole scientific explanation of how temperature changes and the interaction between heat, light, moisture, and temperatures. The bottom line is that the cycles of the ocean influence our temperature most, not some made up theory that’s proven to be false.
So why waste tons of time and money on a non-existent problem?
To be told, as I have been, by Mr. Gore, again and again, that carbon dioxide is a grave threat to humankind is not just annoying, by the way, although it is that! To re-tool our economies in an effort to suppress carbon dioxide and its imaginary effect on climate, when other, graver problems exist is, simply put, wrong. Particulate pollution, such as that causing the Asian brown cloud, is a real problem. Two billion people on Earth living without electricity, in darkened huts and hovels polluted by charcoal smoke, is a real problem.
So, let us indeed start a Manhattan Project-like mission to create alternative sources of energy. And, in the meantime, let us neither cripple our own economy by mislabeling carbon dioxide a pollutant nor discourage development in the Third World, where suffering continues unabated, day after day.
The article closes with some interesting fact about the melting ice we’ve all heard about. It’s often mentioned that in the summer of 2007, there was “unprecedented” melting of Arctic ice. The only problem? Ice in the Arctic is in a constant state of melting and re-freezing. Even better? At the same time, Antarctica had the highest level of sea ice ever. I wonder why Gore and his people don’t mention this?