According to the global warming alarmists, we should be sweltering in record summer heat by now, shouldn’t we? I mean, if the globe was truly warming at an alarming rate we should be looking at a lengthy heat wave and near drought conditions due to the lack of precipitation. But as I write this article, I’m sitting here thinking about putting a sweatshirt on, listening to the rain dance a jig on my roof. Last week or so there was some news related to the warm weather, and some parts of the south had a bit of an extended heat wave, but nothing unusual. It gets hot in the summertime, sometimes unbearably so. Then it gets cold in the winter. It’s how the world works, and in spite of what Al Gore and his tax grabbing buddies want you to think, this is all a part of natural cyclical weather patterns as the climate changes, just as it has done so for millennia and beyond.
An interesting article was posted recently by John Coleman of TV station KUSI. For those of you who don’t know of this Mr. Coleman, he’s the guy who founded the Weather Channel some years ago. Those are the folks who are raking in the advertising dollars supported by you consumers that buy into this implied catastrophic event. The article is actually a speech he gave to the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and here’s a bit of what he said…..
It is shocking, but true, to learn that the entire Global Warming frenzy is based on the environmentalist’s attack on fossil fuels, particularly gasoline. All this big time science, international meetings, thick research papers, dire threats for the future; all of it, comes down to their claim that the carbon dioxide in the exhaust from your car and in the smoke stacks from our power plants is destroying the climate of planet Earth. What an amazing fraud; what a scam. http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/19842304.html for the article if you’d like to read it.
That’s entirely correct. As I’ve been saying right along, this whole global warming scheme is nothing more than another leftwing tax effort, initiated by the UN and several of their pet NGO’s. With all of the claims made by Gore, based on faulty data, and I’ve read some of it may be entirely fictitious, but I have yet to see the actual claims in print yet, the results of this “warming” will be a rise in sea levels of as much as twenty feet or more, inundating coastlines and submerging islands. Historic highs, caused by mankind’s irresponsible burning of fossil fuels is claimed to be the cause of this coming devastation.
But on the side of real science, this simply isn’t true. A 21 May, ‘03 article by Notra Trulock of Accuracy In Media reports of a study that dismisses these claims. According to the article, Gores presented statistics, fed by UN ‘climatologists’ are measured only from the end of the Little Ice Age. This would naturally appear that a steady warming trend has been occurring for 600 some years. But the studies show that the period prior to the Little Ice Age was significantly warmer than temperatures are today.
The article states….
Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics examined so-called temperature proxies such as tree rings, ice cores, and historical accounts. These scientists concluded recent temperature increases pale in comparison with those experienced during the Medieval Warm Period. They found that temperatures recorded by proxies were “significantly higher” from the ninth to the fourteenth centuries than those experienced today.
And also that…About 1900, according to this new study, the earth began to warm up again, but temperatures have yet to reach those of the Medieval Warm Period. http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/global-warming-claims-refuted for the article.
But that’s only a couple of people, and do two people make a consensus? It does for the UN, but not me, so we need more folks saying it ain’t so. And there are. A 12 September ’07 article from WorldNet Daily says that a consensus of 500 scientist refute the global warming claims. Their statement is that CO2 levels are irrelevant to the global warming issue. Apparently, the research conducted showed that the Earth has been undergoing a cyclical cooling/warming trend that lasts about 1470 years on average +/- 500 years of variance. The article had this to say….
Other researchers have found evidence that sea levels are failing to rise importantly, storms and droughts are becoming fewer and milder and human deaths will be reduced with warming because cold kills twice the number of people as heat. Another result was that corals, trees, birds, mammals and butterflies are “adapting well” to the routine reality of changing climate, the analysis said. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57605 for the article.
500 scientists not enough for you? How’s this for consensus building, over 31,000 scientists, nearly 10,000 of which hold Doctorates, signed a petition in opposition to the idea that mankind is causing global warming through the consumption of fossil fuels. The position they hold is based on a peer based review of the claims by the IPCC and states….
A review of the research literature concerning the environmental consequences of increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the conclusion that increases during the 20th and early 21st centuries have produced no deleterious effects upon Earth’s weather and climate. Increased carbon dioxide has, however, markedly increased plant growth. Predictions of harmful climatic effects due to future increases in hydrocarbon use and minor greenhouse gases like CO2 do not conform to current experimental knowledge.
That’s a far cry from the once 600 scientists of the IPCC sponsored study, many of whom were not actually climatologists. But even more recently, a David Archibald had this to say in summary of a report given in March of this year at the International Conference On Climate Change…What I have shown in this presentation is that carbon dioxide is largely irrelevant to the Earth’s climate. The carbon dioxide that Mankind will put into the atmosphere over the next few hundred years will offset a couple of millennia of post-Holocene Optimum cooling before we plunge into the next ice age. There are no deleterious consequences of higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are wholly beneficial. http://ncwatch.typepad.com/dalton_minimum_returns/files/Solar_Arch_NY_Mar2_08.pdf for the paper.
None of the claims by the global warming alarmists seem to have much substance or truth. But I’ll tell you one thing that does ring true. That one thing is that the UN is taking advantage of the hysteria surrounding Gore’s unfounded claims of global warming, and is using that opportunity to levy a worldwide Carbon Tax to fund their failing association of Nations. A December ’01 article in Africa Recovery, a UN periodical now called Africa Renewal, had the following comments regarding today’s Carbon Tax……..
As aid from rich countries slides further, a UN independent panel on development financing recently proposed new ways of raising more funds to rescue millions of people from poverty….
The panel, chaired by former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, was set up by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to identify innovative methods for raising the estimated $50 bn needed yearly to implement the UN’s commitments to poverty reduction and sustainable growth in developing countries…..
The Zedillo panel also proposed a tax on the consumption of fossil fuels……
…The main energy sources that would be affected by a carbon tax include coal, petroleum, kerosene and natural gas. The tax would be reflected in an increase in their price, at a level based on the capacity of each type of fuel to emit carbon dioxide. The higher the carbon content, the higher the minimum tax rate. The tax would likely be collected by fuel vendors…..
Industrial countries would agree to release their carbon tax revenue to international organizations funding global public goods…..
Existing international bodies, “largely designed for the world of fifty years ago,” are no longer equipped to address problems arising from the growing interdependence of nations, the panel stated….
You can read the full article at http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol15no4/154finan.htm should you so desire.
The United States stands on the edge of losing its sovereignty if we continue to allow this sham to go on. How much of the increase in our fuel costs is actually due to this Carbon Tax scam being perpetrated?