Skip to comments.Global Warming Ecophobia
Posted on 03/01/2007 5:03:35 PM PST by etradervic
I must confess no small reluctance to address the mania surrounding global warming since it rightly belongs to the purview of science. But since the Ecophobes, who have eagerly fabricated this red herring, have misused Science (assuming it was used at all) to advance a cause that will serve as a distraction from the Lefts failings everywhere else, I thought that I might be forgiven if I broached the subject.
The most notable aspect of the Gore film is that its premise is based upon a lie which is then followed by several deceptions. The film begins by bilking its unfortunate audience into believing that CO2 is the cause of global warming by correlating graphs of CO2 and temperature increases over time. Although increases in CO2 levels have been attendant to increases in global temperature (but not always), science indicates that CO2 increases have lagged increases in global temperature. It is, therefore, more likely that CO2 is an effect of and not the cause of global warming.
After real scientists point to such inconvenient truths, one would think that this apostle of an apocryphal apocalypse would pack up his trunk of alchemy and snake oil and hightail it back to Tennessee. Instead, when faced with facts and the lack of their own evidence, Ecophobes will descend to even lower depths of puerile hysteria. Gore has connived in his film to delude its audience into believing that they (and of course evil corporations) are responsible for global warming. Once the causality between CO2 and temperature is debunked, however, the Ecophobes do not have a legitimate argument. Indeed, the warming period that we are enjoying today actually began approximately 18,000 years ago while Al Gores Neanderthal ancestor was still laboring to invent the square wheel in an Alpine cave. Like many aspects of nature, climate change is cyclical. Whether it is initiated by Sun Spot volatility or volcanic activity, our planet has, over time, experienced natural cycles of cooling and warming long before the first human appeared.
Your typical Ecophobe will then argue surely all of this CO2 that we are spewing into the atmosphere must be having some effect! Maybe, but it does not seem to be causing global warming. Dont claim that it does unless you have evidence. The burden of proof belongs to those with the preposterous claims - hysterics are no substitute. A casual glance at the graph supplied from the National Center for Atmospheric Research illustrates that the current inter-glacial period appears very similar to the last.
The next graph from NASA demonstrates temperature fluctuation over a very narrow range during the past century. The increase from 1900 to 2000 is a negligible increase of approximately 1 degree. Any Ecofreak who would lose his mind over an increase of 1 degree Fahrenheit during the entire 20th century while the Earth is in an 18,000 year warming cycle could hardly be expected to engage in logical inquiry in order to formulate an objective opinion. Conversely, the puppeteers of global warming propaganda are targeting the weak-minded, gullible minions - the same people who watch Oprah and answer spam email from the Prince of Togo.
My main disappointment is with the scientific community. It is a sorry state of affairs when America's most renown "scientist" is a political reprobate like Al Gore. There has been an ever-growing trend for science to become more and more politicized. The vast majority of climatologists who know that Gore is full of CO2 are largely quiescent. Scientists have been conditioned, whether in the face of the Lefts last lie about AIDS decimating the American population or it's the new fad in String Theory, into compliance. If you are riding the latest wave of Leftist hysteria or amenable to the latest theoretical fancy, you are more likely to be funded. Besides being a corruption of science, it is also a considerable waste of resources scientific and otherwise.
Another great deception is that global warming is inherently bad. Global warming is evidently, as mentioned previously, a natural phenomena characteristic of the planets long-term climate cycle which alternates between glacial and inter-glacial periods. Today, we are thankfully in an inter-glacial period. One day the Earth will be in another glacial period which will send glacial sheets down to Berlin. This will be followed by another warm inter-glacial episode and so forth. What is dangerous and irresponsible is not the Earths climate cycles but arrogant bureaucrats who purport to manipulate the Earths climate and deviate the Planet from its natural cycle.
The UN attempt to employ the drivel emanating from their shill scientists as a pretext for mandating their ludicrous global temperature ceiling betrays the UN as a pandering, corrupt, vacuous organization desperate to control the economies of other nations and the lives of their citizenry. The true purpose behind the global warming Ecophobia is to rouse the leftist rabble. The Left is a failure when it comes to protecting Americans from terrorism, fixing the school system or social security, but they can surely save us all from an AIDS epidemic or a global warming crisis that do not exist. As Rush Limbaugh accurately posited, "the anti-capitalist Left has found a home in the environmental movement." The solutions that the Left proposes to dispel their fanciful visions of cataclysmic climate disaster consists of punishing American business and forfeiting control to central government all Leftist goals.
That's OK, we've all seen them anyway.
I'm glad that Punxatawney Al has out his face on global warming. He is such a rich target for abuse.
This whole debate about global warming needs more explanation.
For example, there is evidence that temps. are rising . But as noted above, the world has gone through endless climate change cycles before cave men started fires to keep warm and add pollutants to the atmosphere.
Also, is global warming a totally bad thing? If sea levels rise that could be a concern, granted. But, warmer weather in the midwest, for example, could lead to a longer growing season in one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the world. Which would increase food production, which presumeably would help us all.
So is global warming completely bad and suicidal for us, or could there be some benefits? And how much is man made and how much is the effect of natural cycles of climate?
And, is there really anything we can do to significantly change things? Mt. Pinatubo's eruption in 1990 or 91 I think it was put exponentially more pollutants into the atmosphere than man's activity did that year. Mt. St. Helens did the same. The Krakatoa eruption in the 1880s similarly effected the world and caused more effects than man ever could.
Krakatoa could erupt again some day.
Ping me if you find one I've missed.
The author says: "Although increases in CO2 levels have been attendant to increases in global temperature (but not always), science indicates that CO2 increases have lagged increases in global temperature. It is, therefore, more likely that CO2 is an effect of and not the cause of global warming."
But the believers say:
"So it is correct that CO2 did not trigger the warmings, but it definitely contributed to them -- and according to climate theory and model experiments, greenhouse gas forcing was the dominant factor in the magnitude of the ultimate change."
Ya know, I'm beginning to change my mind - I think I want Gore-The-Incredible-Hypocrite to run for president after all. I would LOVE to see the look on his face when he realizes that the only thing that he is going to get out of Hollyweird is the standing O and the gold statue they gave him for being as big a moron as they are.
But, when he announces, he can get Leonardo DiCaprio to be his VP. Together they can run on the Dumb and Dumber ticket and, when he isn't slobbering all over his boss, DiCaprio can stand around "looking, you know, all hard core and stuff."
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They didn't concede that CO2 does not cause global warming.
They said that warming in the "way back" caused an increase in CO2 which in turn caused more warming via GH effect, and that CO2 caused most of the "ultimate change".
This reads like somebody dropped the dictionary and all the words spilled out.
When you find the forest on fire you can either look for matches or ashes but the fire needs no excuse.
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