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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Global Baloney?













This morning I read THIS POST on Randy's blog and it put me in a mind to make the following observations about our "global warming crisis":

I have often wondered at the sky-is-falling mentality of the "go-greeners" who warn of impending doom due to global worming: a warming of our planet's climate that leads to an eventual ice age. Heck, they even make movies about it ("The Day After Tomorrow" - one of the most blatant propaganda films disguised as a movie in recent memory).

However, I seem to remember learning of the age of dinosaurs as a young boy. A time when there were no carbon emissions and yet, magically, the world was much warmer - globally - than it is today.

I also remember learning as a young man about the ice ages our planet experienced in the not-so-distant past. Amazingly, there were no cars and factories around then, either.

How are we to explain these mystical inconsistencies with today's global-doom-and-gloom weather predictions. As you pointed out, we have only kept track of temperatures for the last 100 years or so. But there is evidence - lots of evidence - of major climactic differences in the fossil record.

Could it be that our weather tends to be cyclical? Could it be that the climate has a lot more to do with forces other than what man brings to bear (especially considering that there were vastly fewer people on earth a the time of the last global warming and ice age and they didn't drive SUV's).

Might it not be a little arrogant of us - given the known fossil record of the distant and not-so-distant past - to think that we have that much to do with climactic changes?

Do I think we need to be wise with our environment? Yep. Do we need to do due diligence in protecting our natural resources? Absolutely.

Do I think we should hamstring ourselves by worrying about going green (which has a far more political and social agenda rather than a scientific one) in everything we do to the detriment of our economy and way of life?

No way.


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6 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

Pat,

You are right on and you have barely scratched the surface of the subject. There are many scientists that are jumping off the global warming bandwagon. As far as I can tell, this idea of global warming(now called "climate change" since we had one of the coldest winters on record last year) is a trumped up fallcy to be used as another means of generating taxes (see the upcoming cap and trade legislation).

I firmly believe that we should take care of the planet, but are we really that arrogant to think that we can destroy so quickly?

Thanks for your post.

March 11, 2009 9:43 AM

 
Blogger Nathan said...

Dude! Love this post! So true. thanks!

March 11, 2009 11:25 AM

 
Blogger Chad Davis said...

I have always pictured Angry cavemen yelling at each other in their cave about their local glacier melting. "Who burned a fire today? Today was a no wood burning day!!!" If I could draw I would have made my political cartoon long ago.

March 11, 2009 11:48 AM

 
OpenID wingnutsunited said...

When a leading politician with financial ties to "green" companies starts screaming that the world is going to end, you can be confident that it isn't. He's just going after some of his own green (in the form of greenbacks.)
Most respected meteorologists have rejected global warming since it's initial hysteria, which began shortly after the hysteria for global cooling ended.
But, it's a political hot button now, so hold on to your wallet, cause the politicians are going to fleece us.

March 11, 2009 2:35 PM

 
Blogger The Weaver's said...

One word, precession.

Look it up if you are not sure.

March 11, 2009 4:16 PM

 
Blogger Doc said...

Global warming has been permanently and summarily debunked. God promised he will never flood the earth again! Let's move on the the next scientific special interest mumbo jumbo hysteria. Oh, lets not forget to throw money we don't have at as well. And elect more politicians who are going to save us from ourselves.

March 12, 2009 5:44 AM

 

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