I bring that up simply because we are at the mercy of the earth. Many people think it's the other way around, but all the floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, etc. testify to the power of mother nature. The earth is a living organism much as humans are and if infected like a person with say, a cold or virus, will correct itself to come back to the balance that has existed before we had megacities residing on the earth.
As I mentioned before, short of total nuclear destruction, what we do with the climate is nothing compared with the eruptions of volcanoes, Mt St Helen's, Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines and Mt Vesuvius centuries ago that almost destroyed the Roman empire. We are no more responsible for climate change through our daily lives than carbon emissions are for the icebergs melting.
And watching that stupid pre-game show between the Cowboys and Eagles last Sunday (I had no choice, I was switching air at work and we run Sunday night Football, so I was a captive audience so to say) was just embarrassing. Turning off the studio lights except for the fact that they still had the ticker (sponsored by Toyota) still going, and the desk monitor (sponsored by Toyota too) still lit also.
Matt Lauer was on the today show saying "this is not a political thing, not a right or left thing". Well, Matt, you're wrong. The crisis du jour for the left is "BS". Yet, when you examine the very people that supposedly are spokespeople to stop "BS", they somehow consider themselves above the "little people" and continue living their extravagant lifestyles, all the time preaching at joe six pack that we need to change our lifestyle. How smug. These people remind me of Marie Antoinette when told that the masses were starving and didn't have bread; "well, let them eat cake".
Consider the fact that most environmentalists preach about hybrid automobiles. You know why most environmentalists hate regular automobiles? because it represents freedom! They want everyone to fit in one mold so that everyone is "equal". Socialism anyone?
If we were cutting down all the trees, and that has been happening, in the US alone, since we'll say the first English colonies, wouldn't it make sense that we would have a wood shortage? well, no. Why? because, paper manufacturers replant tree farms in order to keep making products! We now have more trees in the continental US than since the time of the revolutionary war!
And what about Oil anyway? did it ever occur to anyone that oil is a natural resource much like wood, water and sand? and people have been predicting for years that we are going to run out of oil. Hardly. We haven't even tapped some of the bigger lakes of oil buried underneath the oceans, not to mention shale oil in the rockies. when you look at how environmentally concious the US as an industrialized country goes, you will find, we are second to none. The US pretty much set the standard that the rest of the world now follows. And yet to hear the wacko's out there, we are the biggest polluters!
Yeah, I got your Green right here cowboy!
How Could So Many Climate Modelers Be So Wrong?
1. All climate modelers must build their models based upon our current understanding of how the climate system works. Therefore, if there is some important - but as yet poorly understood - process that they are missing, they will all tend to make the same error. Past evidence for this is the tendency for climate models to drift away from a realistic climate over time. This suggests that it takes a higher level of understanding to capture the intricate processes that stabilize the climate system.
2. The most important example of this lack of understanding is, in my view, how precipitation systems control the Earth's natural greenhouse effect, over 90% fo which is due to water vapor and clouds. The Earth's total greenhouse effect is not some passive quantity that can be easily modified by mankind adding a little carbon dioxide -- it is instead constantly being limited by precipitation systems, which remove water vapor and adjust cloud amounts to keep the total greenhouse effect consistent with the amount of available sunlight. Our understanding of this limiting process is still immature, and therefore not contained in the models.
3. The vast majority of climate scientists are not climate modelers, and they will tend to go along with what the modelers say. After all, it is the modelers who are supposed to gather all of the specialized knowledge of how weather processes operate, and then represent them in a computer program (model) of how the whole climate system behaves.
THE FACT THAT A MAJORITY OF TODAY'S CLIMATE SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THAT OUR CURRENT GLOBAL WARMTH IS LARGELY MANMADE IS RELATIVELY MEANINGLESS FOR A SCIENCE AS IMMATURE AS CLIMATE CHANGE. SINCE WE ALL RELY UPON THE SAME INCOMPLETE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTED BY THE PEER REVIEWED LITERATURE, IT IS TOO EASY FOR EVERYONE TO BE WRONG FOR THE SAME REASON.
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and besides, you can read Dr Richard Lindzen's "Infrared Iris" hypothesis, observational support for which was published on August 9, 2007. (you have to subscribe in order to read it) or read anything from Dr John Christy who pretty much says the same thing.
And, how about the founder of the Weather Channel? John Coleman wrote a piece for ICECAP, the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project and here is the opening graphs which says it all;
It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minute documentary segment.
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