I had a conversation with a friend about my contention that humans are not and cannot be a major cause of global warming. He asked me if I had any scientific backing for my belief. Ever since then I have noticed more frequent mention in the news of articles and scientists who support my beliefs. Here are some of them:
http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/69623 This is from the Dailyexpress in England, written by naturalist David Bellamy. He was a popular lecturer on the environment, wrote over 35 books, and presented over 400 programs. Then about 10 years ago, he was suddenly blacklisted and hasn't appeared in public since then. Why? Bellamy says he doesn’t believe in man-made global warming.
http://tinyurl.com/7kkyrl This is from the Belfast Telegraph, written about Ireland's Environment Minister, Sammy Wilson. The article states that Mr. Wilson believes spending billions on trying to reduce carbon emissions is one giant con. He claims that ongoing climatic shifts are due to nature and not mankind.
http://tinyurl.com/7k88z3 This is from Investor's Business Daily, Editorials and Opinions section. It says,
" 2008 has been a year of records for cold and snowfall and may indeed be the coldest year of the 21st century thus far. In the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month of October.
" Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature drop was not predicted by global climate models. But it was predictable by a decline in sunspot activity since 2000.
" When the sun is active, it's not uncommon to see sunspot numbers of 100 or more in a single month. Every 11 years, activity slows, and numbers briefly drop near zero. Normally sunspots return very quickly, as a new cycle begins. But this year, the start of a new cycle, the sun has been eerily quiet.
" The first seven months averaged a sunspot count of only three and in August there were no sunspots at all — zero — something that has not occurred since 1913.
" According to the publication Daily Tech, in the past 1,000 years, three previous such events — what are called the Dalton, Maunder and Sporer Minimums — have all led to rapid cooling. One was large enough to be called the Little Ice Age (1500-1750)."
So, this is a large part of my contention -- that we can only purposefully control the earth's global temperature when we have figured out how to control the sun's activity. Not before then.
"Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when they first started recording ice levels via satellite."
It also says, "Earlier this year, predictions were rife that the could melt entirely in 2008. Instead, the Arctic ice saw a substantial recovery."
and, "In May, concerns over disappearing sea ice led the U.S. to officially list the polar bear a threatened species, over objections from experts who claimed the animal's numbers were increasing."
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This goes to support my belief that proponents of the and environmental protectionism use hysterical, non-scientific approaches to gather support for their theories, including the use of inaccurate or falsified data. In other words, the movement has an agenda of its own, facts be damned!
I lament the fact that our politicians have adopted the same hysteria that the pro-global environmentalists suffer from, and are spending billions of dollars chasing an impossible dream. The problem is, the more they see how badly they are failing to affect the global climate, the more they will be convinced that "the problem" needs more money thrown at it. It is like a dog chasing its tail -- maybe if they do even more, go even faster, they will catch up. Meanwhile, they will tax us beyond our limits to withstand, they will impose unnecessary and silly added-upon expenses to doing business, and they will eliminate perfectly good industries because they don't fit well with the 'green' theories. For example, I read today that the EPA is considering a greenhouse gas tax on cows and hogs, to pay for all the CO2 they breath and fart into the atmosphere! Ever hear of anything so ridiculous?
What's the end of all this? Total economic melt-down, total public inacceptance of inept and blind politicians, and an eventual rebuilding of society based upon sane and sound principals (hopefully). If not, then possibly the complete take-over of freedom by socialist and communist societies. But, most likely, the advent of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Humans will never figure it out by themselves.