I don't know about you, but the increased hype scare-mongering about global warming has convinced me that warming really is occurring. But the source of that warming is my blood boiling. There is no definitive evidence that man is causing an increase in global warming. Sure, the climate is changing. That's what climate does. There are and always have been periodic swings within the overall trends, but it should be as obvious as the nose on your face that ice-ages are followed by periods of global warming and we are still recovering from the ice-age of 14,000 years ago. Why do you think the glaciers that at one time covered much of the northern United States have since retreated to the Arctic region? And this slow warming trend will continue, remain relatively constant, or reverse toward another ice-age as God has intended.
But Mr. Gore, the new high-priest of the Church of the Most High Green and his loyal army of activist believers continue to wail about eminent doom unless you and I commence immediately to abandon our cars in favor of walking and bikes, exchange our clothes-driers for a clothes-line, our washing machines for a scrub-board, and our electric lights for stumbling around in the dark. And keeping us in the dark is exactly what he and his cohorts want as they use this phony new environmentalist religion as their vehicle for establishing one-world government with them as controlling rulers. Hey Americans, wake up! What happened to that great independent, freedom-loving spirit of 1776?
These Greens have even called global warming the capitalist's weapon of mass destruction. The Greens weapon of mass destruction is the liberal media and they have used these willing servants effectively and constantly to brainwash the masses into accepting their lie as gospel truth. One lie that is repeated loudly and often is that the scientific community is over-whelmingly in agreement with the Gore exaggerations. Nothing could be further from the truth but if a lie is told often enough it has been shown time and time again that the lie will be accepted as truth. Many eminent scientists are speaking out in opposition to this exaggerated lie of man-caused global warming and these brave souls are being crucified for their honesty. More and more we are seeing scientist converts from the Gore-Global-Warming church seeing the light of truth and recanting their support for the Gore Greens.
Most recently, Bjarne Andersen, professor at the renowned Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, has pointed out that the basic premise behind the current global change (remember, 30 years ago it was global cooling and today it's global warming) of an increase in the average temperature of the earth is, in itself, an invalid concept. The March 18, 2007 web issue of Science Daily states "Discussions on global warming often refer to 'global temperature.' Yet the concept is thermodynamically as well as mathematically an impossibility, says Bjarne Andresen, a professor at The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, who has analyzed this topic in collaboration with professors Christopher Essex from University of Western Ontario and Ross McKitrick from University of Guelph, Canada...."
The current hype has been propelled into particularly prominent head-lines because of the recently issued summary report of the IPCC (a United Nations organization), the Academy Awards given the Gore sci-fi movie, and Gore's appearance before Congress. Gore talks about temperature increases of up to 20 degrees but even the IPCC has scaled this back to a relatively insignificant level. The latest published information I could find from the United Nations in their Vital Climate Graphics report states the following: " The mean global surface temperature has increased by about 0.3 to 0.6°C since the late 19th century and by about 0.2 to 0.3°C over the last 40 years, which is the period with most reliable data. Recent years have been among the warmest since 1860 - the period for which instrumental records are available." While this report does not cover any of the 21st century, it does show that, if there is indeed an increase in global warming during the last century, it has been very slight. But the key to me in the UN report is the statement, "...the period for which instrumental records are available..." This certainly implies that even they put little faith in the accuracy of temperature estimates made for periods prior to 1860.
But the scare tactics never stop. The latest is a report from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory that has the liberal media lackeys barking headlines of pending world starvation. The headlines shriek, "Cereal Fields Produce Less Due To Global Warming" as they go on to state from the report that "... Fields of wheat, corn and barley throughout the world have produced a combined 40 million metric tons less per year from 1981 to 2002 because of increasing temperatures caused by human activities, said the study ..." As I read said report the words that kept jumping into my mind were "figures don't lie but liars figure".So I looked up the stats and this is what I found: "In the past decade and a half, agricultural net production increased annually by 2.2%. This growth has been mainly in the developing world which increased output by almost 3.4% per year, while the developed countries increased by just over 0.2% per year.... Food crops gross production went up 2%, but the most important of them, cereals, just 1%". Who are you going to believe? The lying manipulators or the actual figures? The fact of the matter is that food production, including cereal production world wide is up, not down.
Would global warming or global cooling be more disastrous to the world food supply? How many of you are familiar with the nick-name, Little Egypt, given to the southern third of Illinois? Have you ever wondered why? Well, it seems that in the winter of 1830-31 Upper Illinois suffered from a long winter and late spring, so crops were not planted until June, and much of that harvest was killed by an early September frost. Southern Illinois, however, was milder that year and produced grain, much of which was shipped north. I'll bet the people of Chicago in those days were worried sick about global cooling.
But we don't need to go back quite that far to find a period of time when climate extremes posed severe threats to man-kind. There are still some old-timers around who remember the "dust bowl" of the 1930's. "... 'Dust Bowl' was a term born in the hard times from the people who lived in the drought-stricken region during the great depression... The decade was full of extremes: blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and dirt storms." Excerpts from "The Dust Bowl, Men, Dirt and Depression" by Paul Bonnifield. Since Mr. Gore associates global warming with drought I must assume that these drought years were the result of global warming. Temperatures in Oklahoma hit 120 degrees on some of those hot summer days.
Come to think of it, we know there have been temperature extremes and droughts since the beginning of recorded history. Have you heard about the seven year famine that shook the whole civilized world? The incident is described by BBC Weather as follows: "The famine in Egypt in the story of Joseph is a ‘physical famine’, which means that it was caused by the environment’s natural hostility to Egypt’s agriculture. Drought is the most common cause of famine, and it was an unpredictable drought and a sudden change in the state of the climate that would cause the famine in Egypt." Does Mr. Gore realize that he is about 4000 years late in warning us about global warming?
Finally, you have to dig really deep to find this article in a recent issue of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics titled “Multi-scale analysis of global temperature changes and trend of a drop in temperature in the next 20 years.” I certainly have not and expect not to see any mention of this paper by our liberal media friends. The article was published in a highly respected, peer-reviewed scientific journal and the research was funded by the impartial Chinese National Science Foundation. Read details about the article in World Climate Report. . The authors, Zhen-Shan and Xian gathered temperature data for the globe, the Northern Hemisphere, and 10 regions in China from 1881 to 2002; the datasets they chose are the same ones used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Based on their statistical analysis of this data, they predict that the average global temperature during the next twenty years will drop from its present level. Furthermore, their work demonstrates that although carbon dioxide increase may have a positive effect on temperature increase, the effect will be insufficient to over-come the temperature drop attributable to other natural causes.
What do you think? Ozark common sense tells me that what-ever will be, will be and the future's not ours to see. Put your trust in God.
PS: See below exact quote from
NOAA. "February Temperature: 34th coldest February in the 1895-2007 record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature was 32.86°F (0.48°C), which was 1.84°F (1.02°C) below the 1901-2000 (20th century) mean."