Welcome to GREAT GLOBAL WARMING
What is Global Warming?
Simply put, the global warming (also called "climate change") theory is the unproven idea that manmade carbon dioxide produced by the burning of fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) for energy and transportation accumulate in the atmosphere, causing the earth's temperature to warm or rise so that in 25, 50 or 100 years mankind and animals will be greatly endangered to the point of extinction. The funny thing is that 30 years ago these same experts predicted that an ICE AGE was coming (see the covers from Time magazine)! Now, these scientific "experts" want US taxpayers blindly accept this theory and also pay billions of dollars in "carbon taxes" and fees to fund for their scientific studies and efforts to save the world. Of course these global warming experts and groups would benefit greatly from this massive funding scam. Since they are brainwashing our kids in schools with this Global Warming "science" and taking our money in fees and taxes - it would be wise learn some facts on Global Warming you won't easily find. Discover that the fears, fees and taxes promoted by the Global Warming alarmists and environmental extremists are truly one of the greatest scams ever perpetrated upon the American and world public.
These same "experts" claim that in the last 150 - 100 years the temperature of the earth has risen only about 1 degree Fahrenheit - and yes, that is what the panic is about. However, the fact is the planet has is always in a state of climate change. The earth has been going through natural cycles of warming and cooling since it began - remember the ICE AGE we were all taught about? Mankind's power to affect the climate is almost nothing compared to the immense power that the ocean, the Sun and planetary forces have upon the earth. Simply put, mankind couldn't change the climate if we wanted too - we simply don't have that kind of power. And now, the latest evidence is that the earth has NOT been warming in recent years which is opposite of what global warming global warming forecasters had predicted! Read on and learn about news and facts that are often hard to find in today's biased news media. Global warming and global cooling are quite natural and it's far better to have a warm planet than a frozen one!
The fact is ... Global Warming is not only good...it's Great! (Sure beats another ICE AGE!) Just ask the Russians who are freezing to death in a record breaking freeze (see below). You will find lots of facts and information on global warming here that will help you discover the real truth about "Global Warming".
Climate Change: 'Hoax' Or Crime Of The Century?
Global warming and Climate change alarmists are perpetuating a hoax of epic proportions to line their own pockets and provide them with some greater sense of purpose. The climate has changed for centuries and will continue to do so with or without the help of mankind's miniscule contributions to CO2. Back in the 70's it was panic over the coming Ice Age - then it was Global Warming - now, unable to predict the future of climate at all they simply shout the warning... "climate change" - as if that means anything. Mostly they're after increased taxes and control over the masses who mindlessly gobble up this nonsense. But thankfully there's plenty of rational people trying to combat the climate change alarmists including John Colemen (founder of the Weather Channel), Mark Henderson, a contributing writer for Forbes and Dennis Byrne a Chicago writer (see links below).
The Global Warming Lie - John Coleman
Survey finds 97% of climate science papers agree warming is man-made... say humans are causing it
Scientists are so bright they love answering questions. Let's see if we can answer a few easy ones...
Question 1 - What ended the last Ice Age?
Answer... The most recent ice age was around 10,000 years ago. About 1/3 of the earth was covered in massive sheets of ice that were estimated to be about 1 mile thick. To form these massive ice sheets, the water was sucked out of the oceans, causing sea levels to drop about 350 feet. Wow! Important note...the ocean level was dramatically affected. But through an absolutely natural process (no SUV's or humans needed) global warming started to happen. Thanks to this natural process a warmer climate caused these enormous glaciers of ICE to melt and recede. Leaving behind a much better place for humans to thrive and grow. That was a long winded way of stating the obvious answer - the last ICE AGE was ended by a wonderful period of global warming was not caused by humans.
Question 2 How the the 5 MAJOR Ice Ages occur?
Answer...Seems like a pattern here? The planet has a history which scientists have told us about for hundreds of years... that is, the earth has experience a cycyle of extreme temperature changes. But notice, again, all these major climate changes in the past were 100% natural phenomena. These ancient Ice Ages were all ended thanks to global warming that was not caused by humans. Don't you LOVE that Global Warming! Or would you rather live in an ice cave?
Question 3 - If the Sahara desert used to be a forest, why is it a desert now?
Short Answer...Global warming again - Not caused by humans. (Notice a pattern again?)
Question 4 - Why have all the global warming predictions from climate models been so wrong?
Answer - Yep, Al Gore and friends have been way off on their forecasts. As in - there is no real climate change in a decade. Ok...so maybe this goof up is on the humans this time too. But really, why should we believe these smart guys when they say the world will end in a 100 years due to global warming when can't they predict the weather anywhere for next month?
Bottom line. The earth and it's climate have been constantly changing for millions of years because of giant forces much bigger than man. Global warming is actually a good thing... much better than global cooling.
So why have so many scientists jumped on the global warming band wagon? Money. Power. Ego. Plain and simple. Many of these scientists rely on grant money. The UN and IPCC all want you to give them money. So they alone can save the planet. Hense, these experts need to promote their "end of the world" concept of global warming for financial reasons and their own self interest. It's not about keeping the planet green. It's about keeping their wallet green.
Polar Bears Are Doing Just Fine...
There are between 20,000 and 25,000 polar bears alive today. That number is a whole lot bigger than it was 40 years ago. The environmental alarmists had predicted polar bears would be close to extinction by 2050 due to global warming. But just the opposite is happening.
The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing. The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers (aka global warming alarmists) who forecasted the numbers would fall dangerously low...
Second Coldest Start To Spring In US History
Russian Scientists say period of global cooling ahead due to changes in the sun
Russia’s Pulkovo Observatory: “we could be in for a cooling period that lasts 200-250 years” Scientists at Russia’s famous Pulkovo Observatory are convinced that the world is in for a period of global cooling.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent: 2013 Approaching Near Record
Japan turns back to coal-fired power plants
The Japanese government is moving to speed up the environmental assessment process for new coal-fired power plants as its power sector struggles with a surging energy bills...
Killer Snow hits Japanese island of Hokkaido
Colder weather is leading to heavier snows in Japan. At least nine people have died after heavy snowfall hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend. One of the victims was a father whose body was found wrapped around his daughter's to keep her warm - ensuring her survival. Snow is piling up dangerously high in Japan due to this winter's low temperatures.
The storm caused two-meter-high (six-and-a-half-feet) drifts and was blamed for derailing a bullet train in Akita prefecture, south of Hokkaido, on Saturday afternoon. Kyodo said the passenger train was moving slowly because of the heavy snow on the tracks, and the derailment caused no injuries.
Antarctic Ice: Is It Going To Take Over The Planet?
"...The Antarctic is nearing 450 days of uninterrupted above-normal ice...Antarctic sea ice is on an upward slope. Real Science, a science website, says it "has been increasing at a rate of half a million square kilometers per year. "If this alarming trend continues, the planet will be completely covered with Antarctic ice in 1,000 years," said Real Science, using University of Illinois data to map out the trend and reach its conclusion. "The Australian coral reefs will freeze to death in less than 300 years."
Climate Change in Perspective
With the fanfare of released official weather records for 2012 comes the usual claims of "warmest this" and "historic extreme that." But, facts are stubborn things. Global temperatures have leveled off over the past 15 years, even as carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have continued to rise. This is a measured fact that confounds strident climate-change predictions. Why no corresponding rise of temperatures with increasing CO2? Because other gases, vapors, and chemical/physical effects are still operating in the atmosphere to influence climate. CO2 does not act in a vacuum.
US taxpayers giving $4B to foreign firms for green energy projects, study says
U.S. taxpayers have forked over nearly $4 billion to foreign-owned companies as part of a stimulus program that pays cash grants to green-energy firms, according to a newly released congressional report.
"Billions of dollars have filled the coffers of overseas firms while the evidence of the promised permanent jobs and economic growth here in the United States is scarce," the report said. The program is separate from the Energy Department fund that gave nearly $530 million to failed solar panel firm Solyndra.
Nearly $1.8 billion, for example, went to various wind energy projects across the country under the U.S. division of Spain's Iberdrola Renewables.
Obama EPA kills power plant, 3,900 jobs in Texas
Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced yesterday that it was cancelling the project. Economists had projected that in the first 5 years of construction and operation the project would create as 1,300 direct and 2,600 indirect jobs. Now none of those jobs will exist.
Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits
Global warming? Sure doesn't look like it in Russia.
Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius (-58 Fahrenheit). Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. Russia has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia.
Antarctic Sees Record Growth in Sea Ice - (you won't hear this in the mainstream media)
Global warming? Sure doesn't look like it in Antarctica. Scientists have now say there is record growth of winter sea ice around Antarctica, which stands in contrast to the extensive melting of the Arctic sea ice in recent years.
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS - OVER 17,000 jobs being lost from coal plant shutdowns - Bureaucrats Impact Your Life Raising the Cost of your Electricity
With 205 coal-fired generators shutting down in the coming years due to increased competition from cheap natural gas and stricter environmental regulations, costing the U.S. 17,000 jobs, according to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. States that will see the biggest job losses are Ohio and Pennsylvania — each losing about 3,000 jobs due to coal plant closures. In February, GenOn announced it was shuttering 13 percent of its generating capacity — mostly in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New jersey — by 2015 due to new environmental regulations. Last month, coal company Alpha Natural Resources announced it would be laying off 1,200 workers and closing eight coal mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to face two new challenges: cheap natural gas and “a regulatory environment that’s aggressively aimed at constraining the use of coal.”
Despite veto threats from the President, the Republican-controlled House voted 233 to 175 for the Stop the War on Coal Act, passing a bill that would limit the EPA’s regulatory authority over greenhouse gases and limit the Interior Department’s ability to issue coal mining rules.
+ EPA UPDATE: Court strikes down EPA rule on coal pollution
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned a key Obama administration rule to reduce harmful emissions from coal-burning power plants, sparking a rally in coal company shares and relief among utility firms. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in a 2-1 decision that the Environmental Protection Agency had exceeded its mandate with the rule, which was to limit sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants in 28 mostly Eastern states and Texas.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT CO2
from the Wallstreet Journal
"The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere's life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today. Better plant varieties, chemical fertilizers and agricultural management contributed to the great increase in agricultural yields of the past century, but part of the increase almost certainly came from additional CO2 in the atmosphere."
ANTARCTIC SEA ICE GROWS with LITTLE OR NO MENTION IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA
With all the hysteria over the seasonal shrinking of the Arctic Sea ice the Antarctic sea ice set another record this summer, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data.
So-called "climate experts" that predicted doom and gloom over the last decade or 2 have not seen their dire predictions come true. Nope, Florida did not get erased off the map and the sea level has not risen 25 feet to flood major cities. (In fact, sea levels have not risen 2 inches.) Once again the climate "experts" were wrong. One of the best predictions was by David Viner, a researcher at the University of East Anglia (UK) climatic research unit claimed in the year 2000 that within just a few years, “children just aren’t going to know what snow is” and snowfall will be “a very rare and exciting event.” And prominent alarmist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said essentially the same thing in 2008. The past two winters, however, were two of the snowiest in history. Real-world climate data, moreover, show annual snow extent is trending up, rather than down, in recent decades. So much for those predictions. But rest assured doom and gloom predictions that the world will end in 10 or 20 or 50 years will keep coming and somehow these same "climate experts" will try to blame any change on humans and their behavior. Until these climate experts can predict the weather 2 weeks out in their own back yards their predictions are nothing more than hot air.
COAL THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE
Source: Denverpost.com By Stuart Sanderson
Coal is the fastest-growing electricity source worldwide. The International Energy Agency reports that coal use will grow 65 percent by 2035. Coal is the only fuel that can provide electricity to the more than 3 billion people worldwide currently without electric power. Some forecasts predict that coal will surpass even oil as the leading energy source.
Coal is also affordable, and affordable electricity means a better life. Electricity enables people to live longer and better...
Read more: The Denver Post
US Carbon Dioxide Emissions Lowest since 1992
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that U.S. carbon dioxide emissions during the first quarter of 2012 were the lowest since 1992. With more and more U.S. power plants switching from coal to natural gas, the decline is likely to continue and the reductions are likely to be permanent.
THE UN WANTS YOUR MONEY!
Climate change experts want to make a big impact...on your wallet!
The upcoming United Nations environmental conference on sustainable development will consider a breathtaking array of carbon taxes, transfers of trillions of dollars from wealthy countries to poor ones, and new spending programs to guarantee that populations around the world are protected from the effects of the very programs the world organization wants to implement, according to stunning U.N. documents examined by Fox News. The main goal of the much-touted, Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, scheduled to be held in Brazil from June 20-23, and which Obama Administration officials have supported, is to make dramatic and enormously expensive changes in the way that the world does nearly everything—or, as one of the documents puts it, "a fundamental shift in the way we think and act." Among the proposals on how the “challenges can and must be addressed,” according to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon:
--More than $2.1 trillion a year in wealth transfers from rich countries to poorer ones, in the name of fostering “green infrastructure, ” “climate adaptation” and other “green economy” measures.
--New carbon taxes for industrialized countries that could cost about $250 billion a year, or 0.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product, by 2020. Other environmental taxes are mentioned, but not specified. --Further unspecified price hikes that extend beyond fossil fuels to anything derived from agriculture, fisheries, forestry, or other kinds of land and water use, all of which would be radically reorganized. These cost changes would “contribute to a more level playing field between established, 'brown' technologies and newer, greener ones."
The Law of the Sea treaty will sink America's economy
The UN want the US to support a new international tax - Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). It would be the first time in history that an international organization would possess taxing authority, and it would amount to billions of American dollars being transferred out of the US Treasury. LOST establishes an International Seabed Authority with the power to regulate 70% of the earth's surface, placing seabed mining, fishing rights, deep-sea oil exploration and even the activities of the U.S. Navy under control of a global bureaucracy. Among other idiotic things the LOST treaty requires the U.S. to forfeit royalties generated from oil and gas development on the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles. That wealth and technology would be turned over to a U.N. body whose mission would be to redistribute it to thugs, tyrants and postage-stamp countries of the world. Call or email your Senators and tell them to sink the "LOST" treaty. Fact is, LOST would be an incalculable loss of wealth and sovereignty. Those who wish to plunder our wealth and neuter our power should be told to get lost. Better yet...defund the UN and shut down that entire useless cesspool.
TREES BENEFIT from radiant heat and nutrients in urban areas
ECOGIZMO - urban areas
By Enid Burns
Over a five-year period, researchers observed an eight-fold increase in biomass in the urban-grown seedlings. Researchers attribute the increased growth to high temperatures (particularly at night), carbon dioxide concentrations and atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Saplings planted in Central Park developed a lower root-to-shoot ratio, which reduced below-ground carbon costs to the plant. To compensate for the root development, urban seedlings allocated more growth to leaves than the rural-grown seedlings. This resulted in a ten-fold greater photosynthetic area but the same photosynthetic capacity of foliage as the rural plants.
The key is that plants can adapt to these changes in their environments, and in this case, really thrive in a human environment," said Stephanie Searle, lead author on a report of the study.
> Read Full Article: http://www.gizmag.com/urban-trees-earth-insitutue/22304/
GLOBAL WARMING LEADER ADMITS MISTAKE
James Lovelock, the famed 92-year-old "Gaia Theory" British scientist says: “All right,” he said, “I made a mistake.”
“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened … “The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now … The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising -- carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that.”
“All right,” he said, “I made a mistake.” He added of his 2006 book, Revenge of Gaia, in which his language was over-the-top, “I would be a little more cautious – but then that would have spoilt the book.”
Thanks to alarmists like Lovelock, the Western world, including the United States, has undertaken massive regulation of its citizenry and increased taxation in order to help pay for probably unnecessary global warming measures....As we’re finding out every day from scientists like Lovelock, that intellectual tyranny has been disastrous for debate, for scientific truth, for the world economy, and for overregulated citizens.
Want to know why the price of gasoline, electricity, and lumber is so expensive? Read "Eco-Tyranny" by Brian Sussman and you'll find how the environmental extremests are costing you serious money. Meteorologist and science reporter Brian Sussman has a number of excellent books we recommend, "Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam" is a must read and "Eco-Tyranny" is his newest. Eco-Tyranny exposes the red (communist) roots of the green movement and conclusively illustrates how its deceptive branches have now extended into every of aspect of American life.
Polar Bear Population Increases - once again the "experts" are proven wrong...
Alarmism: Among the problems caused by climate change, we've been told, is its grave threat to polar bears. Earthjustice, for one, says the animals "are facing unprecedented threats" from global warming. Well, not exactly.
Eight years ago, Environment Canada estimated that by 2011, the polar bear population on the western shore of the Hudson Bay region would fall to about 610.
Last year, the World Wildlife Fund screamed in a headline in its climate blog: "Polar Bear Population In Canada's Western Hudson Bay Unlikely To Survive Climate Disruption."
And in the summer of 2010, the U.K. Independent reported on fear "that the bears could die out in 25 to 30 years, or perhaps in as few as 10."
Really, the rumors of their extinction have been greatly exaggerated. A new survey by the Nunavut Territory government has found that the polar bear population along the western shore of the Hudson Bay is increasing. The study found 1,013 of them in the region, far more than the 610 the alarmists projected...
49 Former NASA Scientists Send A Letter Disputing Climate Change
49 former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week admonishing the agency for it’s role in advocating a high degree of certainty that man-made CO2 is a major cause of climate change while neglecting empirical evidence that calls the theory into question.
Himalayan Glaciers are NOT MELTING- Climate Change Experts Wrong Again
NEW UPDATE: Himalayan glaciers are Growing - Not Melting as Predicted
Glaciers in the Himalayas are growing which goes against the doom and gloom predictions by global warming alarmists. The United Nations’ climate arm warned incorrectly in 2007 that the Himalayan glaciers would melt completely in 25 years, vanishing by the year 2035 due to the effects of climate change. Hmmm...that's not going to happen.
A new study reveals that some Himalayan glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range are getting bigger, according to a study published in the April issue of the journal Nature Geoscience.
The Nature report offered the first comprehensive study of the world’s glaciers and ice caps, using GRACE -- a pair of orbiting satellites racing around the planet at an altitude of 300 miles. That study concluded that the Himalayas have barely melted at all in the past 10 years. "The GRACE results in this region really were a surprise," said University of Colorado at Boulder physics Prof. John Wahr, who led the study.
By the way the GRACE satellites cost - $450 million
Climate Change Forecasters Should Apologize to the World...
The dire predictions that Global Warming would completely melt away the Himalayan glaciers in 25 years looks to be a terribly inaccurate forecast thanks to a new study just released in the science journal NATURE. The new study of Himalayan glaciers is the first comprehensive study of the world’s glaciers and ice caps, and one of its main conclusions has shocked scientists. Using GRACE, a pair of orbiting satellites racing around the planet at an altitude of 300 miles, it comes to the shocking conclusion that the Himalayas have barely melted at all in the past 10 years...not what they predicted. But of course - if you can't predict the weather next week - how are you going to predict what the Himalayan glaciers will be doing in 25 years? Don't you love these "experts"?
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/09/himalayan-glaciers-have-lost-no-ice-in-past-10-years-new-study-reveals/#ixzz1lw0kQJq6
Human Caused (Anthropomorphic) Global Warming theory is Melting!
"...new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years..."
Global temperatures are actually declining. Recent global temperature measurements that there has been NO global warming over the last several years. Despite the facts, global warming proponents continue to predict that the earth's temperature will rise enough in the next 50 or 100 years so that large amounts of ice at the north and south poles will melt and in turn cause worldwide flooding of small islands, coastal areas like Florida and India. There are many scientists that disagree with the man-caused global warming theory and any serious look at the facts should cause serious doubts. But dispute "global warming" being a theory many governments and regulatory agencies are already making major decisions which have direct impacts upon jobs, energy and our tax dollars. Perhaps it would be wise to remember that back in the 1970's many of these same weather experts were predicting an ICE AGE.
Global Warming and Climate Change are as natural as our changing weather.
The controversial part of "Global warming" is that a number of scientists and environmentalists client that it is Man who is warming our planet and such warming may cause giant glaciers to melt and flood lower lying places like Florida and elsewhere. The truth is that planet earth has been in an ongoing cycle of climate change ever since the earth first came into existence. Scientists have recently extracted ice core samples from both the north (Greenland) and south (Antarctica) only to discover that "climate changes" is quite common and even cyclical.
Please look at the earth's past temperatures as seen in ice core samples taken by scientists from opposite sides of the world (below). Note that the earth has had temperature fluctuations that span the entire 450,000 years these ice cores samples are estimated to represent. Also, note that there are clear cycles which span about 100,000 years which can only be due to planetary and/or solar cycles - not man made carbon dioxide!
CLIMATE and GLOBAL WARMING NEWS:
Winter snowfall record set in Anchorage
(Reuters) - Total snowfall for Anchorage, Alaska grew to a record 11.2 feet for the year. The official snow tally was 134.5 inches, 1.9 inches above the previous record set in the winter of 1954-1955, the weather service said. The average for winter snowfall in Anchorage over the past 30 years is 74.5 inches, the agency said.
> Read full story on Alaska Snowfall Record
New EPA Pollution Rules May Force Shutdown of Dozens of Coal-Fired Power Plants
Big Government in the form of the EPA are creating harmful regulations that will shut down power plants, force power blackouts,
cost tens of thousands of jobs and raise electric bills for over 20 million households...
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press December 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.
Together, those plants - some of the oldest and dirtiest in the country - produce enough electricity for more than 22 million households, the AP survey found. But their demise probably won't cause homes to go dark.
Raising your Energy Rates - Costing Jobs - Hurting our Economy
LEARN ABOUT THE EPA and it's REGULATORY OVERREACH - YOUR FREEDOM UNDER THREAT
EPA official apologizes for call to 'crucify' oil companies
More proof that the unaccountable, unelected EPA is big government - out of control...
A top EPA official has apologized for comparing his agency's enforcement strategy to Roman crucifixion -- as Republican Sen. James Inhofe launched an investigation and told Fox News the comments are part of a campaign of "threats" and "intimidation."
proof that HUMANS are NOT causing global warming.
The whole of the Earth heated up in medieval times without human CO2 emissions, says new study
- Evidence was found in a rare mineral that records global temperatures
- Warming was global and NOT limited to Europe
- Throws doubt on orthodoxies around 'global warming'
CLIMATE SCIENTIST IS A THEIF - Climate scientist admits stealing docs from conservative think tank
Prominent climate scientist Peter H. GLEICK admits to Stealing Documents
These "Climate Change" fanatics have taken to theft, deceit and outright lies in an effort to promote their "scientific" theory. Recently, Peter H. Gleick as head of the AGU Task Force on Scientific Ethics once was noted for his essays and testimony on scientific integrity admitted to stealing documents from an "anti-global warming" think tank. How ugly can climate science get? Prominent climate scientist Peter H. Gleick relied on deceit and subterfuge to solicit a cache of sensitive internal documents from conservative think tank The Heartland Institute before leaking them to the press -- a fresh scandal that further darkens the highly charged debate on planetary climate change.
Following his admission, Gleick's resignation was accepted by the National Center for Science Education. His name appears to have been removed from a Task Force on Scientific Ethics at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a prominent science organization. Gleick’s revelation of his activities could ruin his career.
Statement by The Heartland Institute on Peter Gleick Confession
"Gleick's crime was a serious one. The documents he admits stealing contained personal information about Heartland staff members, donors, and allies, the release of which has violated their privacy and endangered their personal safety. Gleick himself was specifically invited to attend a Heartland event to debate global warming just days before he stole the documents. He turned down the invitation. We are consulting with legal counsel to determine our next steps...
Gleick’s ‘integrity’ seems to have nothing to do with scientific integrity, but rather loyalty to and consistency with what I have called the UNFCCC/IPCC ideology. There is the common theme of climate scientists compromising personal and professional ethics, integrity, and responsibility, all in the interests of a ’cause’.
Countries rally against EU Carbon Tax on Airlines - Making it More Expensive to Fly
So European climate change fools want to impose a new tax on airline flights for a new "carbon tax" they've dreamed up, making it more expensive to fly. Yes, once again they want to "save the world' while taking your money and putting it into their pockets! The U.S., Indian, and Russian governments are also vehemently opposed to the EU taxation scheme — supposedly aimed at tackling “climate change” based on controversial United Nations theories that “global warming” may be linked to human activities.
Delegates from 26 countries opposed to a new EU carbon tax on airlines are meeting in Moscow to consider possible retaliation, amid fears of a trade war.
China claims the plan could cost Chinese airlines $124 million in additional annual costs. Analysts say it could jump to three or four times that much by 2020!
Global plane maker Airbus joined a chorus of concern that a European scheme to charge airlines for carbon emissions risks triggering a full-blown trade war, with implications for plane deals and even Europe’s crippling sovereign debt crisis.
In connection with its refusal to pay the tax, the Chinese government also cancelled a $14 billion contract to purchase aircraft from Airbus.
India Refuses To Pay EU Carbon Tax For Flights To Europe
India has joined China in prohibiting their airlines from paying the carbon tax that the European Union (EU) is demanding on flights to Europe.
EUROPE IS FREEZING
EUROPEAN FREEZE for 2012 - GLOBAL WARMING IS MUCH BETTER THAN GLOBAL COOLING!
How cold is Europe? Cold enough for the Danube River to freeze
Feb. 16, 2012
At least four Balkan nations suspended shipping on the Danube due to the heavy ice. Just how extraordinary has this winter been in Europe? The Danube River has frozen, for one. Europeans have been shivering under a blanket of cold air that has sent temperatures plummeting and snows drifting. Across the continent, hundreds have died from exposure to the cold. The Danube's freezing is just one of many severe winter events in the continent this year. Heavy snowfall has blocked roads and stranded towns in central Italy. A train in Montenegro was stranded on the tracks for three days due to heavy snow. Even Venice's famous canals froze, a rare feat...
> Read more from Mother Nature Network
As lengthy stretch of River Danube lies frozen, shippers lose millions in trade
Shippers say they are losing millions in trade because a lengthy stretch of the River Danube in Europe is stuck in the longest freeze in its recent history. The Romanian Transportation Ministry says shipping was halted for some 700 kilometers (440 miles) on Friday, and six river crossings were closed in Romania due to the ice.
> Read more
February 11, 2012
EUROPE'S FREEZE DEATH TOLL RISES past 550 People - CUTS OFF TENS of THOUSANDS
February 11, 2012
Snow drifts reaching up to rooftops kept tens of thousands of villagers prisoners in their own homes Saturday as the death toll from Europe's big freeze rose past 550. More heavy snow fell on the Balkans and in Italy, while the Danube river, already closed to shipping for hundreds of kilometres (miles) because of thick ice, froze over in Bulgaria for the first time in 27 years.
Montenegro's capital of Podgorica was brought to a standstill by snow 50 centimetres (20 inches) deep, a 50-year record...
Jan. 19, 2012 - SNOW IN THE SAHARA DESERT for the first time in 33 years.
> Video of Snow in the Sahara Desert
February 2012 - Death Toll rises from freezing temperatures - 160 dead as cold snap grips Europe
DEATH TOLL RISING FROM COLD - All of Europe and even Africa is being frozen by a giant 4,000-mile wide mass of freezing air shunted west from Siberia.
One person is dying every five minutes due to cold weather this week, as Britain reels from a winter death rate twice as high as some of the world’s coldest countries, according to the Department of Health’s Chief Medical Officer.
How's that global warming working for you now??
The SAHARA DESERT is getting snow for the first time in 33 years.
Snow is forecast into Italy, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica and, most remarkably, possible low level snow in north Africa.
Caspian Sea has frozen
The Caspian Sea has frozen as a result of the snowstorm which is affecting Azerbaijan for the past several days. And now the people are easily walking on the Sea, even well out into several-hundred meters off the coast....Russian media has reported that dozens of ships are now stranded at sea with dwindling food and water supplies.
Global Warming and Climate Change will NOT END THE WORLD
For years scientists and "experts" have been crying doom and gloom over the weather. Back in the 1970's there were fears of a coming Ice Age. Ten years later the alarm range out for global warming. The reality is that claims that humans are causing the "end of the world" and other such dire predictions due to manmade carbon dioxide emissions are greatly exaggerated to the point of being laughable if not for the fact that these same people want to shut down energy projects and take your money to fund their crazy ideas of saving the world.
JUST A SIMPLE QUESTION...
If they CAN NOT predict the weather how can these same people predict what our climate will be 50-100 years from now?
20 years ago they predicted an ICE AGE.
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of factors that influence the earth's climate. The earth's oceans, waters, land, forests, and atmosphere are all important factors affecting our planet's climate - a climate which sustains and nourishes a rare world teeming with life. Our planet is home to an estimated 5 million to 100 million species today - not to mention millions of other species that have already become extinct. Scientists who have been studying the Sun and Solar Activity are beginning to think that the sun may be a major influence upon global temperatures...duh!
Given the enormity of the SUN and the fact that it is responsible for virtually all the heat on the planet that's probably a good idea. Great global warming is a website attempting to present information and articles on the global warming controversy with a focus on facts from the majority of climate experts and scientists that are often ignored by the dominant media outlets today.
Climate Change Alarmists and Environmentalists are costing you Jobs and Money
The global warming debate is NOT just talk - don't be mistaken, government officials and bureaucrats who believe in global warming are costing you money and jobs - right now. Whether it's more expensive light bulbs or the government mandated ethanol in your gasoline - we are already paying for these ideas. Government officials have successfully shut down huge coal fired power plants throughout the US which cost hundreds of jobs and substantially increased home energy costs. The US government has shut down oil drilling and valuable Keystone oil pipeline project which will cost thousands of people to lose their jobs and increase our reliance upon foreign oil suppliers that are often in hostile countries. Global warming advocates and environmentalists even care more about obscure beetles than American jobs and energy needs.
Canceling the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline - Jobs and Oil get Ignored
The Obama Administration once again rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have transported crude oil from the Canadian tar sands to refineries along the Gulf Coast. It would have provided more oil from a friendly ally while reducing America's dependence on imported oil from hostile regimes like Venezuela or those in the Middle East.
> Read how President Obama denies the TransCanada oil pipeline
EPA shuts down Coal Fired Energy Plants increasing energy costs to Cities
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules and standards targeting coal fired power plants which will lead to many power plants closing down and/or spending millions of dollars on high-tech emission controlling equipment. The EPA is a Federal agency which is simply out of control. The EPA cares little about the costly regulatory burden they place upon the American energy businesses and American energy consumers they claim to protect. The EPA estimates the rule will cost $9.6 billion annually, making it one of the most expensive the agency has ever issued. Tied to the far from unproven theory of man-made global warming the EPA is costing taxpayers and businesses billions of dollars at a time when American can ill afford it.
Due to new federal air pollution regulations, more than 32 power plants across the country will be forced to close their doors, according to a recent Associated Press survey. Those plants, which are mostly coal-fired, discharge enough electricity to supply more than 22 million households, the survey notes, and their closure will lead to job layoffs, depleted tax revenues, and a considerable hike in electric bills.
Many companies — most notably Southern Company, as well as American Electric, which has a slew of aging coal plants scattered throughout the Midwest — assured that they will be forced to retire facilities and terminate hundreds of jobs if they have to meet full EPA compliance by 2014. Officials from American Electric, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, said in June that the proposed rules would shut down parts of or all 11 of their plants, eliminating 600 jobs. The federal regulations would cost the company $8 billion, officials averred, mostly on retrofitting or shutting down plants which lack EPA-mandated equipment upgrades.
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GET THE FACTS on GLOBAL WARMING:
FACT: The #1 source of global warming is the SUN. Without the SUN the earth would be a frozen rock in space. The Sun is 1 million times the size of the earth and containing 99.8% of all the mass in our solar system. The heat and energy produced by the Sun is tremendous. 100,000,000,000 tons of dynamite would have to be detonated every second to match the energy produced by the sun. Combine the Sun's massive size with a core temperature of about 27,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit and you get something which has more than enough power to melt glaciers, warm oceans, heat the entire earth and our atmosphere AND it's been doing this for billions of years before mankind came on the scene. The Sun is also a wild and natural object with it's own cycles and fluctuations which have always impacted the earth's climate. Thanks in large part to the Sun we have a wonderfully warm planet suitable for life - and not a frozen rock in space. Global warming is actually a great thing.
FACT: The #1 greenhouse gas is water vapor - NOT Carbon Dioxide. Over 95 percent of the Greenhouse Effect is the result of atmospheric water vapor in Earth's atmosphere. The #1 source of greenhouse gas comes from the oceans. Water has much more weight and mass than carbon dioxide - therefore it can "carry" much more energy and have a far greater effect upon the local or global temperatures.
> Great website with information of the importance of water vapor and the Greenhouse Effect
FACT: Global Warming, Global Cooling and Global Climate Change is NATURAL and has been happening for millions of years - long before any possible human influence - Climate Change is nothing new.
FACT: The Antarctica's ICE sheet is growing - not shrinking.
FACT: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a naturally occurring green house gas which is helps plants grow - it is good for forests and crops. C02 is absolutely necessary and beneficial for life. CO2 is NOT a pollutant. Trees breathe in carbon dioxide in order to grow...humans exhale Carbon Dioxide. Furthermore, there is no proof that CO2 is a measurable driver of global warming. . Unfortunately, the US and Canadian Government has included CO2 with a number of truly toxic and noxious substances listed by the Environmental Protection Act, only as their means to politically control it. Without CO2, vegetation dies, herbivores die, we all die.
FACT: Planets in our solar system are continually undergoing significant climate changes - all without humans and their SUVs. The retreating of ice caps on Mars much like the Earth's Arctic ice was news several years ago. Scientists from NASA say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period. More recently scientists have observed that Jupiter is undergoing a massive climate change as evidenced by increased turbulence of gigantic storms on Jupiter. Hint...climate change is natural.
FACT: There is NO scientific consensus that human caused CO2 is the cause of global warming. The only real consensus is that politicians are attempting to tax US citizens billions of dollars so they can "save the world" while huge research dollars are directed to pro-climate change scientists that support their cause.
FACT: The OCEAN naturally regulates and controls the amount of CO2. The ocean holds 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. In fact, the Earth's carbon cycle is dominated by the ocean, which absorbs 50% of the CO2 released into the atmosphere by human activity. Carbon settling to the ocean bottom can eventually be stored for millions of years.
FACT: Polar bear populations are 500% larger than they were 50 years ago.
FACT: Human produced CO2 contributes just a tiny fraction of the natural emissions of Carbon dioxide.
FACT: Methane gas is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide and could be a much more powerful "trigger" on climate change. A UN report concludes that animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of total greenhouse gas emissions, more than all transportation in the world combined. Some scientists have speculated that it was Methane gas which triggered climate changes which caused the dinosaurs to become extinct. Prediction - a meat tax is coming your way.
FACT: Studies of Ice Core Samples show Carbon Dioxide TRAILING atmospheric temperatures - ie higher CO2 levels are likely the result (not the cause) of higher temperatures.
FACT: Global temperatures have been falling - not rising - since 1998 - perhaps that's why the politicians are switching from "global warming" to "Climate Change"?
FACT: atmospheric carbon dioxide has no significant influence on average global temperature. Examination of the temperature data of the last and prior glaciations from NOAA as determined from Vostok ice cores reveals that temperature trends reversed direction irrespective of carbon dioxide levels.
FACT: atmospheric amounts of CO2 have risen and fallen far more dramatically in earlier centuries than they have in the last 100 years demonstrating (again) that it is a natural process. Medieval Earth where the temperatures were warmer than today and they did not correlate to CO2 levels.
FACT: It is far better to live on a warm planet than a cool planet - (remember the ICE AGE - when hundreds of species died in the freezing cold.) Once upon a time the United States had Camels, Mammoths and Saber-toothed cats. There were also a wonderful variety of dinosaurs that are now long gone.
FACT: The forces which drive the global climate and even local weather are complex and often unpredictable. Weather and Climate models (which are the basis of all this "climate change" controversy) are wildly inept and inaccurate. These computer models assume that CO2 is the primary climate driver, when in fact CO2 does not drive climate, and they do not take into account the Sun, which has the most significant effect on climate. Weather forecasts for just a small region of the globe (ie your state) are often wrong. Predicting the weather more than 15 days out is close to impossible. Since Climate Models (computer models of global climate projections) are a major basis of the current global warming scare it is ludicrous to presume that these same Climate Models can predict what the climate will be in 10, 20 or 50 years into the future. According the NOAA Climate Prediction center's own website: "All of the forecasts, however, have large uncertainties. In some cases uncertainties are gigantic, while in other cases they are only moderately large." Doesn't it make sense that if you can't predict the weather for Denver, Colorado 10 days from now - you certainly can't predict the global climate 50 or 100 years from now?
FACT: Climate Change is about the MONEY and POWER. It's about taking your money in the form of various taxes and giving it to others. Chinese scientists have generously suggesting the United States give 1 percent of it's annual GDP (about $1.4 trillion) to other countries and scientific organizations to "save the world."
Costs of Climate Change and the Cap and Trade Bill S.2191
- The "smart grid" an upgrade to the US electrical grid - (estimated cost $400 Billion - great if you're getting the money but not if you're paying the bill!)
- Cap and Trade legislation will drastically raised the cost of energy to everyone in the US. Job losses in the US would be massive because 85% of all jobs are affected by energy and it's costs.
- Cumulative gross domestic product (GDP) losses are at least $1.7 trillion and could reach $4.8 trillion by 2030 (in inflation-adjusted 2006 dollars).
- Single-year GDP losses hit at least $155 billion and realistically could exceed $500 billion (in inflation-adjusted 2006 dollars).
- Annual job losses exceed 500,000 before 2030 and could approach 1,000,000.
- The annual cost of emission permits to energy users will be at least $100 billion by 2020 and could exceed $300 billion by 2030 (in inflation-adjusted 2006 dollars).
- The average household will pay $467 more each year for its natural gas and electricity (in inflation-adjusted 2006 dollars). That means that the average household will spend an additional $8,870 to purchase household energy over the period 2012 through 2030.
- An that's just the tip of the iceberg. At the end of "saving the world" over climate change - we may very well ruin the United States economy and be too poor to pay for the roof over our heads.
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RECENT GLOBAL WARMING NEWS:
Face the facts...global warming is good for people, plants and animals. Would you rather have a longer winter or a longer summer? The brutal reality is that Global Cooling is serious business and a major shift towards global cooling would lead to crop shortages, famine, widespread extinction and migration of species and possibly the beginning another ice age - not good. Thanks to a slowing in the currents of the Gulf Stream over the last several years forecasters are now predicting the coldest winter in 100 (some say 1000) years is on its way to Europe this year... Maybe they should forget about those global warming taxes after all? Let's wait to see how they blame the Gulf Stream slowdown on mankind this time.
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Resigns and Disagrees about Man-Made Global Warming
Giaever announced his resignation from APS was due to the group's belief in man-made global warming fears. Giaever explained in his email to APS: "In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this 'warming' period."
Without the heat from the sun - the earth would be a frozen rock in space. The sun is 750 times bigger than all of the planets in our solar system put together. The sun is so big that about 1,000,000 Earths could fit in the Sun. The sun's surface temperature is about 10,000 degrees forthright. As every child understands, it is the heat from the sun that warms the earth. The sun is responsible for over 99% of all the global warming we have. The sun also has cycles - when it get hot - the earth gets hotter. The earth has warmed and cooled in cycles for millions of years.
Carbon dioxide is produced both naturally and by humans. (Humans create just a small fraction of the CO2 in the earth's atmosphere. There are much larger forces at work on this greenhouse gas!)
> View a Chart on the Ocean and the Earth's Carbon Cycle from Dr. Robert Stewart
Yes, the earth is marvelously made so that greenhouse gases trap the heat and create a planet that supports an abundance of life - unlike any other we have seen in the universe. So make no mistake...greenhouse gases are wonderful - as is global warming. Global warming is great! For it is far better to have a warmer planet than a frozen rock to live on.
CLIMATE CHANGE is a WELL KNOW FACT
Warren Buffett's Charlie Munger says CAP AND TRADE is "Monstrously Stupid"
Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK) Charlie Munger says in an interview with CNBC that it'd be "Monsterously Stupid... almost demented" to do cap and trade, because it'd be a "huge shock to the economy," and it "wouldn't do much," since China emits the vast majority of CO2.
Given the fact that over 95% of Carbon Dioxide is produced by nature - not man - the expected decreases in CO2 forced by CAP IN TRADE (tax penalties) on US small businesses and corporations would likely be undetectable on a global basis. The only certain effect would be a decrease of income for businesses - harming our economy and our standard of living.
Keep in mind that C02 is absolutely essential and beneficial for plants - food crops, forests, etc.) and plants are absolutely necessary for our survival.
Indeed, increased C02 is more likely a benefit plants and all life on the world.
4 Questions about Climate Change - Cap and Trade
1) In 1975 the scientific consensus was so concerned about falling global temperatures that Newsweek magazine warning of impending global cooling. More recently global temperatures have fallen over the last several years with many record temperatures recently recorded worldwide. Is it wise to spend billions of dollars on something that we may have no control over and will cause economic hardship on an already struggling US economy?
2) Over the last 20,000 years massive ice glaciers have come and gone, sea levels have risen and fallen hundreds of feet, global climate has fluctuated dramatically - all without any influence of humans. Climate change is in fact an unstoppable natural fact that has always been powered by the sun, oceans and other large natural forces. Isn't the attempt to control climate change by imposing taxes upon US businesses sheer folly?
3) Is the ultimate goal of the proposed legislation truly to turn back global warming? If so, what good would it do for the United States to adopt such a system if China and India — both major polluters — aren’t along for the ride?
4) Climate models which predict global warming are the scientific basis which supporters of Cap and Trade rely on to prove their case. It's a fact that basic weather forecasting for just one city is rarely accurate beyond 3 days, Hurricane forecasting has been remarkably inaccurate over the last several years. Why should we be confident that much more complex Modeling for earth’s climate beyond 6 months is dependable?
Compact Florescent Light Bulbs - Dangerous and not as Cost Savings as Touted
CFL are the new light bulb the US government has mandated we switch to starting 2012. However, breaking a CFL can cause serious health risks. They contain mercury. This is especially hazardous for small children and pregnant women. If you drop and break a Compact Florescent Light Bulb (CFL) in your house you and your family will be subjected to a dangerous neurotoxin - mercury - which vaporizes immediately into the air. Mercury is extremely poisonous and dangerous. Another product that will be regulated into your life thanks to Big Government and the big business (Phillips - a German owned company) that created, build and lobbied hard for the elimination of the traditional incandescent bulb - all in the name of "global warming." CFL's create a serious nationwide disposal problem and are a source of health hazard. Some states are now requiring consumers to dispose of compact fluorescent bulbs as household hazardous waste. Other states are now prohibiting their disposal in regular trash.
FOLLOW THE MONEY - U.S. Funds Nearly $4 Billion in Climate-Change Research
Global warming is a good business to be in for government funding. More than 99.5 percent of American climate change funding comes from the government, which spends $4 billion per year on climate change research.
Researchers use this money to promote doom and gloom reports on what man is doing to his world.
The bigger and more catastrophic climate change cataclysm becomes, the more it is justifiable to take more money and exert more control – a cycle that feeds itself.
Top Austrailian scientist Ian Plimer debunks global warming. Plimer is currently Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide. He was previously a Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is also a prominent member of the Australian Skeptics. He was awarded the Clarke Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales in 2004.
Yes, there has been global warming over the last century - of about 1 degree. * But that is nothing to worry about. Look back over the centuries of temperature data and you'll find much more drastic temperature swings than we have today. Remember, the earth and the sun were here long before mankind - and so were plants and dinosaurs and thousands of other life forms. The planet and atmosphere that supported life for millions of years has undergone great fluctuations in temperatures. Scientists can look back for centuries thanks to studies of ice core samples and geology. And what do the scientists see? They see cycles of global warming and global cooling - indeed, much greater than we have now - all naturally occurring. The poplar idea that humans are now the primary cause of global warming or global climate change is purely foolishness. Humans can't change the earth's temperature anymore than we can stop the sun from shining. Yet somehow we're supposed to trust climate models that predict doom and gloom (from global warming) for the next 50 or 100 years when these models can't reliably predict the weather out past a week or 10 days! The only thing these masterminds of global weather models can predict is that their paychecks have been growing ever since Al Gore started to scare the public with their boldly unreliable predictions. And when worldwide fear combines with money - big money - we stumble upon what is the real motivation for the global warming champions - greed. Global warming is the great land of opportunity for scientists worldwide. Climate change has become a worldwide movement - almost a religion. Billions of dollars being pumped into research with thousands of jobs depending upon proving that humans are the cause of global warming.
But while human energy consumption is often blamed for global warming - in fact, human produced CO2 amounts to less .003% (less than 1/3 of 1 percent) of CARBON DIOXIDE in our atmosphere - an insignificant amount. Yet, somehow were are told that human's are the cause of global warming and if we simply change our energy consumption (switch to CFL light bulbs, drive smaller cars, build more solar panels, etc) the entire planet would be saved from global warming. However, one "burb" from the sun (in the form a sunspot - or cooling cycle) would dwarf anything the entire human race could do.
*It should be noted that the last 11-year sub spot cycle just ended in 2007, and we have been at a Solar Minimum, meaning that there has been very little sun spot activity and at times, none at all. Simultaneously, the earth's temperature has declined in the past 2 years at the same time that sunspot activity has declined to a level not seen since the early 1900's.
WATER VAPOR is the #1 GREENHOUSE GAS
What is the #1 greenhouse gas? Water vapor. NOT Carbon Dioxide. CO2 is absolutely beneficial for life and good for the environment. Humans and animals breathe out CO2 - plants absorb and depend on CO2 to flourish and grow.
Water vapor and CO2 are both beneficial and essential for life on earth. Water vapor is most influential greenhouse gas on the planet. The fact is that water covers about 3/4 of the globe and as water evaporates it becomes part of the atmosphere. There is about 30 times as much water vapor in the air as carbon dioxide (CO2). The ocean is the biggest source of CO2 by far!
Water vapor in the atmosphere helps trap the suns heat which is reflected off the earth and helps keep the earth warm enough for life. Without water vapor we wouldn't have clouds or rain - and most plants and animals could not survive with out these things. About 80-90% of the Earth's natural greenhouse effect is due to water vapor. Water vapor also absorbs heat much more effectively than carbon dioxide. Water vapor absorbs three times as much radiation as CO2 - so it's a more powerful greenhouse gas too!
An amazing fact that we never hear about is that oceans regulate CO2. If humans output more CO2 the oceans will absorb it in a natural process which is continuous. The oceans (not people) are primarily what control the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. In fact, as the oceans heat up they release CO2. The reason why there has been an increase in carbon dioxide in the air over the past 150 years is because the oceans have been heating up, not because humans are producing more. And remember that the mass of water is much more powerful as a temperature conveyor than air.
How Al Gores Movie Inconvenient Truth is full of Lies
BRITISH Court Identifies Eleven Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’
What about Carbon Dioxide and our Carbon Footprint?
The short story is that carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas in our atmosphere and in fact is only a small component of our earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is produced both naturally and by human but less than 1/3 of 1 percent of ALL CARBON DIOXIDE in our atmosphere is from human activity. Something called "Greenhouse Effect" is a naturally occurring effect in our atmosphere which helps trap the sun's heat - like a blanket - and keeps our earth warm and makes life possible on Earth. About 95 percent of the earth's atmospheric warming is due to the is Greenhouse Effect is due to water vapor, 99.999 percent of which is of natural origin.
Carbon dioxide (a "greenhouse gas") is not a pollution, it is completely natural and healthy part of our world's ecosystem. Carbon Dioxide is absolutely necessary for life. Human activities contribute only slightly to greenhouse gas concentrations through farming, manufacturing, power generation, and transportation. However, these emissions are so dwarfed in comparison to emissions from natural sources we can do nothing about, that even the most costly efforts to limit human emissions would have a very small -- perhaps undetectable -- effect on global climate.
A very important point of view which is often overlooked is that any global increase of carbon dioxide is what follows an increase in ocean temperatures. As scientist Gary Novak says: "All basic principles indicated that CO2 should increase with temperatures - as effect, not cause - because warmer oceans release more CO2. To pretend that CO2 causes the temperature increases just because of a correlation is not valid, because it is the reverse of what is expected from established principles."
"The real evidence shows that there is nearly twenty times as much CO2 moving into and out of the oceans as humans produce. It shows that there is 200 times as much carbon in the surface oceans as humans produce in a year."
Global warming does happen! But so does global cooling. Our earth is a wild, natural thing and so big we cannot predict with certainty what the weather will be like in 2 weeks, not to mention in 50 or 100 years. The weather and climate has been and is always changing for centuries - every school child knows this. It took global warming to melt the giant glaciers from the Ice Age. Clearly that was not the result of human causes.
Global Climate Change and Global Warming have been occurring since the earth was formed - and long before the "carbon footprint" of humans could amount to the hot topic it currently is. Indeed, it was global warming that melted giant glaciers some 10,000 years ago...and thank goodness for that - otherwise we would all be driving snow mobiles to work instead of long gas guzzling SUV's!
Any Global Warming (or cooling) that may be occurring is most likely the result of natural, unstoppable and largely unpredictable causes - and the big "climate change" scare is really all about money, power and man's arrogance to think they understand and can control the world's climate processes - by spending our money. It's all about greed - not facts. When you here "Carbon Credits", "Cap in Trade" and the "Green Economy" - that's the sound of someone else taking your green (money) out of your pocket.
THE ACQUITTAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE
by Jeffrey A. Glassman, PhD
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the product of oceanic respiration due to the well‑known but under‑appreciated solubility pump. Carbon dioxide rises out of warm ocean waters where it is added to the atmosphere. There it is mixed with residual and accidental CO2, and circulated, to be absorbed into the sink of the cold ocean waters. Next the thermohaline circulation carries the CO2‑rich sea water deep into the ocean. A millennium later it appears at the surface in warm waters, saturated by lower pressure and higher temperature, to be exhausted back into the atmosphere.
Throughout the past 420 millennia, comprising four interglacial periods, the Vostok record of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is imprinted with, and fully characterized by, the physics of the solubility of CO2 in water, along with the lag in the deep ocean circulation. Notwithstanding that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, atmospheric carbon dioxide has neither caused nor amplified global temperature increases. Increased carbon dioxide has been an effect of global warming, not a cause. Technically, carbon dioxide is a lagging proxy for ocean temperatures. When global temperature, and along with it, ocean temperature rises, the physics of solubility causes atmospheric CO2 to increase. If increases in carbon dioxide, or any other greenhouse gas, could have in turn raised global temperatures, the positive feedback would have been catastrophic. While the conditions for such a catastrophe were present in the Vostok record from natural causes, the runaway event did not occur. Carbon dioxide does not accumulate in the atmosphere.
Astronaut Harrison Schmitt: Challenges Climate Change Alarmists
Science is being used for political purposes to take away our money, freedoms and liberties - all in the name of Climate Change and using manipulated and faulty science. This is the opinion of former Apollo 17 astronaut, geologist, former US Senator and moonwalker Harrison Schmitt. Mr. Schmitt added his voice to the growing chorus of scientists speaking out against the anthropogenic [manmade] global warming (AGW) theory. In strongly worded comments he said the theory was a ‘political tool.’ Now, in a speech at the International Conference on Climate Change he outlined his argument in great detail saying, “the science of climate change and its causes is not settled.
“Several indisputable facts appear evident in geological and climate science that make me a true, quote, denier, unquote of human caused global warming. The conclusion seems inescapable that nature produces the primary influences on climate.”
Citing evidence from the Medieval "Little Ice Age", pointing out flaws in Climate Models, and geologic records from ice core samples showing C02 levels 10 times what we have today - Dr. Schmitt used events such as those to point to the fact that large climate changes are not new and not necessarily human induced.
Climate Models Erroneous Results
Dr. Patrick J. Michaels is a climatologist that points out serious problems with "Climate Change" models. Dr. Patrick J. Michaels is a research professor of environmental services at the University of Virginia and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He is a climatologist with impeccable credentials. Dr. Michaels holds A.B. and S.M. degrees in biological sciences and plant ecology and holds a Ph.D. in ecological climatology. In the past he has served as president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He also is an active participant in the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr. PMichaels' resume as it is significant because it shows that this is someone with a deep background in climatology and a wealth of experience. When someone of this caliber discusses climate change and anthropogenic global warming we can and should take notice.
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SOLAR POWER - NOT SO GREEN AFTER ALL
While environmentalists tout the wonders of going GREEN ENERGYwith SOLAR POWER they overlook how solar energy panels can harm the environment.
16 BILLION GALLONS of WATER per YEAR - required for cooling of solar panels in the proposed southern Nevada desert solar energy farm. This is in a desert! The tremendous requirement for water would seriously degrade the surrounding water supply. In addition, tens of miles need to be scraped clean - ruining the desert habitat and harming animals and plants.
Yahoo - Harmful effects of Going GREEN with SOLAR POWER - require too much water and harmful for environment
SOLAR ENERGY PANELS POSE ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
The production of solar panels produces toxic byproducts that could sicken living beings, warns the (Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition) SVTC. Among these are caustic liquids like silicon tetrachloride, dusts and nanoparticles like kerf (a remnant from cutting silicon ingots), and potent greenhouse gases like sulfur hexafluoride. Because of these negative environmental effects solar panels are largely produced in China, a country with little environmental standards to deal with.
SOLAR POWER has the excellent environmental reputation that comes from its lack of CO2 emissions, but careless onlookers might mistake solar’s CO2 reputation with a more general environmental harmlessness.
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY - FAT PEOPLE CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING - WHAT NEXT?
Earth Day: We are now told that obesity causes global warming. Maybe that's why belief in human-caused climate change is at an all-time low. That and the fact that Antarctic ice is growing, not melting.
The High Costs Of Cap and Trade - Carbon Caps - Cap and Trade Bill is a TAX BILL in Disguise
Dramatically reducing carbon emissions will not come without significant economic — and humanitarian — costs.
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By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
Regulation: The Environmental Protection Agency ruled Friday that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that must be regulated. Many are willing to pay the economic costs. Will they be willing to pay in lost lives, too? A 2002 study from the National Academy of Sciences determined that "the downweighting and downsizing that occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s, some of which was due to CAFE standards, probably resulted in an additional 1,300 to 2,600 traffic fatalities in 1993."
ANTARCTIC ICE IS GROWING - NOT SHRINKING
The destabilization of the Wilkins ice shelf in the western part of Antarctica generated international headlines recently. However, the big picture was not correctly reported by the media (as usual). East Antarctica, which includes the territory claimed by Australia is four times the size of west Antarctica and most of it is cooling.
As reported by The Austrailian
ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.
The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent's western coast.
Antarctica has 90 per cent of the Earth's ice and 80 per cent of its fresh water. Extensive melting of Antarctic ice sheets would be required to raise sea levels substantially, and ice is melting in parts of west Antarctica. The destabilization of the Wilkins ice shelf generated international headlines this month.
However, the picture is very different in east Antarctica, which includes the territory claimed by Australia.
East Antarctica is four times the size of west Antarctica and parts of it are cooling. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research report prepared for last week's meeting of Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington noted the South Pole had shown "significant cooling in recent decades".
Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.
"Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally," Dr Allison said.
The melting of sea ice -- fast ice and pack ice -- does not cause sea levels to rise because the ice is in the water.
Dr Allison said there was not any evidence of significant change in the mass of ice shelves in east Antarctica nor any indication that its ice cap was melting. "The only significant calving's in Antarctica have been in the west," he said. And he cautioned that calving's of the magnitude seen recently in west Antarctica might not be unusual.
Ice core drilling in the fast ice off Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-Operative Research Center shows that last year, the ice had a maximum thickness of 1.89m, its densest in 10 years. A paper to be published soon by the British Antarctic Survey in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is expected to confirm that over the past 30 years, the area of sea ice around the continent has expanded.
DUST RESPONSIBLE (Not People) for ATLANTIC OCEAN WARMING
The warming of Atlantic Ocean waters in recent decades is largely due to declines in airborne dust from African deserts and lower volcanic emissions, a new study suggests.
Since 1980, the tropical North Atlantic has been warming by an average of a half-degree Fahrenheit (a quarter-degree Celsius) per decade.
While that number may sound small, it can translate to big impacts on hurricanes, which are fueled by warm surface waters, said study team member Amato Evan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For example, the ocean temperature difference between 1994, a quiet hurricane year, and 2005's record-breaking year of storms (including Hurricane Katrina), was just 1 degree Fahrenheit.
Evan and his colleagues had previously shown that African dust and other airborne particles can suppress hurricane activity by reducing how much sunlight reaches the ocean and keeping the sea surface cool. Dusty years predict mild hurricane seasons, while years with low dust activity — including 2004 and 2005 — have been linked to stronger and more frequent storms.
In the new study, the researchers investigated the exact effect of dust and volcanic emissions on ocean temperatures. They combined satellite data of dust and other particles with existing climate models and calculated how much of the Atlantic warming observed during the last 26 years could be accounted for by simultaneous changes in African dust storms and tropical volcanic activity, primarily the eruptions of El Chichón in Mexico in 1982 and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991.
The results: More than two-thirds of this upward trend in recent decades can be attributed to changes in African dust storm and tropical volcano activity during that time.
This was a surprisingly large amount, Evan said.
Satellite research of dust-storm activity is relatively young, and no one yet understands what drives dust variability from year to year. And volcanic eruptions are still relatively unpredictable.
"We don't really understand how dust is going to change in these climate projections, and changes in dust could have a really good effect or a really bad effect," Evan said.
How many other unknown factors in nature affect global warming and to what extent? This study should make global warming alarmist scientists question their opinion that it is humans that are a major cause of global warming - when it could be natural forces they just don't fully comprehend.
What's worse than Global Warming? How about Global Cooling? Remember the Ice Age? Pray for Global Warming...
Based on ice core samples from Russia's Vostok Station in Antarctica, we now know earth's atmosphere and temperature for the last 420,000 years. This major study (which you can read more about below) not had surprising and unexpected findings which have largely been kept quite. Not only do these ice core samples show the wide variation of global temperatures over time - but even wider fluctuations in temperatures than we are experiencing today - all during a time before the industrial revolution and any possibility of "human causation". Furthermore, the ice core samples do show a link between CO2 levels and global temperatures however the evidence indicates that CO2 levels follow the earth's temperature rise, not lead it. This could mean that warmer temperatures CAUSE more CO2 - not the opposite. It appears that CO2 fluctuations FOLLOW the change in sea temperature. As water temperatures rise, oceans release additional dissolved CO2 -- like opening a warm beer or soda pop releases the trapped bubbles of CO2. All this begs the question - if it's NOT CO2 (ie the nasty greenhouse gas humans are supposed to be so responsible for) which is causing the earth's temperature to rise - what else could it be? Most scientists (and most children) would say that only the sun could be responsible for any significant fluctuations in global temperatures.
In fact, there are many other scientists from diverse backgrounds as atmospheric physicists, climatologists, engineers, meteorologists, and paleo-climatologists, who do not believe the primary cause is mankind, although this could be part of it. Most of these scientists believe that the sun is at the root of the warming (if any), but that other factors are also at work. According to Dr. Kunihiko, Chancellor of Japan's Institute of Science and Technology: "CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or the other ... every scientist knows this, but it doesn't pay to say so." Even the earth's temperature has risen 1 degree over the last 100 years (which is widely accepted as a fact) and even if this was 100% attributable to human causes, this is a trivial amount in the natural variation of the Earth, and to suggest the rise would accelerate 5 fold (IPCC best estimate) in this century is an incredible leap of imagination - to the point of exaggeration and foolishness.
Data Error: Arctic Sea Ice Extent Underestimated by 193,000 square Miles
The Artic Ice is Shrinking...NOT so much as reported
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (Boulder, Co) noticed that in February 2009 there was a significant problem with the daily sea ice data images. This error in data resulting in the UNDERSESTIMATION of Artic sea Ice to the tune of 193,000 square miles.
"At the end of January, the F15 sensor underestimated ice extent by 50,000 square kilometers (19,300 square miles) compared to F13. That is still within the margin of error for daily data. By mid-February, the difference had grown to 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), which is outside of expected error. "
The temporary error in the near-real-time data does not change the conclusion of the National Snow and Ice Data Center that Arctic sea ice extent has been declining for the past three decades.
Bottom line is that at least for now - there's 193,000 square miles more ice than they thought. Those polar bears will be glad about this!
Fluffy Toilet Paper Said to Be Worse for Environment Than Hummers
Wiping your bottom can cause global warming...and that's not including the methane gas produced after eating all those vegetarian tofu burritos! So once again human beings are destroying the world as we know it. It seems that the secret ingredient to that "high-end", extra soft and fluffy toilet paper (most of us prefer) is using the wood fiber taken from standing trees. As environmental correspondent from "The Guardian" Suzanne Goldenbery reports: "The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country's love of gas-guzzling cars..."
The evil Americans are at it again with all manner of excess. " Americans already consume vastly more paper than any other country — about three times more per person than the average European, and 100 times more than the average person in China." So next time you use that fancy soft toilet paper, do the environmentally sensitive thing...recycle.
> read more on how wiping your bottom can cause global warming
Global Warming Questions and Answers...
There are 3 big parts to the heat we enjoy on earth
If you could ask the cavemen from the ice age, that struggled to survive and where many species became extinct - global warming is a good thing - we should enjoy and celebrate it...and in fact, it is as "green" as the sunshine.
The SUN is the most important force and cause global warming here on earth. Yes, our atmosphere is vital but without the sun the earth's average global temperature would be about the same temperature of space which is about 475 degrees below zero. Even a child can understand that when the earth is exposed to the sun - it warms up - and has done so every day for millions (if not billions) of years. The sun is responsible for over 99% of all the global warming we have.
The SUN is the power source for the heat we enjoy on this earth = and it is a very big, very wild and uncontrollable object. The SUN has it's own cycles and frequently explodes with massive violence - emitting enormous sun flares that can reach many millions of degrees. The fact that the SUN is so big that it could contain 1 million earth's and is what heat's up the earth everyday should lead any child to conclude that the SUN is very likely the cause of any global warming that may be occurring we have experienced.
What are the "Greenhouse Gases" that contribute to global warming?
Facts on our Atmosphere...
Water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases in the atmosphere trap heat from the sun, warming Earth (sort of like a blanket). The heat-trapping quality of these gases are known as the greenhouse effect. Without the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere, Earth would probably be too cold for life to exist.
Carbon dioxide is absolutely necessary and good for life on earth and it is invisible.
The world's natural wetlands produce more greenhouse gas contributions annually than all human sources combined.
Carbon dioxide is a very small component of Earth's atmosphere (380 parts per million or 0.038%) which amounts to less than 1/10th of 1% of the Earth's Atmosphere.
Global temperatures have only risen about 1° F over the last 100 years. Temperatures have gone through nearly two complete cycles of warming and cooling over the last 100 years. During the period 1900 to 1940 temperatures were increasing. Then from 1940 to 1980 temperatures were decreasing. Currently, temperatures are increasing back to about where they were in the 1930's.
Carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants does NOT damage forests - Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the principal gas that trees and other plants need to survive, just like oxygen (O2) is the principal gas that humans and other animals require. Trees absorb CO2 and release O2-- animals inhale O2 and exhale CO2. See how nice this all works!.
NO CONCENSUS from scientists about Human caused GLOBAL WARMING
You want facts about global warming and climate change? You're at the right place.
DID YOU KNOW???
The Sun is ENORMOUS and HOT!
The SUN is about 870,000 miles in diameter.
The Sun contains 99.8% of the mass of our entire solar system. Sun is so much more massive than the Earth (over 300,000 times heavier) its gravitational pull is also much larger. A child that weighs 75 pounds on Earth would weigh about a ton on the Sun.
Without the Sun, life on Earth would not exist. Our planet would be a frozen dark ball, drifting dead in space. We need the Sun for light, heat and energy. With the Sun, plants can grow, and animals can eat. The Sun's output changes over time. These changes affect not only our daily lives and climate, but also our communications, such as by satellites. The more we know about the Sun, the better we can deal with these changes.
SUNSPOTS and SOLAR CYCLES
According to NASA...There was a "sunspot gap"(where there were no sun spots observed) between 1645-1715 which corresponded to what is known as "the Little Ice Age".
Solar activity data appears to indicate that over the last century the number of sunspots rose in number and intensity. At the same time that the Earth's climate became steadily warmer.
(During a 75-year period beginning in 1645, astronomers detected almost no sunspot activity on the sun. Called the “Maunder Minimum,” this event coincided with the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, a 350-year cold spell that gripped much of Europe and North America.)
TAX COWS and PIGS because of their BURPS and FARTS! - As stupid as they can get - our government officials.
Now the environmental wackos at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture want to TAX COWS and PIGS because of their FARTS!!
Under the proposal, if a state charged the “presumptive minimum rate” from the EPA, the cow tax would be $175 per dairy cow, $87.50 per head for beef cattle and a little more than $20 per pig,” Krause (from the Wyoming Farm Bureau) explained.
Krause explained that the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that a producer with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs would emit more than 100 tons of carbon and be subject to the permitting requirements. “These thresholds would impact 99 percent of dairy producers, over 90 percent of beef producers and 95 percent of hog producers in the United States,” Krause stated.
According to Krause, the EPA has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in preparation to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). “The regulation of automobile emissions automatically initiates other provisions of the CAA,” Krause explained. “One of those provisions requires permits from anyone who emits more than 100 tons of a regulated pollutant per year and there are millions of sources that emit more than 100 tons of carbon.”
The Title V permits, that are essentially a cow and pig tax, are supposed to contain provisions designed to reduce or eliminate the emissions of the regulated pollutant. Cows and pigs methane emissions are completely natural...they come from farts...duh. Animals have been doing this for millions of years. What's next - taxing all zoos? How about taxing all people that frequent Taco Bell?
The economic costs to producers from the cow and pig tax would be great and could cause the cost of beef, pork and dairy prices to rise...which would hurt many Americans in these tough economic times. If meat prices rise Americans will switch over to eating more vegetables which in turn would cause more farts from people - which could lead (logically) to a new tax on all people because of these our own methane emissions. Something stinks big time about all this...the EPA.
Is there no limit to this nonsense?
Read more - TAX those COWS - GLOBAL WARMING
Read more about COW BURPS and Global Warming
Methane may have caused extinction
Forget about CO2 emissions... Some scientists have speculate that it was Methane gas which triggered climate changes which caused the dinosaurs to become extinct.
SHEEP BELCHES - A MAJOR CAUSE of GLOBAL WARMING - GASSY GRAZERS or FUZZY FARTERS?
THIS STINKS! Sheep and cow farts and burps probably accounts for more global warming gases than cars! How is this possible? What do we do about this? How do they know? English scientists have been busy researching the global threat of sheep burps - what a great and noble job! Perhaps we should ban sheep or livestock production and mandate vegetables only for food? But then what would we do about those vegetarians that fart far worse than sheep?
THAT STINKS! Burping and Farting Sheep - causing global warming from Methane - a MAJOR ROLE in GLOBAL WARMING - BAAA HUM BUG!
MAJOR GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES REVEALS in STUDY of ICE CORE SAMPLES Surprises Scientists
GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTISTS DISCOVER PROOF OF RAPID (NATURAL) GLOBAL WARMING and CLIMATE CHANGE FROM ICE CORE SAMPLES
Scientists from many countries drilled into Artic Ice, Greenland Ice and the Antartctic Ice to pull out 11,000 foot ice cores that trapped the earth's atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years.
When you look at the graph below it's easy to see large changes in global temperatures WAY BEFORE the modern industrial revolution which is blamed on global warming. The evidence is clear that human caused global warming did not cause these spikes that seem to come in a cycle of about every 100,000 years. It's pretty clear - it's not human CO2 - but rather some planetary wobble and/orsolar cycle that's powering
these spikes but certainly not by human carbon dioxide!
View a Chart (below) on 450,000 YEARS of Climage Change - see Global Warming and Global Cooling in ICE!
The world has never seen such freezing heat
By Christopher Booker
A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonable snow and plummeting temperatures.
The reason for the freak figures (blunder) was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. If there is one scientist more responsible than any other for the alarm over global warming it is Dr Hansen.
Yet last week's latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen's methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was forced by Mr Watts and Mr McIntyre to revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s.
Why all the fuss about Global Warming and Climate Change if it's been around for millions of years?
In three words...Money...Power...Arrogance. Global Warming is BIG business...taking your money in taxes and fees and transferring it to those world organizations, scientists, politicians, "green" businesses and groups that stand to benefit from having all that money and power...using false and arrogant claims that they know - they know best - how to spend your money to control the world's climate - when they can't even predict the weather next week - not to mention control the weather on any level whatsoever!
Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic sees through the global warming fraud...
"Global warming is a myth and I think that every serious person and scientist says so. It is unfair to refer to the United Nations panel. IPCC is not a scientific body: it's a political institution, a kind of non-government organization with green flavor. It's not a forum of neutral scientists or a balanced group of scientists. Its members are politicized scientists who arrive there with one-sided sentiments and one-sided tasks.
Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it's a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor. It's neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment.
When Klaus was questioned: "Don't we have empirical evidence and facts accessible to our eyes that imply that Man is ruining the planet and himself?"
His answer was: "It's such a nonsense that I have probably not yet heard a greater nonsense."
Thank you Klaus for setting the record straight!!!
DON'T EAT MEAT for GLOBAL WARMING
According to PETA: "...not eating meat is "the single most effective thing" you can do to reduce your climate change impact."
How crazy is that?? Of course, you shouldn't kill any animals - so forget about leather shoes, belts, furniture, coats, etc...
Actually there's something more we could do...because eating VEGETABLES ONLY causes most humans to fart...ie - produce methane gas. And Methane gas is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide...so we would produce much more methane.
Taken to it's logical conclusion...therefore WE SHOULD NOT EAT ANYTHING and perhaps stop breathing out carbon dioxide while we're at it? If do those two things perhaps we can save the world from global warming.
Humans are the enemy - the earth is under attack...so limits on human behavior, population, car sizes etc are sought after by the same crowd of elites that fly in their private jets to lecture us all on how we should pay more taxes, cut back on our eating and driving habits etc. Give us a break!
Environmentalists' Dilemma: "Green" Wind Farms Threaten Endangered Species
from the NEW AMERICAN:
By Bruce Walker
One dilemma faced by environmentalists pushing the use of wind farms to generate electricity is that the machines are actually a deadly environmental hazard — to birds. For instance, the huge turbines of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains north of Los Angeles have recently killed two more golden eagles — bringing the total of these endangered birds killed by the turbines' blades at the Pine Tree facility to eight. According to the Los Angeles Times: The death rate per turbine at the $425-million [Pine Tree] facility is three times higher than at California's Altamost Pass Wind Resource Area [near Livermore], where about 57 golden eagles die each year. However, the Altamont Pass facility has 5,000 wind turbines — 55 times as many as Pine Tree.
Wind turbine blades may spin up to 200 miles per hour, making it difficult for these flying predators to avoid them as they concentrate on scanning the ground for prey. According to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokesman Brooks Baker, the department is attempting to develop a bird and bat protection plan. Biologist Ileene Anderson of the Center for Biological Diversity claims that the real problem is the location of the wind turbines, and the appropriate response is to redesign the wind farm and put a moratorium on any new construction until the problem is corrected. Audubon California's Garry George maintains that before any new wind farms are built, years of research should be devoted to the behavior of birds which might fly near the turbines.
The killing of these federally-protected birds may actually be a federal offense, although so far no wind farm operators have been prosecuted. The threat of prosecution, however, may affect future development of these farms.
GOLDEN EAGLES FACE EXTINCTION IN U.S. AS NUMBERS PLUMMET, NEW STUDIES REVEAL
San Diego County’s 48 pairs of nesting golden eagles and even rarer bald eagles could be in peril if proposed industrial-scale wind farms are built. ... Although the studies focused on golden eagles, if no major action is taken, wind turbines' razor-sharp blades will also threaten the existence of other species, STEI predicts. ... At Altamont alone, 116 golden eagles have been reported killed by the turbine blades each year. That’s 2,900 dead golden eagles over the wind farm’s 25 year history.
The Obama administration has not reversed but instead, used as an opportunity to fast-track numerous large-scale wind and solar projects in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.
HawkWatch International, another nonprofit organization concerned with bird mortalities, predicts that the Chokeberry and Sierra Madre wind project in Wyoming will slaughter 700 birds of prey a year, including more than 200 golden eagles, the Casper Star Tribune in Wyoming reported ...
CAP IN TRADE - (Just a fancy name for a terrible "tax increase" that will cause your energy costs to soar.)
And from the Wall Street Journal:
GUESS WHAT? CAP-AND-TRADE WILL MAKE AMERICANS POORER
By Stephen Power
The budget assumes the U.S. adopts the cap-and-trade system that would set limits on the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that industries can emit, and allow companies to buy and sell rights to emit those gases. The budget assumes a starting price of $20 per ton for carbon emissions, an amount that Mr. Obama’s aides says is conservative and would likely rise.
The cap-and-trade system is a key part of Mr. Obama’s broader strategy to reduce U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide by roughly 80% from 2005 levels by 2050. To help achieve that goal, Mr. Obama wants to spend some of the money raised through the auction of emissions permits for research and development of low-carbon energy technologies, such as windmills, electric cars or more efficient power grids and buildings.
But some question the government’s ability to spend all that money wisely. It is also unclear whether lawmakers will be able to resist diverting money to causes that have little to do with fighting climate change, such as deficit reduction. “Let’s just be honest and call it a carbon tax that will increase taxes on all Americans who drive a car, who have a job, who turn on a light switch, pure and simple,” said the Republican leader in the House, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio.
A fundamental question is how the government will distribute the billions of dollars in revenue generated through a emissions trading system. Lawmakers from states dependent on coal and heavy manufacturing are expected to demand that more money go toward their constituents, since they will experience higher costs associated with the transition to low-carbon energy sources.
Mr. Obama’s budget also calls for new fees and taxes on oil companies that drill on federal lands, and for closing various tax credits that the industry currently qualifies for—a step the administration says would raise about $30 billion over a decade. Beginning in 2011, Mr. Obama would assess a new excise tax on oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico to close what Mr. Obama’s aides say are loopholes that have give companies “excessive royalty relief.”
Oil-industry officials said Mr. Obama’s proposals would encourage the industry to shift production—and jobs—abroad. “With America in the midst of an economic recession, now is not the time to impose new taxes on the nation’s oil and natural gas industry,” Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, said in a written statement.
FORGET GLOBAL WARMING! 2008 WAS THE COLDEST WINTER IN 50 YEARS
2008 has seen one of the coldest and devastating winters in 50 years...worldwide. From Brazil to China, Chili to Wisconsin, England to Afganistan - we've seen world record (and near record) cold weather blamed for hundreds of deaths (107 in China alone) and unknown amount of economic losses. But what happened to manmade global warming and the record warm winter predicted by our "so-called" weather experts? They were wrong - (View Predictions of record warm temperatures for 2007) In fact, for nearly a decade, there has been no global warming. Even though atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to accumulate - it's up about 4 percent since 1998 - the global mean temperature has remained flat. Remember the fears about melting Arctic Ice and drowning polar bears? Guess what...the vanishing aortic sea ice of 2007 is now back to it's normal previous level. Gee...who predicted that? No one. In fact, it was just the opposite - with global warming "experts" predicting record low aortic sea ice.
FORESTS INDUSTRY - A HERO - NOT A VILLIAN
The Nation’s forests are a rich natural resource, providing beauty and tranquility, varied recreational benefits, and wood for commercial use. Environmentalists continually harp about the evils being wrought upon forests worldwide and in the United States. It should be noted that the U.S. Forest Industry does an amazing job of preserving forests at the same time they harvest them for the valuable products we all need.
- Each year Americans plant at least 1.6 billion trees or about 6 trees for each one we use. Of this total, forest products companies plant about half, or three quarters of a billion trees, annually. These figures actually understate the nation's true reforestation rate as they don't include millions of hardwood trees that are not planted because they regrow naturally.
- An average of almost 5,000,000 new trees are planted each day in the U.S.
- Partly as a result of a strong reforestation record, the growth of U.S. forests annually exceeds the amount harvested by 33% confirming that trees are a renewable resource and that we are renewing them.
- There is an important but often overlooked distinction between deforestation and timber harvesting. Developing countries sometimes clear land of trees (deforest) for agriculture, grazing and other uses. But in the U.S., woodlands are typically managed and reforested after harvest so as to grow future forests. We call this sustainable forestry. In fact, the U.S. today has virtually the same number of forested acres it had in 1920 despite the enormous increase in population and per capita wood use since then. We are not deforesting the United States. We are voluntarily replacing what we use, and without government regulation.
Information from: http://www.bugwood.org/intensive/forest_tree_planting.html
Who plants the most trees in the U.S.?
Forest industry plants 45%, non-industrial private owners plant 42%, the National Forest System plants 6%, other government and industries plant 7%.
The forestry industry provides jobs for about 88,000 U.S. workers. This industry should be celebrated for the wonderful work it does.
For more information on the Forestry Industry: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos178.htm
Is carbon dioxide produced by humans the cause of Global Warming? Nobel Prize winners, experts and many scientists have launched a worldwide campaign to "save the planet" from the catastrophic and devastating effects that global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts billions of people face drought and food shortages because of the predicted rising temperatures. The United Nations is demanding 86$ billion in funding to deal with the future climate change crisis. To make it more interesting there are notable scientists debunk these claims of "human caused" Global Warming - calling Global Warming a hoax. In fact, over 400 leading researchers and scientists have challenged the assertion that man-made global warming endangers the planet.
"I find the Doomsday picture Al Gore is painting — a six-meter sea level rise, 15 times the IPCC number — entirely without merit," said Dutch atmospheric scientist Hendrik Tennekes.
According to the Washington Times, 2007 was a year of Global Cooling for much of the world.
"Since the mid-19th century, the mean global temperature has increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius. This slight warming is not unusual, and lies well within the range of natural variation. Carbon dioxide continues to build in the atmosphere, but the mean planetary temperature hasn't increased significantly for nearly nine years. While the arctic ice is melting...Antarctica is getting colder and in 2007 South America has experienced one of its coldest winters in decades. Unexpected bitter cold swept the entire Southern Hemisphere in 2007. Johannesburg, South Africa, had the first significant snowfall in 26 years. Australia experienced the coldest June ever. In northeastern Australia, the city of Townsville underwent the longest period of continuously cold weather since 1941. In New Zealand, the weather turned so cold that vineyards were endangered."
"Recent weeks have seen the return of unusually cold conditions to the Northern Hemisphere. On Dec. 7, St. Cloud, Minn., set a new record low of minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit. On the same date, record low temperatures were also recorded in Pennsylvania and Ohio."
"Extreme cold weather is occurring worldwide. On Dec. 4, in Seoul, Korea, the temperature was a record minus 5 degrees Celsius. Nov. 24, in Meacham, Ore., the minimum temperature was 12 degrees Fahrenheit colder than the previous record low set in 1952. The Canadian government warns that this winter is likely to be the coldest in 15 years."
Climate Change is the Norm
One thing is certain is that "change" is the norm in our life and in our world. Our weather and climate are always changing and will continue to change and have changing dramatically over millions of years. With any change comes the challenge to adapt. In the past, climate changes have resulted in extinction of entire species - and at the same time provided opportunities for the survivors and those able to adapt to change.
"Climate changes in the past over Geological time periods (millions and tens of millions of years) have been very drastic. During cold periods, much of the planet, even thousands of miles from both poles have been ice-covered by huge glaciers and during warm periods, the same regions may have been sub-tropical or even tropical. Accompanying this have been large changes in sea-level so that some areas of land have either become flooded completely or left high and dry."
Who is right? Who is wrong? Should we be afraid? What should we do? Is the Global Warming scare a scam? People, money, crops, animals, plants and perhaps human civilization itself hang in the balance. GreatGlobalWarming.com is dedicated to answering these questions and providing you with the facts about Global Warming.
Fact #1: Global Warming is great...enjoy it! Without global warming the earth would be a frozen, lifeless rock floating in space. To help those kids (and adults) that have been misled or confused...let's make something very clear... the earth's climate is extremely complex and no one can accurately predict the weather (not to mention the global climate changes) any more than a week or two in advance.
The earth is so huge and dynamic that computer models regularly bring back seasonal predictions which are grossly inaccurate. There are forces at work scientists simply don't know about or understand yet. For instance, studies of ice core samples that date back over 400,000 years show dramatic changes in temperature with increases in carbon dioxide seeming to mirror increases in temperature. But no one knows why. No one knows if it's higher temperatures that cause increases in carbon dioxide or just the opposite.
While it's popular to want to blame human pollution and carbon dioxide output for global warming there are serious scientific arguments against that theory. Not the least of which is that according to NASA satellite data over the last 9 years it's not happening. Yes, we see melting of glaciers at the north pole but just the opposite is happening in the Antarctic. In fact, the vast majority of the Antarctic landmass is rapidly gaining ice and snow cover.
According to NASA scientists:
"Sea Ice May Be on Increase in the Antarctic ...in the Southern Ocean, with increased precipitation rates and deeper snow, the additional load of snow becomes so heavy that it pushes the Antarctic sea ice below sea level. This results in even more and even thicker sea ice when the snow refreezes as more ice."
Of course, the earth has had long periods of Global Warming and Global Cooling. In fact, Global Cooling would be much more devastating for mankind. Imagine...giant glaciers, increasingly cold temperatures worldwide and lowering plant and food production which global cooling would cause. That's exactly what happened during the Giant Ice Age and many species were made extinct from the harshness of those climate changes...certainly, global warming is preferable. Could the real cause for Global warming be that big hot bright thing in the sky... called the Sun? The power of the sun dwarfs anything humans could contribute to heating our atmosphere and it's been warming the earth for millions of years. There's more than one side of the story on this important issue...we're here to bring it.
What about Carbon Dioxide and our Carbon Footprint?
The short story is that carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas in our atmosphere and in fact is only a small component of our earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is produced both naturally and by human but less than 1/3 of 1 percent of ALL CARBON DIOXIDE in our atmosphere is from human activity. Something called "Greenhouse Effect" is a naturally occurring effect in our atmosphere which helps trap the sun's heat - like a blanket - and keeps our earth warm and makes life possible on Earth. About 95 percent of the earth's atmospheric warming is due to the is Greenhouse Effect is due to water vapor, 99.999 percent of which is of natural origin.
What about water vapor and Global Warming?
We'll say it again because this is important to the discussion...remember...99.999 percent of the atmosphere's warming is from all natural water vapor. Carbon-dioxide emissions due to human activity only account for about one tenth of one percent of greenhouse gasses. But of that miniscule percentage of carbon dioxide which humans contribute to - what can we do and will it have any impact? When there are major forces at work - such as the sun, the oceans, water vapor and even fires. In fact, scientists estimated that in one week, Southern California's wildfires spewed the same amount of carbon dioxide _ the primary global warming gas _ as the state's power plants and vehicles did.
"On average, wildfires in the United States each year pump 322 million tons of carbon dioxide. That's about 5 percent of what the country emits by burning fossil fuels, such as gasoline and coal, according to the new research published online Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal Carbon Balance and Management."
Factoring in the other greenhouse gases, the total human contribution to the greenhouse effect is about 0.3 percent. In other words, about 99.7 percent of the greenhouse effect is due entirely to nature. It's this 3% of carbon dioxide that humans cause which some scientists claim causes global warming and threatens our world. But common sense and review of the facts - including study of 400,000 years of core samples which clearly indictate the earth has had global warming, global cooling (remember the Ice Age) and dramatic climate changes without any possible influence of human caused global warming. Yes, the climate changes - and always has...we just have to deal with it.
Fact #2: Yes, Global Warming is caused by the Sun. In case you were never taught this in school...the Sun is what heats the earth. The Sun is about 10,000 degrees worth of hot...and HUGE...about 1 million times as big as the earth. Oh...and Global Warming is nothing new. Global Warming has been going on for 100's of thousands and likely millions of years...all without any help from human produced carbon dioxide that you hear so much talk about today.
With all the hysterical news, misinformation and hype surrounding the "threat" of global warming would simply like to say...that Global Warming is Great - be thankful it's not 475 degrees below zero (which is what it would be without the SUN).
FOREST FIRES - not so Trivial for CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
For every acre of forest that burns naturally, the carbon dioxide emissions are equivalent to two cars driven for a year.
California wildfires out-emitted all the cars in California in 2007 by a factor of 3 or 4 times.
Furthermore, the US purposefully sets about 6 million acres of prescribed burning per year...thats worth about 12 million cars/per of carbon dioxide. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the 2006 fire season witnessed over 96,000 fires burning over 9.87acres. Alaskan wildfires alone contribute up to 27 percent of the nation's yearly fire-related carbon dioxide emissions.
2007 Fire Stats
Wildland Fires/Acres - 79,727 fires burned 8,915,700 acres
Prescribed Fires/Acres - 23,530 fires burned 2,969,429 acres
Wildland Fire Use/Acres - 341 fires burned 419,685 acres
TOTAL ACRES burned in 2007: 12,304,814
The National Interagency Fire Center computes that wildfires in California alone out-emitted all the cars in California in 2007 by a factor of 3 or 4 times.
THAT'S SOME KIND OF CARBON FOOTPRINT!
> National Fire Statistics (Stats for US - November 22, 2007 ) - http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info/nfn.htm
Mercury, Toxins and other things humans can thank nature for...
It's not just humans that put toxins into our environment - you can blame nature too. Good old "mother earth" is a polluter in a major way, thanks to forest fires. Worldwide biomass burning is estimated to contribute up to 50%, 40%, 25% and 16% of the annual human-made emission of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, mercury and methane. Mercury? Yes, wildfires emit Mercury too. Dangerous stuff. Mercury's what they call a hazmat team in to remove if some kid in school drops a thermometer in science class.
And according to a 2007 research study, forest fires release more mercury into the atmosphere than previously thought. Mercury, released into the atmosphere falls back onto Earth and accumulates, particularly in North American wetlands and also ends up in our food chain. Fires and other blazes emit 30 percent as much mercury as industrial sources according to recent studies.
Worldwide biomass burning may also a major source of reactive chlorine (Cl) that participates actively in the chemical cycles of air pollution. Researchers concluded that biomass burning" appears to be the single largest, known source of atmospheric CH3Cl [methyl chloride; estimated to contribute about 640,000 tons of Cl per year] and a major source of inorganic Cl in many continental regions."
Facts: NO correlation between Carbon Dioxide and Global Temperature over the Last Decade
November 27, 2007
Is anyone listening? There is NO correlation found between carbon dioxide and global temperature. That's what Joseph D'Aleo, CMM concluded following a recent study of satellite data on global Temperature and Carbon Dioxide levels. As he says...
"Temperature peaked in 1998 and have shown no warming for a decade now. Many scientists have been remarking about this trend for several years but no one takes heed, preferring to believe models than actual data. Here is the satellite derived global temperature trend since 1979. Note the cooling globally near the volcanically active periods of the early 1980s and 1990s. Note also the warm spike associated with the super El Nino that seemingly marked the beginning of the end of the warm Pacific trend that began in 1978."
"Temperature peaked in 1998 and have shown no warming for a decade now. Many scientists have been remarking about this trend for several years but no one takes heed, preferring to believe models than actual data...(the debate about) Global warming is over. Man is not responsible."
Who is Joseph D'Aleo and does he know what he's talking about?
Among other qualifications, Mr. Joseph D’Aleo was the first Director of Meteorology at the cable TV Weather Channel. He has over 30 years experience in professional meteorology. Mr. D’Aleo is a Certified Consultant Meteorologist and was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He has served as a member and then chairman of the American Meteorological Society’ Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, and has co-chaired national conferences for both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Mr. D’Aleo was elected a Councilor for the AMS.
The Sky is NOT FALLING... GLOBAL WARMING is the GREATEST SCAM in HUMAN HISTORY
FOUNDER OF THE WEATHER CHANNEL SPEAKS OUT
A TV Weatherman since 1953, John has been a TV weatherman in Champaign, Peoria and Chicago, Illinois; Omaha, Nebraska, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New York City. For seven years he was the weatherman on "Good Morning, America" on the ABC Network. John also was cofounder of "The Weather Channel" on cable.
The Greatest SCAM in history is what John calls the fear and media hype that's going on about Global Warming. Mr. Coleman can barely believe how many people have fallen for the global warming claims and predictions of disaster. Coleman said that climate change is a big lie. Coleman, a weatherman himself who founded the Weather Channel, claims to have read dozens of scientific papers and spoke with numerous scientists, and they also agree that there is no such thing as global warming. Calling global warming and climate change one a scam, Coleman believes that in time the climate theory will be proven to be a scam when none of the predicted catastrophic events actually materialize.
By Mark Jaffe / Denver Post
"William Gray, meteorology professor emeritus at Colorado State... (Post / Kathryn Scott Osler) «12»The words "global warming" provoke a sharp retort from Colorado State University meteorology professor emeritus William Gray: "It's a big scam." "
Christopher Essex, a mathematician at the University of Western Ontario in Canada explains there are serious problems with climate models. "The models are trying to project a future world...without a complete theoretical base on how climate works and the risk of small errors being amplified."
"The Earth does have natural cycles of cooling and warming - during the past 740,000 years there have been eight cycles with four ice ages. "
Planetary Carbon Sequestration: Earth's Biosphere Flexes Its Muscles
Our BIOSPHERE is much more powerful than some would imagine.
Averaged over the globe, the anthropogenic CO2 emission rate has risen nearly 40% over the past two decades, yet the rate at which CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere has remained constant or even slightly declined. Why?
> Carbon Dioxide and the earth's BIOSPHERE
> Learn about other C02 and climate change issues
Another Perspective on CORAL REEFS and CO2
Part of the global warming alarmists perspective on Corals is as follows...
"Coral will be the first global ecosystem to collapse in our lifetimes due to warming ocean temperatures and increasing acidification is making the oceans uninhabitable for corals and other marine species... When CO2 in the atmosphere reaches a concentration of 450 to 500 parts per million (ppm), the oceans will mostly be too acidic for corals to grow. Warmer ocean temperatures of just one or two degrees above normal can not only can cause coral bleaching but also make corals vulnerable to even lower levels of acidification....We are witnessing the end of corals as a major feature in the oceans."
"The faint hope for corals is for global society to realize climate change is "a code red emergency" and cut carbon emissions to zero and start reducing the concentrations in the atmosphere right away, he said. "Otherwise in 30 years or so corals will be so thin and brittle if you breathe on them they will fall over."
Thus it is asserted that increased CO2 output by humans and related increased absorption of CO2 by the oceans creates a more acidic and lethal environment for corals worldwide. Once again humans are at the root of this evil. But there is more to this story we never hear about...
Corals are some of the oldest know organisms with deep sea corals reputed to be in existence for 200-400 million years. They are hardy organisms and have survived a wide variety of climate changes.
REVIEWING THE FACTS of CORAL REEFS
The coral reefs:
1) Corals have been around for about 400 million years
2) Modern day reef builders of the Scleractinic coral family have been around for 250 million years
3) Climate (ice ages - tropical) and sea levels (+/-500') has been radical over geological time
4) After 17 major oceanic and climatic earth changes of the past 250 million years, the reef building corals are still with us - they are very resilient to extreme change
5) Modern corals have undergone their greatest growth rates and distribution during the warmest of the geological climatic periods
6) We are in a inter-glacial period now, which means that one way or another the planet will experience another ice age - this is 'normal'
7) Ice ages are preceded by, and end with, global warming - this is the normal macro oscillation throughout Earth's climatic history. Micro oscillations also occur within each macro period (minor Earth cooling and heating periods)
8) Careful studies of the calcification rates of corals have shown much greater coral growth decreases in the 17th and 18th centuries as compared to today's rates, which further complicates the understanding of the direct effect of atmospheric CO2 and weather on coral - but demonstrates the micro oscillations of weather and other environmental factors
9) Scientific studies of calcification rates for the past 237 years indicates that the present decline in coral growth can be viewed as a return to a slower and more 'normal' rate of growth as experienced in the past
10) Coral reefs have been compared to tropical rain forests for their biodiversity. It has also been proven that reefs, like the forests, are great depositors of atmospheric CO2, and therefore deserve the same considerations for conservation and expansion.
Coral Recovery Signals Resiliency of Reef Ecosystems
More information on Coral Reefs and their resilience to Climate Change
LAWRENCE SOLOMON, Financial Post
Claude Allegre, one of France's leading socialists and among her most celebrated scientists, was among the first to sound the alarm about the dangers of global warming. That was 15 years ago. Dr. Allegre was among the 1500 prominent scientists who signed "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity," a highly publicized letter stressing that global warming's "potential risks are very great" and demanding a new caring ethic that recognizes the globe's fragility in order to stave off "spirals of environmental decline, poverty, and unrest, leading to social, economic and environmental collapse."
Today is an entirely different story...why? Because of data. "...the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change commissioned billions of dollars worth of research by thousands of scientists and now with a wealth of data now in, Dr. Allegre has recanted his views. To his surprise, the many climate models and studies failed dismally in establishing a man-made cause of catastrophic global warming. Meanwhile, increasing evidence indicates that most of the warming comes of natural phenomena. Dr. Allegre now sees global warming as over-hyped and an environmental concern of second rank.
September, in an article entitled "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" in l' Express, the French weekly. His article cited evidence that Antarctica is gaining ice and that Kilimanjaro's retreating snow caps, among other global-warming concerns, come from natural causes. "The cause of this climate change is unknown," he states as a matter of fact. There is no basis for saying, as most do, that the "science is settled."
Amazon Forests Green-Up During 2005 Drought
The Amazon rain forest appears to be stronger and more resilient to climate change than previously thought. A recent study based on nine years of the satellite observations focusing on the Amazon rain forest have resulted in some dramatic findings that surprised NASA scientists. Global warming computer models cycle models predicted that Amazon forests are vulnerable to both long- and short-term droughts, but satellite observations showed the opposite. Instead of drying up after a major drought in 2005, the Amazon forest actually greened up during the dry season. Because of fewer rain clouds there was more sun for the forest to absorb - hence more photosynthesis. These findings suggest that Amazon forests, although threatened by human-caused deforestation and fire and seem to be more resilient to climate changes than ecosystem models assume.
GLACIERS and ICE Information
We've all heard about the doom and gloom reports about the Arctic Ice melting in Greenland and the North Pole but what do you know about the ice on the other end of the world...Antarctica? Did you know that Antarctica is growing? And Antarctica is HUGE... about twice the size of the United States? Antarctica contains about 70% of all the world's freshwater (frozen as ice) and 90% of ALL THE ICE IN THE WORLD? According to scientists, the ice in Antarctica is GROWING between about 30-45 billion tons every year. In some places the ice in Antarctica is over 15,000 feet thick! The world and it's climate are a complex and ever changing - we have dramatic changes going on at both ends of the world - and for what seem to be reasons of power, money, arrogance, politics and greed we only get one side of the story in the media and from our politicians. GreatGlobalWarming.com is here to provide news and information about global warming issues that most people don't hear or know about.
The Antarctic Ice Sheet covers five million square miles. The Greenland Ice Sheet covers another 700,000 square miles. Combined, they're twice as big as the contiguous United States. Combined, they're 100 times bigger than all the rest of the world's glaciers put together.
The current South Pole research station is also slowly being buried. A new station is now being built on top of the ice to replace it.
According to a recent study using satellite radar altimetry measurements the amount of ice on the interior of the ANTARCTIC IS INCREASING SIZEABLY - by around 45 BILLION TONS PER YEAR. The East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6°S increased in mass by 45 ± 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003.
"...each year, about 2200 gigatonnes of snow fall on the Antarctic ice sheet and sink toward deeper layers, where it slowly changes into ice..."
"Within the past 200 years, the ice sheet seems to have switched fairly rapidly from a negative mass balance to a positive mass balance. A positive mass balance means that more ice is accumulating than is leaving the ice sheet."
> Science Daily - Scientists Detect Thickening Of West Antarctic Ice Sheet
The ice sheet covering the interior of Antarctica is thickening, researchers report in the journal Science. This bulge, which was recorded by satellite, may temporarily buffer rising sea levels, they believe. Antarctica's "weight gain" is due to extra snowfall, caused by rising temperatures, the US-UK team thinks.
SATELLITES SHOW OVERALL INCREASES IN ANTARCTIC SEA ICE COVER
> SATELLITES SHOW OVERALL INCREASES IN ANTARCTIC SEA ICE COVER
"The Southern Hemispheric area ice coverage is the highest in the satellite record, just beating out 1995, 2001, 2005 and 2006. Since 1979, the trend has been up for the total Antarctic ice extent."
The scientists said Antarctica is the only continent that is cooling. They can not say why.
Flow measurements for the Ross ice streams, using special satellite-based radars, indicate that movement of some of the ice streams has slowed or halted, allowing the ice to thicken...
"Perhaps, after 10,000 years of retreat from the ice-age maximum, researchers turned on their instruments just in time to catch the stabilization or re-advance of the ice sheet," Richard B. Alley of Pennsylvania State University, wrote in a commentary accompanying the Science paper."
Antarctic cooling pushing life closer to the edge
By Jack Williams, USATODAY.com
" While the rest of the world has generally been warming up, much of Antarctica has been cooling for the last 35 years, scientists report."
In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see a whole lot better.
In the Beginning...
Because of the wonderful way the earth was created the earth is a perfect place for life to grow and thrive. According to scientists, the earth has increased in temperature by less than one degree in a hundred years yet somehow that has a panic worldwide and demands from the United Nations that they need billions of our dollars to avert disaster. Curiously they are relying on climate forecasts. Climate forecasts are simply long term weather forecasts. And as we all know the weather forecasts are frequently wrong and rarely try to predict any weather over 10-15 days out with any real accuracy. Because climate forecasts span tens of years the margin for errors is so great as to be ridiculous and even absurd.
FACTS ABOUT OUR SUN - Hotter than any SUV!
- Could it be possible the sun is the primary cause of global warming?
- The Sun contains 99.8% of the mass of our entire solar system.
- The Sun consumes more mass in one second than ALL of the fossil fuel ever burned on earth
- The Sun is very active and variable - it has solar eruptions and sun flares
- One sun flare can generate enough energy to power the entire United States for 20 years
- The energy from a moderate sun flare is equal to completely covering the Earth's continents with a yard of dynamite and detonating it all at once.
- Sun flares are our solar system's largest explosive event - they can travel at speeds of 250,000 miles an hour
- Sun flares (also known as Solar Flares) are HOT! How about 20 million degrees hot!
- The average solar flare puts out about as much energy as a thousand hydrogen bombs
- The largest Solar Flares can explode with a force equivalent to about 10 million megatons, where one megaton is about the destructive power of a hydrogen bomb.
- It has long been known that the Sun is neither featureless nor steady. (Theophrastus first identified sunspots in the year 325 B.C.)
- The Sun has a cycles where the Sun's solar activity runs on an 11-year cycle
- If the total output of the Sun was gathered for one second it would provide the U.S. with enough energy, at its current usage rate, for the next 9,000,000 years
- The Sun's outer atmosphere is called the Corona. The corona occasionally explodes. Such an explosion is called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The explosion of single CME can contain a billion tons of (extremely hot - 20 million degrees!) matter that can be accelerated to several million miles per hour. This Solar material streaks out through the interplanetary medium, impacting any planet or spacecraft in its path.
It is an undeniable fact that the most important force and cause global warming is our sun. Without the sun the earth's average global temperature would be about the same temperature of space which is about 475 degrees below zero. Even a child can understand that when the earth is exposed to the sun - it warms up - and has done so every day for millions (if not billions) of years. The sun is responsible for over 99% of all the global warming we have. As the earth orbits around the sun, the earth itself "wobbles" and tilts in a regular pattern every year. As the earth tilts closer to the sun - the heat from the sun causes "summer".
Scientific American - Global Warming Debate is over - 90% or Very Likely? Don't Think so!
In an article written by David Biello , the bold headlines of in the February 2007 Scientific American claim:
"Climate Change Verdict: Science Debate Ends, Solution Debate Begins"
Did the Scientific American do any thinking for themselves? To us, it looks like they have become mouthpieces for the IPCC. The same group that stands to make millions and control billions by scaring the planet about global warming with their doom and gloom scenarios.
According to the article: "The IPCC summary for policymakers definitively proclaimed the globe to be warming as a result of human activity, now the science shifts to impacts and solutions IPCC The debate over whether Earth's climate is changing and if humanity is responsible for that change closed in Paris on February 2. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its summary for policymakers...in which it said that climate change is "unequivocal" and estimated the chances of humans being behind it at 90 percent, or 'very likely.'"
Scientific American goes on to say there was Global Warming before...
"In fact, the last time the Arctic and Antarctic were three degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer—roughly 125,000 years ago—sea levels rose by as much as six meters (20 feet) thanks to the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. "
Hmmm......... we had global warming 125,000 years ago? Isn't that interesting? There were no factories or SUV's around at that time were there?
Just for you thinkers out there...
a) As Scientific American shows...there has always been global warming before - with and without humans
b) There has also been massive global cooling (remember the ICE AGE?) - but they didn't mention that little detail
b) Obviously, just because there may be global warming doesn't mean humans caused it.
c) In fact, there is no proof whatsoever that humans are the cause global warming at all (read the rest of this website for more information)
d) Greed, power and arrogance are the most likely reasons for all these grand pronouncements - all these scientists need the work and why claim you are trying to "save the world" while you're at it.
e) It's curious how these same scientists can't predict the weather 15 days out with any reliability but seem to think can predict the global climate 50 - 100 years out. Of course, they're scientists and must be right - or could they just be greedy, power hungry and enjoying all the attention?
REMEMBER THE ICE AGE?
Climate change (global cooling and global warming) has been going on for millions of years - way before any manmade impact was possible. The Global climate is a wild, enormous and uncontrollable phenomenon. Can we stop the smallest storm? Can we slow down or speed up the winter or summer? Of course not...no matter how many SUV's we pull off our streets the climate does what it will. A perfect example of how climate change and global cooling is part of nature can be found in a study of the ICE AGE and the evidence of extinction of animals that followed - including the extinction of the wooly mammoth, the Alaskan wolves and the saber toothed cats (among many others).
The "Great Ice Age" began a million or more years ago. Giant mountain glaciers formed on every continent, the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland were larger and thicker than today with huge glaciers in some places measuring several thousand feet thick. These gigantic glaciers all began to melt about 20,000 years ago because of global warming. And according to scientists this was a inconsistent and fluctuating process where glaciers would melt (called "glacial recession") over a long period time only to reverse their course and grow again due to a following period of global cooling.
"Fluctuations of the Great Ice Age climates from cool and wet to warm and dry produced marked environmental changes far from the glaciated areas... many animals suited to cooler climates became extinct, especially larger mammals such as woolly mammoth, mastodon, dire wolf and the saber-toothed tiger."
US Department of the Interior / US Geological Survey
The end of Great Ice Age, the massive melting of the glaciers, the extinction of plants and entire species of animals - the formation of large rivers, valleys, lakes and mountains was a completely wild and natural process of a size and power that is difficult to fully appreciate. It should be easy to understand that the same extraordinary forces that caused massive global climate changes during the ice age are still at work today. And yes...they will do what they want whether we live by the ocean, recycle our plastic bags or drive our little SUV's.
SABER TOOTHED CATS (Tigers) - (extinct due to climate change many thousands of years before the industrial revolution)
One of the best known of all the extinct ice age animals, the powerfully built sabre-tooth cat was equipped with lethal knife-like canine teeth. The sabre-tooth used these to inflict fatal wounds on their prey such as bison and sheep. Their long canine teeth - measured up to 7 inches long. Saber-toothed cats are some of the best known and most popular of all Ice Age animals. They are among the most impressive carnivores ever to have lived. Saber-toothed cats ranged throughout much of the world during the last Ice Age. Sabre-tooths roamed through much of North America except for the far north and through South America, along the Pacific coast. The sabertooth has been recovered from many sites in both North and South America. Saber toothed tiger fossils were found throughout the US in such places as Missouri, California, Illinois and other sites. Large numbers of Saber Toothed Cat skeletons have been found in the Pleistocene tar pits of Rancho La Brea in Los Angeles. This species, called S. californicus, has been adopted as California's state fossil. It is widely believed that changes in global climate lead to their extinction.
New Extinction Theory - Dinosaurs 'Farted' themselves into extinction?
Don't you love science. First it's asteroids, then it's super-volcanoes...now some British scientists think dinosaurs may have farted themselves to extinction. The researchers calculated that the prehistoric beasts pumped out more than 520 million tons (472 million tonnes) of methane a year -- enough to warm the planet and hasten their own eventual demise.
Ummm...something stinks about this theory...
So if this theory is right then dinosaurs would die because of millions of farts. However as the dinosaurs die, there would be less and less gas "production". Wouldn't this process simply level out? Just a thought.
ALASKAN GREY WOLVES
According to research on Extinct Alaskan Wolves funded by the National Science Foundation
The ancient gray wolves lived in Alaska continuously from at least 45,000 years ago and became extinct some 12,000 years ago, and the wolves in Alaska today are not their descendents but a different subspecies.
Does the research on the extinction of Alaskan Wolves have implications for global warming today?
"When environmental change happens very rapidly, animals cannot adapt, especially when the few places for them to move as habitats shrink; they are more likely to go extinct," Van Valkenburgh said. "It was a rapid climate change in the late Pleistocene."
" The saber-toothed cat and other large mammals became extinct about 10,000 to 11,000 years ago when their prey disappeared due to factors that included human hunting and dramatic global warming at the end of the Pleistocene..."
Between about 18,000 and 11,500 years ago the climate and environments of worldwide - in all continents - changed rapidly. Temperatures were warming. Rainfall patterns were changing. The glaciers were melting. The seasonal difference in temperatures was increasing...today we call it Global Warming. The only problem is there were no SUV's 18,000 years ago!
> information on Extinctions during the Pleistocene Age
> for more information on the extinction of Wolves and other mammals
MAMMOTH FOSSIL - (extinct due to global warming)
Thanks to global warming we don't have any wooly mammoths in the United States any more. However, scientists have discovered them in Texas, Colorado, California and many other states. In case you don't know.. Woolly Mammoths closely resembled the modern elephant in certain physical characteristics such as tusks and an elongated trunk. Adult Mammoths stood about 12 feet tall and weighed around 11,000 to 18,000 pounds. Mammoths had large heads with a dome on the top that sloped downward toward the backside of the animal. As indicated by the name, Woolly, the entire body of the Mammoth was covered with hair. The Mammoths began to die off about 15,000 years ago. Their ultimate extinction may have been a result of global warming, loss of suitable food supplies, lower breeding numbers, or the hunting of early hominids. Their extinction may have been a result of all, a few, or one of the previous stated factors.
In 2004 researchers, a team of students and archaeologists from Texas A&M University's Center for the Study of the First Americans found remains of a wooly mammoth in Texas. The remains of a large mammoth was found buried in a sand pit just outside Lake Jackson, Texas. They estimated it to be about 38,000 years old. Mammoths had very large rootless tusks that grew out of the skull and continued growing throughout the Mammoth’s life. In some excavated remains the tusks exceeded nine feet in length from the tip to the base of the skull.
> Ice Age Wooly Mammoth fossil discovered in Texas
GLOBAL WARMING - the IPCC, the Nobel Prize and JUNK SCIENCE
AL GORE NEWS UPDATE:
Online - Wall Street Journal
AL GORE CASHES IN AGAIN -- at your expense
"A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000. The award this week to California startup Fisker Automotive Inc. follows a $465 million government loan to Tesla Motors Inc., purveyors of a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster. Tesla is a California startup focusing on all-electric vehicles, with a number of celebrity endorsements that is backed by investors that have contributed to Democratic campaigns.The award this week to California startup Fisker Automotive Inc. follows a $465 million government loan to Tesla Motors Inc., purveyors of a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster. Tesla is a California startup focusing on all-electric vehicles, with a number of celebrity endorsements that is backed by investors that have contributed to Democratic campaigns...
Fisker's top investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a veteran Silicon Valley venture-capital firm of which Gore is a partner. Employees of KPCB have donated more than $2.2 million to political campaigns, mostly for Democrats, including President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks campaign contributions. "
Once again it's all about YOUR money - and who's taking it from you...
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. were awarded of the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change". Pretty impressive...but did they deserve it?
The IPCC, the Nobel Prize and Global warming are all hog-tied together with junk science - at least according to a curious statistician who dug into the IPCC's own data. In Jonathan Lowe's remarkable article "The Cost of Green" he summarizes what the IPCC is really all about...
"Hang onto your wallets, the IPCC is about to take the global warming swindle to the next level... The kicker is that when their own data is held up to physical reality it shows their entire premise to be wrong."
Mr. Lowe summarizes his findings and study of the actual physical data used by the IPCC as follows:
"...either there is no relationship between CO2 concentration and global temperature; or there is such a rapidly decreasing exponential relationship that it would take several doublings of CO2 concentration to achieve the same amount of temperature increase that occurred from 1975 to 2006..."
"In Summary the actual physical data used by the IPCC clearly demonstrates that:
- Human emissions are not the primary source for increased concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and in fact represent less than 30% of the contribution.
- Human emissions cannot be responsible for global temperature changes.
- Changes in concentration of atmospheric CO2 have virtually no effect on global temperature.
This simple demonstration of basic science using IPCC data begs the question why was this not done by the IPCC scientists who are all top scientists more than capable of recognizing these simple shortcomings of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis?"
"The short answer is that the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is not a scientific entity, but a political body. And it's politicians like Mr. Dion, Ms. May, Mr. Layton, Mr. Duceppe and now, sadly Mr. Baird who don't want to recognize these simple shortcomings of the global warming crusade."
Cap-And-Trade: Al Gore's Cash Cow
Investor's Business Daily
When Gore left office in January 2001, he was said to have a net worth in the neighborhood of $2 million. A mere eight years later, estimates are that he is now worth about $100 million. It seems it's easy being green, at least for some....Gore was the star witness at the hearings on cap-and- trade legislation before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Blackburn asked Gore about Kleiner-Perkins, noting that at last count they "have invested about a billion dollars invested in 40 companies that are going to benefit from cap-and-trade legislation that we are discussing here today."...He also is co-founder of Generation Investment Management, which sells carbon offsets that allow rich polluters to continue with a clear conscience....Maybe it's his desire for profits that's behind his manipulation of the truth.
AL GORE SET TO REAP HUGE PROFITS FROM CAP AND TRADE - CARBON CREDITS
Former Vice President Al Gore has built a Green money-making machine capable of eventually generating billions of dollars for investors, including himself if CAP AND TRADE is passed. Al Gore will reap enormous profits from each new government environmental regulation having to do with carbon credits. So while Gore promotes the doom and gloom of Global Warming - he stands to make huge profits from the US regulations that are likely to come our way soon.
GLOBAL WARMING and POLAR BEARS - Now a "Threatened Species"
Polar bear populations have increased fivefold since the 1960's to today - from around 5,000 to 25,000. The world's 25,000 polar bears live in 20 distinct populations. Two populations are growing. Most are stable. Just two are waning. The declining populations are in areas that have gotten colder over the past 50 years. The habitats of the two thriving groups have actually become warmer.
But given the facts, what does the US government Department of Interior under the moronic rule of Secretary Kemthorne? He listed them as a "Threatened Species" under the Endangered Species List. But logic doesn't seem to matter with the environmentalists. Polar Bears were recently put on the "Threatened Species" list by the US Department of the Interior thanks to their unwarranted fears of Global Warming. They cited the fact that Arctic Sea Ice receded down to about 3 million square miles...but seemed to overlook the fact that this low measurement was at the end of summer and was followed by a "colder-than-average" winter and the Arctic Sea ice increased to 15 million square miles. According to March 2008 measurements "maximum sea ice extent slightly increased by 3.9 percent over that of the previous three years."
We all love polar bears. These great animals have survived for hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of years in the world's harshest environments but we're told they are threatened and need our protection because of Global Warming caused by humans. The US Fish & Wildlife Service is "considering" placing polar bears on the endangered species list and come January 2008 they will make their determination. Make no doubt about it...they will. And it's not because polar bear populations are drastically falling - they're not. In fact, according to many of the local Eskimos who probably know them best - the polar bears are doing just fine. And the "experts" all but ignored these locals - the Intuit who have an entirely different opinion. The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Inuit Circumpolar Council made a joint submission opposing the proposal.
"We felt it was absolutely necessary to provide our comments and point out that this process did not involve us, when it should have at the beginning, given the potential for impact on us as Inuit in Canada,"
said Mary Simon, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
These "experts" are either stupid or inconsiderate or both. How on earth could they not talk to the native people who depend on the polar bear more than any other people? The Inuit are absolutely AGAINST putting the polar bear on the endangered species list because they are afraid the listing would hurt their commercial polar bear hunting industry, which caters mostly to wealthy Americans.
So what's the big problem since the US Fish & Wildlife Service recently stated: "World wide, polar bear populations remain relatively stable..." The worry is, in three words..."global warming predictions."
According to the latest study by the USGS - Global warming trends will result in loss of approximately two-thirds of the world's current polar bear population by the mid 21st century. Their "study" was actually an attempt to predict the future and seemed to be focused primarily on providing computer model results that would use global warming at it's root to prove what they wanted. Remember, these are predictions of weather and climate brought to you by the inadequate computer models which can't predict the weather any better than the Farmer's Almanac. To no surprise, they "flipped their coin" with their computers and it looks bad for the polar bears - with doom and gloom "possibilities" of ever shrinking habitat and dwindling Arctic ice. Somehow this powerful species that has endured for hundreds of thousands of years without any help from anyone is now in dire need of our protection...and money.
Well, it's a safe bet for these experts at predicting the future - they have a 50/50 chance of being right and they get paid even if their bet is wrong. Oh...if they are right, and the Arctic ice goes away - is there anything they can do to stop some kind of major population reduction? Certainly not. But if that happens they'll holler for more money...you can count on it.
More Information on Polar Bears:
> Polar Bear information from the US Fish & Wildlife Service
> Young People's Trust for the Environment
> Polar Bears in Canada - the population is increasing but the money spent on research increases too
GLOBAL WARMING FACTS
The earth has increased in temperature by less than one degree in a hundred years yet somehow that has a panic worldwide. Like "Chicken Little" who was hit on the head by an acorn and began to cry "the sky is falling!" ... the same thing is happening now with global warming. In fact, the great global warming scare is the biggest hoax and money grab since the Ice Age happened 10,000 years ago.
FOLLOW THE MONEY...
The UN is demanding - not asking - that rich nations cough up $86 billion by 2015 to help the poor nations adapt to future catastrophic changes predicted by increases in temperature and global warming. The United States is supposed to dole out $40 billion. Of course, the U.N. will oversee that money. This is the same organization that has squandered, lost, mismanaged and/or stole millions of dollars from their infamous "Oil for Food" program. And it could take a 100 years to see if their global climate doomsday forecast to come true - by then the money will be long gone. And what if their global warming forecast is wrong? Once again they have a 100 years to wield this massive financial power however they see fit.
What this is really about is a scam of global proportions in which sympathies for the poor are being played while our pockets are being picked. The United Nations should be ashamed of itself...but that's just the way they've always done business.
2007 OZONE HOLE is Normal - Flashback in time...
Remember the last the sky was falling...when it was the ozone hole that was going to wipe out the world? Did you hear the news on the Ozone hole for 2007? Guess what? It's normal now...so it's not newsworthy to the mainstream media. It was Scientists and politicians will climb over themselves to take credit for saving the world on this one but once again - it was very likely the result of natural, unstoppable and largely unpredictable causes. And it will probably happen again.
Remember CFSs, chlorofluorocarbons and and "Freon"? Chlorofluorocarbons have been banned since 1996 because the chlorine molecules released were supposed to "destroy the ozone layer".
"The problem with this theory is that the chlorine molecules in Freon are heavier than air; they settle to the ground upon release - many tens of thousands of feet below the ozone layer.
And even if they didn't, natural processes release exponentially more chlorine into the surrounding air than anything done by the hand of man. For example, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines generated more chlorine in a few short hours than if all the man-made CFCs in the world were vented en masse."
Was all the money spent on closing down the freon industry and all the money spent on research necessary? Refrigerators and cars now us R-134a - refrigerant which is not nearly as efficient as Freon - so now we burn more energy and it costs more to keep our cars, homes and food cool. All brought to you by the same folks that holler about global warming.
In both 2005 and 2006 the experts tried to predict the weather for the upcoming hurricane season...6 months in advance. Each forecast was for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. The actual results for both years were just the opposite...below normal hurricane seasons for both 2006 and 2007. Colorado State forecaster William Gray initially predicted 9 hurricanes for 2007 - only six hurricanes formed. The forecasting team also predicted nine hurricanes for the 2006 season, - only five developed. Their is little doubt the renowned Hurricane forecaster William Gray is among the best in his field - but even the best of modern science cannot predict 6 months these monstrous storms in advance with great accuracy. This begs the question...if they can't predict the weather just a few months out - how can they predict what the global climate will be 50 or 100 years out as is often asserted by the Global Warming fear mongers? It's clear that they can't.
Department of Energy - WASTING of ALOT of YOUR MONEY
The 'Department of Energy' was formed in 1977 TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL advance energy technology and promote related innovation in the United States. In over 30 years, what have they done except waste your money? Are we less dependent on foreign oil? Of course not!
More than 30 YEARS LATER .... their Annual BUDGET is $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES. Indeed the DOE has NOT lessened our dependence on foreign oil. Instead, big government has simply squandered your money and lots of if form more than 30 years. Those of you that think big government will solve your problems should think again.
CORN causes Pollution, Global Warming and Higher Food Prices - How Great is Corn Really?
Corn is a hot commodity these days. If you're a farmer, chances are you're making good money for the first time in years and switching your soy bean crop over to corn if you haven't already. If your John Deer your tractor sales are sky rocketing. Corn is heralded as the environmental savior of in our energy future. Who needs oil? We've got corn! Green fields of corn fill the backgrounds car commercials and energy companies. With mandated ethanol in our gasoline and with 111 ethanol plants already in operation in the United States and another 75 under construction - corn seems to be a great solution for our energy, air pollution and global warming problems. But as GreatGlobalWarming.com has discovered...corn has serious problems. It appears that corn production for ethanol actually increases green house gasses - doing the exact opposite of what corn is supposed to do. And corn increases pollution in our water - pollutes the Gulf of Mexico and is a contributing to higher food prices helping fuel inflation. Corn ethanol subsidies totaled $7.0 billion in 2006.
"Filling the 25-gallon tank of an SUV with pure ethanol requires over 450 pounds of corn -- which contains enough calories to feed one person for a year. By putting pressure on global supplies of edible crops, the surge in ethanol production will translate into higher prices for both processed and staple foods around the world."
In an effort to solve our energy problem and hoping to create clean air - we've created a monster...a monster which apparently does little to solve our energy problem and likely impacts global warming in the opposite way it's intended.
Corn requires 29 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced
Cornell ecologist's study finds that producing ethanol and biodiesel from corn and other crops is not worth the energy By Susan S. Lang Chris Hallman/University Photography Ecologist David Pimentel, shown here pumping gas, says that his analysis shows that producing ethanol uses more energy than the resulting fuel generates. Copyright © Cornell University ITHACA, N.Y. -- Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study. "There is just no energy benefit to using plant biomass for liquid fuel," says David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agriculture at Cornell. "These strategies are not sustainable."
In terms of energy output compared with energy input for ethanol production, the study found that:
- corn requires 29 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced;
- switch grass requires 45 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced; and
- wood biomass requires 57 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced.
In terms of energy output compared with the energy input for biodiesel production, the study found that:
- soybean plants requires 27 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced, and
- sunflower plants requires 118 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced.
"The government spends more than $3 billion a year to subsidize ethanol production when it does not provide a net energy balance or gain, is not a renewable energy source or an economical fuel. Further, its production and use contribute to air, water and soil pollution and global warming," Pimentel says. He points out that the vast majority of the subsidies do not go to farmers but to large ethanol-producing corporations."
N2O release from agro-biofuel production harmful to Atmosphere and global warming
If you think CO2 is bad for our atmosphere, then you should know that nitrous oxide (N2O) is 300 times more harmful. This means very bad news for those who tout corn as the saving grace for global warming. A study by Nobel laureate Paul Crutzon and colleagues estimates that nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions released by corn production cause up to 50 percent more global warming than the substitution of ethanol for gasoline avoids. This would mean we could be doing just the opposite of what we are intending to accomplish by pushing corn and biofuels instead of gasoline.
"...the outcome is that the production of commonly used biofuels, such as biodiesel from rapeseed and bioethanol from corn (maize), can contribute as much or more to global warming by N2O (nitrous oxide),emissions than cooling by fossil fuel savings....The increasing use of biofuels to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels and to achieve “carbon neutrality” will further cause atmospheric N2O concentrations to increase, fertilization. ...the reduced global warming (“saved CO2”) achieved by using biofuels instead of fossil fuel as energy sources is counteracted by release of N2O."
CORN Deadly for the Gulf of Mexico
Corn boom could expand ‘dead zone’ in Gulf
"JEFFERSON, Iowa - Because of rising demand for ethanol, American farmers are growing more corn than at any time since World War II. And sea life in the Gulf of Mexico is paying the price. The nation's corn crop is fertilized with millions of pounds of nitrogen-based fertilizer. And when that nitrogen runs off fields in Corn Belt states, it makes its way to the Mississippi River and eventually pours into the Gulf, where it contributes to a growing "dead zone" — a 7,900-square-mile patch so depleted of oxygen that fish, crabs and shrimp suffocate. The dead zone was discovered in 1985 and has grown fairly steadily since then, forcing fishermen to venture farther and farther out to sea to find their catch. For decades, fertilizer has been considered the prime cause of the lifeless spot. With demand for corn booming, some researchers fear the dead zone will expand rapidly, with devastating consequences."
"The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that up to 210 million pounds of nitrogen fertilizer enter the Gulf of Mexico each year."
""Corn agriculture practices release a lot of nitrogen," said Donald Scavia, a University of Michigan professor who has studied corn fertilizer's effect on the dead zone. "More corn equals more nitrogen pollution."
HIGHER FOOD PRICES can be Blamed on CORN for ETHANOL
HIGHER FOOD PRICES are here in large part because of the fools who decided that CORN should be raised for gas not food. It's good to be a corn farmer these days - and they're planting more corn than ever. Consumption of ethanol in the United States was expected to reach over 6 billion gallons in 2006. The U.S. government mandated the use of 7.5 billion gallons of biofuels per year by 2012. With the price of corn rising to the highest in a decade largely due to increasing demand for corn to make the popular biofuel ethanol, which is hailed as an alternative to gasoline. But this means food prices are rising too, putting the pinch on consumers. Because much of this corn is being sold as ethanol not food - the cost of groceries is going up. The low price of corn was always at the root of America’s low food prices. Corn is used to help feed hogs, chickens, dairy cows and is a vital ingredient for cereal, corn syrup, soda, candy, torillas and other food products. "Of 10,000 items in a typical grocery store, at least 2,500 use corn in some form during production or processing."
"With prices for corn rising, farmers are expected this year to switch acreage to corn from soybeans, wheat and even cotton to cash in on the higher prices. That will lead to lower production for those other products and thus, higher prices. Soybean prices are up nearly 30% from the recent low seen in September."
Ethanol Production Blamed For Higher Food Prices !!
The Unites States Possesses the Largest Energy Resources on Earth
A recent report from the Congressional Research Service points out that in terms of total hydrocarbon resource, the US possesses the largest inventory of any nation on Earth. But under the Obama regime, an unstated but unrelenting program of "energy starvation" is being carried out -- from the DOE to the Department of Interior to the EPA, even including the NRC. It is one thing to be energy-poor because you lack the resources. It is quite another to intentionally cripple your own economy using half-baked policies of carbon hysteria, nuclear fear, and faux environmental crisis fabrication.
OIL SHALE EXPlORATION in the Rockies - "Oil from a Stone"
Oil shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock containing significant amounts of kerogen, from which one can extract liquid hydrocarbons. Deposits of oil shale are located around the world, including major deposits in the United States. Global deposits are estimated as equivalent to 2.8 trillion to 3.3 trillion barrels of recoverable oil.
With OPEC price gouging the world for decades - pulling oil out of the ground for a few dollars a barrel then charging the US upwards of $90 a barrel - Americans have had enough of this robbery. It's about time the US fights back with a plan to become more energy independent. Perhaps there's hope - in our own back yard. Royal Dutch Shell chief scientist, Harold Vinegar is optimistic that he could be on top of the greatest change in oil power since oil crude was discovered in Alaska back in the 1960s. "...Vinegar has developed a cutting-edge technology that, according to Shell, will produce large quantities of high-quality oil without ravaging the local environment - and be profitable with prices around $30 a barrel. Now that oil is approaching $90, the odds on Shell's speculative bet are beginning to look awfully good.
The plan is to heat the oil shale rock deep underground 0in place
"Shell is convinced that oil shale is no myth and that after years of secret research, it is close to achieving this oil-based alchemy. Shell is not alone in this assessment. "Harold has broken the code," says oil shale expert Anton Dammer, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves."
But change won't happen overnight - it's estimated to take more than a decade to begin to realize any significant oil production. But we praise the efforts by Shell, Mobil and Exxon - the sooner this happens the better!