My great friend and often guest writer on my blog has compiled some factual information related to the Global Warming fiasco here in the United States. Why this issue has so many people stirred up is beyond me. I doubt that one in ten thousand of the demonstrators I watched on the news today, May Day, have any idea of why they make fools of themselves in the senseless displays of ignorance. I believe that we have created a class of people who learned nothing in their education cycle but how to protest from the lunatic professors we have allowed to run wild in a race to Socialize America. Our government should stop grants, senseless projects and giving one dime to these socialized institutions until they replace these misguided loons who have tenure to spread their nonsense. No one should have tenure including Federal Judges as after they are protected from dismissal they go stark raving mad. Thanks Ron for sharing your work with my readers. C Brewer
Confusion reigns between the hot-button issues of World-Wide Climate Change VS Man-Made Global Warming; despite their being separate and distinctly different issues. Very few scientists or informed citizens would dispute the existence of cyclical changes in the earth’s climate; which are naturally occurring phenomena with multiple causes. Understandable confusion begins when activists and journalists, conflate the term “man-made global warming” and make no distinction between it and climate changes that have not been impacted by human activity.
Generally accepted scientific data strongly suggests that the world is in a slow warming trend, which by definition is a change in the earth’s climate. An observable consequence, pointed to by proponents of the adverse influence of humans on the global climate, are the melting of snow and ice concentrations around the world, and, the subsequent rise in the levels of seas and oceans. Those same proponents attribute the cause of that rise, to the impact of mankind on the earth’s environment, while others demand that a myriad of natural causes, receive equal or greater blame, such as the impact of the earth’s position in the solar system, relative to the sun. The impact of worldwide volcanic activity, both undersea and surface eruptions, cannot be ignored. Nor can the contribution from millions of tonnes of animal excretions, to mention just a few additional causes for our current warming trend.
To be clear, the earth’s climate is on a cyclical upswing. These historical trends have alternated for thousands of years and will continue, irrespective of any human intervention. Any attempt to attribute man’s influence to the exclusion of any others is both manic and myopic. It has to be included, but must not be given all the blame. Unfortunately, the motives for the emphasis on mankind’s culpability may be a desire, on the part of numerous researchers, to preserve the allocation of funds from a variety of governmental agencies.
The proponents of Man-Made Climate change also believe that a collective effort is needed to control and reduce a myriad of human activities that have had a cumulative, negative influence on the earth’s environment. And, that those changes would be instrumental in slowing or reversing Global Climate changes. Unfortunately, the United States is virtually alone, in terms of enacting national policies and restrictions, on activities affecting all manner of environmental pollution. Part of our governmental action should be increased efforts to influence those other big polluters, like Russia’s former Soviet Union partners and China. They are gaining a competitive advantage in the pricing of goods and services by not enacting anti-pollution regulations. The US should not be expected to bear this burden alone.
The bottom line is that the earth has been in a continual, cyclic trend, alternating between warming and cooling for thousands of years. Therefore, it is difficult to attribute the relatively recent presence of mankind as the principal cause of Global Warming. Just because human activity may not be the biggest cause, we should not cease our anti-pollution activities. The world is currently warming and human-kind is a contributor but not the sole and possibly not even the greatest cause.