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Sunday, February 20, 2005

More Global Warming Debunking

When my inside-the-beltway liberal mother said, "Of course it's real!" when I asked her about global warming, I began to suspect big-time that what I've been reading about the tenuousness of the global warming theory is, in fact, true.

Now BNN, Bloger News Network, has compiled a good wrap-up. If you want to read the whole thing, click here.

Reporting on an American Science warming, reporter John Ray asks:
And what sort of a scientific meeting is it that presents only positive evidence in favour of one point of view? It sounds more like a religious revival meeting than a scientific gathering. Or is it just that all the evidence points one way?

He then contrasts the global warming cheerleading with three true stories:

Growing glacier: Three years ago, environmentalists said the Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand was shrinking rapidly the victim not just of global warming, but specifically of industrialization.
"Warmer temperatures and altered snow and rain patterns from climate change are resulting in the retreat of glaciers the world over," a climate campaigner for the group said at the time. Robbie Kelman made it clear where Greenpeace placed the blame for this: "Increased temperatures brought about by greenhouse polluting gases like methane and the burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, are destroying glaciers. Unless we break our addiction to fossil fuels, we risk the wholesale destruction of glaciers."
Unfortunately for Greenpeace, following a cold winter, Franz Josef is growing by several meters a day. More here.

Columbia River Basin Drought: It's been dry in the American West, including the Columbia River Valley, and global warming advocates happily attribute this to global warming, but ...
Historical droughts in the Columbia River Basin were more severe than anything in recent memory, including the drought of 1992-93, scientists said Monday. A study of tree rings found four droughts between 1750 and 1950 that were "much more severe than anything in recent memory" because they persisted for years.
More here.

No. 1 Greenhouse Gas: Environmentalists blame human existence for everything. Many say that if offered the option, they would push a button that exterminated all human life on the planet. If they did, the elimination of all our pollution would do little to relieve global warming:
Generally understood, but rarely publicized is the fact that 95% of the greenhouse effect is due solely to natural water vapor. Of the remaining 5%, only 0.2% to 0.3% of the greenhouse effect (depending on whose numbers you use) is due to emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases from human sources. If we are in fact in a global warming crisis, even the most aggressive and costly proposals for limiting industrial carbon dioxide emissions would have an undetectable effect on global climate. ...
Carbon Dioxide from all coal burning worldwide comprises only 0.013% of the greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere.
More here.