Mike Rowse A voice from New Mexico

31Mar/160

This is why people believe global warming alarmists…

GlobalWarming

There is a new report about climate change, formerly known as global warming, that is designed to scare the bejeezus out of ignorant people. Of course that then leads to more political 'action' and money being thrown at the pseudo-scientists studying man caused climate change.

To make the story short, certain scientists are claiming that a huge sheet of ice in the Antarctic could break off and or melt by the year 2100. Of course the ocean levels will rise by anywhere from 1' to 12' causing all kinds of havoc, death, disease, and... you know the deal. The ice sheet is the size of Mexico and is apparently much more sensitive to very small changes in temperature as well as pollution than these climate alarmists thought previously.

This story is of course being played out across all of the normal liberal media outlets as if it's gospel and certain to happen. In one fish wrap, online, the comments section was varied as far as those who believed and didn't believe what the authors were saying. One response in particular caught my attention because is encompassed many of the arguments the gullible public latches on to and whines about.

As climate models have been getting more accurate, they have been consistently forecasting that the effects of climate change will be worse and happen more quickly than previously thought.

Even if a few studies go against this trend, the overall scenario is getting grimmer. What many people do not understand is that climate change is dynamic - complex feedback systems mean that the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels, droughts, stronger hurricanes, heat waves (and cold waves), greater extremes of weather, etc. will continue long after we decrease the amount of carbon we are putting into the atmosphere . At some point, humans lose all control over the process and the resulting changes will be too large for "mitigation" to have much of an effect. It is no comfort that before we reach that point wars over food and drinkable water will create global disorder. We have less than 10 years to do something about this.

First of all, the 'few studies' are somewhere in the range of 650+ peer reviewed and published studies over the last 2-2 1/2 years. That clearly says the science of man caused global warming is far from being settled. In fact you can make a very strong and convincing argument that the alarmists are dead wrong. The author of the comment says we have less than 10 years to act; isn't that what we heard from these people in the 70's when it was global cooling? Then when Al Gore and his movie stars latched on to global warming, it was 10-15 years before the coast lines were under water. Well, here we are and the coastlines are still there.

But I also want to point out that the commenter said that at "some point, humans lose all control over the process..." Really? When have we had any control over climate change? We put so much less carbon and pollution into the atmosphere than we did 30 years ago or especially 125 years ago when everyone was burning coal, coal oil, kerosene, wood, and whale oil for light, heat, and manufacturing. It didn't change the climate one bit. We can't change the climate; we can change pollution but that's a different argument: sometimes I think a lot of lay people equate pollution with climate change.

We cannot mitigate the changes the Earth is going through because we don't, for example, put more than .01% of all the so called greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Volcanoes put thousands of times more carbon dioxide into the air than we do. We as a species have never had control over the climate or the weather. If we did, don't you think some liberal snake oil salesman would have been selling the idea to drought stricken Californians? In a heart beat.

Simply, this report is just designed to create more panic and keep the money flowing. Too many people, for the alarmists' liking, are waking up to the idea that all of this global warming/climate change crap is just that, crap. They are seeing what's going on in our world and know that the Earth is not warming; it's all just part of the natural cycle that has been going on for millennia.

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