by GLOBAL WARMING…
by Gene Shaparenko
"Because the truth is that promoting science isn't just about providing resources--it's about protecting free and open inquiry. It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology."
It is truly a shame that Obama and the other promoters of catastrophic global warming(such as Al Gore who also unabashedly takes credit for inventing the Internet) do not practice what Obama himself preaches.
As a scientist and engineer, I can truthfully say that the advocates and high priests of global warming represent the most disdainful and intellectually dishonest group of individuals who have appeared on the world/s technical and political stage in many generations.
For it is these same individuals and many of their peers, and the adulating media who only a few short years ago announced
"...the coming Ice Age"
and actually advocated melting the Arctic ice pack to keep the world from freezing over in a few years. The mainstream media was 150% behind these same scientists, trumpeting the forthcoming disaster where ice would cover most of Canada, Russia, Europe and Northern Asia.
What has changed that has caused many reputable scientists and many wannabe scientists to promote these radical and outlandish agendas? Money, pure and simple.
Show me government and private grants which are directed toward proving that catastrophic global warming is NOT occurring! On the other hand, billions of dollars of grant and research money is being thrown at anyone who can draft a publishable paper or come up with a new computer model which intimates that disaster is just over the horizon if we do not force our industrial capabilities to regress to the Middle Ages.
The leaders of this wild-eyed bunch march down the hallways of science much like the pied piper of old – calling out to the intellectually dishonest lemmings from diverse technical and political disciplines – and leading them toward an economically disastrous cliff where they will fall into the sea of international confusion.
While the Al Gore’s of this world jet about the continents, proudly boasting of Nobel Prizes and Hollywood accolades, the real culprits of any apparent global warming are ignored and sidelined while the USA is labeled as the real “carbon culprit” and must bear the burden of meeting unreasonable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
It is little consequence to the Al Gore’s of this world that the portion of greenhouse gases attributable to carbon dioxide is fractionally and nearly immeasurably small; and that portion of atmospheric carbon dioxide attributable to man is only a few percent of that nearly indistinguishable amount. Why are these data not front and center in the public discussion of
"...the most important issue to confront mankind in hundreds of years"?
Why is Al Gore refusing to engage in public dialog with reputable atmospheric and climatic scientists? It is simply because(as he has said)
“…the discussion is over”,
when in fact the science of climate change is so intangible and unpredictable that only a fool would stake his or her reputation on predicting what will happen on a local or global basis when only a fraction of a percent of greenhouse gasses are suspecting of originating from anthropological(manmade) sources.
The number of credible and documented studies(and books) which are now being printed to counter such global warming doomsday scenarios is growing weekly. But, the media is not listening – it, like Al Gore and the scientific lemmings chasing the global warming money trail, have cast their die and who is to question the media who looks upon the Gore’s of this world as infallible and visionaries who will lead us unto a utopian, “carbon-free” world.
Yet, it is China and India who are increasing their industrial might and without regard to any international “agreement” such as the failed Kyoto Protocol. They continue to build scores of coal-fired and carbon-based energy sources to bolster their attack on the US economy. And then there is the European Union, smug in their claims of adhering to reduced carbon production while increasing such carbon at a rate faster than their US counterparts.
Why this madness, where science has turned political and normally clear-thinking and respected scientists now claim to have formed a “consensus” that global warming will raise water levels half way up San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge, destroy penguins and polar bears while changing the health and welfare of the entire human race?
It is a simple answer when one sees the ridicule and marginalization that is bestowed on any scientist or media talking head who dares deny that humanity is headed toward an unmitigated global disaster if we do not immediately restructure our industrial and energy infrastructures. Scientists without peer support and greenhouse study grants end up pumping gas and packing groceries. Its not verifiable science…its the money stupid – the money!!
What is even more insane is the lack of consideration of the economic impact of the Al Gore cataclysmic prognostications. Imagine commuting to work on a bicycle, going to an office in Phoenix, Arizona with no air-conditioning, returning home to candlelight dinners…is this what American’s have worked for generations to achieve?
Meanwhile Al Gore jets from his 19,000 square foot energy hogging home to distant “conferences” using more jet fuel than is required to power a small city for months and when he arrives at these exotic locations to bathe in the accolades of global warming groupies, he asks others to make a “sacrifice” for humanity and global stability.
You will notice he doesn't’t visit China, India or Europe to chide them about their increasing conventional power utilization – and to ask THEM to constrain their future use. No, he asks us instead – the country that leads the free world in technology, industrial output and innovation due to the availability of energy sources which power these advances.
Here is the “Christian” Al Gore, siding up to, coddled and honored by the worst of Hollywood’s fornication-driven crowd. Intellectually dishonest to his fellow countrymen and still an angry politician, his neck veins bulge with the increasing redness of his face and with the vitriolic hatred he bestows on the country which narrowly missed electing this unstable individual as its President.
We can also credit the Al Gore’s and the radical environmentalist lawyers of this world with creating much of the current energy crisis we face. The pot-smoking and welfare supported environmentalists who would rather save a snail than an unborn baby look upon legitimate, alternative energy sources such as nuclear power as anathema. Asked to provide alternatives, they point to solar and wind power, far more costly and impractical than any conventional solution.
The environmentalist says,
“…yes, go ahead and build a wind powered energy system but don’t build it in my back yard where it obstructs my views; don’t ask me to pay for the real-estate necessary to erect such a system and run the power delivery system to major urban areas where such power is needed; and by the way, design it so that the whirling wind blades don’t kill birds that might accidentally fly into the system”.
They seem to forget that when the wind stops blowing, conventional energy systems must be brought on line otherwise the lights will go out during the environmentalist’s brie and wine party.
The environmentalist who decries nuclear power conveniently forgets that more people died in Senator Ted Kennedy’s car at Chappiquidick than have died in the entire history of US nuclear power.
“…build solar systems as an alternative to carbon-based power",
but then they say out of the other side of their mouth:
"...don’t build it here or there because the nesting area for the striped titmouse will be destroyed.”
The rabid environmentalist, driven by Al Gore’s global warming horror stories claims that we cannot make a dent in our imports of crude oil while overlooking the vast, proven resources along our coastlines, in the northern, barren reaches of Alaska and under most of the western part of North Dakota and Eastern Montana.
“…you will destroy the mating areas of a few caribou if you drill in ANWAR”.
Most of these environmentalists couldn't’t locate ANWAR on map, have never been there and don’t realize that the proven reserves in that barren tundra are concentrated in an area smaller than the size of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport while ANWAR spans an area larger than the Commonwealth of Virginia. Is this being intellectually dishonest or just plain stupid?
In western North Dakota and Montana, there are proven oil reserves larger than that known in Saudi Arabia. They say:
“…don’t drill there, the oil companies might get more windfall profits.”
There’s that nasty Capitalism that the liberals, Democrats and environmentalists hate.
Meanwhile, it costs $2 for produce a barrel of oil in Saudi Arabia and we pay $135.00 per barrel – and are stymied by the %#@*^&^$ environmental lawyers who are expert at delaying the construction of domestic refineries and other oil exploration activities.
Oh, and one more thing. We can blame Al Gore and his global warming extremism for the ethanol debacle that is now becoming apparent. Corn(genetically engineered) is being diverted from thousands of food products to a highly inefficient bio-fuel(ethanol).
With the recent floods in the corn belt in the central USA, food prices will be skyrocketing due to damaged corn crops. Yet, we are told by Al Gore and other greens that we should be using alternative energy sources, even if they cost far more to produce than conventional fuels, burn far less efficiently and require massive government subsidies in order to have large ethanol mega-operations such as Archer Daniel's Midland rake in billions of your tax dollars. Seems to be nothing wrong with the windfall profits of ADM, Monsanto and other ethanol/corn producers - but everything wrong with profits derived by subsidized conventional oil and gas industries.
If Al Gore is so adamant about using ethanol and bio-fuels, let him try to run his private jet on ethanol – of course, the day that happens will be the same day that pigs fly.
The rush to develop “bio-fuels” at any cost, in order to replace conventional carbon-based fuels, has resulted in a product that does not burn cleaner than gasoline, has a third less energy density than a comparable amount of conventional fuel, and currently consumes 20 percent of the entire US corn crop, consequently doubling corn and related food product prices in the last year.
A significant portion of the world relies on corn-based food products(even though they may be genetically engineered and contain mutant viral and bacterial components).
In short, the entire point of corn ethanol is not to solve America’s energy crisis, but to generate one of the great political boondoggles of our time. About half of ethanol’s wholesale market price is government subsidized, a portion far greater than any grain crop in the USA.
GLOBAL WARMING SCIENCE…. IS IT ACCURATE OR SIMPLY HOT AIR?
Congress convenes an investigating committee every time someone may accidentally run over an endangered beetle in front of the Capital building. Experts are called to task in front of CSPAN every time there is the slightest hint of impropriety in gasoline pricing or politics.
In the last few months, we've witnessed a sudden shift in Washington's conventional wisdom on this topic. Virtually every major player on and off Capitol Hill has concluded that the global-warming train is leaving the station, and no one dares to be left behind.
Comprehensive legislation to mandate reductions in CO2 emissions from power plants, autos, factories, farms and office buildings has line-jumped the congressional agenda.
But where are the hearings to determine if the facts really support such drastic and rapid decision making – particularly when there are potentially trillions(not billions) of industrial dollars at risk?
Where is Al Gore – and why isn’t he expounding on the facts that supposedly provided him with the Nobel Prize? Why is he afraid to face the real experts and testify as to why the world, and particularly the USA should turn its industrial operations upside down in order to prevent the oceans from presumably rising 20 feet and swamping Manhattan, Seattle, Miami and San Francisco?
The truth of the matter is, the oceans are not going to rise 20 feet; the Antarctic and Arctic regions are not melting, hurricanes are not increasing in intensity due to global warming, and humanity will not die off by the millions because of a few fractions of a degree of possible temperature increase in the next century.
Gore is simply afraid to face climate, weather and atmospheric physics experts who have the real scientific facts on their side(and not just a few pictures of polar bears on ice floes or some ice calving from the northernmost part of Antarctica).
Senate committees are deathly afraid of bringing one of their own in front of the CSPAN cameras and grilling him(like they grilled General Petraeus or Ken Starr) on what he(Gore) claims to be the most critical problem in earth’s history.
It is interesting to note that the initial information which launched Gore and the UN into its tirade over global warming has been shown to be manipulated(air-brushed we say in the technical world) and dramatically misrepresented. The classic “Hockey stick” representation of global temperatures in the last thousand years (discussed in all of the reference listed below) was accepted as scientific fact and used to launch the global warming subject.
Since then, and as described in many of the references below, this data has been discredited but yet scientists who are supposed experts in this field conveniently avoid discussing this equivalent of evolution's “Nebraska man” which turned out to be a complete fabrication comprised of a petrified tooth from a common Nebraska pig and skull from a man who died only 500 years ago.
Even the most pedestrian analysis of the financial impact of the draconian measures being promoted by Gore and his minions results in sticker shock. Trillions of dollars of industrial output are to be sacrificed by the USA and other industrialized nations in order to meet some hypothetical climate change goal 50 years in the future.
What does Al Gore say when asked about the financial impact of his global weather control program?
“…we’ll discuss that later”
is his Nobel Prize category response.
WHAT THE REAL EXPERTS SAY ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
While Al Gore may consider himself an "expert" on climatology and its related sciences, thousands of REAL scientists who have looked at this issue without a pecuniary interest in mind and some well-known experts on the subject have some very straight-forward things to say about global warming.
From scientific research:
"For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?" — Geologist Dr. David Gee, the chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress who has authored 130 plus peer-reviewed papers, and is currently at Uppsala University in Sweden.
"Even doubling or tripling the amount of carbon dioxide will virtually have little impact, as water vapor and water condensed on particles as clouds dominate the worldwide scene and always will." — Geoffrey G. Duffy, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
"The models and forecasts of the U.N. IPCC are incorrect because they only are based on mathematical models and presented results at scenarios that do not include, for example, solar activity." — Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Note: had the IPCC included solar activity in their models - something that a 7th grader would likely not ignore, there would be absolutely no case to be made for man-made emissions influencing any earth temperature changes. It would be something like trying to measure the difference in an elephant's weight when an ant was placed on its back.
From a sociological standpoint:
"Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous nonsense... The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology, which is concerning." — Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group, has more than 150 published articles.
"CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or another... Every scientist knows this, but it doesn't pay to say so... Global warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver's seat and developing nations walking barefoot." — Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu University in Japan.
"The [global warming] scare mongering has its justification in the fact that it is something that generates funds." — Award-winning Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La Plata.
From a religious standpoint:
"I am a skeptic... Global warming has become a new religion." — Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever.
And a religion Global Warming is indeed, a subset of Al Gore's (Gaia) earth worship that puts man as the sole savior of the world.
Romans 1:18-25 explains the motivations the followers of their man-centric religion:
"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles... They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen."
And so as the rogue and radical environmentalist worships created things such as frogs, fish, whales, spotted owls and chipmunks, and gives them supremecy over man's needs, so they will be judged as noted above.
According to Bible prophecy, the 7-year Tribulation to come will radically turn back all efforts of today's environmental endeavors, as the globe experiences a nuclear and supernatural holocaust the brings the environment to the brink of death. But, upon Jesus' return, He will wipe out the forces of evil and restore the planet to pristine condition once more. The Earth will experience an explosion of life and healing as it returns to the abundance the likes of the Garden of Eden.
To be continued and completed with references.