Climate change: The truth is STILL out there

Contributed by Warren Mowry

The ongoing debate over regulation of “greenhouse gases” and the attempts of the EPA to bypass Congressional legislation by regulating emissions has reached a head recently.  Given the overwhelming number of scandals related to the “scholarship” surrounding climate change activism and the outright fraud associated with much of its statistical analysis, it is somewhat of a surprise that this continues to be a viable issue.  But because it is part of the Left mantra, it does.

Don’t get me wrong – there is climate change.  But there has been climate change throughout the history of Earth.  And the people of Chicago, for example, had better be glad there has been climate change since the most recent Ice Age, or they’d still be buried under a mile of ice.  Al Gore prophesied in his (now) much lampooned movie “An Inconvenient Truth” that, if global warming isn’t halted, polar icecaps will melt and sea levels could rise twenty feet.  Talk to people around Columbia, SC, who can occasionally dig up shark teeth left behind when the Midlands of South Carolina, now more than 100 miles inland, were covered by a primordial sea.  Might things like that happen again?  It’s possible.  Is the possibility of such conditions proof of manmade global warming?  Absolutely not.

One of the real problems the Left has is a lack of a coherent message.  It started, of course, with the now infamous Newsweek cover story from April, 1975. In it, it was predicted, using the same data and statistics that today have caused the global warming stir, that we were about to enter a new ice age – and it has only gone downhill since then.  Michael Crichton wrote in his bestseller, State of Fear, that politicians, lawyers, and media maintain a drumbeat of doom over one issue or another for their various motives:  Politicians to promise change to thwart the threat and exert control over the population, lawyers to create an atmosphere of unrest to file lawsuits and make money, and the media to fan the flames in order to sell newspapers and air time in the 24-hour news cycle.

In researching his book, Crichton, a Harvard Medical School graduate and the author of such blockbusters as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, as well as the executive producer of the television series ER, started out as a global warming believer.  But the further he dug, the more he was convinced that his initial premise was just plain wrong.  He became, then, a global warming skeptic.  The book is a thriller (a fairly implausible one, truth be told), but so full of information and data on the subject of climate change as to be a gold mine for anyone seeking the accuracy in the debate.  One thing he discovered, according to NASA data, is that the warmest year in the past century was not circa 2000 – but 1934.

Which brings us back to Al Gore.  Gore, in the last several days, opined that the cause of the massive blizzards that have struck the United States, blizzards that at one point covered nearly 70% of our landmass and were present in 49 states, was – you guessed it – global warming. See this blog post.

The problem for Gore is that his fellow doomsayers were off-message for much of the prior decade.  Over the past several years, his fellow liberals in Congress have said just the opposite – that the decrease in snowfall and their claim that glaciers are retreating worldwide (since largely debunked) was caused by global warming.  Watch and enjoy.

Gore, who may have become one of the most cynically opportunistic individuals we’ve ever seen, has capitalized on his shrill claims for years.  He has invested in companies that will boom should the “green revolution” take hold.  Never mind whether it will wreck the economies for most countries or ruin the average American financially, it will make Al Gore a billionaire.  That way he can continue flying around the world, practicing Gulfstream V Liberalism.

How can we be so sure that this “state of fear” is being imposed on us?  Consider the number of times we have been told that this change or that one is being caused by global climate change.  In fact, there is a website that contains a list of links to about 600 such claims over the last few years, some of them baldly wrong.

So, we are left with this contradiction – are we witnessing warming or cooling?  Are we witnessing more snowfall or less?  Is man the cause of this, or not?  Gotta tell you, folks, I don’t know – but neither do those who claim they do.


9 Responses to “Climate change: The truth is STILL out there”

  1. You lost me at “the blizzards are caused by climate change… hahahahaha”…

    Here’s a simple science experiment for you:

    Take a pot of water, set it on your stove, put a lid on it. Let it sit there.
    Go back an hour later and see how much water condensed on the bottom of the lid.
    Then, turn on the heat. Soon, you and every 8th grader can see water forming under the lid – MUCH MORE water then before.
    Now, hit all that condensed water with freezing temperatures.

    Guess what… you’ve just seen how global warming produces… MASSIVE BLIZZARDS.

    It’s so simple any 8th grader can see it, and, UNDERSTAND it.

    • Thanks for your comment. Pretty though it is and, evidently, as elementary as you believe it to be, USA Today on this date quotes Roger Pielke, a researcher at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences in Boulder, CO, who says NO direct link can be made between big snows and global warming. It is possible, though I doubt it, that he only has a SEVENTH grade education. Your comment highlights the conflict in the global warming adamants – no matter what the facts, they insist on slamming the square peg into the round hole.

  2. Extreme rainstorms and snowfalls have grown substantially stronger, two studies suggest, with scientists for the first time finding the telltale fingerprints of man-made global warming on downpours that often cause deadly flooding.

    Two studies in Wednesday’s issue of the journal Nature link heavy rains to increases in greenhouse gases more than ever before.

    One group of researchers looked at the strongest rain and snow events of each year from 1951 to 1999 in the Northern Hemisphere and found that the more recent storms were 7 percent wetter. That may not sound like much, but it adds up to be a substantial increase, said the report from a team of researchers from Canada and Scotland.
    I said the same thing, and, I learned it in the 8th grade.

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