March 13, 2007

Regarding Global Warming,

the news is not so much that Al Gore exaggerated its potential consequences, and the degree of human responsibility for it; of course he did. The news is that even The New York Times is pointing this out:

Critics have zeroed in on Mr. Gore’s claim that the energy industry ran a “disinformation campaign” that produced false discord on global warming. The truth, he said, was that virtually all unbiased scientists agreed that humans were the main culprits. But Benny J. Peiser, a social anthropologist in Britain who runs the Cambridge-Conference Network, or CCNet, an Internet newsletter on climate change and natural disasters, challenged the claim of scientific consensus with examples of pointed disagreement.

“Hardly a week goes by,” Dr. Peiser said, “without a new research paper that questions part or even some basics of climate change theory,” including some reports that offer alternatives to human activity for global warming.

Geologists have documented age upon age of climate swings, and some charge Mr. Gore with ignoring such rhythms.

“Nowhere does Mr. Gore tell his audience that all of the phenomena that he describes fall within the natural range of environmental change on our planet,” Robert M. Carter, a marine geologist at James Cook University in Australia, said in a September blog. “Nor does he present any evidence that climate during the 20th century departed discernibly from its historical pattern of constant change.”

Now that is what I call climate change.

Posted by Attila Girl at March 13, 2007 10:51 AM | TrackBack
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But, see, the deal is that people that do not believe in global warming as caused solely by Man have to prove that it isn't. That's the kind of science that the global warming adherents are using.

I love their whole "consensus" thing. At one time everyone believed the earth was flat. Science proved that wrong.

I'm sure, based on everything I have read, that man has some impact on temperatures around the world, but is it climate, or micro-climate?

And it just amazes me that those who believe feel that the Sun and natural earth forces play no part in the temps being up about 1 degree C since 1850. Just the emissions of a trace gas from objects that didn't even exist in the 1800's, and were not even all that widespread till the 1940's.

Posted by: William Teach at March 13, 2007 05:23 PM


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070312/ap_on_sc/polar_trek_1

"A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite" "...Then there was the cold — quite a bit colder, Atwood said, then Bancroft and Arnesen had expected. One night they measured the temperature inside their tent at 58 degrees below zero, and outside temperatures were exceeding 100 below zero at times, Atwood said. "...They were experiencing temperatures that weren't expected with global warming," Atwood said. "But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability."

Yeah, 1 degree C in 150 years or so. Considering that you needed 132 degrees F to make it a "balmy" 0 F, maybe you should have waited a few years to visit--like say 8000 years. Or stop watching Al Gore movies or looking at those pictures in Time where the Inuit are wearing Speedos.

Posted by: Darrell at March 13, 2007 07:34 PM


I am waiting for (not hoping for, mind you) one of these global warming as caused by Man zealots to get attacked and killed by a polar bear. They don't seem to realize that they are an apex predator with a bad temper.

Posted by: William Teach at March 14, 2007 05:44 AM


Of course that's "132 degrees F to make it to freezing" above. I'd still check the weather forecast before I went.

Posted by: Darrell at March 14, 2007 08:31 AM


I love it! A perfect post. Your tagline is brilliant. :-)

Posted by: Sissy Willis at March 14, 2007 09:24 AM




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