Global Warming Jihadists
By Alan Miller
June 29, 2006
Well, I have tried to keep my big fat mouth shut throughout this
entire argument but I just gotta say: Mr. Seibert refers to "Jihadists"
when he makes reference to anyone concerned about global warming.
While there is no definition of "Jihadists", one can
assume that this is what he meant:
Definition of Jihad:
1 : a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty;
also : a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving
2 : a crusade for a principle or belief
I am assuming that Mr. Seibert
is referring to definition #2. And I applaud him for coining
this unique phrase. I suppose my thoughts on Intelligent Design
will brand me with the Red Letter "Darwinistic Jihadist."
But that is another story...
That being said, let me point out a few glaring discrepancies
in the statements made by Mr. Seibert and Mr. Branco while they
were attacking Ms. Mareck.
In 2005 the National Science Academies of the G8 (Group of Eight)
nations and Brazil, China and India, three of the largest emitters
of greenhouse gases in the developing world, signed a statement
on the global response to climate change. The statement stresses
that the scientific understanding of climate change is now sufficiently
clear to justify nations taking prompt action, and explicitly
endorsed the IPCC consensus.
The United Research Council concluded greenhouse gases are accumulating
in Earth's atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing
surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures to
rise. Temperatures are, in fact, rising. The changes observed
over the last several decades are likely mostly due to human
activities, but we cannot rule out that some significant part
of these changes is also a reflection of natural variability.
Human-induced warming and associated sea level rises are expected
to continue through the 21st century.
And as far as the blaming the Sun or as we geeks know it: Solar
Forcing or Solar Variation . Come on give us a break. http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/247.htm
Finally, if you re-read Ms. Mareck s statement the key word is
"perhaps". Last time I checked, "perhaps"
did not mean, if, shall or will. I don't find her statement threatening
in the least but rather informative. Let me ask the two of you
If your couches caught fire while you were lying there watching
CNN, would you try to put them out with Kerosine? Gentlemen,
if an individual or a group wants to do their part to inform
society of these impacts, let them. It doesn't hurt you or your
world. If they can afford to drive a Hybrid (and most of us can't)
then let them drive in those creepy little cars. If people want
to make a difference and it doesn't affect you, why argue?
I would also like to add that given the situation in today's
world, I would love to step out on my deck and spray a can of
"Brut by Faberge" into the air and end life as we know
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Alan Miller writes:
"Life long Alaskan, 6 Years as a tax-payer in Ketchikan.
100% supporter of John Maki and Larry Eklund! Huge fan and supporter
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Warming: Planet is resilient & tolerant of both man &
nature By Patrick Branco - Ketchikan, AK - USA
Warming By Marvin Seibert - Colorado Springs, CO - USA
Warming By Anne Mareck - Houghton, MI - USA
Warming By Keith Page - Calgary, Canada
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