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Global Warming - Oh the misspent emotion out there!
By Marvin Seibert


June 30, 2006

Well I see I have a few people upset that I dare to dispute the claims of man-made Global Warming. Mr. Branco, you should be applauded for stepping out with the truth and not the rhetoric! This planet is so resilient!

Ms Mareck on the other hand quotes sites that are on the fringe. Let s take the National Academy of Science for instance, there claim to evidence of the past 2000 years is tree rings and mud sediment isn t that called and uneducated guess. We have only had recordings now for the past 170 years. Then you quote Dr. Spencer Weart; Jack of all trades and Master of none. He has books out about Why Democracies will not fight one another, 1988 book, Nuclear Fear: A History of Images. Does this make him an expert on climate Change? Then you quote The Union of Concerned Scientist three of them are gynecologists, unbelievable! Just because someone writes a book or puts up a web page does not make it gospel! Ms Mareck then you told us about Lloyds of London, give them a call they have yet to pay out a claim for global warming relative damage I m sure they will insure anything for a price, they always had. Why didn t you take my evidence which I presented in my previous letter and try to rebuke some of those facts one by one because you can not. Why don t you listen to the director of NOAA and National Hurricane Center who say there is no evidence of this, it is all part of the Natural Cycle of things.

So let us talk about the Global Warming Poster boy Al Gore, who had to take his name off the Movie Poster "Inconvenient Truth" because no one would go see it. Recently a few days ago the associated press said scientist they talk to gave Al a big thumbs up on his fact about Global Warming. Once again we see the bias in their reporting. The AP refuses to quote scientist who vehemently disagree with the loser of the 2000 presidential election. So I will provide the some of the quotes here that the AP just happens to overlook, please note they are all experts in their field not part-timers

Professor Bob Carter, of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University in Australia Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention." "The man is an embarrassment to US science and its many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science." Bob Carter as quoted in the Canadian Free Press, June 12, 2006

Richard S. Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, wrote: "A general characteristic of Mr. Gore's approach is to assiduously ignore the fact that the earth and its climate are dynamic; they are always changing even without any external forcing. To treat all change as something to fear is bad enough; to do so in order to exploit that fear is much worse." - Lindzen wrote in an op-ed in the June 26, 2006 Wall Street Journal

Roy Spencer, principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville, wrote an open letter to Gore criticizing his presentation of climate science in the film: Temperature measurements in the arctic suggest that it was just as warm there in the 1930's...before most greenhouse gas emissions. Don't you ever wonder whether sea ice concentrations back then were low, too? - Roy Spencer wrote in a May 25, 2006 column.

Former University of Winnipeg climatology professor Dr. Tim Ball reacted to Gore's claim that there has been a sharp drop-off in the thickness of the Arctic ice cap since 1970. "The survey that Gore cites was a single transect across one part of the Arctic basin in the month of October during the 1960s when we were in the middle of the cooling period. The 1990 runs were done in the warmer month of September, using a wholly different technology," Tim Ball said, according to the Canadian Free Press.

I know it is an Inconvenient Truth to quote actual Climatologist when talking about Global Warming but when we talk about the Climate that is who we should consult, unless we are in the habit of going to the Dentist for ulcers or General Practice Doctor for a tooth ache!

Come on folks, let's take the emotion out of the debate and look at the facts. No what ifs, maybes, uncertainness. Sure the climate changes, as part of a natural cycle, not anything we do. We are not God!

Marvin Seibert
Colorado Springs, CO - USA

About: "I currently reside in Colorado Springs and enjoy visiting Ketchikan and all it's friendly people."



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