The Global Warming Hysteria
rears it's ugly head again!
By Marvin C. Seibert
August 02, 2006
In the words of Ronald Reagan, "Here you go again."
We have a heat wave and the global warming jihadist are out in
full force. Couldn't there just be a simple answer? Maybe the
jet stream has moved a little North causing the heat wave? Why
is it people such as Jane Kay state that it is man-made global
warming? I always hear about computer modeling but remember the
model is first programmed by a human, most likely with a political
I hear Governor Schwarzenegger is making deals with the Brits.
I guess with his standing in California he now must make a deal
with the devil, if necessary, to stay in office. Let's face it.
If we roll back to pre-1990 level we will suffer shortages and
higher prices and will have fixed nothing. None of this matters
to the politicians as longer as he can feel good and retain office.
Then we have an Australian scientist named Andrew Klekociuk stating
wispy clouds over Antarctica could indicate global warming. Is
there any natural phenomenon they won't use to justify their
cause? Everything negative that's happening anywhere in the world
that hasn't been shown to be Bush's fault is blamed on global
It didn't take long for the media to blame the devastation caused
by Hurricane Katrina on global warming, even though most climate
experts dispute the idea. The New York Times, an avid promoter
of global warming, stated "As the atmosphere warms, it generates
longer droughts, more-intense downpours, more-frequent heat waves,
and more-severe storms. Although Katrina began as a relatively
small hurricane that glanced off south Florida, it was supercharged
with extraordinary intensity by the relatively blistering sea
surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico." However, Dr.
Stanley Goldenberg, a meteorologist at the Hurricane Research
Division of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), stated, "I speak for many hurricane climate researchers
in saying that claims like that are nonsense. Katrina is part
of a well-documented multidecadal-scale fluctuation in hurricane
activity. This cycle was described in a heavily cited article
printed in the journal Science in July 2001." Where are
all the Hurricanes we were suppose to see this year? Remember
they started in 2005 on July 7th, to date ( August 2nd ) this
year we have not had one!
Here is one claim we all hear to support global warming: Global
temperatures have risen dramatically since 1940. This finds
it source in the approximately 100 year-old temperature record
of the National Weather Service. According to the NASA report,
Global Climate Monitoring: The accuracy of satellite data, though,
the NWS record is based strictly on surface temperature readings.
When weather balloon and satellite records are examined, one
finds temperatures either stayed the same or actually declined
by as much as one degree Fahrenheit during that period.
Another claim that global warming is man-made: Environmental
activists point to the correlation between recent global industrialization
and the sweltering summers of 1998 and 1999. A correlation, though,
is not proof of cause. If global industrialization were the cause
of planetary warming, the satellite and balloon temperature record
from 1940 to 1980 -- a period of far greater worldwide industrialization
-- would show a marked increase in average global temperatures,
which it does not. Indeed, such data shows temperatures declining.
What about carbon dioxide levels? Scientists have found that
past carbon dioxide levels, based, again, on historical and pre-historical
tree ring, ice core and lake sediment samples, have changed significantly
without human influence. Note, too, that between 1940 and 1980,
when man-made levels of CO2 swelled rapidly, there was a decline
Finally in 1999 over ten thousand of the world's most renowned
climatologists, astrophysicists, meteorologists, and others,
signed an open letter by Frederick Seitz, NAS Past President,
that states, in part: the Kyoto Accord is "based upon flawed
What does this all mean? Go ahead and live your lives normally,
conserve when you can, we should never waste but beware of the
so-called environmentalist or politician that tells you the sky
is falling. They either want to control every aspect of your
life or stick their hand in your wallet!
Marvin C. Seibert
Colorado Springs, CO - USA
About: "I currently reside
in Colorado Springs and enjoy visiting Ketchikan and all it's
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