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The Global Warming Hysteria rears it's ugly head again!
By Marvin C. Seibert


August 02, 2006
Wednesday PM

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 agenda.

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 warming!

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 in temperatures.

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 ideas."

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 friendly people."



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