OK, it’s 5:30 a.m. so I may as well blog on some stuff that’s been sitting in my “blog on this topic” file …
Have you read Michael Crichton’s “State of Fear ”?
Good book….lots of details … well-researched … debunks global warming on the grand scale. (I’m too tired to go find the Amazon Associates link to the book, so trust me … check it out on Amazon.com … it’s worth the read).
Anyway, from reading the book and articles like Debra Saunders' Townhall.com 11/17 article, it seems to me global warming is the merely the Left’s way of giving the masses something to freak out. It was global cooling in the 70s. It was swine flu in the 70s, too. Now we have global warming and bird flu.
Yes, the atmosphere is changing … yes, the temperature has risen, as has the sea level. But it’s at such small degrees that you and I (and yes, even our children and grandchildren and likely their grandchildren) will never actually notice the effects of it.
Anyone who has had to produce charts and graphs to display sales figures (or any other kind of figures, for that matter) know that statistics are easy to skew. All you have to do is change where the data begins and ends and the peaks and valleys in the data are that much more dramatic. (It also shows the movement of my stock in www.hsx.com –Hollywood Stock Exchange … man, some of my stocks have been stinkers, while other appear to have been very good … but when you look at the difference between the 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day views, you get the truer picture.)
What the lefty proponents of global warming have done is skew the data by changing the data ranges on the graphs. They’ve also decided to show degrees in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit and shown the measurement of sea level changes not in inches, but in centimeters and millimeters, thus panicking the populace. You panic the populace, you open their wallets because they … don’t … to … die! (Ok, so maybe some of them don’t want the animals to die, more than the people, ‘cause we all know the animals are more important.)
On the cruise I took in October up around Vancouver Island, BC the cruise line had an on-board naturalist who was available to show guests sea life (when it was light enough outside and we were actually moving). He also gave a great talk on “Global Warming: A Perspective From the Radical Middle”. Great talk. There are individuals out there who aren’t ready to kill off mankind because they (and cows) fart. The world isn’t heating up to sauna-like proportions any more than there’s an impending ice age … in fact, evidence shows that we’ve “recently” come out of a mini-ice age in the last several centuries … and everything’s just warming up to where it should be. In fact, the naturalist’s graphs showed that we aren’t even close to the highest average temperatures from the last century. And we're not all going to be living in Kevin Costner's Water World, either. The sea level has risen by millimeters, people. That's not enough to flood all the eco-sensitive deltas, etc. yada yada yada.
Stop the Madness (and the panic)!!!!
So … read the article. Buy the book. Tell a friend. You’ll be glad you did.
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