Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?
Data Provided by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.(1)
I believe in “Climate Change”.
From my review of available information it seems that Earth’s temperature has been fluctuating for millions of years, and will probably continue to do so in the future. I disagree with the idea that that Climate Change, or Global Warming, is caused by humans and represents one of the greatest threats facing mankind.
I don’t know what causes the Earth’s climate cycles. Many people feel that it’s related to solar activity combined with variations in the Earth’s orbit. Whatever it is, I feel its natural and outside of man’s control. The graph above reflects regular warming and cooling cycles about every 100,000 to 200,000 years. Man has nothing whatsoever to do with this cycle, and in my opinion, couldn’t change it if he tried.
I recently read in an article: “Melting glaciers in Western Canada are revealing tree stumps up to 7,000 years old where the region’s rivers of ice have retreated to a historic minimum, a geologist said today.” (2) It infers strongly that the land mass in Western Canada, currently covered by glaciers, was once much warmer and able to support forests – which were subsequently covered by glaciers. It supports the theory that climate change is natural, cyclical, and regular – totally outside of man’s influence. According to the graph above, it seems reasonable that the glaciers should be melting since we appear to be within a warming trend.
Proponents of man-induced Global Warming infer that man-made pollution is the primary cause of the warming. Yet volcanic activity alone is estimated to be responsible for the release of 130 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. Volcanic activity is not pleasant, and easily spews as many toxins into the air as does man, but natural atmospheric operation cleanses the skies of this debris and returns it as nutrients to the soil. Everything on Earth works in harmony.
Water vapor is classified, by far, as the greatest greenhouse gas.(3) Its primary source is evaporation from the ocean. Man cannot, and should not try, to control it. To me it’s a miracle of God that water vapor envelopes our earth. It helps to shield us from the sun’s radiation and provides protective insulation keeping us from freezing to death. Without the “greenhouse” gas of water vapor life could never form, or to continue to exist, on earth.
We should obviously be good stewards of the earth in which we live. A prosperous, free market economy, with private property ownership, by far encourages high environmental standards. What is cleaner, a typical home in the United States, with a 90+ efficiency furnace and flush toilets, or a dirt floored hut, within a third world economy, relying on an open fire pit and open latrines? Obviously it’s the United States. The free market addresses the needs or man and naturally provides for a clean environment. Remember, steam engine locomotives and horses were filthy and inefficient, yet they provided the best transportation solution at the time. The free market has naturally replaced them with cleaner, and more efficient, electric locomotives, automobiles, and planes. Within a free market, products continually evolve to meet all the needs of man.
Conversely, state controlled markets discourage a clean environment. My wife grew up in Russia. She told me horror stories of how young girls, washing their hair in rivers, would become diseased and lose their hair, because unbeknownst to them pollutants, such as raw nuclear waste, were routinely disposed into the river upstream from where these girls bathed. It wasn’t an isolated experience. The land and air, within state controlled societies, is filthy compared to the United States. If environmentalists are so concerned about clearing up the planet, have them go to third world countries – Africa, China, India, or Russia–, and encourage a market based economic system to generate prosperity, which will naturally improve the standard of living and clean up their environment.
Government is never the answer. It makes decisions based on political posturing rather than satisfying needs. For example, it spends billions of taxpayer dollars on ethanol development, (trying to develop clean energy) while at the same time prohibiting oil exploration along with nuclear and coal power. This governmental interference in the energy market creates artificial shortages, drives up energy prices, makes us dependant on foreign oil sources, and emboldens our enemies. Reclassifying a significant portion of the world’s corn reserves to fuel not only creates shortages of human food but also increases the cost of all food derived from corn-fed livestock – meat, milk, cheese, butter, etc. Society receives no benefit from having the government forcibly extract capital from the private sector into the pet projects of government bureaucrats. The only short term beneficiary, from these politically expedient decisions, is the federal government, through the purchase of “Special Interest” votes, allowing those in power to perpetuate their stay.
The concept of man-made global warming is a hoax perpetuated by government and environmental groups to accumulate power, wealth, and control over the population. It has no basis in science and should not be used to impose government regulation and control upon the country.
August 7, 2010
(1) Provided by Dive and Discover; a registered trademark of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/iceage/timeline.html
(2) Melting Glacier Reveals Ancient Tree Stumps; By LiveScience Staff; posted: 30 October 2007
(3)Water vapor constitutes Earth’s most significant greenhouse gas, accounting for about 95% of Earth’s greenhouse effect. Interestingly, many “facts and figures’ regarding global warming completely ignore the powerful effects of water vapor in the greenhouse system, carelessly (perhaps, deliberately) overstating human impacts as much as 20-fold.
Water vapor is 99.999% of natural origin. Other atmospheric greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and miscellaneous other gases (CFC’s, etc.), are also mostly of natural origin (except for the latter, which is mostly anthropogenic).
Human activities contribute slightly to greenhouse gas concentrations through farming, manufacturing, power generation, and transportation. However, these emissions are so dwarfed in comparison to emissions from natural sources we can do nothing about, that even the most costly efforts to limit human emissions would have a very small– perhaps undetectable– effect on global climate.
Monte Hieb: Global Warming: a Closer look at the Numbers (http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/greenhouse_data.html)
If you agree with this post, please help me by donating to my campaign.
I NEED MONEY TO COMPETE!
If good men do nothing, those seeking to destroy our nation will prevail.