Sunday, September 24, 2006

Man-Induced Global Warming Conspiracy Losing Credibility

Colorado professor disputes global warming is human-caused - One of the nation’s top experts on hurricanes Bill Gray, who has studied tropical meteorology for more than 40 years and is a professor at Colorado State University, said human-induced global warming is a fear perpetuated by the media and scientists who are trying to get federal grants. “I think we’re coming out of the little ice age, and warming is due to changes to ocean circulation patterns due to salinity variations,” Gray said. “I’m sure that’s it.”

Gray’s view has been challenged, naturally, by those who have conflicts of interest: scientists with stakes in federal grant monies; Al Gore (who has a stake in a movie, books, and a London based investment firm ready to benefit from Kyoto type nonsense); aging, know-nothing hollywood stars like Streisand (for publicity); and the trial lawyer lobby and their congressional stooges preparing yet another avenue to steal pensions from retirees by burdening American corporations with another avenue for spurious litigation largesse.

See the jagged chart above? Notice the cycles of short warming and longer cooling events (ice ages)? What evidence is there that mankind influenced these irregular cycles? Was the human population ever significant hundreds of thousands or a million years ago?

USA TODAY reported on June 15, 2005: Evidence is underwhelming -Don't give into global alarmists, whose intents are questionable.

James M. Inhofe's report is a short article well worth the reading. Some highlights: Despite the lack of a scientific consensus to warrant such measures, climate change alarmists — in the heat of the summer for the scariest effect — are promoting mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions in the USA. It's a classic case of “ready, fire, aim.”Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates estimates that the costs of implementing Kyoto would cost an American family of four $2,700 annually. UPDATE Two international leaders once described Kyoto's intent.

Margot Wallstrom, the European Union's commissioner on the environment, said Kyoto is “about leveling the playing field for big businesses worldwide,” and French President Jacques Chirac called it “the first component of an authentic global governance.”

MIT professor Dr. Richard Lindzen sums up the current state of affairs best: “Science, in the public arena, is commonly used as a source of authority with which to bludgeon political opponents and propagandize uninformed citizens. … A fairer view of the science will show that there is still a vast amount of uncertainty — far more than advocates of Kyoto would like to acknowledge.” Based on that uncertainty, our constituents hardly need “global governance,” but they do deserve responsible governance at home.


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