Friday, January 12, 2007

New York -- Proof of Global Warming?

I had someone on my MySpace site throw the temperatures in New York in my face and claim its proof of global warming. So I will quote this person here and respond for my BlogSpot readers.

Hey it's 70 in NYC on 1/6/07. Nothing to worry about right? Not real? Wake up! We are all screwed. Buy a boat. Move to high ground. It's REAL! ~ Gary

  • Friends of Science

  • Take note that in the 8th century AD, the Roman Empire grew grapes used for wine on the slopes of Salisbury Plain in the United Kingdom. The UK was the warmest it had ever been (in the written record); after this period came a cooling period. These periods went up and down and will continue to go up and down. The Vikings raiding and traveling the seas was made possible by the now frozen “Greenland” actually living up to its name.

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  • Jon Daly’s Hockey Stick Refutation

  • I wonder if the fellow who made the inane statement about New York proving Global Warming would argue that Enron and the oil cartel conspiring to build SUV’s caused the Romans to make wine or maybe the raping and pillaging is caused by car pollution and Bush’s Cabinet. Maybe, just maybe.

    The very warm climate during the MWP allowed this great migration to flourish. Drift ice posed the greatest hazard to sailors but reports of drift ice in old records do not appear until the thirteenth century (Bryson, 1977.) The warmer climate would also result in a greater harvest in Iceland than would be experienced today so the land must have looked more inviting in the past than it does today.

    The Norse peoples traveled to Iceland for a variety of reasons including a search for more land and resources to satisfy a growing population and to escape raiders and harsh rulers. One force behind the movement to Iceland in the ninth century was the ruthlessness of Harald Fairhair, a Norwegian King (Bryson, 1977.)

  • Vikings During the Medieval Warming Period (MWP)

  • Obviously the facts about global warming are and the historic change in climate is being used for political aims. Political aims that Gary may not be aware of, but political aims that Gary is supporting in his ignorance, nonetheless.

    Thursday, January 11, 2007

    Cows Farting... Forests Disappearing?
    my son's sixth-grade Toast Master's speech

    Is Global Warming A Fact? ~ Environmental Myths

    Is pollution a cause of global warming? Absolutely not! And I will tell you why. Lets assume for a moment that global warming were true. Pollution as a cause of global warming is improbable due to the work done by scientist Paul Crutzen, a Nobel Prize winner, and meteorologist Bert Bolin, the former Chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or, IPCC. Their combined work, which can be found in the peer-reviewed scientific journal – the New Scientist, showed that there is a thin layer of smog protecting our cities and the planet from possible global warming. (The layer stops the sun from overheating these concrete metropolises which would have raised the temperature to a higher – more dangerous – level.) Another example would be that of a volcanic eruption. One medium sized eruption can spew more harmful chemicals into our atmosphere than the entire history of mans “polluting” the planet. In fact, according to Vice-President Al Gore, cows farting are just as dangerous an impact on earth as humans. As humorous as that may sound, taxpayers (on the behest of Gore) spent millions and millions of dollars to fund the study that found that out.

    Now that you know how pollution can “benefit” us, what are your thoughts about drilling for oil in Alaska? Like me, you have probably heard that it is bad for the environment and wildlife, right? One example of the benefit drilling has in Alaska is the quintupling of caribou on and around these drilling sites. Wildlife is thriving rather than dying off. Another popular myth is that of the Amazon rainforest. Hollywood stars and musicians of fame mention that the forests are being depleted at an astounding rate. For instance, William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame, mentioned in a National Geographic video that, “rainforests [are] being cleared at the rate of 20 football fields per minute.” If this were truly the case, the forests would have been completely wiped out years ago. In fact, the co-founder and long-time director of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, said:

    “All these save-the-forests arguments are based on bad science…. They are quite simply wrong… [Phillip Stott and I] found that the Amazon rainforests is more than 90% intact. We flew over it and met all the environmental authorities. We studied satellite pictures of the entire area.”

    Phillip Stott, who has 30 years of studying tropical forests under his belt as well as being professor of biogeography at London University mentioned that, “there are now still – despite what humans have done – more rainforests today than there were 12,000 years ago.” In fact, these rain forests are only about twelve thousand years old. What you rarely hear in social study books is the fact that old-growth trees use slightly more oxygen than they produce. It is the younger, faster growing trees that are planted when the older ones are cut down that produce the oxygen our planet needs. Making the 2.7 million square mile rainforest off limits would actually be hurting our planet rather than helping it.

    You must keep in mind that weather and climate changes every second, of every minute, of every day, of every week, of every year, of every decade, of every century, and so on. There is no such thing as a stable, or “sustainable,” climate. Temperature is accordingly never static; it is always either rising or falling. There is also proof that it is actually getting colder, and temperatures are lower than it they were 30 years ago. In fact, at the very first Earth Day, held in April 22, 1970, the topic was one of global freezing, and not global warming! Books and articles by leading scientists just 30 years ago were all getting taxpayer money to frighten us into thinking that the world was going to die a cold death, soon. Now it’s the exact opposite.

    Another myth that has resulted from the global warming scare is that of the polar ice caps melting. On august 19, 2000, the front page of the New York Times featured a picture of the North Pole; the accompanying news story said:

    “The North Pole is melting. The thick ice that that has for ages covered the Artic Ocean at the pole has turned to water… something that has presumably never before seen by humans, and is more evidence that global warming may be real and already affecting the climate.”

    Oops!! Ten days later the Times apologized, saying it, “misstated the normal conditions of the sea ice there. A clear spot has probably opened at the pole before, scientists say, because about 10 percent of the Arctic Ocean is clear of ice in a typical summer.” But by then the Washington Post, USA Today, Associated Press, National Public Radio, American TV networks (ABC, NBC, CBS), Canadian TV and papers in London had repeated the story. NBC Nightly News talked about “a mile-wide stretch of water where ice should be.” CNN said the ice cap “is losing its ice.”

    The point here is to show how quickly bad science can get into the publics mind. An example of good science can be found in the January 2002, journal Science, which published the findings of scientists who had been measuring the vast West Antarctic ice sheet. The researchers found that the ice sheet is growing thicker, not, in fact, melting. The journal Nature published similar findings by scientist Peter Doran and his colleagues at the University of Illinois. Rather than using the U.N.'s computer models, the researchers took actual temperature readings and discovered temperatures in the Antarctic have been getting slightly colder – not warmer – for the last 30 years.

    Last year my social-studies book mentioned a large group of scientists that came together to say global warming in indeed a fact. What the book was referencing is an IPCC meeting of 1,600 scientists. What the book failed to mention was that in 1998, 17,000 scientists (including more than 2000 of the world's leading climatologists, meteorologists and planetary / atmospheric scientists) signed a petition circulated by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, saying, in part,

    “[That] there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate.”

    Time magazine said global warming is, “a greater threat than anything but nuclear holocaust, or [the earth] getting hit by an asteroid.” When 20/20 reporter John Stossle read that quote to IPCC members Sally Balloonas (a Harvard Astrophysicist), Richard Linsen (of M.I.T.), Pat Michaels (of the University of Virginia), and John Christie (who measures the earth’s atmosphere and temperature for NASA), they all agreed that it was “bad pulp fiction” (dealing with sensational subjects).

    I want to end this topic with a question as to why all this “bad science” and myth gets into our social study books and the media. I will allow Patrick Moore, who you’ll remember is the co-founder of Green Peace, to answer this important query. He said:

    “I now find that many environmental groups have drifted into self-serving cliques with narrow vision and rigid ideology…. many environmentalists are showing signs of elitism, left-wingism, and downright eco-fascism. The once politically centrist, science-based vision of environmentalism has been largely replaced with extremist rhetoric. Science and logic have been abandoned and the movement is often used to promote other causes such as class struggle and anti-corporatism. The public is left trying to figure out what is reasonable and what is not.”

    I do hope you side with me in seeing the importance of rejecting Global Warming and other myths. If not I advise you to study this subject for your own sake, and sake of our planet.

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007

    He’s Dead!

    Yup, the Islamo-Fascist that caused so many deaths is now dead himself. This is a good thing… it is a net benefit to the world that such a thug has begun his time in the pit of hell. I just want to say a BIG THANKS to the gals-and-guys in our military… GREAT JOB! When the Democrats or the Media aren’t busy tying the hands of our military they can actually accomplish what they are meant to. To kill, and kill effectively with as little collateral damage as possible.

    Here’s the article:

  • HotAir Article

  • Monday, January 08, 2007

    Sometimes we forget about the broader “War on Terror” with all the political gun slinging for Iraq for political gain by the democrats. I have imported some article here-and-there about our latest gains against the Islamo-Fascists in the African region. Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia have had enough. And now these three African nations are dumping raw data into our military guy’s laps. This raw intelligence and eyes on the ground have culminated with an attack on a target in Somalia. This is no small deal… many think that it is a significant kill of an Al Qaeda operative that may have been a key player in the embassy bombing in Kenya. In Africa you have three major religions fighting for the hearts and minds of the people:

    1. Marxism;
    2. Islam;
    3. and Christianity.

    The world would be smart to support the last choice in the list. The following article is linked to Drudge, enjoy:

  • CBS News
  • Sunday, January 07, 2007

    Support Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean

    I just had Joe Loya, the father-in-law of Border Patrol Agent Ignacio "Nachos" Ramos, on the show. Ignacio and Agent Compean are our two young men who confronted a fleeing illegal alien drug smuggler, shot him in the fight that ensued as they pursued him, and were maliciously prosecuted by our government for their actions.

    I know it sounds insane, but this is exactly what happened. They have been condemned to 11 and 12 -year sentences for doing their job, which commence on January 17. The illegal alien drug smuggler, in the meantime, was given immunity for his testimony against our agents.

    Time is short, and there is much to do. First, donate to help Agent Ramos' family with their living expenses and Nachos' defense. His wife and 3 children have lost their home, and his in-laws have spent their retirement savings, You can donate via paypal directly to the family at Joe Loya's website.

    There will also be rallies around the country on January 13 in support of the agents, details of which are also at Joe's site.

    Here are some stories which will give you further background on what has happened to our Border Patrol heroes.

    2 Border Patrol agents face 20 years in prison

    (Imported from: Tammy Bruce’s Site)

    Dennis Miller - Democratic Defeatism