‘Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. Oh, oh, the irony!” — Comedian Jon Stewart
Okay, here’s a hot (no pun intended) topic that seems to be front page news. At the very least, it’s worthy of discussion.
I’m an open-minded, environmentally sensitive person. I want clean water and air just like everyone else. I also want environmental policies based upon sound reasoning – not lies. I don’t appreciate fear-mongering. I’ve been told the world’s gonna end so many times, I feel like I’m living an REM song.
A couple of years ago, John Coleman (the founder of the The Weather Channel) dubbed global warming ‘the greatest scam in history.’ He accused global media of colluding with ‘environmental extremists’ to alarm the public. Of course, he was verbally tarred and feathered by the mainstream media. They treated him like Tiger Woods at a Promise Keepers convention.
Now we have hard evidence that some leading proponents of global warming have been practicing junk science. In what’s being called Climategate, confidential emails (more than 1,000 e-mails and 3,000 other documents) from leading global warming scientists have been leaked to the public. We now know what they’ve been saying in private – and it’s not flattering.
The upshot is that these influential climate scientists have been rigging data to prove what they want to prove. They’ve selectively ignored data that conflicts with their desired result, and have taken steps to censor opposing scientific views. They refused to submit their conclusions to full peer review. (More on Climategate here.)
The scandal raises troubling questions. Naturally, it has also inspired a funny YouTube video:
For years we have been warned of a global warming crisis. But it’s now widely understood that over the past 11 years the earth has actually COOLED. This is one reason “global warming” is being replaced with the phrase “climate change.” One way or another, the climate is changing.
Okay, so the climate is changing. The earth is 4,540,000,000 years old. Hasn’t the planet’s climate ALWAYS changed? When has the earth’s climate remained constant? Wasn’t the earth once a molten mass? Didn’t the continents drift apart? Any notion that the earth and its climate should remain constant, we’ll ALL agree, is preposterous.
Here’s where it gets interesting. If you look at unaltered “Climategate” historical data, the earth was a much WARMER place a few centuries ago — when Vikings were exploring the seas!
Of course, Vikings didn’t use internal combustion engines. So what was causing all the global warming? Is it possible that the earth naturally warms and cools on a cyclical basis? If the current trend is indeed towards warming, is mankind the cause? Or is the earth just doing what the earth has always done?
My mind isn’t made up.
What do YOU think?
Who do we believe?
Is man-made global warming a proven scientific FACT?
Or is it, as John Coleman said, the greatest SCAM in history?