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Monday, March 24, 2008

A Global Warming Skeptic

This Global Warming weather phenomena has puzzled because I'm not inclined to dispute scientist whose expertise in this subject must be taken into consideration. So, why is it that I'm not yet convinced that it's mans fault? That man has been so reckless that we now face extinction! This may be an exaggeration but this is how I perceive what experts such as Al Gore and the international scientific community are telling me if man does not do something drastic, NOW!!

There's plenty of evidence indicating that our globe has warmed over the past oh...30 years. But there's also plenty of evidence that our globe has gone through periods of rapid warming and cooling over the past 100 years. If this is so then we are just passing through a natural warming cycle. Why is it that Algore and his minions are making such a big fuzz about this particular warming trend?

I remember not too long ago, about 23 years in fact, that weekly magazines such as TIME were running articles of the upcoming global cooling and of it's potential catastrophic effects on the worlds food supply. Well, that didn't happen. Now it's global warming and it's potential harmful effects to eh...I don't know, polar bears? It seems to me that too much attention is payed to doomsdayers.

The following list of links with a brief description to articles concerning global warming . Both sides of the arguments are presented.

Climate facts to warm to. The Australian An interview with Jennifer Marohasy, an expert ( or someone who knows an expert) on climate change, global warming, yada, yada..Pretty interesting stuff. Ms. Marohasy debunks the theory that the earth is still warming.

Is the earth still warming, asks the host.

"No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you'd expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years."

The Australian. 22 March 2008

ABC News interview with Fred Singer.

A hatchet job on the old fella. "Singer, an 84-year-old Princeton-trained physicist, is the grandfather of the global warming skeptics who dispute the established scientific consensus (emphasis mine) that global warming is real, that it is caused by the pollution humans are pumping into the atmosphere, and that it will be catastrophic if measures are not taken immediately."

The interviewer makes no attempt to bring out the facts which Mr. Singer bases his opinion.

Newsbusters.org article on ABC News interview with Fred Singer.

"Climate alarmism reached a new low Sunday as ABC's "World News" featured a hit piece on Dr. S. Fred Singer, the esteemed Professor Emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia."

Delicate Partnership Between Coral and Algae Threatened By Global Warming

This article in Sciencedaily.com discusses the effects, well...the title says it all. The science end comes from the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) and James Cook University in Australia. Not surprisingly the findings are that global warming could damage this coral and algae relationship with potential catastrophic effects upon mankind yada, yada...

Black carbon adds the most to global warming

This report from SIFY.com blames China and India for melting the snow in the Himalayas. V. Ramanathan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography admits that previous findings were wrong:
"In the paper, Ramanathan integrated data from satellites, aircraft and surface instruments about the warming effect of black carbon and found that its warming effect is about 0.9 watts per metre squared. That is far higher than estimates of between 0.2 watts per metre squared and 0.4 watts per metre squared that were agreed upon as a consensus estimate in a report released in 2007 by the R.K. Pachauri-headed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel last year."

Interesting finding considering that a consensus on previous findings had been reached.

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