From Global warming to Climate change – what will they call it next?

Posted: May 2, 2010 by fonnaguschakra in Global warming/Climate change
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It seems difficult to avoid the propaganda of what has now become known as climate change. ‘It’s a fact’, they’ll tell you. The ice caps are melting, there’s a massive hole in the ozone layer, and polar bears are dying. These have become known as indisputable facts, regurgitated in the mainstram media and spewed out by environmental groups throughtout the whole world. But what about a measured approach? What happens if you actually read the facts instead of just quoting people who aren’t experts in this complex field.

Prior to the Copenhagen Climate Conference last year, Former NASA scientist Roy W. Spencer, along with another 170 scientists from around the world wrote to the UN secetary-general challenging the assertion that worldwide glacier retreat, and sea ice melting in Polar Regions, is “unusual and related to increases in human GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions”. He points out that glaciers have been retreating for over 100 years and that “a few retreating glaciers are even revealing old tree stumps”. Today scientists refer to the mealting of ice shelves in west Antartica as proof of global warming but of course they conveniently forget that east Antartica, which is four times the size of west Antarica, is cooling. How misleading is that?! The Scientific Committee on Antartic Research also notes that the South Pole has shown “significant cooling in recent decades”.

The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent’s western coast.

In 1996, Spencer won an AMS Special Award for “developing a global, precise record of earth’s temperature from operational polar-orbiting satellites, fundamentally advancing our ability to monitor climate” with a man named John Christy. Christy was a lead author of the 2001 report for the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and, while convinced that humans are one cause of global warming, he is “still a strong critic of scientists who make catastrophic predictions of huge increases in global temperatures and tremendous rises in sea levels”.

As for the ozone layer, Paul Newman of NASA’s Goddard Centre has developed climate models that suggests it is healing (http://scienceblogs.com/highlyallochthonous/2009/03/its_official_we_really_have_sa.php. It has also been documented by the BBC and ABC News. The only thing is you don’t see images of this being constantly beamed into you living room. Instead the emphasis is on the worst case senario and only the facts which fit the political activist’s schema are made clear to the public. Its not as well known as it should be that the co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, left the organization after he felt it had become more interested in politics than science.

The Gateway Pundit reports that there are 5 times as many polar bears today as there were 50 years ago. Even a UN Senate Report noted that “The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates that the polar bear population is currently at 20,000 to 25,000 bears, up from as low as 5,000-10,000 bears in the 1950s and 1960s”. But even while these facts are proven there are still attempts to suppress them. In August 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin actually sued the federal government of the United States seeking “the withdrawal of a May 14 decision to list the big Arctic bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act because climate change is melting their sea ice habitat”(http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0539708420080805).

The issue of Global warming is obviously a massive one and these few facts are only scraping the truth. The point of this post is not to say whether it is happening or not or to what extent it may be happening. The point is to make clear that the so called facts are disputed by even the writer of the report that the whole Copenhagen debate was about. There are NASA scientists and professors from the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology who strongly dissagree with the findings of the IPCC. There are hundreds of them all over the world.

But it fits the tried and tested format of maintaining power over people- instil them with fear, make them feel guilty, and then tell them you have all the answers…hmm…sounds like religion…actually it sounds like scientology…is it much different?

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