My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Some truth about global warming, part 1

The October issue of Discover Magazine has a series of articles about the Frontiers of Science. One of them is about climate and the article quotes extensively from an interview with Wallace Broecker, Newberry Professor of Earth and Envrironmental Sciences at Columba University. His advice to global warming activists: Get real.
Broecker adds that what the develped wealthy world will do is largely irrelevant, because China, India, and much of the third world will grow increasingly wealthy and thirsty for fossil-fueled growth. "Since there are a billion and half of us, and 5 billion people in the poorer parts of the world, it is more what they do to increase their fossil-fuel usage than what we do to decrease that matters," he says.

In short, there is simply no realistic way to clamp down on carbon-generating technologies before they fill the skies with high levels of carbon dioxide....
Finally, some truth. There is nothing we can do to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - of course, I am a skeptic that CO2 is the cause of global warming....but, it's nice to hear at least some truth.