GayandRight

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 (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Some wisdom on global warming...

There are some rational voices out there...
Many things are contributing to such global temperature changes. Solar radiation is one. Sunspot activity has reached a thousand-year high, according to European astronomy institutions. Solar radiation is reducing Mars's southern icecap, which has been shrinking for three summers despite the absence of SUVS and coal-fired electrical plants anywhere on the Red Planet. Back on Earth, a NASA study reports that solar radiation has increased in each of the past two decades, and environmental scholar Bjorn Lomborg, citing a 1997 atmosphere-ocean general circulation model, observes that "the increase in direct solar irradiation over the past 30 years is responsible for about 40 percent of the observed global warming."

Statistics suggest that while there has indeed been a slight warming in the past century, much of it was neither human-induced nor geographically uniform. Half of the past century's warming occurred before 1940, when the human population and its industrial base were far smaller than now. And while global temperatures are now slightly up, in some areas they are dramatically down. According to "Climate Change and Its Impacts," a study published last spring by the National Center for Policy Analysis, the ice mass in Greenland has grown, and "average summer temperatures at the summit of the Greenland ice sheet have decreased 4 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since the late 1980s." British environmental analyst Lord Christopher Monckton says that from 1993 through 2003 the Greenland ice sheet "grew an average extra thickness of 2 inches a year," and that in the past 30 years the mass of the Antarctic ice sheet has grown as well.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Charles said...

I think you are forgeting one very important fact about the Mars ice-caps. The EVIL American Anti-Kyoto dogs had an SUV( The Mars Rover) driving around Mars for the past 4-5 years just before the ice started melting. Coincidence??? I wonder??
The facts about global warming seem clear to you and me, but the leftist media seems not to let the facts get in the way of a good story, especially when it dovetails perfectly into the whole socialist ideals of how the world should be run.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Iceman said...

I'm all for skepticism of the man-made aspect of global warming and dispelling the horrid fear-mongering and inaccurate science surrounding it, but I'm not one to take what I see at face value....

There's always an explination for various anomalies in a given system... like, I could see someone criticising your post by saying "Oh yeah, well the reason the poles are getting cooler is cause all the heat is building around the equator and pushing the cold air to the poles, so that PROVES global warming is our fault!"
or something a little more persuasive,....the point is weather patterns and ice-cap thicknesses are hardly the most useful or direct data to prove one side's point or the other's. I think simple observation of temperatures NOT in urban areas should be done, and rather than predicting the future increases, just watch and learn.
Compare the current increases to the dire predictions that have been around for a while (including the prediction that looks like it will be 3 times too high for 2008.... does this mean that the 1.5-4.8C prediction is also too high by 3x? Thus resulting in a mild .5-1.6 C increase in 100 years? Can anyone comprehend how insignificant that is, and how LITTLE effect it will have on the global climate?)

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's mass hysteria pushed by the leftys.
Let's figure out how to make a ton of money off their stupidity and then rub their noses in it.
Uranium is a good place to start.

1:54 PM  

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