Skip to comments.Defeating Global Warming - the Essential thread
Posted on 12/19/2004 8:20:27 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger
The following is the result of a biology class in human ecology that I took this past semester (Fall 2004) as a freshman in college. The assignment was to gather ten articles and write some commentaries about them, challenging the ideas, presenting alternative ideas, or offering original thoughts. It was entirely my idea to make the journal focus primarily on global warming, particularly as a result of the bio teacher, and how greenie were killing the earth type stuff she was believing in. (She wasnt necessarily a sniveling liberal, or a fringe kook, I believe she sincerely believed what she taught, but the poor lady needed some antidepressants)
Like I said, the goal was to have ten articles. I began delving into the assignment, and the end result was approximately thirty-six articles, most of them relating to global warming. Some were not, and some were pro-global warming sites that I offered mild, amateur criticism of which probably isnt good enough to use.
I mentioned this project to a few Freepers who were interested in it, so I took the time to put this together into a Freep-worthy format. The idea is for it to be the ultimate arsenal of anti-global warming/environmentalist wackos/greenie kooks who think were raping mother earth because we drive a Suburban. Please feel free to add to this, and hopefully both now and long after my childrens children are dead, people will look for global warming research (or perhaps global cooling will be the thing by then) and Freepers will give them this page and tell them that all they ever need was compiled by wise old Dave, who went on to be a Senator, Lawyer, and successful talk radio host before he died.
Note: Many of these articles were researched and printed out from campus computers, and so the only link I can find is the URL listed at the bottom of the page, which may or may not be complete. Most of them are, some of them are not, and some of them appear to be complete, but could be missing some end letters. If the link does not work for you, the information I give on the page should be enough to locate the article through Google or Yahoo.
Earths Fidgeting Climate - Is human activity warming the earth, or do recent signs of climate change signal natural variation? http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast20oct_1.htm
Global Warming Bombshell http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/04/10/wo_muller101504.asp?p=0 (The above article appeared already on Free Republic, and Im copying the date from the page I printed it out on, so the URL might perhaps be incomplete)
Ice Shelf breakup challenges researchers http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/coldscience/2004-05-26-peninsula-conf_x.htm
(This article was somewhat pro-global warming, so I offer my commentary for balance:
The Global climate change theory states that the world is slowly warming up. The result of warming up would be growing warmth in the oceans. This would cause more evaporation, causing more precipitation, even in arctic areas. If the ice shelf is growing thin enough to break up, does this not mean that it is not receiving enough continuous precipitation to build itself up slowly as it has been for decades and centuries? Could not the affect of warmer water be cancelled out by precipitation?
The article indicates that the ice shelf break-off and renewal process has been going on for at least a hundred years.
Im glad this article brings up the subject of how far back the temperature measurements (an indicator of whether or not global climate change could in fact be an extremely long-term warming/cooling trend) go. And it doesnt hold too well, regardless of how warm it was in December 2001.
The article states that computer models do not find a pattern of warming in the Antarctic Peninsula. But computer models are obviously not the most reliable in the world, in light of the J-curve evidence being disproved.)
Ozone Hole Set to Shrink http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1050495.stm
Oil Drilling in Alaska Sarah Anderson, LibertyHaven.com (not particularly relating to global warming, but it is related to oil drilling in Alaska)
Glaciers Shrink, But Some Resist Global Warming http://www.planetark.com/avantgo/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=26729 I remembered Rush talking about this article, absurdly presenting global warming as fact by attesting to the fact that some glaciers were NOT melting, and happily dug it up for my teacher.
The Global Warming Scandal - The Kyoto protocol is a brown plague, according to Russian presidents adviser (Previously posted on Free Republic) http://www.inauka.ru/english/article48881.html
Global Warming: Not an Immediate Problem
J. David Bethel, LibertyHaven.com
Kyoto Crashing Wall Street Journal editorial 10/28/03 - link on page is incomplete because its so long, but articles like that are generally removed from archives after a while. Its possible that someone has already posted this on Freep, and youre welcome to check, or search for it on the web. (Since I found it in November of this year, perhaps its still available: google the words Kyoto Crashing)
Job Advocacy Group Applauds DNC Kyoto Rejection http://www.kron4.com/global/story.asp?s=2064509&clienttype=printable
Scientists Warn Kyoto Will Barely touch Global Warming http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1167022004
New Energy Bill Would Enact Kyoto Protocol http://www.cato.org/dailys/05-28-02.html (This article is two years old, but talks about the fundamental flaws behind Kyoto)
Car Exhaust Slows Global Warming http://www.anova.com/news/story/sm_524431.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery (Potentially a partial link, its hard to tell from the page -- this one will REALLY FRY environmentalist kooks the best solution for global warming is to rev up your SUV!)
There is more to come later, and forgive me for not having time to format the HTML - links should automatically show up.
Also check out junkscience.com, there's a lot to counteract liberal panic spin there.
First of all, there are more right wing creationists than those that believe otherwise.
Second, we don't need evidence for special creation.
"We do not know how the Creator created, what processes He used, for He used processes which are not now operating anywhere in the natural universe. This is why we refer to creation as special creation. We cannot discover by scientific investigations anything about the creative processes used by the Creator."
Duane Gish, Evolution? The Fossils Say No!
Finally, the argument that the right needs to decommit itself from special creation to rid itself from bad science is just popostrous. Unlike global warming, creationism does not affect our procedure or the implentation of policy.
"First of all, there are more right wing creationists than those that believe otherwise."
Sorry, science is not a vote. Science is based on evidence, data, analysis, inference and peer review.
"Second, we don't need evidence for special creation.
"We do not know how the Creator created, what processes He used, for He used processes which are not now operating anywhere in the natural universe. This is why we refer to creation as special creation. We cannot discover by scientific investigations anything about the creative processes used by the Creator." "
Exactly, and that is why this peculiar belief is a religious cult and not science.
"Duane Gish, Evolution? The Fossils Say No!"
Gish doesn't have a clue what the fossils say. He is a charlatan. He has been discredited in public time after time.
"Finally, the argument that the right needs to decommit itself from special creation to rid itself from bad science is just popostrous. Unlike global warming, creationism does not affect our procedure or the implentation of policy."
Sure it does.
read what Bjorn Lomborg has to say.
Some more global warming info that I've been catching with a net for a few weeks.
An article in the New York Times on reports that Eskimos have their mukluks in a wad (paraphrased) because of global warming. Eskimos Seek to Recast Global Warming as a Rights Issue the article headlines. The December 15th article states The Eskimos, or Inuit, about 155,000 seal-hunting peoples scattered around the Arctic, plan to seek a ruling from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the United States, by contributing substantially to global warming, is threatening their existence. Next they will probably sue America for their part in global warming naturally ignoring China and Russia, like everyone else. http://www.ran.org/news/newsitem.php?id=1256&area=home
Meanwhile, on the issue of Kyoto, the Christian Science Monitor has a headline asking if Kyoto is Kaput at this link: http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1220/p08s01-comv.html, further showing that Kyoto wont solve the mythological problem of global warming.
And the AP ran a piece on December 10th which drew the attention of Rush Limbaugh. The headline read Women more at risk from climate change. How so? Why, because they cant swim.
For instance, often women don't know how to swim, so in a flood situation that can lead to a higher instance of death or injury," Angie Daze, a program manager with a Canadian group called Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change, said. If only more Sri Lanka women had been able to swim, they would have been able to escape the tsunami disaster! (Which, as youll recall, was caused by an earthquake, not global warming.)
Women are highly dependent on the environment for their family responsibilities" in developing countries, said one environmental worker based in Bangladesh. "Any type of environmental degradation impacts them more severely than men."
So not only does the article condescend towards women, painting them as the weaker gender, but also claims that they are at greater risk because, beware lest your falling jaws injure your chest, they are more domestic! Dont believe it? http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/12/06/768551-cp.html
And thanks to Beavus for this catch:
"Winds, ice motion root cause of decline in sea ice, not warmer temperatures" - University of Washington
I have my ecology textbook, and although it gives some voice to Global Warming critics, it continues as though they don't exist and what they say doesn't matter; or that they never said it. I'm going to research the names they give as legitimate critics and see what I come up with.
Thanks for the update.
Dear Farm Friend, Happy New Year!
Could you please remove me from your bump list?
Kind regards, -MD
Consider yourself removed. Go in peace my son.
I went looking for a few more sites, and researched one name in my Eco book, Dr. Frederick Seitz, president emeritus of Rockefeller University and former president of the US National Academy of Sciences. Most of the stuff he is associated with is old news, but it's worth posting anyway.
A Major Deception on Global Warming
by Frederick Seitz
Wall Street Journal, June 12, 1996
SEPP News Release: More Than 15,000 Scientists Protest Kyoto Accord; Speak Out Against Global Warming Myth
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, APRIL 21, 1998---More than 15,000 scientists, [8/4/98: now about 17,000] two-thirds with advanced academic degrees, have now signed a Petition against the climate accord concluded in Kyoto (Japan) in December 1997. The Petition (see text below) urges the US government to reject the Accord, which would force drastic cuts in energy use on the United States. This is in line with the Senate Resolution, approved by a 95-to-0 vote last July, which turns down any international agreement that damages the economy of the United States while exempting most of the world's nations, including such major emerging economic powers as China, India, and Brazil.
I tried to e-mail the contact address on the page, but the e-mail bounced back. I won't try a long-distance number that is probably disconnected.
Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide - review of the research literature concerning the environmental consequences of increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the conclusion that increases during the 20th Century have produced no deleterious effects upon global weather, climate, or temperature. Increased carbon dioxide has, however, markedly increased plant growth rates. Predictions of harmful climatic effects due to future increases in minor greenhouse gases like CO2 are in error and do not conform to current experimental knowledge.
Similar to above: 15,000 Scientists give Global Warming Thumbs Down - More Than 15,000 Scientists Protest Kyoto Accord; Speak Out Against Global Warming Myth
April 20, 1998
SEPP News Release: http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/articles4/15.htm
Warming by design?
Recent dramatic arctic warming?
**Junkscience.com: Global Warming at a glance**
Global warming: Tony Blair and other stellar effects
UHIE? UHIE who?
U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes - increasing with 'global warming'?
The Atmosphere and Enhanced Greenhouse - What's Going On?
Are the Media Giving You the Whole Story on Global Warming?
by David Holcberg (November 1, 2002)
That should hold everyone over for a while, and help defeat panicked and guilty libs!
Feel free to add your own. :-)
Global Warming Activists Call for Sierra Club Official in Maryland to Step Down:
"(CNSNews.com) - Environmental advocates in Maryland have called for the immediate resignation of one of the Sierra Club's most powerful officials in the state over his "blatant suppression of scientific data" that might show a wind farm poses no threat to migratory bird populations.
In a statement released on Monday, Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), accused Dan Boone, conservation chair of the Maryland Sierra Club, of repeatedly refusing to release the results of a study conducted in Garrett County by a team of noted ornithology experts Boone picked himself."
Every time someone posts Global warming-related posts, I drop by and put them here. Anyone else who wants to do that, I'd welcome that too! :)
Sierra gets most snowfall in 89 years
The Myth of Kyoto (Peter Worthington)
Stevens less upbeat on ANWR
CAUTION: Other concerns will take away from effort to allow drilling.
Thanks to NormsRevenge, and Rush for pointing this out to us.
Fossil Fuel Curbs May Speed Global Warming: Scientists
Notice: I told you guys about this further up in the thread, even though the link to Anova news isn't working right now.
does some research and finds LOTS of things
wrong with environmental dogma HERE.
Get: "AN EVENING WITH BJORN LOMBORG" (DVD)
Here is the corrected link for the Ananova article "Car exhausts 'may slow global warming'" link above. My apologies if it was already posted.
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