Skip to comments.Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny
Posted on 06/30/2007 10:30:56 AM PDT by NavVet
Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims.
For example, Gore claims that Himalayan glaciers are shrinking and global warming is to blame. Yet the September 2006 issue of the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate reported, "Glaciers are growing in the Himalayan Mountains, confounding global warming alarmists who recently claimed the glaciers were shrinking and that global warming was to blame."
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The only cause Gore is sincere about is money and power.
I wish this editorial was published on a Sunday rather than a Saturday.
The choice is yours.
>>Does this mean I should sell short on Gore’s carbon offset credit stocks?<<
But just because Gore is trying to exagerate and exploit this doesn’t change reality.
Since the Reagan administration we’ve had agencies studying the rise in sea level. Over the next century, if the current trend continues this can become a problem for low lying coastal areas.
Contrary to what Gore would suggest the sea level rise will be a few feet not tens of feet. But its worth watching and studying.
The emperor has no clothes?
This is another great counter to the global warming perspective.
Taylor then has the wry gallows humor to ask "Each of these cases provides an opportunity for Gore to lead by example in his call for an end to the distortion of science. Will he rise to the occasion?"
Mr. Taylor, welcome to the growing ranks of us heretical "deniers". And don't expect an answer to your challenge.
No, actually, I believe, the Kilimanjaro ice cap is shrinking because of deforestation near its base. The source of moisture was condensate from the surrounding jungles.
No less a source than PBS did an hour piece a few months ago on why the glacier was disappearing. Their conclusion was internal heat was returning.
Gore’s legacy will only be that of a big buffoon.
Either way, there are other explanations. In the case of Himalayan glaciers, experts say that there is no need to seek a cause, the basic premise (shrinkage) is false.
How long can a “theory” that needs to be propped up with lies and exaggerations hold?
Global warming is not a theory, it is a religion. It could be snowing in Miami every summer for a decade and the believers will still believe.
Last weekend we sat on the deck of a friend. We were wearing jackets at the end of June in the middle of the day. One guy was crying about how global warming would kill us all. My tolerance was wearing thin.
As the global warming joke fades, to keep in the public eye, goffy gore will announce for a Presidental run.
Gore says we only have 10 years left to do something about global warming. That is when everyone will realize that it is a scam and it will be too late to use it to transfer power and money to the elites.
Figure that Gork started off full-steam in 1993, I guess we're OK by 2016 or so.
By which time, of course, the moonbat left will have invented some other ridiculous ''crisis'' about which we're all supposed to be terrified.
The only cure for these morons, one way or another, is either complete ostracism or a bullet.
There have been scads of articles recently throwing into doubt any of Gore’s and the other gw doomists claims. But does anyone think these scientifically researched news will dent the skulls of the doomists? Dream on. They’re on a mission from their gods, Mother Nature and Marx. The truth will not deter them. Paul Ehrlich is still treated as a major figure in the environmentalist wacko movement.
I got a $40 dollar bill sez global cooling.
One thing about “current trends” they NEVER continue...LOL
New!!: Dr. John Ray's
Ping me if you find one I've missed.
I made the observation some time ago that Global Warming was like psychoanalysis, an ideology, not a scientific theory.
Karl Popper famously critized psychoanalysis during the 1930’s as an ideology. The hallmark of a scientific theory is falsifiability, something that GW lacks. If it snows in May, that’s due to Global Warming, if it’s warm in January likewise.
Rain, drought, blizzard, hurricane, heat wave, cold spell; all observations confirm GW with probability 1.0.
“the sky’s falling! The sky’s falling!” says Chicken Little.
Two reasons: 1) they've tried it before, and everybody pooh-poohed it (and rightly so), and 2) as the moonbats are finding out now (the marginally sane ones, at any rate), it's VERY difficult to make any sort of case that H. Sapiens supersedes Nature in ANYthing.
We simply cannot afford to gamble against this possibility by ignoring it. We cannot risk inaction. Those scientists who say we are entering a period of climatic instability [i.e., unpredictability] are acting irresponsibly. The indications that our climate can soon change for the worse are too strong to be reasonably ignored.
--From "The Cooling", page 272, by Lowell Ponte, 1972, Prentice-Hall, warning of the impending ice age. (The cover asks" "Has the next ice age already begun? Can we survive it?")
Al Gore: profiteer and political joke.
The level of oceans has been studied a lot longer than that.
http://www.john-daly.com/ has photos of "The 1841 sea level benchmark (centre) on the `Isle of the Dead', Tasmania.". This mark suggests that sea levels haven't changed noticably in the last 166 years. And yes, they have factored out any tectonic plate moves that might have shifted the mark upwards.
Global warming/climate change is all about letting the government have a bigger role in our lives; and of course taking away more individual freedom.
And of course the pesky thing of following the money trail.
Facts have no place in the equation for the pushers of this junk science.
And when this nonsense is totally discredited; they will be on to something else with the same end in mind.
Anyone remember the “acid rain” scare of a few years back ? Coal fired utilities were supposedly acidifying the finger lakes of the Adirondacks. Turns out the ground was acidic and the acidification was caused by ground water runoff into the lakes. Next bogeyman, please...
>>Since the Reagan administration weve had agencies studying the rise in sea level. Over the next century, if the current trend continues this can become a problem for low lying coastal areas.
The level of oceans has been studied a lot longer than that.
http://www.john-daly.com/ has photos of “The 1841 sea level benchmark (centre) on the `Isle of the Dead’, Tasmania.”. <<
I don’t know why one mark would be different from the other measures.
The rise in oceans is slow - about 2 mm per year over the last hundreds of years. You might want to look at the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s work. They were founded in 1957 and Federalized under Reagan in 1982.
They look at hundreds of measure and have concluded that about half of the sea level rise is from ice melt and half from thermal expansion of the seas.
It looks like the sea level rise has accelerated since 1980 or so - long before those measurements were being connected with global warming.
But again, this rise slow and will only effect coastal areas and by feet not tens of feet in the coming century.
BTW, NSIDC, the agency that studies the rise in sea level is a joint project of NASA, NOAA and the National Science foundation - there are lots of interesting things at that site about oceans and ice and such.
>> Glaciers are growing in the Himalayan Mountains,
And how many of the alarmists are upset with that information???
References for later
As more and more people come out and question the Eco-nazis, the more shrill and strident they become. Their house of cards is about to come tumbling down.
Gore: “They’ve blinded me with science”!
Yes, indeed. Would you believe that some number of the envirodingbats here in STL (’The Riverfront Slimes’, et al.) are **still** yapping about acid rain, ‘’because’’ AmerenUE gets the bulk of its capacity fr/coal-fired plants?
Dukakis.eh? Well, there you have it. Dudukaka has been a joke in politics for 20 years. Sheesh.
We won WWIII: Communism and Socialism has been defeated in the USSR.
We are still fighting WWIV against Islamofascism.
While we are trying to do that, Communists and left wing socialists are trying to resurrect WWIII and force us to fight disjointed commie ideology in the form of special interest groups that belong to the Democratic party....eco whackos, PETA whackos, hippie peaceniks. Meanwhile, the libs have hypnotized the proles into watching American Idol.
Many Americans are most thankful that Al Gore is not President. I know that years from now, when this boobs hoax is better exposed, he will still have adoring and supportive people. Attempting to convince people that man can control global climate change is akin to convincing people that man can control continental drift. I guess every nation must suffer its idiots.
This is why the scaremongers have switched the terminology to “Climate Change”. Under this terminology, no matter what happens, they can claim to be right. It is the ultimate in a non-theory.