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Global Warming: The Perversion of Science
CNSNews.com ^ | February 24, 2003 | Alan Caruba

Posted on 02/24/2003 12:19:23 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen

Who are you going to believe? The Green claim of global warming or the huge piles of snow left behind by the latest record-setting blizzard?

The one thing that the claim of global warming has achieved is the debasement and perversion of science.

This corruption has been foisted on the world by environmentalists who hate science that does not conform to their political and social agendas. They use the facade of science to advance their ceaseless attacks on industrialization and modern technology. Their purpose is to force the reduction of energy sources, primarily petroleum, but including coal, and, surprisingly, nuclear energy, the cleanest form. If they could claim that hydroelectric energy was a form of pollution, they would.

The latest example of their willingness to completely reverse reality is a claim by Melissa Carey, a so-called "climate change policy specialist" with the Environmental Defense fund. On February 20, a reporter for CNSNews.com, Marc Morano, quoted her as saying the blizzard that immobilized the East Coast of the United States was, in her view, proof that global warming was occurring. She was quoted saying that "increased extreme events like this are very, very much in line with the predictions of climate models, definitely."

The Earth is not experiencing an increase in extreme events. It is simply experiencing natural events, blizzards, hurricanes, and floods that have been part of its climate for its 4.5 billion years of existence. Climatic cycles such as the El Nino contribute to swings in the number of events, as does the Sun that has cycles of high magnetic discharges.

It is not global warming. It is just the weather.

Claims that the so-called science of global warming is "settled" are hogwash. As Paul Georgia pointed out in a recent commentary on Tech Central Station, "One can find a half dozen National Academy of Sciences reports from the last five years that argue that not only is the science not settled, but that scientists are operating in almost complete ignorance on many of the most basic and key assumptions behind the theory."

This, of course, does not disturb Ms. Carey and the army of Greens who have been insisting for years now that global warming is real. It is not. It is not even science. It is politics as seen in the United Nations' effort to force the world to accept its Kyoto Treaty in order to reduce energy use. The claim is that greenhouse gases produced by human activity will doom the Earth.

Not surprisingly, the greenhouse gases claim is disputed by figures for 2001 released by the U.S. Energy Department. Greenhouse gas emissions, for the first time since 1991, actually dropped. These are emissions composed primarily of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It is essential to the growth of crops, forests, and all vegetation on the face of the Earth. Humans emit CO2 every time they exhale.

The Greens are so desperate to advance the Big Lie of global warming that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change literally offers forty different scenarios to support its specious claim in the hope that one of them might actually prove correct. That's not science. That's science fiction.

If the "debate" over global warming was just something confined to the Greens and the thousands of scientists who dispute it, one could assign it to academia, but the U.S. has invested nearly $20 billion dollars in research since 1990. Its conclusion for this insane amount of investment is that the science does not support rapid and intense cuts in energy emissions. We do not need to reduce energy use. It is the key to a successful economy here and around the world.

The Earth has been warming ever since the last Ice Age. You better hope it continues to enjoy its current cycle of moderate weather because another Ice Age, predicted in the 1970s by the very same Greens advocating a catastrophic global warming today, will make the Earth a cold place on which to live.

So far, the only real hot air has been coming from people who can look at a huge blizzard of snow and claim it proves that global warming is real.

(Alan Caruba writes "Warning Signs," a weekly column posted at the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center.)


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: biofraud; caruba; enviralists; environmentalism; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; junkscience; landgrab
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1 posted on 02/24/2003 12:19:24 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: *Enviralists; *Global Warming Hoax; *landgrab; *biofraud
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2 posted on 02/24/2003 12:20:26 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Very good article, thank you! Just like the hole in the ozone layer that disapeared...there is not enough data to support global warming. Even if we are seeing a warming trend over the last 100 years, how does that compare to the rest of the (4.5 million) years of earth history? We can suppose and theorize until the cows come home, but we all know that the sky IS NOT falling!
3 posted on 02/24/2003 12:33:48 PM PST by Dutch14 (Dive! Dive! Dive!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Thanks SWL. I love whacking liberals with real science. It makes their ears turn all pink. ;-)

Freegards...

4 posted on 02/24/2003 12:43:04 PM PST by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Have you seen pictures of the snow storm in Israel today? More global warming at work.
5 posted on 02/24/2003 12:44:34 PM PST by anotherview
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Web site of scientists who see no scientific case for "global warming"

On this site is a petition signed by some 18,000 REAL scientists who question "global warming." This is many times more signers than the Left/Greens have mustered for their war on the West, and many of their signers have nothing to do with science. On the Left, politics trumps science.

If you are a trained scientist with a degree, you can add your voice and strength of character to this petition. It may be some time before bureaucrats and the left-leaning media "get it," but at least you can help record the truth for anyone to see.

6 posted on 02/24/2003 12:45:25 PM PST by T'wit
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To: anotherview
But cold weather and increased snow falls, or snow falls in areas that do not usually receive snow are just more proof that the Earth is warming. At least, so I'm told ...
7 posted on 02/24/2003 1:15:51 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Stand Watch Listen
These so-called experts on global warming are just Chickens Little. And we all know what happened to Chicken Little and the gullible schmucks who believed him.
8 posted on 02/24/2003 1:30:32 PM PST by Luna (Evil will not triumph...God is at the helm)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Excellent find, as always......
9 posted on 02/24/2003 1:39:11 PM PST by b4its2late (Political Correctness is a Disease)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Go Alan Caruba. He was a good poster on Conservativenews.org back when they had a bulletin board to debate on.
10 posted on 02/24/2003 1:49:39 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Stand Watch Listen; f.Christian
Most incredible to me is that some people still believe these wackos' evolution fairy tale. I think they figure that if they can pull that off---brainwashing a generation with the evolution hoax---then the global warming scam will be easy.

This same bunch has no credibility with global warming, and no credibility with evolution. Yet incredibly some still cling to the sham that is the latter, while seeing the sham that is the former. Go figure.

11 posted on 02/24/2003 5:23:20 PM PST by gg188
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; ancient_geezer; Lancey Howard; RandyRep; blam; Sabertooth
Good Alan Caruba GW article ping
12 posted on 02/24/2003 8:28:46 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber!)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
It's just weather being weather.
13 posted on 02/24/2003 8:41:56 PM PST by blam
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To: gg188
An example of the Bible showing it's great knowlege of Biology

Genesis 30:37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. 30:38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. 30:39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

So according to the Bible all you got to do to get the traits you want is to show an organism the trait you want while it concieves and it's young will be born that way.

Sorry but that's been disproved like 300 years ago so I will believe in modern genetics over Bibical genetics. And there are hundreds of other scientific inacuracies in the bible

Just because Global Warming is Junk Science doesn't mean ALL modern science is false.

14 posted on 02/24/2003 10:05:59 PM PST by qam1 (Upstate New York secede Now!!)
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To: qam1
Cherry picker! Read Gen. 31. It wasn't the superstition - that colors shown to the animals while mating - that caused the outcome, it was God's intervention.

In reality, it was genetics that caused it because the spotted, streaked, and speckled animals had previously not been separated from the solid colored ones, so their genes would have all of those traits co-mingled in their DNA.

15 posted on 02/24/2003 10:58:03 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Another great article by my friend Alan.
16 posted on 02/25/2003 6:46:49 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Cherry picker! Read Gen. 31. It wasn't the superstition - that colors shown to the animals while mating - that caused the outcome, it was God's intervention.

I think it is you who needs to go back and read Genesis 30 -31

30:40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

30:41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.

30:42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

This fairy tale is about how Jacob who gets to keep the multicolored animals is trying to scam the best farm animals from his father in law. So he puts the magical "Genetic" rods in front of the animals he likes so they will have the offspring he will get while screwing his father in law which is a total falsehood with what we know about genetics today.

I find it amusing that you would use the word "Cherrypicker", Considering in order to truly believe creationism you have to cherrypick out all the scientific and historical inaccuracies, contradictions and flat out absurdities found throughout the bible.

All you got to do is just look at how Genesis I and II contradict each other in order of creation to realize how flawed it is.

Gen.1:25-27

Humans were created after the other animals.

And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let *us* make man in *our* image.... So God created man in his own image.

Gen.2:18-19

Humans were created before the other animals.

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called *every living creature*, that was the name thereof.

** On a side note. Notice the US & Our, It looks like the bible is suggesting there is more than one god. And every living creature!! Come on now Jeez there are millions of species it would have of taken Adam a long time to name them all, It would take 1000's of years just to get through all the beetles.

And there is about 10 more things in chapters 1 & 2 any 6th grader could easily point out as contradicting or being flat out wrong. (i.e. How can we have a space program with a firmament around the earth)

Sure there are still some unanswered questions in the theory of Evolution but the theory of evolution doesn't have any of the "Mistakes" that are found throughout Genesis and the rest of the bible.

So yeah because they both rely on Outdated and Junk Science and to believe what they believe requires ignoring evidence right in front of their faces Creationist and the Global warming environmental whackos are two sides of the same coin.

17 posted on 02/25/2003 9:37:44 PM PST by qam1 (Upstate New York secede from Downstate Now!!)
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To: qam1; Carry_Okie; Grampa Dave; forester; sasquatch; B4Ranch; SierraWasp; hedgetrimmer; christie; ...
Pinging. Anyone ponging?
18 posted on 02/25/2003 9:49:28 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: farmfriend
Pong
19 posted on 02/25/2003 9:50:30 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (There's no mushroom cloud with rock ín roll. No skin things happening years later, at least I hope.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I might have know it would be the unusual one.
20 posted on 02/25/2003 9:54:11 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: qam1
Very good, but you were supposed to prove your point not mine.

Maybe if you cherrypick and twist the meanings of a few more Scriptures everyone will see your contortions, or everyone that wishes to see them that is.

21 posted on 02/26/2003 12:21:14 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber!)
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To: farmfriend
BTTT!!!!!
22 posted on 02/26/2003 3:03:56 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: farmfriend
pong!
23 posted on 02/26/2003 4:10:21 AM PST by countrydummy
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To: gg188
>>Most incredible to me is that some people still believe these wackos' evolution fairy tale. I think they figure that if they can pull that off---brainwashing a generation with the evolution hoax---then the global warming scam will be easy. <<

Are you saying evolution is a hoax? In what sense do you mean this?

As for climate change, global warming doesn't mean just an increase in warming, instead one would extremes of warm and cold, and changes in warm and cold everywhere.

The problem in finding the truth is that each side of the issue is heavily invested in their view. And if you investigate some of the Web sites above, representing 'scientists' on the no global warming side, you'll see the group was formed by an energy company. Likewise, you'll find the same for the opposite side.'

So the issue is deeply complex, and it's very frustrating to get the truth from either side.
risa

24 posted on 05/13/2003 11:46:22 AM PDT by Risa
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bttt


25 posted on 06/18/2005 3:14:19 PM PDT by Coleus (God doesn't like moderates, Rev 3:15-16)
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