Skip to comments.National Geographic: Melting Mars Means Man-Made Global Warming a Myth
Posted on 03/01/2007 8:43:13 AM PST by AT7Saluki
...Regardless, the earth-shattering piece began ...
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a naturaland not a human-inducedcause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.
The article marvelously continued:
Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. (Get an overview: "Global Warming Fast Facts".)
Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures.
In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.
"The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."
-- Oscar Wilde
The "controversy" is not whether global warming is happening,
but whether it is human caused, and therefore just one more reason for "liberals" (LEFTISTS/COMMUNISTS) to curb more of our freedoms while, as in Algore's case, they do NOT curb their use of resources.
Probably from buring European spacecraft.
You'll have to pry the keys from my cold dead slimy green hands, buddy!
"If I remember by pre-PC history correctly, the Medieval Warm Period was quite preferable to the Little Ice Age which followed."
Of course, there are people who believe that the Little Ice age was caused by man, or more specifically, the Plague. I kid you not.
The article says Mars has no moon- that should be "no large moon", unless they were trying to avoid Fear and Panic.
You had to bring it up. Note the correlation between the Mars Rover's arrival on Mars, and the subsequent warming of that planet. It just shows what damage a single SUV can do.
"His views are completely at odds with the mainstream scientific opinion," said Colin Wilson, a planetary physicist at England's Oxford University.
So were Galileo's views and Ptolomy's and the Wright Brothers' and the views of just about any great scientist of note in history really. If history has shown us anything, it is that the orthodoxy can be wrong and frequently is, particularly in science.
Will we get a Carbon-Tax refund if MMGW turns out to be BS?
I still see it.
"And note that the theory that GW ISN'T happening is controversial."
Global warming is a fact.
We are currently in a critical transition phase. Within the next 90 days we can expect the entire northern hemisphere to experience a significant increase in the average daily temperature. This will result in substantial melting of the frozen ground cover and perhaps flooding of low lying areas.
Scientists are currently seeking federal grants to fund research necessary to explain the causes and help to limit the impact. They warn that new taxes are almost surely required to fund the necessary retraining of citiznes to correct their behavior and attitudes.
This from National Geographic??? The wheels must be coming off the bandwagon if NG is jumping off.
I listened to an interview Limbaugh conducted yesterday with a noted former NASA scientist/meteorologist. The scientist essentially accepted that GW is a phenomenon, yet there is no hard scientific data to conclude the warming is primarily caused by man. Mr. Limbaugh had no problem accepting that.
Therefore, stating that Rush Limbaugh is spewing 'no Global Warming' propaganda is inaccurate (at least as of now).
Yes, many in the past who have been skeptical of the GW phenomenon, as presented by the likes of Al Gore, have countered with the idea that GW doesn't exist. I believe, however, that as more information from responsible scientists, climatologists and meteorologists comes out, we've come to realize that while there is something that is causing the earth to warm at this time, little has to do with man's affect on our environment.
Please give those of us not blessed to be among the scientific community credit for due diligence in developing an understanding of a complex issue, and advancing our position as the situation changes.