Skip to comments.Open your eyes to global warming
Posted on 11/25/2007 6:06:35 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
Regarding Haven Shoemaker's 'Other Voices' article of Nov. 16, Shoemaker uses phrases like "sins like the devil," "the religion of urban atheists," "evil" and "apocalypse" and he calls Al Gore "The Rev. Gore."
Who is Shoemaker trying to reach?
He acts as if a Nobel Prize is won with a coin flip. It is an international award with a large cash award attached, which Gore gave to research for a solution to global warming. That puts him $250,000 ahead of most of us who believe in a cause.
Of course all of these national and international experts must be wrong because Shoemaker knows a fellow Carroll County mayor who disagrees with Gore.
So the score must be Carroll County mayors 1; international experts 0.
Also he uses the word liberal is an adjective to describe Robert Samuelson. Yet Michael Crichton is just described as "author."
I've lived in Carroll County over 50 years. I am a Christian. I believe in environmentalism. I am not an "urban atheist."
I believe it is our duty to our grandchildren, our country and to our God not to let this beautiful earth He gave us go down the tubes so that we can continue to make a buck or not pay taxes. Saying that "Any action we take that stifles economic progress decreases our chances of finding solutions" sounds like the earth can't be saved unless we make money.
Gore is not the hypocrite. He's the guy who had the election stolen from him in 2000. And now it seems certain people want to steal his Nobel Prize too.
Global warming is not an opinion. It is a fact. Closing your eyes won't make it go away. Making fun of Gore won't make it go away. I'm not a preacher, but I know you can't worship God and money too.
“He acts as if a Nobel Prize is won with a coin flip.”
Well, it certainly isn’t won with truth or eithical behavior. It is won by being the most liberal.
“There are ominous signs that the Earths weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.
The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950, with a resultant overall loss in grain production estimated at up to 100,000 tons annually. During the same time, the average temperature around the equator has risen by a fraction of a degree a fraction that in some areas can mean drought and desolation. Last April, in the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars worth of damage in 13 U.S. states.”
Crap, I am sorry, I forgot to source the article:
The Cooling World
Newsweek, April 28, 1975
If you're going to buy "snowball earth" for a dime, I don't know why you won't buy the rest of the package, which includes man-caused global warming. It's all the same people doing the same science. I'm far from calling it fraud or anything like that, but I do wonder about it.
It's interesting that there was a wave of pomo "sociology of science" in the 80's and 90's which outraged scientists by seeming to call into question the whole idea of objective scientific truth. I read a number of these studies, and the one thing you can't deny is that science IS a social activity. Now, it's moved from the arena of the academy to the international political stage. Where careers were once on the line, now it's the political and economic future of nations. With stakes so high, is it even possible to regard this as objective science?
Sounds familiar, same tune, different verse.
Pinged for a great sarcastic point.
They gave it to known terroist Yessir Areafart.
~~ AGW ping~~
Well, I was actually weighing his words carefully up to this point.
Maryland "Freak State" PING!
The author accepts without any shred of proof that Gore had the 2000 election stolen from him. How could we believe him on global warming?
Well, let’s see.
First off, for temperature comparisons to be accurate, the recording devices would have to be placed evenly throughout the world, and would have to have been that way for the entire period of time that these ‘doomers’ use to make that claim.
Unfortunately, it isn’t that way.
Where I stand at this moment, used to be called ‘the dustbowl’. There were no crops growing. Now the entire midwest is one of the largest grain and corn producing regions in the US.
Way before that, it was the bottom of an ocean.
The Antartic used to be a tropical region, and is full of lakes and rivers.
Glaciers used to cover the northern United States, and most of Canada.
The elements that cause mass temperature change are CLOUDS, WATER VAPOR, axis of inclination of the rotation of the Earth, the output of the sun, variations in sunspot activity, and the position of the solar system in relation to the plane of the galaxy.
If this author of this article can ‘change’ any of those variables, then I’m on his side.
If not, then he is just spewing ‘smoke’.
If you want to see a GlOBALWARMER’s head explode, ask them whether the Earth is warmer when it’s closer to the SUN or when it is further away.
Ask them if the moon reflects more sunlight than the Earth.
Ask them if the back side (the side not facing Earth) of the moon is in perpetual darkness.
AND FINALLY, ask them why it is DARK at NIGHT.
Did you read the entire post?
BTW, I am with you, but you have to admit they have much better equipment now than they did. They can give us much better wrong forecasts than ever before.
Here is how it works.
When they say 60% chance of rain, that means that when the temperature, humidity, etc. were exactly like they are now, 60% of the time it rained, 40% it didn’t.
If you ask them WHY?, you will get this answer.
They have no idea.
We know there is gravity, yet we don’t know ‘how’ it really works.
We know there is magnetism, yet we don’t know ‘how’ it really works.
(Both of these are forces that can exhibit a pull or push on another object without making contact. Yet we insist that ‘telekinetics’ doesn’t exist.)
We thought lightning came from clouds and hit the Earth.
It’s not true. We are just starting to educate the public on the fact that lightning also goes on between the upper atmosphere and the edge of space.
We were taught that the continent are on these tectonic plates that move around and bang into each other, and that is what caused mountain ranges.
Absolutely not true. For it to be true, there would have to be huge gaps between the plates so they could move. In actuality the Earth is growing in size. Just use Google Earth and you can see the ‘stretch’ marks on the ocean floor. If you remove the vast areas of ocean floor you would notice that the continents will fit back together as one solid piece. That is why dinosaurs and other extremely large animals were able to exist, and pterodactyls fly, is because the Earth was smaller, and had less ‘gravity’.
The Earth is round. No it’s not. It is pumpkin shaped. It used to be more pear-shaped. It actually changes shape with the pull of gravity from the orbit of the moon. The entire surface of the Earth rises and falls, in a sense, as the moon makes it’s orbit.
The sea level is rising. Well, depends on where you check and how. On some continents it is rising on one coast, while getting lower on others. Measurement is difficult because of the tides. When the tide comes in, the beach actually rises, and conversely, when it goes out, the beach falls.
We don’t really know what the core of the Earth is made of, or how it works. A large amount of the Earth’s heat comes not from the Sun, but from the core.
What do we really know about the universe and how it works?
It's probably a foundation HE controls, so he isn't ceding control of the money, but appearing to 'give' it for publicity and tax purposes.
Don't like it when the shoe is on the other foot, huh?
Well, opposition to AGW belief should be considered the norm, so there's no need to alert readers to bias on the part of those who don't believe. < / liberal mode >
The global warming controversy is about as real as human caused seasonal change.
Perhaps we need to do something to end summer, fall, winter, and spring. It is all GWBush’s fault.
How does global warming (not) have anything to do with “peace”?
In fact, it’s creating alot of conflict!
Nice of the writer to include this. It invalidates the entire letter.
Actually, Monsieur Rudnick, this is true. There are now so many people on the earth that, without continuing the advance of technology, our own personal waste would soon cause widespread death and destruction on a scale that the survivors would be unable to clean up. Our communities are not suited for farm life without cars. We can't just stop. We have to keep working, keep generating development monies, and keep developing solutions.
Fortunately, the typical pattern of technological development is that technology grows smaller as it grows more powerful and less costly. So take heart.
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