Skip to comments.Is it a Hoax? "Are the Media Giving You the Whole Story on Global Warming?"
Posted on 12/15/2002 5:55:40 AM PST by The Raven
Reports on global warming fill our screens and newspapers. Time magazine's April issue, for example, carried a sixteen-page special report on global warming, featuring a frying earth on its cover. "Global Warming Is Real and Not Going Away," declared a recent front page of USA Today. "Global Warming Is Getting Worse," announced a recent headline in the New York Times. Yet, despite the extensive coverage, there is much on global warming that is left unreported.
Take for instance the cooling trend in the lower five miles of the atmosphere, detected by weather balloons, and independently confirmed by NASA's orbiting satellites. This data, gathered from all over the globe, through precise microwave and radio measurements, shows an average drop of 0.19ºF in air temperature since 1979. The National Academy of Sciences finds this cooling trend, which conflicts with the global warming hypothesis, "so pronounced as to be difficult to explain."
Most media reports ignore the evidence for cooling and focus instead on records from land stations, which indicate a 1°F increase in surface temperatures during the 20th century. What they fail to report is that this increase was measured mostly in and around urban centers, and therefore indicates urbannot globalwarming.
Also left unreported is the fact that 90 percent of this 1°F urban warming occurred before 1940. If carbon dioxide emitted by industries and cars was causing this warming, should not most of the increase in temperature have occurred after 1940, when industries and cars became more plentiful and, consequently, carbon emissions increased significantly?
Even more interesting, but also left unreported, is the fact that from 1946 until 1975, while industrialization expanded and carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased, urban surface temperatures actually cooled. At the time, many in the media feared a new ice age.
Such facts throw into question the belief that global warming exists and that industrialization is affecting the earth's temperature. Nevertheless, the New York Times recently stated: "Human activity is the dominant force behind . . . global warming."
If man is not the cause of climate change, what is?
Dr. Fred Singer, professor of environmental sciences and former director of the National Weather Satellite Service, explains that climate change is a natural phenomenon, which has been going on for hundreds of millions of years. Ice core samples from the Arctic, for example, show an 18ºF temperature variation during the last 160,000 years. Dr. Singer further notes that solar activity greatly affects the temperatures and the climate on earth.
But most reports in the media ignore the existence of dissenting views such as Dr. Singer's. According to Scientific American, "few scientists doubt the atmosphere is warming." Time magazine bluntly claims: "Scientists no longer doubt that global warming is happening."
Any reporter actively in search for the facts on global warming would easily discover that during the last three years more than 17,000 American scientists, including geophysicists, climatologists, meteorologists, and oceanographers, have signed the Oregon Petition declaring that "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of . . . greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." [http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p357.htm]
Such omissions on the part of reporters are unjustifiable, and so are their irresponsible attempts to scare people. CNN warns of "disastrous weather changes" resulting in "more floods, droughts, storms, and hurricanes." Scientific American forecasts "death by drowning or starvation" and the "emergence, resurgence and spread of infectious disease."
But many scientists, among them Dr. Frederick Seitz, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, think that the catastrophic scenarios are mistaken, and that a warming of the earth would actually be beneficial to mankind and to life in general: "Warmer weather extends growing seasons and generally improves the habitability of colder regions." Furthermore, increases in carbon dioxide would boost the growth of crops and forests, which feed on this gas.
Given all this contrary evidence and scientific dissent, why is the bulk of reporting biased towards the belief in a disastrous, man-made global warming?
The answer is that the media have largely accepted the environmentalist premise that civilized manby exploiting nature to fulfill his needsis not the creator but the destroyer of human values. This non-objective premise is held with blind, religious fervor. Holding the premise dogmatically, the media have no eyes or ears for evidence against it. Their view of man as inherently destructive automatically leads them to distrust all that man creates. That is why most reporters unquestioningly report that factories, power plants, and cars are causing a catastrophic global warming. And that is why thirty years ago they unquestioningly reported that factories, power plants, and cars were causing a catastrophic global cooling.
If you want to know the truth about global warmingor acid rain, or the ozone hole, or any other environmental issueyou must keep in mind that the media are not giving you the true story. And the reason for that is very simple. They are reporting on the world as they see it: distorted through green lenses.
Couple this with the lack of clear evidence that we have a problem and you've got a head shaker.
"Even more interesting, but also left unreported, is the fact that from 1946 until 1975, while industrialization expanded and carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased, urban surface temperatures actually cooled. At the time, many in the media feared a new ice age. Such facts throw into question the belief that global warming exists and that industrialization is affecting the earth's temperature." --
SO TRUE!!!!! And what caused the Ice Age and the Global warming afterward that made it possible for earth to sustain abundant life?????
climate change is a natural phenomenon, which has been going on for hundreds of millions of years. Ice core samples from the Arctic, for example, show an 18ºF temperature variation during the last 160,000 years. Dr. Singer further notes that solar activity greatly affects the temperatures and the climate on earth. --
They just don't take into account natural climate cycles. For example some years it snows here, some years it doesn't. We have really hot summers and mild ones. Some years it is really wet, flooding, etc. Some years we have droughts. All here in tiny Lake Jackson Texas. Lots of climate cycles, fluctuations.... One year we had three floods here, 1979. We laughing call that year Global Flooding. HA If you talk to the guys who do the repair work on home A/C units they will tell you how the temperatures fluctuate. They are smarter than the "scientists".
3mt of that 7mt is absorbed by the oceans(0.40%of total/43%of man-made CO2), 2mt remains in the atmosphere(0.27%of total/28.5%of man-made) and 2mt is taken up by other means, mostly plant life.
I'm awake now.
Envirotruth.org(great site and getting better)
CO2 Science Magazine click on the search.
I'm sure you could find more sources on google too.
The numbers will vary slightly from source to source and the Brits use Gigaton, whereas the rest of the world uses Billionton both = 109
The links in his references are good ammo too.
Don't lend it out, it never comes back. LOL.
If you are right, how come the seas are not sterile after all the oil spilled into the oceans during the First and Second World Wars?"
I once did some research in college some 40 years ago and the results were astounding! Wish I remembered the exact figures, but the vast tonnage of oil and Avigas spilled in those two conflicts makes the current one off Spain (excuse the pun) a drop in the ocean.
Mankind is a pinprick compared to the power of Mother Nature.
Did you see the bit about what the temps did immediately after 9/11 - no jets flying for several days - ??
Wish I would have bookmarked that article.