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Is it a Hoax? "Are the Media Giving You the Whole Story on Global Warming?"
Objective Science ^ | Nov 1, 2002 | David Holcberg

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 urban—not global—warming.

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 man—by exploiting nature to fulfill his needs—is 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 warming—or acid rain, or the ozone hole, or any other environmental issue—you 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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalwarminghoax
What you NEVER see is an honest discussion of the catastrophic costs of CO2 capture and sequestation.

Couple this with the lack of clear evidence that we have a problem and you've got a head shaker.

1 posted on 12/15/2002 5:55:40 AM PST by The Raven
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To: The Raven
"Follow the money trail" a wise man once said. But then why not use the B.S./El Crapo/Phoney Baloney of "CO²" as our excuse to drasticly reduce aliens/tourists visits to our country. These folks sho do emit alot of CO², you know.
2 posted on 12/15/2002 6:18:46 AM PST by Waco
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To: The Raven
"What they fail to report is that this increase was measured mostly in and around urban centers, and therefore indicates urban—not global—warming." --
For example in Houston they now take the temperatures at Bush airport which is covered with asphalt and buildings, and the temp. is higher there. They don't take the temps. out in the country, where they would get no temp. increase.

"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".

3 posted on 12/15/2002 6:38:59 AM PST by buffyt
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To: The Raven
Of the 745mt of CO2 released into the atmosphere each year, just 7mt is the result of man. That's about 0.94% of the total.

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.

4 posted on 12/15/2002 6:48:24 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: buffyt
"...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]

Jeez....17 T H O U S A N D (with a 'T') just agreed that Global Warming is bunk! Shout this from the mountaintops.

nice find
5 posted on 12/15/2002 6:50:58 AM PST by chiller
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Can I get your source? Not doubting you, this is big ammo I'd like to have at the ready. Thanks,

LVM

6 posted on 12/15/2002 7:14:11 AM PST by LasVegasMac
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To: chiller
The pettition has been around a while and it's been quite a while since they updated the list, so I suspect that they have well over 20,000 bonafide signers by now.
7 posted on 12/15/2002 7:20:25 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Correction...mt should be Gt(gigatons)

I'm awake now.

8 posted on 12/15/2002 7:31:12 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: LasVegasMac
Certainly here are a few from my bookmarks

Envirotruth.org(great site and getting better)

Association of British Drivers

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

9 posted on 12/15/2002 7:59:27 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: *Global Warming Hoax
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/bump-list
10 posted on 12/15/2002 8:02:39 AM PST by Free the USA
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To: The Raven
"There Has Been No Global Warming for the Past 70 Years, the Arctic - which according to essentially all climate models is supposed to be the harbinger of things to come for the rest of the world - is not yet as warm as it was in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In fact, because temperatures were so high for so long back then, the authors report that linear regression trends calculated from the 1920s to the present show a small but statistically significant cooling tendency." This is from CO2 Science Magazine, written by Sherwood Keith and Craig Idso, appearing December 11, 2002.

What one is not told, is that there were five reports submitted to the environmental committee studying global warming. Only one report mentioned global warming. One out of five! So, the scientists with their on agenda to push, chose the report that said there was global warming.

I suggest everyone read "the skeptical environmentalist" by Bjorn Lomborg. He has chapters on global warming, forestation, etc. Lots of fact, graphs and quotes which you can use to debunk the global warming alarmists.
11 posted on 12/15/2002 8:06:23 AM PST by jazerb
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To: LasVegasMac
Here's an overall view that factors water vapor(also a Greenhouse gas) into the equation that further reduces mans "contribution" to GW.

The links in his references are good ammo too.

12 posted on 12/15/2002 8:17:36 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: jazerb
I second your endorsement of SE, and add a caution.

Don't lend it out, it never comes back. LOL.

13 posted on 12/15/2002 8:22:26 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: chiller
If you really want to have fun...listen around to NPR on Fridays and about every two months...they bring some idiot on to talk just on global warming....call the idiot up and ask what effect the sun has on global warming...and listen to the 4 seconds of silence. They will try to move the subject along and avoid this whole discussion. None of the 'experts' want anything to do in explaining the sun's effect...because none...quote NONE unquote....of them have any background in sun activity. They have no knowledge or education involving anything beyond earthly matters....and thats where the whole joke fails.
14 posted on 12/15/2002 8:44:08 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: The Raven; hellinahandcart; Carry_Okie; KLT; kristinn; Angelwood; kitchen; farmfriend; ...
A Fred Singer Bump! www.sepp.org
15 posted on 12/15/2002 9:23:39 AM PST by sauropod
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
www.sepp.org
16 posted on 12/15/2002 9:24:19 AM PST by sauropod
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To: sauropod
Thanks Pod.
17 posted on 12/15/2002 9:42:04 AM PST by farmfriend
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To: The Raven
I have always asked the same question of these "Global Warmers" and they never give any answer:

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.

18 posted on 12/15/2002 9:52:21 AM PST by sonofatpatcher2
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Many thanks for your links.

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.

Thanks, again.

LVM

19 posted on 12/15/2002 11:37:13 AM PST by LasVegasMac
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To: The Raven
If you consider that glaciers once covered Kansas, you will see that global warming has been going on for a long time and you will understand that not all global warming is bad. In fact, there is more land area uninhabitable by cold (northern Canada, Siberia, Antarctica) than there is by heat (the Sahara, the Gobi, Arabia).
20 posted on 12/15/2002 11:42:05 AM PST by FreedomCalls
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
The United Nations has a project underway in Cameroon to release HUGE amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from Lake Nyos. What effect will this have on global warming? Oh wait, I'm not allowed to ask that as this is a UN project. Never mind, move along, nothing to see here.

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/nyos/

21 posted on 12/15/2002 11:48:55 AM PST by FreedomCalls
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To: The Raven
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.


My argument with dimwitted leftists has always been, just how do you plan to legislate and enact laws that will reverse the laws of nature?

22 posted on 12/15/2002 11:53:57 AM PST by Fintan
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To: sauropod
Actually, the site for Dr. Singer's organization is http://sepp.org.
23 posted on 12/15/2002 12:15:24 PM PST by Old Professer
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To: jazerb
I keep bringing this up too.....

is not yet as warm as it was in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

The dust bowl and drought of the 1930s. The hot spell in the 1940s. 1948 was still our hottest on record here. I guess it was all those SUVs? No? They hadn't been invented yet? Darn, guess it wasn't the cars then..... Must have been natural climate cycles....

24 posted on 12/15/2002 12:26:19 PM PST by buffyt
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
One of the facts that amazed me was that natural CO2 (decay of vegetation, breathing, volcanos, etc) was about 90-95% of the CO2 emission

25 posted on 12/15/2002 12:59:41 PM PST by The Raven
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To: The Raven
In that case then if what humans do is causing temp. to rise 1 degree globally, then the volcanos, etc. will cause it to rise another 9 degrees. So what humans do is of little or no consequence. I would go along with natural temp. rising. But NOT human cause. I don't think we are THAT powerful yet!
26 posted on 12/15/2002 1:09:34 PM PST by buffyt
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To: The Raven
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]

One more time...
Yes, global warming may be developing.
No it's not anthropogenic.

Yes, it is the ultimate moron assertion that we can "muscle" climate in any specific direction that we choose, no matter what we do.

The global warming industry is like a vampire... and we haven't yet found the magic wooden stake.
The industry is merely a reincarnation of the socialist hunger for control under whatever guise works.

People just aren't buying it.
Too bad for the controllers.

27 posted on 12/15/2002 1:27:13 PM PST by Publius6961
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To: Publius6961
BUMP
28 posted on 12/15/2002 1:37:57 PM PST by Publius6961
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bttt
29 posted on 12/15/2002 3:33:25 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Publius6961
Wow....good words!!!
30 posted on 12/16/2002 1:44:29 AM PST by The Raven
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To: The Raven
Monday morning global cooling bump.
31 posted on 12/16/2002 9:24:43 AM PST by Some hope remaining.
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To: The Raven
Edward Teller good enough for me, plus all the other People of the Mind:

Global Warming Petition Project Here

32 posted on 11/28/2009 12:18:30 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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