Saturday, June 28, 2008

Climate Change falsehoods

Granted that it is still too early, but soon it will be time for the liberals to begin circulating the real facts to deflate the Rudd government’s position before he decimates local industries while making ordinary Australians pay for it.

In his recent movie, former Vice President Al Gore, said: “If you look at the ten hottest years ever measured, they all occurred in the last fourteen years, and the hottest of all was 2005.”

Really? The ten hottest years ever measured happened thousands of years ago and 2005 was not one of them. Gore must be using only temperature readings from the 125 year thermometer set, a very short time to look at when one is trying to understand Global Warming, but this period of time suits the environmentalists because it is a time in which temperatures happened to be rising. Alarmists refuse to look at the big picture because it shows what they refuse to believe.

In fact climate swings are nothing new. Between 800 and 1300 AD, much of the world was several degrees warmer than today. People grew wine grapes in England, figs in Germany, assorted crops in Greenland. Then came the Ice Age, and temperatures considerably colder than today persisted until the climate warmed again around 1900. The likely cause? Changes in the sun’s energy output, or perhaps the Earth’s orbit, say Harvard-Smithsonian scientists Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon.

And let’s be clear about another scientific fact, CO2 is NOT a pollutant, on the contrary its an essential nutrient for plants. Plants absorb CO2 and release oxygen, while animals inhale oxygen and exhale CO2. Researchers have proven that higher CO2 concentrations enable plants to grow faster and give them better drought tolerance.

There is a mountain of scientific evidence that runs contrary to the tirade of environmental stupidly seemingly all around us. Sea levels have been dropping over the past year; the South Pole is icier than ever but no mainstream site will touch this. Oh, and recall Gore on Mt Kilimanjaro, who told us that the disappearance of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa was expressly attributable to global warming, well in spite of the fact that snow cover has increased markedly over the past year, the scientific consensus was that it cannot be established that the snow recession of the nineties was attributable to human-induced climate change.

Now I can assure all that you will not read about this in any Fairfax paper rather, the information stream is all going in one direction. Even as I type, another one directional alarmist story gets posted for all to soak up, hence North Pole may have ice-free period this summer: US expert this time courtesy of the ABCNews.

Dr. Kiminori Itoh of Yokohama National University calls the global warning scare "the worst scientific scandal in history." It is the sun that has him worried, read more here. I would venture to add that global warming is the perfect big-government issue, read "Dodging devastation of cap-and-trade" here

The mainstream media ought to be ashamed for consenting to, and becoming lackeys for global warming misinformation. Granted that it is still too early, but soon it will be time for the liberals to begin circulating the real facts to deflate the Rudd government’s position before he decimates local industries while making ordinary Australians pay for it. The parliament will best serve the nation by highlighting the facts as opposed to embracing today’s accepted political orthodoxy which is based on falsehoods and driven so successfully, by the left.

Listen up! The Hon Greg Hunt - Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water ...

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