Global Warming

Global warming is one of the most serious threats facing our global community today. It has been said that global warming may prove to be the first great example in the modern Western world, when science was betrayed by scientists themselves. The makers of the documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle have made many science documentaries before. When they started to make this one, as many others before them have found, the case for man made global warming is weak, and the evidence contradictory.

Warming

The melting of the Arctic ice has inspired both art and science. “Polar Thaw,” is a 30-print exhibit of photographs from locations of Arctic and Antarctic climate warming, available for museums, science centers and funded public venues. The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) report by an international team of 300 researchers for the Arctic Council, predicting the Arctic will lose 50% to 60% of its ice distribution. Polar Bears are the first creature brought under protection for global warming linked habitat loss. But Arctic Ice has recently returned to previous levels, and the Polar Bears were never threatened.

Computer model predictions of strong surface warming in the Arctic have convinced most atmospheric and polar scientists that the main reason for Arctic warming and melting of sea ice is the enhanced greenhouse effect of increased CO2. But their capacity to represent the causes of global warming is limited. Just recently in Nature, a study of the “Vertical structure of recent Arctic warming” demonstrated that much of the present warming appears to be linked to processes other than the modelled processes, such as atmospheric energy transports.

In general global temperatures have risen since the 19th century industrial revolution. According to NOAA, the global warming rate in the last 25 years has risen to +1.3 degrees per Century. But recent satellite measurements show temperature anomolies of -0.18, the same level as 30 years ago when satellite measurements began. This tends to disconfirm the predictions of temperature increases made by international panels of climate scientists (IPCC).

Climate

The phrase ‘climate change’ is growing in preferred use to ‘global warming’ because it helps convey that there are effects of global warming in addition to rising temperatures. There is a tendency in the press to blame all of societies ills, such as African land use problems, on climate change. Although factors other than climate (such as earthquakes, food shortages, deforestation, disease and war) are much more intense and severe of some of the climate events, scientists still predict such problems will increase if emissions of heat-trapping gases are not brought under control, believing very rapid climate change could be disastrous, even for wealthy countries. This view ignores that if climate changes, we could adapt by changing agriculture and other human activities.

Hurricanes

Many have claimed that super powerful hurricanes, fueled by warmer ocean temperatures are the “smoking gun” of global warming. Al Gore claimed global warming is forcing ocean temperatures to rise, which is causing storms, including cyclones and hurricanes, to intensify. However, new research suggests that the number of hurricanes each summer could decrease by about 18 percent. Why were so many so confident that global warming increased the threat from hurricanes? William Gray, meteorology professor emeritus at Colorado State University and renowned hurricane expert, says that the popular notion of global warming is a big scam.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus makes the case that policies being proposed to address global warming are not justified by current science and are, in fact, a dangerous threat to freedom and prosperity around the world. The supposed threat of human civilization against a fragile Earth has become an article of faith, especially in the realm of global warming activism. Today, the global warming debate raging in both the United States and Europe has become extremely contentious, with those would dare to question the quality of the evidence being labeled “deniers”, and “devilish” and compared to human monsters like Josef Fritzl.

The global warming conflict is one of the most serious threats facing our global community today.

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  1. David,

    The conflict is simply based on the difference in the process of reasoning that Socratists use, consensus, and those of the Aristotelians use, empirical fact. It’s a conflict between right-brainers and left-brainers and is a conflict humanity has been trying to resolve for millennia.

    Practitioners of the Socaratic method include the intellectuals and all those who believe truth is arrived at by consensus from intense dicussion; most favour State sanctioned actions to prevent others from erring.

    When the Socratitists gain political power, as they have now, we need to be very mindful of what Voltaire stated centuries ago – it is very dangerous being right about matters which government is wrong.

  2. David,

    The conflict is simply based on the difference in the process of reasoning that Socratists use, consensus, and those of the Aristotelians use, empirical fact. It’s a conflict between right-brainers and left-brainers and is a conflict humanity has been trying to resolve for millennia.

    Practitioners of the Socaratic method include the intellectuals and all those who believe truth is arrived at by consensus from intense dicussion; most favour State sanctioned actions to prevent others from erring.

    When the Socratitists gain political power, as they have now, we need to be very mindful of what Voltaire stated centuries ago – it is very dangerous being right about matters which government is wrong.

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