Monday, February 26, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth?

Global warming is a pretty hot topic right now...pun most definitely intended.

I'm just going to go ahead and ask the question that really needs to be asked...why are so many people determined to convince everyone else that the world is going to hell in a hand basket?

Bad news will always sell.

So this international conference has come out and said that it is 90 percent likely that mankind has played a role in global warming...if someone could tell me how great a role that these people estimate we play, I'd be happy to hear it...because all the data I can find points to the contrary.

The truth of the matter is, mankind has very little to do with the overall CO2 content of the atmosphere. Of the estimated 186 billion tons of CO2 that enter the atmosphere annually, mankind contributes about 6 billion...Active volcanoes and decaying plant matter contribute about 90 billion...and the final 90 billion come from volcanoes and naturally-occuring vents. So even if CO2 has a strong negative effect on global warming, we aren't responsible!

If you're looking for a interesting perspective on global warming, take a look here.... Or better yet, read Michael Crichton's State of Fear. offers an immense collection of data presented in a very thorough and straightforward manner. State of Fear is incredibly-well researched, and turns global warming and its champions on their heads. It's fiction...but it certainly makes you wonder.

Many alarmists are very quick to site hurricane Katrina as evidence of more extreme weather conditions...but how much do they really know about the weather and or even hurricanes for that matter? For instance, I bet most of them don't know that Katrina is only the third most intense storm (based on barametric pressure readings) in United States' history, falling behind "The Labor Day Hurricane" of 1935 and Camille from 1969. Hurricane Andrew which hit land in 1992 comes in fourth...and all three were actually of higher category (5) than Katrina (4) due to higher wind speed, according to

a 2005 USA TODAY articletake a look here.... Don't ever be quick to forget that bad weather happens! The reason Katrina was so devastating was not because of the storm itself; rather the people of Louisiana were unprepared t deal with it...a lack of effective evacuations and poor state and local (not federal) planning.

Did you hear that a conference on global warming was cancelled a few weeks ago due to the blizzard that rocked the Mid-West? I know...I know...supposedly global warming can cause extreme temperatures on both ends of the spectrum...boy, I'd say that's a pretty darn convenient truth if you ask me...

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