Global Warming Threatens Earth, Obama Saves Planet
Scenes like these will become commonplace in 2009. Why, you may wonder, well, apparently you haven’t been listening to the subtle warnings emanating from the offices of former Vice-President Al Gore Jr. It has come to my attention that the Bush administration paid no mind to Gore either and the results will be dire. In the next few months we can expect storms such as never before seen on this planet. At least 30 miles of coastal real estate will suddenly be submerged. Hundreds of species will be lost to extinction due to rapidly rising temperatures. As hinted earlier all this will be George W. Bush’s fault. He had eight years to save the planet and he squandered them on fighting a hopeless war none of us ever wanted to win. Thank GOD, we elected Barack Obama. He will save us!
Every scientist in the solar system knows the average temperature between 1850 and 1900 is the normal earth temperature. That average was the global norm since the planet formed and any variations we have observed since that time is obviously abnormal. Clearly, the NASA supplied graph above shows a planet in peril. Anyone can see this is evidence that humans might as well light the planet on fire! There can be no other explanation, after-all, Al Gore says so and all credible scientists agree with him. Furthermore, Al Gore holds the highest degree available in Climatology… What? He doesn’t have any earned science-related degree? Just a BA in Government? But wait, what about all those scientists?
We are told the scientific consensus is that global temperatures have steadily risen since 1900 and that the average global temperature has increased about one degree during that time period. The actual consensus was that temperatures are rising. The suspicion being that humans “are likely” a driving force. But not all scientists agree. There are plenty that question global warming on various grounds and significantly those who believe global temperature variations are a normal occurrence on the planet. The notion that human activity can “drive” the global climate discounts the tremendous power and impact of the sun and geothermal activity on the environment. Even more incredible to this skeptic is how such a statement ignores the huge historical temperature variations the planet has experienced before humans dominated the planet.
Before you scroll down and shoot off one of those idiotic comments saying, “Where are your scientific credentials?” or “You don’t know what you’re talking about,” just browse the graph of past temperature variations above. This planet has been a much hotter as well as somewhat cooler. While I am no climatologist, I can read a graph. The historical global average temperature appears to be much warmer than we are currently observing. Clearly we are in a warming trend as demonstrated by the graph. History suggests that we just exited a cold period and have not yet returned to the real planetary “normal” temperatures.
Such heresy is just not politically acceptable. There is nothing to be gained politically by contending that the planet is heating up because that is what it is supposed to do. However, there is a huge political advantage to blaming the warming trend on human activities. As Christopher Horner explains in his 2007 book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, global warming is about controlling the global economy. He argues that some people use the environment as a means for promoting population control, while others use it to attack big business, thus capitalism.
I think Horner’s posits make sense. Global warming alarm-ism is the perfect tool for pushing a global agenda. It concentrates power over business, economies, and national governments in the hands of foreign power brokers that operate outside the accountability of the people they directly affect. These people use the fear of global catastrophe as a means to grab power and financial resources for the advancement of their own agendas. Certainly we can see how Gore has profited from this issue through the selling of carbon credits.
The herd generally follows the loudest voice and rarely stops to think. After-all, we common folks aren’t smart enough anyway, right? But that comment diverts me to the American education system and that is a whole different blog. I think the thing that bothers me most about global warming is the opposition to it.
Opponents of global warming often make statements that appear foolish when countered with real scientific statements. When Horner, Limbaugh, or some other prominent conservative comes out and says, “there is no global warming,” it sounds foolish when a few dozen climatologists say, “look here is a graph of recorded temperatures since 1850 and you can see the temperature is rising.” Again I am no scientist but I am a guy with an IQ of 145 and I’m smart enough to read. Core samples taken from Antarctica and fossil evidence yield the climate chart seen above. An examination of the data seems to suggest a climate pattern far greater and more significant than that observed over the past 150 years. (After-all 150 years is the wink of an eye in geologic terms, not even large enough to be a small statistical sampling.) Isn’t it reasonable to conclude such temperature variations go beyond mere human activity?
Just because I don’t believe humans are the “driving force behind global warming” does this mean I think we should all rush out and buy SUVs and remove all the pollution controls employed in factories around the globe? No, we should keep the environment clean because we want to drink clean water and enjoy breathing. We should not do so in a rushed panicked fashion but calmly as the technology is developed. We should not do it because we are worried Venice will disappear beneath the waves, (it will regardless of what we do), but we should persue clean energy and manufacturing because it is the right thing to do.
Species have gone extinct due to global climate change time and time again, and they will do so again. That is life. The Earth will likely heat up several more degrees; we can see it on the graph, that is the pattern. It’s not our fault and there’s not a blessed thing we can do about it. We need to stop being stupid cows, trotting along as our masters herd us into the slaughter house. These people are pushing global warming as a doom and gloom panic issue because it enhances their power and agendas. It’s time to tell these people to shut the heck up, if you want to develop clean fuel, please do. There is much profit in doing so, but stop trying to destroy the economy through global governments, anti-capitalistic treaties, and the obstruction of current engergy production.