Jun 20, 2011

Climate change deniers

Here is a composite of the geologic temperature record.

Man’s effects on global temperature would likely only occur in the last couple hundred years. Looking at the above graph, this would amount to the part of the graph just coming out of the Little Ice Age, to the right. Of course, if you just look at this short-term part of the record, it would appear that the earth is heating up very fast. (Just like when people play with statistics, if you take a very limited perspective of something, you can easily be mislead.) However, by taking the long-term view of the geologic temperature record, as in the above graph, it is clear that the current temperature is not at anything that could be considered a high, nor is it going up any more than what has happened in the past, any more than has been natural. So, yes, climate change happens—and is natural. Global warming happens; global cooling happens—naturally, all the time, just like the seasons and the weather change all the time.

Now let’s take a look at the long-term record of the most toxic fumes ever created: your breath—I mean, carbon dioxide.

In this graph, the current time (now) is at the left and the past extends towards the right. Do you notice anything about the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere? Did you notice that we are currently at an extreme low of carbon dioxide? That’s right. Of course, if you take the limited perspective of just the very-near short term, it looks like this concentration is going up very fast and is at an extreme high. But once again, we find that, when you take the bigger perspective, the increase is not unusual nor is the concentration at a high; it is actually at an extreme low.

Did I read Al Gore’s book? Did I see his movie An Inconvenient Truth? Yes, guilty on both counts. However, just like many other prominent government figures, he made a few “mistakes” in the accuracy of his information, and in the perspectives that he was portraying. To find out about these mistakes and have a Nobel Laureate explain them to you, as well as some bigger picture issues, check out this documentary: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4860344067427439443.

In summary, don’t be a climate change denier: climate change is natural and normal, just like the weather.

Ok, everybody! Pay your carbon taxes to me; place your carbon god idols on your mantel; and pray to Al Gore! We will save you! Also, reduce your carbon emissions: stop driving your car, stop having children, stop breathing, reduce the population, have more war, kill people! You must buy my energy-saving light bulbs! By the way, they’re toxic. But I’m calling them “green,” so you should feel good about buying my toxic light-bulb products. Don’t worry, new taxes, regulations, and tyrannical bureaucracies are coming your way—fast! Love the government, it is your Big Brother, I mean your big Daddy: it wants to protect you for your own good: SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY!!! Government is the authority; this is not a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The Constitution does not start out “We the People.” The Constitution is just a g*$-&@#^^% piece of paper anyway. The government gives you all of your rights; we are now going to call them privileges—so that you like us more, and act more subservient to us. Got TSA?

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