The Global Warming Myth!
“Using temperature readings from the past 100 years, 1,000 computer simulations and the evidence left in ancient tree rings, Duke University scientists announced yesterday that "the magnitude of future global warming will likely fall well short of current highest predictions.” Washington Post & Beltway Blitz
As Americans ignored the passage of Earth Day this past week, some scientists are finally beginning to question much of the dramatic predictions make by the “Global Warming alarmists. A new study recently completed at Duke University concluded that much of the hype surrounding the environmentalist fears of climate change are greatly exaggerated.
For years the world has been subjected to the claims of scientists and politicians who insist that Global Warming is a real threat to the planet. On note were a University of Toronto scientist who predicted that a quarter of the planet's plants and animals would be extinct by 2050 because of rising temperatures. Other geophysics professors at the University of Chicago warned those who eat red meat that their increased flatulence contributes to greenhouse gases. Oregon State University research linked future "societal disruptions" with global warming, while the Carnegie Institution reported that the insulating influence of northern forests alone would raise the Earth's temperature by 6 degrees. In 2004, Harvard University scientists informed Congress that warming had doomed the planet to climatic "shocks and surprises." Of course in the minds of these people the United States is to blame for this potential calamity.
These environmentalist extremists argue that the Earth’s temperature could raise as much as sixteen degrees due to the depletion of ozone from pollution causing disaster. The Duke study however concluded that there is only a five percent chance that temperature could increase even eleven degrees. The Duke study found patterns of temperature increases and decreases throughout the history of the planet. "Ancient and modern evidence suggest limits to future global warming," the study concluded.
The humanist arrogance of those who buy into junk science puzzles me. These environmental liberals fail to recognize and respect the power of the Earth. Humans are insignificant in the face of earthquakes, storms, volcanoes, etc. Logically, the idea that humans could alter the natural God given power of the planet is presumptuous at best.
For example, thirty thousand years ago Neanderthal man thrived in the ice cold regions of what is now Western Europe. However one day the ice melted and Neanderthal died out. To my knowledge these primitive people did not own SUV’s or pollute the air yet the Earth got dramatically warmer.
To form public and economic policy around unproven junk science is folly. For more of Manifest Destiny’s views on the environment please check out this week’s podcast!