I bought and read that book by Gore, An Inconvenient Truth a couple years or so ago, and have thought much about the Global Climate since, especially as i’ve heard a million people talking about it and all kinds of people in disagreement on it all.
The theory makes sense in its presentation: the thinner the ozone layers, the less “padding” or “insulation” we have, and the earth gets cooler then it should and hotter than it should, yes BOTH.
Think of a sleeping bag, the thick insulation keeps you warm.
Think of a Cooler, the thick insulation keeps your drinks cold.
Thus, the idea of our ozone layer being depleted can both explain extraordinary high temperatures, and extraordinary low temperatures, and turbulent storms.
okay, i oversimplified it all. slap me.
For some, the argument is about whether this current “crisis” is man-caused. I’m not so sure that’s the issue. The Ice Age that held the earth before was not man-caused, and it still was a very big issue. Even if it’s not man-caused, we’d need to deal with it if could cause something like an Ice Age. Especially since the Ice Age movie sequels aren’t very good, and the first was not the greatest either, to be generous.
(note: man messing up the earth is always an issue, of course)
I’m not sure who knows this, but this Thursday a conference began in New York City called The International Conference on Climate Change, for those who deny Global Warming, dismissed as “Climate Change Deniers” by Gore and others.
They have gathered in NYC to discuss the latest science on it, as well as to forge a way forward for their movement, aimed at stopping Barack Hussein Obama II (aka Barack Hussein Obama JR., aka Hussein JR., aka President Obama) and the current Democratic majority congress from bringing in Legislation that would “deal with climate change”.
President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, was a speaker there and said that “they don’t want to change the climate, they want to change us and out behavior. Their mission is to control and manipulate us”
The keynote Speaker at the conference is the world famous MIT meteorologist Professor Richard Lindzen, who said “President Obama has never studied this stuff, since when do you take your orders from someone who has basically a junior high school background.”
He pointed out that there are few fields that are as politicized as this, siting that, in his view,
this kind of thing happened a long time ago in America with Eugenics:
In the 20’s, where, essentially, people wanted to restrict immigration, so they came up with the notion that there was an epidemic of “feeblemindedness” in the U.S. and that it was due to immigrants from southern and eastern Europe, and then they found scientists to endorse this as “science demands immigration restriction”
(on a sad note, America turned away THOUSANDS of Jewish Germans seeking refuge from Nazi oppression a few years after this, partly on this “science”, and partly due to the Great Depression, and even went to the hassle of helping take the land of Palestine to “give back” to the Jewish people, so that they could give them a place to go, instead of the U.S. – read about it at the Holocaust Memorial in Washington D.C.)
Lindzen says the current Climate Change issues are a “perfect” parallel to the Eugenics fiasco, saying “It’s the same thing, they invented a story-line then, had [huge names like] George Bernard Shaw and Margaret Sanger and all endorse it”
This was a spin i’d not thought of yet… he went on to say in an news interview at the conference “…the environmental movement today is viewed as virtuous, but 30 years, 50 years from now it might be viewed as the resurgence of imperialism is the west, trying to hold back the developing world, and will be regarded as non-virtuous and hideous.”
Heck of a thing for the famous MIT meteorologist to say.
among others in attendance of the convention against “the lie of Global warming” Tom McClintock, a Republican congressman from California (yes, they exist… and Prop 8 passed by a wide margin), Film Director Phelim McAleer (made the film with Gore’s face on it called “Not Evil, Just Wrong”) They come, with facts to say there ISNT a consensus. They stand against the “so-called solutions” offered by the Obama administration, that the Conference goers say will not help the fake “crisis” and will toss us far further up the path of a serious global recession, as the countries that will hurt the most from it will be the ‘developing’ (poor) nations.
It is a big deal to deny the existence of Global warming. to show what the “other side” thinks about this Conference:
Kert Davies, Greenpeace research director, speaks about those at the conference saying “The IPPC, the pile of evidence that has accumulated has moved governments around the world and corporations to take action on global warming, and these guys are lost in the wilderness saying that it doesn’t exist or isn’t a threat”
i’m not a scientist actually (in case you’ve heard the hype about me, haha) so i’ll wait and see.
I also watched a trailer for a new movie/documentary that argues that Global warming is very real, using a person looking back at us from the future as a device. It’s called The Age of Stupid, starring Pete Postlethwaite. check it out.