Search

I Like Global Warming – Lol

January 13th, 2013 by Michael Tabor
It’s Sunday, January 13 in New York and I don’t even have to put a coat on. The truth be told, we haven’t had a single cold day all winter; of course we have the rest of this month, February, and March but still. Whether or not we have frigid temperatures and tons of snow for the remainder of winter, the fact remains, that the climate has changed and scientists have confirmed that the planet is warmer.
Now the big question is: Is it our fault or is it just the earth’s normal course of events? The answer should be obvious to everyone except for excessively money – grubbing big business who see the human induced emissions of greenhouse gasses, but refuse to acknowledge it – “More government regulation with this economy, let my grandchildren worry about it”. It really is a form of denial or just a question of plundering gluttons who just don’t care about anyone but themselves. The notion that extracting fossil fuels from the earth and releasing prodigiously unspeakable amounts of pollutants into the air goes without major consequences is absolutely ludicrous. We are in a nutshell, killing ourselves! We as a collective species have been on the road of self – destruction and extinction since the industrial revolution. There isn’t a single accredited scientific body who disagrees with the fact that man – made pollution is responsible for the insidious destruction of the earth’s atmosphere.

Here is a brief list of the culprits:
Emissions by major industries

Power stations such as smoke stacks, power plants, manufacturing facilities, waste incinerators, etc.

Emissions from cars and trucks (just Google image LA smog and it will sicken you)

Fuel combustion in homes and businesses

The use of solvents and homes and businesses

Landfills


I can go on and include household activities such as wood burning but don’t go crazy and get rid of your fireplace, besides, if we still had winters, there’s nothing more cozy than a drink and a nice fire on a cold night.

So to conclude, for the sake of our grandchildren, we MUST go green. I know many republicans have attacked the Obama administration for wasteful spending on solar investment but if we want to save the planet, we simply have no other choice.

So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think? Note: if you’re really interested in the actual chemicals i.e. carbon monoxide, sulfer oxides, etc. just go to Wikipedia and plug in air pollution. The environment is just as important as the gun problem, whereas guns are really a national issue concerning only the United States, climate change is an international issue – global warming.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
line01

6 Responses to “I Like Global Warming – Lol”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    Here’s someone who publically commented on FB

    Vincent Sabio Whoever wrote that is definitely not a scientist.

    52 minutes ago · Like..

    Michael Tabor Thanks a lot Vince – lol No, I’m not a scientist, but where do you take issue ? Do you not believe in global warming – induced by man? elaborate

    45 minutes ago · Like

  2. Michael Tabor Says:

    Here’s some more FB stuff about this hotly – debated topic ……

    Vincent Sabio Ah, okay … first, “climate” change is not the same as “the temperature outside my window seems unseasonably warm.” There’s a big difference; climate change looks for long-term trends on a global scale, and can accommodate local changes that appear to be in conflict with the global change (e.g., getting colder in one location while other locations show a generally warming trend). So, a warm winter is not evidence of climate change. Twenty above-average winters *may* be evidence of the start of some form of climate change; could also be the result of long-term sunspot cycles, or other effects.

    Next, you state that, “The notion that extracting fossil fuels from the earth and releasing prodigiously unspeakable amounts of pollutants into the air goes without major consequences is absolutely ludicrous.” While your statement about “major consequences” may be true at face value, you have not shown any linkage between releasing pollutants into the atmosphere and global warming; further, even if you’d shown linkage, you failed to show causality (i.e., “this action” uses “this pathway” to create “that reaction/response”).

    Then you state, “We are in a nutshell, killing ourselves! We as a collective species have been on the road of self – destruction and extinction since the industrial revolution.”

    First, yes, we are killing ourselves — but more directly through means other than climate change.

    “There isn’t a single accredited scientific body who disagrees with the fact that man – made pollution is responsible for the insidious destruction of the earth’s atmosphere.”

    This is, in fact, not true. There is much [largely unacknowledged] dissension in ranks of the APS over this very issue — and two noted physicists have resigned over the APS’s claims regarding global warming and their lack of scientific discipline:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hyTiOvoesOnrsmdnlNtHTHla-mZw?docId=CNG.d1427a328dea0e478c52ae94a7adba8f.231

    FYI, the APS scientists receive a fair amount of funding to help research climate change. The “money grubbing” to which you refer is actually better correlated with those who are performing research into climate change — they are forcing a theory upon us in the interest of ensuring that they have a consistent source of funding. And if the theory is false, all the better, because the problem is not actually fixable — which helps to perpetuate the funding well into the future.

    You then give a “brief list of the culprits,” but with no idea of causality as to exactly what problems for which they are “culprits.” It is important to note that “air pollution” is not to be confused with “climate change”; the latter has not been shown to be causally linked to the former. I think we all agree that air pollution is bad — but whether it’s causing climate change is a separate issue. Water pollution is similarly bad, but also has not been linked to climate change.

    You then say, “I know many republicans have attacked the Obama administration for wasteful spending on solar investment but if we want to save the planet, we simply have no other choice.”

    Again, finding a long-term energy solution is important to our economic viability in the long term. Doing it under the pretense of “fixing” climate change is likely very misguided. But I think we can all agree that we cannot plan to continue surviving on fossil fuels; we need to find alternate energy sources — and ‘green’/renewable sources are far better for the longer term than non-green sources.

    What truly *is* ludicrous is the idea that humans can control the weather — at least, given current technology. There is no evidence to support the idea of anthropogenic global warming — in fact, recent *scientific* studies have shown much the opposite to be true:

    http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-data-blow-gaping-hold-global-warming-alarmism-192334971.html

    That article didn’t get much press because, well, it’s not espousing the ever-popular “we are killing ourselves” theory that the scientifically ignorant media seems to love.

    The preponderance of the evidence is that the earth is going through a natural climatic cycle. BTW, the poles are also in the process of weakening, which is leading up to a pole reversal. It is not unlikely that those two effects are, in fact, linked — i.e., the climate change is being caused by a weakening of the magnetic poles. And while climate change may result in significant changes to our troposphere, even a temporary ‘loss’ of the magnetic poles, as will occur in a reversal, will pretty effectively wipe out most of the life on this planet (because the Van Allen Belts that protect us from solar radiation will collapse in the reversal). So the pole reversal is a much bigger issue than climate change (and might actually be causing the climate change) — but I don’t see people running around clamoring for us to ‘fix’ the problem with the magnetic poles. It’s really not even being reported (except in scientific journals). And that’s because there’s no funding (money) to be had by researching magnetic pole reversal. We can’t claim that it’s human induced and thus claim to be working on ways of mitigating it.

    So then we often hear, “Well, if we haven’t shown causality, then that means that we actually don’t know whether human activities are causing climate change — so why not play it safe and follow the path of anthropogenic climate change to be on the safe side?” And the answer is that following such a path is very expensive — and there is very limited funding for environmental concerns. Why put our limited funding into an area of VERY questionable veracity, when there are problems with known causes — and known fixes — that are being left unfunded as a result? The Great Barrier Reef is dying, and we’re putting funding into fixing a problem that we haven’t caused and fundamentally cannot fix.

    So, I’ve typed this whole thing. And I am afraid that this will go the way of so many other conversations I’ve had with those who espouse anthropogenic climate change: There will be the initial “Wow, that’s really fascinating — I had no idea” — and then the person goes right back to espousing anthropogenic climate change, sans causality. (sigh)

    Nobel physicist quits US group over climate stance
    http://www.google.com

    WASHINGTON — Norwegian physicist and Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever has quit a majo…See More.

    about an hour ago · Edited · Like · Remove Preview..

    Michael Tabor Touché ! I must confess that your rebuttal to what I wrote is not without merit and scholarship, and not being an environmental scientist, I certainly have a lot to research. The weakening of the magnetic poles is something about which I knew nothing until now, and though I am not a scientist, I would like to think that I am an informed citizen and am quite frankly shocked that if this is in fact true, why this phenomena is not more widely recognized. And no, I will not dismiss what you have written – this is profound and interesting stuff and I may have to look a little more deeply into the issues you’ve raised. Having said this, I still can’t help but think that even though we’ve not definitively established causality with regard to climate change, it seems rather counter – intuitive to think that all those pollutants don’t have some sort of deleterious effect.

    2 minutes ago · Like..

  3. Rick Says:

    Global warming is as true as a science as evolution. The patterns change in time and although some scientists think its from man theres many others that don’t. You can’t justify global warming by looking at New York or even the United States. Its based on the “Globe”. Its funny that Al Gore just passed Mitt Romney in waelth all on the fear of Global warming. Carbon credits is a hoax. This is such a bs cause. Okay we all want a cleaner planet, but not at the expense of fear.

  4. Michael Tabor Says:

    Hey Rick – Did you see the comment from Vince ? I think he’s a scientist and I’m not (though I read a lot of science as a layperson). So maybe all the the man -made pollutants aren’t affecting the climate as dramatically as the mainstream public might think – I just don’t know – NOBODY knows for sure. But, just look at all the smog – that’s got to have some ill – effects, if not to the environment (though I believe it does have an effect) to us. Too many people are getting cancer these days; the #’s are staggering. 1 out of 3 people get cancer – WOW ! I mean we all have to die and something’s going to eventually get you, but we can do something about this. There are just too many damn carcinigens in the air.

  5. Rick Says:

    La’s smog isn’t like it use to be in the 70’s. All the save the planet people cry stop global warming as they
    A) Drive their careas instead of walking (Some like Al Gore uses private jets)
    B) They buy products that have high emmissions
    C) They use electricity run with coal, gas & oil
    D)They use aerosol products
    E) They live in large homes
    F) They use sewers and put trash in landfills.
    I’m so sick of people saying one thing and doing another. The off the grid people are more believable.

  6. Michael Tabor Says:

    I agree Rick – They are hypocrites.

Leave a Reply