31
Oct
06

What Global Warming Will Lead To…

Will it lead to this? —————->

<——— Or maybe more of these?

Of course not. What it will lead to is more taxes!

CONSUMERS could be hit by steep price rises for a range of goods from food to hotel breaks under plans to tackle climate change being considered by David Miliband.

Just what people need. More of their money taken away to battle something taxes won’t do a thing to help.

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2 Responses to “What Global Warming Will Lead To…”


  1. 1 Kennan
    December 6, 2006 at 5:41 am

    wow, “of course not” Im convinced. You seem like a credible source, much better then the scientific consensus.

    Global warming is a very real part of everyones’ life, and should not be put on party terms.

    Just to dispell a myth, global warming doesnt mean that everyplace in the world is getting more hot, it means that on average the worlds’ temperature is raising. Some consequences of this are colder colds, wetter wets, and hotter hots.

    here are some exerpts;
    The current scientific consensus is that “most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been attributable to human activities”[2]. The extent of this consensus was the subject of a study—published in December 2004 in the journal Science—that considered the abstracts of 928 refereed scientific articles in the ISI citation database identified with the keywords “global climate change”

    The primary causes of the human-induced component of warming are the increased amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs)[5]. They are released by the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing and agriculture, etc. and lead to an increase in the greenhouse effect. This effect was first described by Joseph Fourier in 1824, and first investigated quantitatively in 1896 by the Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius[6], although the greenhouse effect did not enter into popular awareness until the 1980’s.

    An increase in global temperatures can in turn cause other changes, including a rising sea level and changes in the amount and pattern of precipitation. These changes may increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and tornados. Other consequences include higher or lower agricultural yields, glacial retreat, reduced summer stream flows, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors. Warming is expected to affect the number and magnitude of these events; however, it is difficult to connect particular events to global warming. Although most studies focus on the period up to 2100, warming (and sea level rise due to thermal expansion) is expected to continue past then, since CO2 has an estimated atmospheric lifetime of 50 to 200 years

    We should be banding together, humans need fresh air, water and a certain climate in order to survive. In the context of our survival on earth as a species, a small tax increase is insignificant.

  2. 2 Doc
    December 6, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    Oh, kennan. You’re so cute when you’re copying & pasting flawed information.

    1) The 928 refereed articles only included those that cited “global climate change”. That happened to exclude all papers disproving bits & peices of the global warming theory. For example, the ice sheets in Greenland and Anarctica are getting thicker. As those thicken, they remove water from the water cycle, meaning sea levels have a rise control.

    2) The “parts of the world” idea is on the right track. The global average, when it includes data from the Siberian winters, which have “shot up” in average from -60 F to -55 F, it skews a large area and average and throws off the data.

    3) I never said CO2 doesn’t increase temperatures. The alarmism, however, is what I object to. CO2 has been on the rise since the Industrial Revolution. Between then and now we had a mini-Ice Age. Considering that the planet has come out of Ice Ages before without industrialization, and the end of the mini Ice Age was about 1875, the temperature increases could be on par to phenomena that are external to the CO2 rise in the atmosphere (such as solar emissions). However, the Global Guilt folk discount that and immediately blame industrialization. It’s destructive alarmism at its worse.

    4) Temperature increases from CO2 are regulated by higher humidity locations. Water vapor in the sub-tropical and tropical-locations is too high in concentration to allow for a significant contribution of CO2 based warming on those regions. As a result, the tropics have seen insignificant warming compared to colder, drier locales.

    5) Changes in weather patterns are nothing new, and changes by Global Warming are natural. Droughts happen. So to rain spells. El Ninos happen. Was the Dust Bowl in the 19th Century the cause of Global Warming? How about the Sahara desert? The Australian desert? All of these were caused by Global Warming?

    The shotgun approach from Global Warming proponents like yourself is what turns me, as a scientist, off the most. You cannot give any specific correlation between global warming and impending global disaster. However, you use allegory and inaccurate computer models to scare everyone over to your side. I don’t respond well to scares. I respond well to evidence. And there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary.

    You also end with a “we should be banding together” line of crap. We shouldn’t “band together” behind weak science. We should “band together” to reduce man-made pollution and be better stewards of the planet.

    But if you think government is going to your savior, you’re just delusional.


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