- I know this is not fun reading, but it is SO important to our future!
- The 2nd annual “International Conference on Climate Change” was recently held in New York, bringing together hundreds of climate skeptics from around the world. European Union President Vaclav Klaus is quoted as saying that the climate debate is not just about temperature.
Included in the current Waxman bill are provisions that will allow anyone who feels they are being adversely affected by anyone else's pollution including the government's, (making them a "victim"), the right to SUE that entity; the liberal National Academies of Science will unilaterally make recommendations to the gov't.; the gov't must seek the opinion of liberal environmental groups when creating or revising their regulations; our government will institute yet another gov't program, this time to train the work force to do the work of curing our planet of Global Warming - thru college grants.
- AND THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS STORY includes items such as these:
- A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.
It has been shown that the West Antarctic ice sheet has collapsed and regrown at least 60 times in the past few million years. David Harwood, a palaeoecologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a founding member of the Andrill project says, "We can see the sea level come and go and we can see the ice sheets advance and retreat." Harwood, Fielding and 50 other scientists have detailed their findings from this critical period in a paper in Nature last month (vol 458, p 322). "The cores show at least 60 cycles of glacial collapse, retreat, and re-advance during the last 14 million years. To see the physical evidence for what we had suspected from other information was pretty exciting."
As we go back into history, into past millennia, we can see that our atmosphere has in fact had much more CO2 - up to 6,000 parts per million, compared to the 380 parts per million that we have now - and it has responded and it has settled. Earth didn't destroy itself.
Watts has found that temperature data from nearly 70 percent of the weather stations is of questionable accuracy because the stations do not adhere to the USHCN's own quality-control guidelines. Some are placed on airport runways and beside exhaust vents on buildings, for instance! Data from last September was repeated for October, skewing the readings to be much warmer than they were. In fact, our planet has been cooling over the last 10 years, forcing the Global Warming crowd to now warn us of "climate change" instead.
And a few items regarding our banning of DDT and our use of ethanol:
From Amy Herzog of Townhall.com: Thanks to Westerners’ fear of all things inorganic—and Rachel Carson’s scare-mongering book “Silent Spring”—one million inhabitants of third-world countries die of malaria every year. Although studies show that DDT has no harmful effects on humans, environmentalists have pressured Western governments to ban imports from countries that use the chemical for disease control. Under threat of trade sanctions from the West, African nations have been forced to use less effective and more expensive methods to fight the malaria epidemic, such as mosquito-repellent bed nets—even though many Africans don’t own beds.
Last spring, several Third World nations erupted in riots because the people didn’t have enough to eat—the cost of food staples had soared over 80 percent in three years. Among the chief causes? The West’s decision to divert food resources toward the development of Earth-friendly “biofuels.” “When millions of people are going hungry, it's a crime against humanity that food should be diverted to biofuels,” Palaniappan Chidambaram, India's finance minister, said during the food riots.