In the current hissy fight pitting scientific research findings against traditional beliefs, the global warming debate has become the ‘main event’.
While passionate arguments continue about controversial issues like, childhood preventive vaccines cause autism; or that water fluoridation is a dangerous plot implemented by the sinister group, NWO (New World Order); and fear that there’s an orchestrated cover-up about the poisonous nature of genetically modified foods, these issues are mere skirmishes compared to the bloody fighting around climate change.
Initially, I too, scoffed at the idea of global warming, figuring the attested ‘signs’ were matched by benchmarks of past natural weather cycles.
More convincing than the historical links of natural climate cycles, for me anyway, was when politicos like Al Gore used the idea for making big bank..
Uh, you do remember the Carbon Tax, don’t ya?
What a joke I thought that was…
Side Note: The Climate Leadership Council is even now hoping to impose another carbon tax deal as a trade-off for ending the climate controls started by the Obama administration.
While these kinds of goings-on are amusing in a George Orwellian 1984 scenario, at best, they’re mucking up the question of whether climate change is a natural phenomenon that we should adjust to…
Or, are we humans over-reaching our powers, and causing our planet to burn us out of existence?
Unfortunately, answers to that question are also being obscured by politics…
So much so that a substantial group of scientists are overtly pushing themselves into the political arena.
Because most scientific research relies upon funding by the public (usually controlled by politicos), scientists have traditionally maintained a low profile.
That they’re willing to tweak the nose of their money cow, may be a signal of how serious a problem their research indicates global warming is.
Once a skeptic, there’s now too much scientific evidence to the contrary, for me to remain so.
And I’m not the only one with a change of heart.
According to a recently released white paper in the journal, Environmental Research Letters,
Ninety to 100 percent of climate scientists agree that the planet is warming due to human activity…”
Admittedly, this paper was researched, written and published by scientists, so it’s sorta like the pot calling the kettle black.
On the other hand, this is just the latest of similar surveys.
As a layperson with limited research sources, I’m hesitant making absolute statements. Yet, here goes:
We are causing global warming and have been doing so since the middle of the 1900’s.
I mean, I’m sitting here on February 17th, in the heart of Michigan, U.S.A., the sun’s shining, it’s within fudging room of 55 degrees, with a projected mid-60’s tomorrow…
There’s no snow on the ground, we’ve had 2 snow storms all winter and even our condo’s small pond isn’t frozen over…
The ice on both our planet’s poles are melting and our sea levels keep inching up while some powerful public figures want us to believe them and not our lying eyes…
Here’s a video shot from outer space showing 22 years of sea level change:
Because I’m not inclined to belabor this discussion any longer, I’ll leave you with the following:
If global warming isn’t a serious threat to our planet, then grits ain’t groceries, eggs ain’t poultry and Mona Lisa was a man… (Thank you Little Milton 😉
That’s it for now. Talk to you next time. Until then…