My boss is a liberal who lives in Boulder, Colorado. Of course I am a strong conservative so our political discussions become pretty heated. For example, yesterday he said that because Fox News is owned by a conservative that the government should make all media objective; anyone having an agenda should not be allowed to report the news. I have to chuckle at this as it is usually liberals who scream about freedom of the press, unless it is conservative press like Fox News. They want the US government to ban ideas and philosophies that they don't like to hear. Sounds pretty totalitarian to me. My boss (Curt) is a Obama supporter, despises Hillary, and really rooted for Senator Joe Biden of Delaware before that moron shot himself in the foot early on in the presidential campaign by saying that fellow nominee Barack Obama was a “clean”, “articulate”, and “bright” Negro. What a doofus! Curt also said that everything bad that happens in this country is Bush's fault. I find this sort of thinking strange mainly because Clinton could do no wrong in Democrat eyes but everything bad happening now is Bush's fault. Riiight. I have realized years ago that you cannot have a well-reasoned conversation with Democrat true-believers. They are not interested in the facts, just their feelings and what their group-think pals are saying. Look at "man-made global warming"; a giant ponzi scheme and pseudo-science at best and a huge totalitarian leftist global power grab (so said by Vaclav Havel) at worst. But let's take a closer look at the details. CO2 emissions are supposedly the primary reason for global warming, but these so-called scientists are skewing the truth. Here is the data:
SUN: Our star has entered a active solar cycle that started 30 years ago, causing at least 60% of global warming. A giant space shield could easily moderate solar energy emissions and could easily be converted to a massive solar powered generator, yet NASA refuses to think in large terms like this and are instead wedded to the Space Shuttle program.
ICE AGE: The Earth has an Ice Age Cycle, which covers most of the planet every 100,000 years or so and according to ecological evidence is way overdue for another cycle. We need to be more worried about global cooling than global warming.
VOLCANOES: Okay, so volcanoes produce massive amounts of CO2, some dumping ten times as much in a single week than humanity does in an entire year. The average volcano makes around 70 billion tons of CO2, while humans produce about 7 billion tons per year. Globally the planet produces 700 billion tons of CO2 per year through normal processes: decaying vegetable matter, animal farts, etc. So if humans produce 7 billion tons of CO2 (a total change of 1% of 700 billion) then it would make sense that something producing ten times that amount would be far more damaging than what humans do, right? Think about it: volcanic activity varies and is currently is in an up-swing period (see chart below).
So would it make sense that if just one or two extra volcanoes, producing 140 billion tons of CO2, would do far more damage and probably kill us all compared to what humans do? I think so. The evidence is in the math, folks. Don't be fooled by hyperbole.
Here is a map of the volcanic areas of California.
Here is a map of the largest volcanic islands on planet Earth.
GLOBAL COOLING: In the 1970s climatologists and computers models predicted global cooling. It made all the news and during that time the winters were especially brutal. So which is it? Heck, even a single asteroid strike on our planet could plunge us into a global winter so I am totally skeptical, as is Bjorn Lomborg who wrote the "Skeptical Environmentalist". Lomborg was at the fore-front of the green movement until he decided to do his research objectively and found that all the scare-mongering Cassandras' were only in it for the money that governments would throw at "the problem".
UN: The United Nations report a few months ago stated that in the next 100 years the temperature would rise between 2 and 6 degrees, and oceans would rise at most 6 to 12 feet. The public ho-hummed the figures but encouraged by environmental radicals, the UN revised their numbers to much more scary figures. They have lost all credibility in this area and are dupes of the new left trying to take over the planet and create an anti-capitalist utopia. Even scientists are now saying that we should commit global genocide to reduce the planetary population to "sustainable levels" of 1 billion people. This would of course mean killing off more than five billion people. I find this sort of thinking shocking and scary as hell. Anyone seeking to eliminate the majority of the Earth's population should be tried for int icing genocide and tried as a criminal against humanity. Apparently, saving the whales is more important than saving 5.5 billion people. Paul Watson, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and famous for militant intervention to stop whalers, now warns mankind is “acting like a virus” and is harming Mother Earth. Watson’s May 4 editorial asked the question “The Beginning of the End for Life as We Know it on Planet Earth?” Then he left no doubt about the answer. “We are killing our host the planet Earth,” he claimed and called for a population drop to less than 1 billion. Here is the rest of the article.
Overall I find this whole global warming scare ludicrous. The people endorsing it are anti-scientific Luddites that are more interested in "saving the planet" than helping their fellow man. Interestingly, these people are also for open borders in the United States. How does this make sense? They are morons, pure and simple, and dangerous totalitarians too boot.