|Facts and Fiction
Undoubtedly, mankind has contributed to some warming of the atmosphere in the last 150 years (since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Europe), but the jury is out on just what man’s total contribution has been.
Scientists as a whole agree that global average temperature is about 0.6°Celsius—or just over 1° F higher than it was a century ago, they also agree that the atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have risen by about 30 percent over the past 200 years (This is prior to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution) and further agree that carbon dioxide, like *water vapor, is a greenhouse gas whose increase is likely to warm the Earth’s atmosphere.
When taking into consideration the venting (hydrothermal vents) of gases from the Oceans (*which contribute over 80% of the carbon dioxide into the atmosphere), the contribution of the Volcano’s worldwide, natural decay from the soil and the earth’s radiating mantle and then throw in mankind’s growing contribution (arguably 2%-5%) of fossil burning and we have something that must be understood and dealt with, if possible.
There is the real possibility that nature’s natural contribution is huge and is beyond anything we can control or change. Scientist are not in agreement as to whether we even know enough to ascribe past temperature changes to carbon dioxide levels, as we are lacking in enough data to confidently predict future temperature levels and to what those levels might be.
When it comes to Global Warming, there are many scientific considerations to ponder. The planet Earth is but a small part of the spiraling universe, affected with cyclical events, and not understood by science. We have no actual of record of events that happened with relation to Earth and the Sun, or the Moon sixty five million years ago, not to mention 10,000 years BP. Possibly solar variations could contribute to a significant change in our climate with regard to cooling and warming cycles throughout Earths 4.6 Billion year history, It is a fact that Earth is affected with a whole spectrum of climate variations on scales of a few thousand years, from the well-known cycles of about 40,000 and 23,000 years, driven by the tilting and wobbling of Earth’s axis. Unfortunately, we do not know what has happened or what is to come.
The National Academy of Sciences reported that, “Because of the large and still uncertain level of natural variability inherent in the climate record and the uncertainties in the time histories of the various forcing agents…a causal linkage between the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the observed climate changes during the 20th century cannot be unequivocally established.” It also noted that 20 years’ worth of data is not long enough to estimate long-term trends. Recent satellite and weather balloon soundings suggests that the atmosphere has warmed considerably less than greenhouse theory suggests. These measurements, which cover the whole atmosphere and show only a very slight warming, show a disparity with the surface temperature measurements, which cover only a small fraction of the Earth but do show, sustained warming.
Over the past 150 years many mountain glaciers that have been monitored have been shrinking. Glaciers at lower latitudes are now disappearing, and some scientists predict that according to their climate models, the majority of glaciers will be gone by the year 2100. As glaciers continue to shrink, summer water flows will drop sharply, disrupting an important source of water for irrigation and power in many areas that rely on mountain watersheds. Science does not know for sure if this shrinking will actually be the demise of the all glaciers, as some glaciers are actually growing. Of late, Canada, Alaska, Siberia, and the Antarctic have been experiencing warming well above the global average for the past few decades. This trend fits “climate model” predictions for a world with increasing levels of greenhouse gases. Melting permafrost is forcing the reconstruction of roads, airports, and buildings and is increasing erosion and the frequency of landslides. Reduced sea ice and ice shelves, changes in snowfall, and pest infestations have affected native plants and animals that provide food and resources to many people.
Two of the World most eminent experts, James Hansen of NASA—the father of greenhouse theory—and Richard Lindzen of MIT—the most renowned climatologist in the world—agree that, Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Another issue that is lacking in discussion is that of Earthquake activity. Earthquakes have broken up and displaced vast areas of the ocean floor. Some areas of the sea floor are rising while others are sinking. The Himalayan Mountain Range is increasing in height. Glaciers and polar ice are melting and contributing to global ocean levels. The Antarctic continent is rising due to the reduction of weight caused by the melting ice. All of this adds up to major changes in weight distribution within a spinning body, none of which mankind contributes.even if nothing is done to restrict greenhouse gases, the world will only see a global temperature increase of about 1°C in the next 50-100 years. Hansen and his colleagues “predict additional warming in the next 50 years of 0.5 ± 0.2°C, a warming rate of 0.1 ± 0.04°C per decade.” Ref: United Nations Intergovernmental
Global Warming activist make no mention of one other possible other cause of warming oceans and atmospheric changes. Ice ages and warming periods in earth’s past geological history reflect periods of decreased and increased solar storm activity. Global warming is a sign of increasing turbulence and upheavals within the interior of the planet. This is linked to increasing disturbances known to be occurring in the sun. It is no coincidence that we are experiencing global warming during the apex of the current solar maximum. A solar maximum referred to as a double cycle because of the extended and unusual duration of Sunspot activity. This indicates the Sun is currently in one of its cyclic periods of unusual heightened activity.
Wax & Wain:
Every 400,000 years the earth axis swings back and forth through three (3) degrees. Summers being cooler when the Earth is less tilted toward the Sun. Also, the Sun is not consistent in the energy it produces and the position of the Sun and Earth vary as they voyage through time.
Economics & War:
We continue to hear the Global warming activists drumbeat warning of the pending threats from global warming, but they are silent about the much more immediate threats from global warming policies, that governments should begin restricting access to affordable energy, the cause and effect being the increase of disease, human misery throughout the planet Earth. Predicting this restrictive out fall could well surpass the fall of the Roman Empire.
The United States government provides costly subsidies for farmers to produce wheat for ethanol production, yet this very trend uses more fuel to produce than it saves, not to mention the increase of wheat products across the board for everyone, as farmland shifts away from wheat to ethanol production. Not only is this ethanol issue effecting every family in America, it is even effecting the peoples of Egypt, a major wheat importer, the fall in worldwide wheat production has triggered bread shortages and unrest as poor people find it difficult to get enough to eat. The environmental pressure to hasten the use of ethanol is providing fodder for Islamic extremists opposed to Egypt’s relatively pro American government.
This is not the time to simply sit back, wait and see. We must proceed forward with other forms of clean energy that will not effect the atmosphere. Unfortunately the only true large source of clean energy to date is that of Nuclear Energy, Countries in Asia and Europe have been using this energy source for over two decades, with no loss of life, excluding Chernobyl, which was a *different type of reactor. The use of Nuclear Energy could vastly reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and subsequently lessen their damaging effects to the earth.
Another ponder relating to the cause Earths increase in global warming is to ask? At which point is our Sun (which has as a direct correlation to Planet Earth’s environment) in its 200 million year journey around the Milky Way Galaxy, and is it about to get warmer or colder in the next 200 years? The Sun is now 6% warmer today than it was 650 million years ago, a long time before the arrival of mammals and their pollution. It is held in the scientific community that our Sun is approximately half way (+or- a billion years) through it’s solar life.
As the sun burns its core of hydrogen, gravity will force a collapse. When compacted, the sun will heat up and burn the small amount of hydrogen that remains in a shell wrapped around the star’s core. This will force the sun to expand into a red giant. Eventually, the core will heat up enough to burn stored helium and the sun will fluctuate in size before collapsing into a white dwarf. The fact is the Planet Earth (and most of our sister planets) will have already been incinerated and absorbed billions of years earlier, due to our planet getting brighter with time and that will certainly affect the Earth’s climate, eventually temperatures will become high enough that the oceans will evaporate.
The Earth will become a global desert, carbon dioxide levels will drop and there would not be enough carbon dioxide to support photosynthesis, and most plants would die.
Remaining plants would not be sufficient to support a biosphere, so while the entire planet might incinerated in a few billion years, or cast off into a deep freeze, it’s possible that life on Earth could be a dead planet in about half a billion years.
Much more to be added.