PART 2 of 3
By Jon Christian Ryter
April 9, 2008
The watermelons, like their communist counterparts, claim to be the advocates of the have-nots. But, it is not poverty they fight but the impact of capitalism (which brings both the benefits of technology and affluence not only to the middle and upper classes but to the "poor" as well). Since the ecoalarmists believe that people are the root cause of global warming, population + affluence + technology = ecological disaster— a formula that requires government control since the watermelons are convinced that human development and prosperity are detrimental to the environment.
The human influence on climate has never been documented even though the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claimed, in its 1996 assessment, that the human impact on climate had been proven based on 130 peer-reviewed studies. In reality the "consensus" was based entirely on two research papers, not 130. Neither had been subjected to peer review. Neither was supported by fact. Both papers were written by Dr. Benjamin D. Santer, a junior research scientist working at the US government's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Santer was busy trying to make a name for himself in the Clinton Administration. Lending credibility to his report was then Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Day Olin Mount, who reported to Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs Timothy Wirth who, with then Vice President Al Gore, Jr., wrote the Kyoto Protocol that, if fully implemented, will return the First World economies to the Dark Ages as it elevates the Third World (and China)—which are exempt from the carbon dioxide greenhouse gas restrictions—to First World economic status. Mount held up the printing of the report for a final addendum in a letter to Sir John Houghton, chairman of the IPCC Working Group. The addendum was a back room "edit" of Santer's work. In the approved text that did get peer-reviewed, Santer said: "None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed [climate] changes to the specific cause of increases in greenhouse gases [human interference]." However, in the version that was published and released in May, 1996, Santer said: "There is evidence of an emerging pattern of climate response to forcing by greenhouse gases...from the geographical, seasonal...patterns of temperature change...These results point toward a human influence on global climate." Mount was rewarded for his diligence by being appointed US Ambassador to Iceland. Santer was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellowship with a $270 thousand grant. Dr. Frederick Seitz accused Santer of doctoring his 1996 report in a June 12, 1996 op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal.
In 2010 the United States will be required to limit carbon dioxide emissions by 7% below its 1990 levels. Seven percent does not seem like much. However, US industrialists have warmed that due to increased productivity, what factories remain in the US will produce 16% more greenhouse gases in 2010 than it did in 1990. So what sounds like a 7% reduction is actually a 23% reduction. In the second phase of Kyoto, the United States would have to reduce carbon dioxide emission by 60% below its 1990 level. This would virtually end manufacturing of any type in the United States of America. At that point the United States would have to rely completely on its new step-siblings in the southern hemisphere where carbon dioxide doesn't appear to cause pollution by the rules established by those transferring the wealth of the First World to the Third World where the human capital that will become the primary consumers of the 21st century live.
The one-sided debate
The Earth is warming up.That's an inescapable fact. The northern hemisphere crept out from under the most recent cooling phase (which began around 1250 AD) in 1930. Science refers to that cooling phase as the Little Ice Age. That's an inescapable fact, too. While a handful of scientists—now estimated to be about 9% of those studying climate change—believe that climate change is orchestrated by man, the inescapable truth is climate change is caused by solar cycles and not man. Carbon dioxide levels do not, have not, and will not precipitate climate change. What's more, the ecoalarmists like Timothy Wirth and Al Gore know it.
The ecoalarmists insist that climate change is triggered by increases in greenhouse gases that shroud the planet over time, trapping heat in the atmosphere like an atrium and raising the surface temperature of the planet. Climate change. Satellite imagery and high altitude balloon temperature data retrieval confirm that the lower atmosphere is not trapping the volume of heat needed to impact global climate since it is high altitude temperature upheavals not low altitude temperature changes that determine climate change.
Second, oxygen-16 and oxygen-18 isotope ice core samples in both the Arctic and sub-Arctic and the Antarctic and carbon-14 and beryllium-10 isotope samples presents hard evidence of both the Earth's temperatures and the history of increases in carbon dioxide levels. It is an inescapable fact that carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) is not the culprit that is causing climate change since in every instance where both factors are measured, temperature increases precede the buildup of carbon dioxide. What that means is that it warms first, and the increased temperatures precipitate increased levels of Co2. That, also, is an inescapable fact even though the ecoalarmists are doing their level best to erase the world's climate history since the facts disprove the theory that increased levels of carbon dioxide cause global warming.
Ice core graphs from the north and south extremities of the planet, together with isotope samples in more moderate regions of the planet have confirmed the medieval warming period that made Greenland "green" and warmed the northern hemisphere. Clearly the medieval warming was not caused by the exorbitant use of fossil fuels just as carbon dioxide from factories and car exhausts is not causing the current cycle of climate change. The impact man has on the climate is less than 1%.
All the money in the world, and all of the punitive regulations that can be implemented by the watermelon bureaucracies around the world to limit pollution, curb Co2, and make people bath 20 times a day to reduce body heat, or produce flatulence-free feeds to keep cattle from passing gas will stop, slow or moderate, global warming. The world's leading climatologists and astrophysicists are in complete accord (at least those not paid by the watermelon environmental groups or the barons of business and princes of industry in whose best interest it is to transfer the wealth of the First World nations to the human capital-rich Third World where the prime consumers of the 21st century reside) that global warming is 99% created by cyclic solar activity.
To dispute that there was medieval warming period, Raymond S. Bradley wrote an article for Science Magazine on October 17, 2003. The article was entitled "Climate in Medieval Times." Bradley is a climatologist and a professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bradley wrote a history of the last 1,000 years, disputing that there was a medieval warming period. To accomplish this Bradley, with the help of Michael Mann, a young Ph.D from the University, substituted Mann's temperature proxies for the the ice core isotopes (tree rings) from moderate urban, heat zones, then using the official temperatures in those urban heat zones, postulated what he thought the temperatures all over the planet would have been over the past 1,000 years. (The Clinton Administration—or rather Al Gore—singled out Mann's work in 2000 to be included, as fact, in the US National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. Gore liked the Mann Study because it contradicted hundreds of embarrassing historic documents that factually confirmed the medieval warming period had occurred. Mann's statistics showed 900 years of stable global temperatures that suddenly spiraled upward after 1910 with the advent of the automobile.
To the ecoalarmist, evidence that climate change is cyclic is the kiss of death since that means regardless what man does, global warming and cooling is going to happen. Once Mann caught the attention of ecoalarmist Al Gore, his theory gave the IPCC an answer to the embarrassing questions concerning the medieval warming period: it simply didn't happen. For his groundbreaking work, Mann became a primary author of IPCC, and a key editor of The Journal of Climate.
In 2004 two researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada, Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKittrick (who were studying the Medieval Warming Period), were stymied by Mann's claims and requested the original study data from the IPCC. The documents they received were incomplete and the data presented could not produce the claimed conclusion. They discovered that Mann's work had never been subjected to peer review. Using corrected and updated data, McIntyre and McKittrick recalculated Mann's temperature index (using Mann's own methodology). The results were published in Energy & Environment later that year. McIntyre and McKittrick reported that "...[t]he major finding is that the [warming]in the early 15th century exceed[s] any [warming] in the 20th century."
Mann's study became known by honest climatologists all over the world as the "Hockey Stick Theory" because, in his model, global temperatures were static until early in the 20th century when they suddenly spiked upward, presenting a graph that looked like a hockey stick. Mann's theory completely ignored Co2.
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Had Mann paid attention to that factor he would have had to explain why tree ring samples collected from bristlecone pines in the Sierra Nevada Mountains showed a major growth spurt after 1910. Temperature alone cannot account for major growth spurts in mature trees. Growth spurts come from feeding the tree. Co2 acts as fertilizer for trees and other plants. Plantlife needs Co2 to grow. When tree rings show growth spurts there is always a parallel increase in the level of Co2 in the air. The more Co2, the more growth. Temperature can be calculated from the distance between the tree rings, with wider spaces between the rings as the climate warms. The Mann samples actually prove that the warming occurred first, followed by increased levels of Co2—once again, disproving the theories of the ecoalarmists who insist that manmade greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming. For part three click below.
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