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  • Blame Global Warming!

    Global warming activists blame just about everything you can imagine on global warming.

    Increased and more violent hurricanes? Blame Global Warming.

    Early bird migration? Blame Global Warming.

    Polar bear extinction? Blame Global Warming.

    The Chicago Cubs losing in the first round of the divisional playoffs? Blame Global Warming! Well, not yet but I wouldn’t be surprised. (At least it would get Steve Bartman off the hook.)

    Glacial melting is the bread and butter for environmental activists. It was one of the many scare tactics used by Al Gore in his movie An Inconvenient Truth. Everyone has seen videos like this one that films large chunks of ice breaking off and falling into the ocean; clearly, only global warming can do that.

    Not according to a recent article in Science Magazine. The article (subscription required) highlights two studies that “point to random, wind-induced circulation changes in the ocean–not global warming–as the dominant cause of the recent ice losses through the glaciers draining both the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets.”

    The article goes on to say:

    An abrupt weakening of winds due to a natural atmospheric phenomenon called the North Atlantic Oscillation drove more waters from the Irminger Sea near Iceland around the tip of Greenland, up onto the shelf, and under the ice.”

    Glaciologist Richard Alley of (We Are) Penn State University asserts,

    You’re going to have trouble blaming this on global warming.”

    It’s funny but I feel like I’m hearing that more and more. Take, for example, the aforementioned common environmental activist claim that global warming creates more hurricanes, But National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Tom Knutson, who once warned the public of global warming’s harmful effects, released a study in May that said global warming isn’t to blame for more hurricanes this season and warming may actually reduce the number of hurricanes.

    As Heritage Senior Policy Analyst Ben Lieberman points out in his global warming FAQ, it’s not just hurricanes for which activists blame global warming, but heat waves, droughts, floods, wildfires, crop failures, disease outbreaks, and even snowstorms.

    And don’t forget the polar bears. Despite the fact that the global polar bear population increased from 8,000–10,000 in 1965–1970 to 20,000–25,000, polar bears were listed as a threatened species because of global warming.

    The science on global warming is anything but incontrovertible. Unfortunately, neither of our presidential candidates feels this way; they both have proposals to implement costly cap-and-trade bills that would not only restrict limits on carbon dioxide emissions but also severely restrict our economy.

    Another Heritage energy expert, David Kreutzer, does a great job using simple analogies to explain the very real costs of implementing cap-and-trade in his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. Furthermore, he cites that the benefits are negligible:

    Analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that a 60 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 will reduce CO2 concentrations by only 25 ppm in 2095. This reduction would affect world temperatures by 0.1 to 0.2 degrees C. In other words it makes virtually no difference.”

    So, if we want trillions of dollars extracted from our economy, increased taxes, lost income and lost jobs – all for something that most likely won’t have any impact on our climate – then we’re on the right path.

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    6 Responses to Blame Global Warming!

    1. Kathy says:

      It certainly is good to read someone with common sence and reasoning. I am so tired of everyone being moved and attempting to draw everyone in with emotionalizm.

      To many people read the news out of the liberal media. They need to study the history of the earth and the rythmn of the earth cycles.

      I believe that if we have another cold winter, spring and summer, and people are starving because the world's farmers are growing "FUEL not Food" they are going to resent this "Global Warming" fad.

      It was created out of greed-greed for money. Look at the big businesses that have been created for "Carbon credits, enerby credits, etc.

      Next is greed for power. Look at the EPA, Al Gore. They have gained a lot of power on a false precept.

      Your article was straight forward.

      So thank you for your enlightening article.

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    4. DEAD-DOC, GOOD HART says:

      Nice to read the "other-side" of global warming. It gets to minus 24 in Good Hart,Michigan(still). I could use a little of that global warming in the winter. Have not seen it yet.

    5. Roxanne,Kingman Ariz says:

      I think alot of these enviromentalist are nothing more than about control. They have put more people out of work and ruined so many lives. They have done way more harm than good.Unbelievable how much power they have. Nothing but liars and manipulators.

    6. Randy, Prescott, Ari says:

      It is time we all wake up to this fraud that I call Gore Bull Warnings. For the doubters, you need to read "35 Inconvenient Truths", 35 lies in Al Gore's movie, written by Lord Christopher Monckton of Benchley (SPPI website). This is the paper that the Brits used to kick the Gore-lie movie out of their schools, or at least require that schools teach the "other side" of the issue.

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