Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Gasbags

The Inuit smell a handout:
OSLO (Reuters) - Inuit hunters threatened by a melting of the Arctic ice plan to file a petition accusing Washington of violating their human rights by fueling global warming, an Inuit leader said Wednesday.
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The Inuit hope that the commission will agree that climate change is tantamount to a U.S. abuse of their human rights by thinning the ice on which hunters depend and by threatening species ranging from polar bears to seals.
I suppose the US is also responsible for hair loss, old age, and eczema.

But...one little problem...Carbon Dioxide is HARMLESS!

Claims it has ANYTHING to do with the natural, mild warming we've (thankfully!) experienced from a local cold spell around 1600 due to increased solar activity are BASELESS!

CO2 emissions are not a significant contributor to the greenhouse effect.

Kyoto is based on junk science pushed by those who hate our capitalist society and want to reduce our use of energy and transfer our wealth to undeserving nations through the forced purchase of "carbon credits".

See this interesting site by some Canadian scientists:
Myth 3: Human produced carbon dioxide has increased over the last 100 years, adding to the Greenhouse effect, thus warming the earth.

Fact: Carbon dioxide levels have indeed changed for various reasons, human and otherwise, just as they have throughout geologic time. The CO2 increase was only 0.4% over the last 50 years, rather than the 5% per 100 years quoted by Kyoto. However, as measured in ice cores dated over many thousands of years, CO2 levels move up and down AFTER the temperature has done so, and thus are the result of, not the cause of warming. Geological field work in recent sediments confirms this. There is solid evidence that as temperatures rise naturally and cyclically, the earth naturally produces more CO2 as a result.


Myth 4: CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas.

Fact: Water vapour or clouds, which makes up on average about 3 % of the atmosphere, is the major greenhouse gas. CO2 makes up only about 3% of the greenhouse gases, or about 0.03% of the atmosphere. Moreover, because of its molecular weight and absorptive capacity, water vapour is 3000 times more effective than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Those attributing climate change to CO2 rarely mention this important fact.


Myth 9: Receding glaciers and the calving of ice shelves are proof of global warming.

Fact: Glaciers have been receding for hundreds of years; that’s because we are still coming out of the very cool period of the Little Ice Age. Ice shelves have been breaking off for centuries. Scientists know of at least 33 periods of glaciers growing and then retreating.
It’s normal.
Check out the whole site, it's very informative.

1 Comments:

Blogger Henry said...

nice work

2:09 AM, September 08, 2005  

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