Global Warming not man made--posted by Tony Garcia on 9/20/2006
Did you know that it is possible global warming is not at all man-caused?
Bill Gray, who has studied tropical meteorology for more than 40 years..."I think we’re coming out of the little ice age, and warming is due to changes to ocean circulation patterns due to salinity variations,” Gray said. “I’m sure that’s it.”Did you catch that? Studying this for 40 years. Of course, the organziation that is leading the political charge of legislating the Global Warming Theology (which says there is not any other possibility to be considered, man is the nearly sole cause of dramatic and castrophic global warming/cooling) immediately retorted, dismissing the study of a 40-year expert.
Roger Pielke Jr., director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, said in an interview later Monday that climate scientists involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that most of the warming is due to human activity.Of course, the Global Warming Priests have to pretend they take consideration of other viewpoints.
“Bill Gray is a widely respected senior scientist who has a view that is out of step with a lot of his colleagues’,” Pielke said. But challenging widely held views is “good for science because it forces people to make their case and advances understanding.”Yet they never do refute the more substantial opposition. They simply pretend the critiques do not exist.
“We should always listen to the minority,” said Pielke, who spoke from his office in Boulder. “But it’s prudent to take actions that both minimize human effect on the climate and also make ourselves much more resilient.”
Why does the Church of Global Warming perpetuate this hoax? Money and power...that is the ONLY reason.
Grey, who is a professor at Colorado State University, said human-induced global warming is a fear perpetuated by the media and scientists who are trying to get federal grants.Before continuing on with this article I want to point to a different weather related story.
By 9:45 p.m. Saturday, it had already been a long day at the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen. More than 2,000 people had visited for an open house earlier in the day, and a balmy late-summer afternoon had given way to an evening of thunder, lighting and rain. Minutes before, forecasters had issued a severe thunderstorm warning, layered on top of a tornado watch with a "particularly dangerous" designation.Hmm, notice the inability to predict the weather in a 10-minute window? Do not mistake this as an attack against the NWS...they are doing all they can. The point is that weather is, well, unpredictable. And the further out you go the less accurate the predictions can be.
At 9:49 p.m., forecasters peered into their radar screens, tracking a line of squalls approaching the metro area, looking for the "hook" that might indicate a tornado forming in the lower clouds. Nothing.
Minutes later, another sweep. And there it was: the fully-formed curl of a tornado, probably already in the act of destroying or damaging many homes and killing a 10-year-old girl.
Back to the first story.
At the breakfast, Gray said Earth was warmer in some medieval periods than it is today. Current weather models are good at predicting weather as far as 10 days in advance, but predicting up to 100 years into the future is “a great act of faith, and I don’t believe any of it,” he said.10 days? I have yet to see a weekend forecast this summer that was right for my area.
But, just in case Gray is wrong...
But even if humans cause global warming, there’s not much people can do, Gray said. China and India will continue to pump out greenhouse gases, and alternative energy sources are expensive.I agree.
“Why do it if it’s not going to make a difference anyway?” he said. “Whether I’m right or wrong, we can’t do anything about it anyway.”
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