Originally posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I hope this is the last article I write on this subject as the ideas making it necessary die. At this writing, the first ten items on drudgereport.com, all decry a winter season without mercy. Havoc wreaked on a “global” scale as humanity is buffeted by record low temperatures and unprecedented snowstorms. People dying, crops in danger, travel restricted, baby it’s cold outside.
The hysterics continue to cite global warming, or the new catch all term, “climate change”, I simply call it winter. The very term climate change promotes a sense of bemused weariness in most people. It came into use when the hysterics realized it was becoming increasingly difficult to sell people on the idea they need to have fewer barbecues on vacation and eat less meat to combat the scourge of global warming, while they are using their neighbors four wheel drive SUV to extricate the hybrid they bought last summer to aid in the battle from a huge snow drift.
I posted an article last week from sciencedaily.com highlighting the fact that there has been no rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide in 150 years. As I have pointed out in earlier articles on this subject, the majority of the Co2 produced is consumed by the oceans and plants, which is then converted to oxygen. The article points out, only about 45% of produced Co2 remains in the atmosphere.
A friend on facebook who falls decidedly amongst the hysterics in this contemporary narrative, in an effort to show how wrongheaded my denial of global warming is, began to cut and paste from an article he’d read, numbers that on the surface sound impressive. He posted:
“To put it in terms that you may be more familiar with, consider that carbon sinks are a discount on the 'cost' of CO2, a discount of around 57%. That means that of the around 1,000,000 metric tonnes of CO2 that Swaziland emits every year, around 430,000 stays in the atmosphere, and the rest is absorbed by forests, oceans...etc. If they industrialize and produce 2,000,000 metric tonnes of CO2, that means that 860,000 tonnes will be added to the atmosphere: The *percentage* stays the same, but an increase in CO2 is still an increase in CO2.
Okay, homework: If this study is correct, and 43% of the produced CO2 remains in the atmosphere, how much of the 5,752,289,000 metric tonnes of CO2 generated by the USA in 2006 remained airborne?”
My answer, who cares? 430,000 metric “tonnes”, 2 billion metric “tonnes”, it all sounds so formidable, so harrowing that we are dumping all this Co2 into the atmosphere. That is until you examine the numbers found only in the all to revealing big picture.
The amount of Co2 in the atmosphere stands at 0.038% NASA.GOV says 0.01-0.1% Period.
Co2 is still measured in parts per million of 1% of the atmosphere regardless of the hysteric’s number juggling. Again my question to the hysterics is:
What are the mechanics of a trace element in our atmosphere allowing for so disastrous an effect on weather patterns?
Here’s the thing--the earth's atmosphere has a mass of about five quadrillion (5x10 to the 15th power) metric tons (since I'm a Yankee I'll use tons instead of tonnes). As the numbers my hysterical facebook friend likes include the entire ecosystem, the earth has a mass of 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000.0 metric tons.
That's 5 sextillion, 973 quintillion, 600 quadrillion. A far cry from the hysteric’s insignificant 6, 7 even 10 figure numbers, no matter how you slice it. I have been accused on many occasions of using “bar napkin” mathematics when proving my points, my accusers never offer more substantial chalkboard work to counter my points though.
The Science Daily article concludes by validating my point, man's activity has not changed the amount of Co2 in the atmosphere, so the idea of anthropogenic (man made) climate change is a joke. A joke that is about as funny as a root canal, when you consider the ramifications of the policy changes the Democrats want to and have implemented to deal with a non-existent problem.
The weak apologetics offered by the left and bolstered by the mainstream media for the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit’s less than honest hacked emails, are trumped only by liberal global warming hysterics hypocrisy. No one likes a good whistleblower story more than the left. As long as it attacks big business or some other leftist cause célèbre.
They’ll give you an Oscar for “Erin Brokovich” and Celebrate “Silkwood”. You’ll find “Thank You For Not Smoking” in the must see section next to “Roger and Me” and “All the President's Men”, as you pass copies of “Redacted”, “Valley of Elah” and “rendition”.
The CRU hackers are "just criminals." Never you mind they uncovered one of the greatest scientific scandals ever! It doesn’t fit into the politically correct; nature good, man bad reports so popular with the left.
This is the same pattern being followed by the Obama administration when it comes to securing the nation against terrorists. When you constantly ignore the big picture to advance a politically correct narrative, you are placing the narrative above people. The philosophy becomes more important than the people it is meant to serve and enlighten.
The truth is, there are literally millions of Islamic terrorists hellbent on killing anyone who disagrees with their faith. Calling them extremists, or isolated individuals doesn’t change the reality of the danger they pose to America and the rest of the world. Failing to recognize you are in a shooting war with forces that hate you, is as stupid as forwarding the notion that man can effect climate.
Both ideologies establish a pattern of liberal self deception in the case of those who are merely unwilling to think for themselves. Out and out prevarication ensues when Democrats are confronted with hard questions and they practice down right deceit when it advances the liberal agenda.
“It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before”, This is a less than comforting old saw considering todays political and philosophical struggles. The liberal media is certainly doing it’s part to make it so. We need to think!
“If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.” Proverbs 29:12