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Friday, August 04, 2006

Some Thoughts on Global Warming

While the evidence mounts that human activities have caused the average global temperature to rise by about .6 degrees Celsius, I remain skeptical about the extent of our influence on the global climate. It has been demonstrated scientifically that there is a direct correlation between the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a corresponding rise in global temperature. In the last hundred years, the oceans have been rising, glaciers continue to melt, and I acknowledge this is fact; however what turns me off is how liberal Democrats and the mass media hammer on this issue ad nauseum. The mass media and liberals view the public as dumb peasants and serfs anyway, but they are even more patronizing and condescending when the issue of global warming is raised.

Global warming is a key political issue with Democrats and the biased liberal mass media, and in their effort to “educate” the public about the issue, they have infected the publics thinking to the point where any seemingly “unusual” weather event is a result of global warming! Even today, somebody that I work with commented that the cause of the current heat wave was global warming! As you can imagine, when I told her downtown Kansas City has only recorded a few record temperatures this summer, and that this current heat wave withers to insignificance compared to what happened in 1980, I was met with a blank stare. Its called "summer", Google it!

What bothers me most is that global warming and its consequences, whatever the cause, is becoming a reality and the Democrats and liberal media are using the issue to advance their agenda, often using spurious reasoning and pseudoscience. The real scientists that can demonstrate proof of global warming loose legitimacy because their findings are heralded with utter righteousness by the environmental fringe such as Earth First! and Greenpeace, then the sloppy seconds are taken by the mass media and the Democrat spin-doctors to distort the legitimate research of these scientists to further their political agenda. In that respect, I feel that many conservative Republicans, and especially the Christian right, are just as guilty of dismissing the scientific evidence of global warming out of hand for no other reason than because the vast majority of liberals support the theory.

As a people, if we want to reach a consensus on the issue of climate change, what has to happen is that the Democrats and mass media needs to stop connecting every “extreme” meteorological event to global warming, and the conservative right needs to stop scoffing at any scientific research
as “leftist propaganda” that suggests the Earth is in fact heating up.

The next 10 years will be telling, and for now I am reserving my final opinion.

-Tommy Masterson

3 Comments:

Blogger ordinarygirl said...

Wow, I agree with you.. again. What's the world coming to?

Good post.

8/04/2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Thank you! I feel exactly the same way. History teaches us that scientific "theories" that are espoused by the masses have a fantastic rate of fallaciousness.

I also agree that warming temperatures should not be dismissed, but they should also be considered with the increasing accuracy of our instruments. In addition, people are not looking at the earth in geological time, they are looking at it from the perspective of a human lifespan. The earth suffered through multiple ice ages before we ever even thought of using Hairspray. If there are warming trends (which would inevitably lead to the exact opposite: An ice age) then it might be due to the simple fact that this is a normal part of Earth's cycle.

8/07/2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger Venjanz said...

I don't know, O.G. Step outside, and bask in the summer sun! Embrace the heat, the energy that Sol unleashes upon you. If you get sunburn, fear not! A radiation burn from the Sun sears the skin, while exposure to my wisdom sears and mutates the soul! You may wither and burn and try to deny Pravda, but you will fail, as have all others.

Join the Revolution.

-Tommy

P.S. The preceding has been yet another megalomaniacal rant by Tommy. The opinions expressed in the preceding message in no way reflect the actual views and opinions of Tommy Masterson, LLC.

8/09/2006 12:05 AM  

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