More inconvenient truths for the global-warming crowd - Granite Grok

More inconvenient truths for the global-warming crowd

I don’t know if it’s just me, but it sure seems like more and more scientists and weather & climate types are taking a more vocal, prolific stand against the notion that man’s activities are the primary cause of global warming. In this recent post, I noted a hurricane specialist that attributed the current more active patterns of storms simply to some sort of natural cycle.
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What’s a hysterical global-warming acolyte to do? Just when it seems that a majority of people in America are finally swallowing the hysteria hook, line, and sinker, scientists start showing up and raining on the environmental wackos’ parade. Consider what Patrick J. Michaels, writing in NRO.com has to say about all the hype, and its number one purveyor, AlGore:

This Sunday, Al Gore will probably win an Academy Award for his global-warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, a riveting work of science fiction.

Say what?! "Science fiction"? How can that be? Why, they’re showing the movie in government school science classes all across the US. It has to be true!!!!
The main point of the movie is that, unless we do something very serious, very soon about carbon dioxide emissions, much of Greenland’s 630,000 cubic miles of ice is going to fall into the ocean, raising sea levels over twenty feet by the year 2100.
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Where’s the scientific support for this claim? Certainly not in the recent Policymaker’s Summary from the United Nations’ much anticipated compendium on climate change. Under the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s medium-range emission scenario for greenhouse gases, a rise in sea level of between 8 and 17 inches is predicted by 2100. Gore’s film exaggerates the rise by about 2,000 percent.
Click here to read the entire article. Mr. Michaels reports, in layman’s terms that, even if global warming was as bad as some would lead us to believe, measures such as the Kyoto Treaty would have little to no effect in the long run as a means of stopping it. He also reminds us that those falling for the propaganda can be found on both sides of the political aisle.
Mendacity on global warming is bipartisan. President Bush proposes that we replace 20 percent of our current gasoline consumption with ethanol over the next decade.

But it’s well-known that even if we turned every kernel of American corn into ethanol, it would displace only 12 percent of our annual gasoline consumption. The effect on global warming, like Kyoto, would be too small to measure, though the U.S. would become the first nation in history to burn up its food supply to please a political mob.