Myths of Global Warming My Ass !


The other day I was reading another rant by a so called pro-progress type the type that thinks if we listen to the voices of reason , those that acknowledge that global warming exists we will head down a slippery slope to recession or even depression or worse we will all become tree huggers eating ground up tree bark for breakfast. Just to note I am a mild tree hugger trees are a heck of a lot better than fire hydrants or telephone poles to hug, but I will not eat tree bark. As the saying goes “I may have been born in the bush but I don’t eat the trees.” ( hat tip to James Martin – if he ever reads this blog)

Back to my original rant – This Global Warming Denier argued that Global warming was not a threat and listed five so called myths of Global warming. He cites known global warming deniers like Philip Stott, and uses a bunch of conservative science to prove his point. I don’t mean conservative here in the political way, but in the way that these so called scientific facts are ones that have been questioned in resent years. I personally am not a scientist but in my life and work I have seen and heard of the effect of global warming as most of us will in the next few years. We are arguably the ice cube on the lip of the glass and about to be plunged in (as I pointed out in my comment to this blogger – see below) To All those that refuse to take their heads out of their butts please read the following fact and my followup email to the anti global warming article. It is important if you want to learn about the true myths of Global warming that you check out the New Scientist article attached to my response to the so called Myths of Global Warming.

Global Warming is Happening
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This is a good argument, although I have read better from the so called alarmist camp, who are arguably winning this fight. ( I conceded that he had done some research)
My concern is regardless of whether global warming in happening or not. I (inconsequential) and a majority of scientists seem to think it is happening. The majority is a statistical fact. The argument that because a lot of people believe it does not make it true is also valid but as Global warming is a projection all thoughts on it are beliefs. There is no way we can say beyond a doubt what will happen there will always be dissenters and that is a good thing.
My concern is this; The other day I was in a parliamentary committee as an observer and the presenters were wheat producers and Millers. Over the last couple of decades they have been subject to a raise in Fusarium damaged wheat. Fusarium grows a certain temperature and humidity which usually does not occur in our country but it’s levels are rising. In this room full of experts not one person doubted that global warming was behind this problem.
My point is here that while it is good to dissent keep in mind that dissenting tends to slow change and if change slows on this then there will be a lot of farmers who will suffer.
Your little blog article is just one more hurdle the world has to jump to realize that global warming is not going away even if you don’t believe in it. .
For those that would like to read more about some of the myths perpetuated in the article above new scientist magazine (a much more credible source than this) has a excellent article debunking the myths against global warming that you read above.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11462-climate-change-a-guide-for-the-perplexed.html

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4 thoughts on “Myths of Global Warming My Ass !

  1. To be fair as the Originator has deemed to comment on this Blog I have approved his response just so you can see the way he puts forward his case. I think most of my readers are inteligent enough to see his blog and his opinion for what it is. That said he is right Global warming is a theory and so is evolution and Gravity.

    His claim that: “The vast majority of “scientists” in the world reject the “Warming” theory as “bunk” and extremely bad science,” is bogus he gives almost no real evidence to back it up. On the contrary Several scientific organizations, sent a letter to the US Senate October 21, 2009, reaffirming that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gases from human activities are the primary driver. 18 organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) also signed the letter.

    If his Blog was actually the number one science blog on the net as he claims he would know this. Maybe he needs to keep up with the news in his industry?

    As he says “every claim I make can be confirmed with a click of the mouse.” true but with a click of the mouse I can find proof that the world is flat and that evolution is a myth and elvis lives in Ottawa. So What!

    Here is the full list of signatories to the letter to the Senate:

    American Association for the
    Advancement of Science
    American Chemical Society
    American Geophysical Union
    American Institute of
    Biological Sciences
    American Meteorological
    Society
    American Society of
    Agronomy
    American Society of Plant
    Biologists
    American Statistical
    Association
    Association of Ecosystem
    Research Centers
    Botanical Society of America
    Crop Science Society of
    America
    Ecological Society of America
    Natural Science Collections
    Alliance
    Organization of Biological
    Field Stations
    Society for Industrial and
    Applied Mathematics
    Society of Systematic
    Biologists
    Soil Science Society of
    America
    University Corporation for
    Atmospheric Research

    In the letter which the above signed it reads;

    Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is
    occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the
    greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver.
    These conclusions are based on multiple independent lines of evidence,
    and contrary assertions are inconsistent with an objective assessment of the vast body of peer-reviewed science.

    I hope this proves to my readers (if not Mr McAuley) that a very large number of scientific organizations representing a very large number of scientists not only suport the global warming theory but are against contrary assertions which as they say “are inconsistent with an objective assessment of the vast body of peer-reviewed science.”

    Need I say more?

    http://www.agu.org/outreach/science_policy/pdf/Climate_Letter.pdf

  2. A religious belief is one based on faith in something that cannot be proved. I just pointed out that 18 of the most influential science organizations (see above) have stated that “Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is now occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver. These conclusions are based on multiple independent lines of evidence, and contrary assertions are inconsistent with an objective assessment of the vast body of peer-reviewed science.”

    Since you seem to hold to your belief in a “religious” way, ignoring the words of the vast body of science, and rather picking a handful of disenters, it is not worth debating with you. Peer-review was established so consensus could be established, it is the way science works. Also as to Data-mining I haven’t looked for a bunch of various sources online I have used one source that speaks for the scientific community, which as I have pointed out states “contrary assertions are inconsistent with an objective assessment of the vast body of peer-reviewed science.”

    http://www.agu.org/outreach/science_policy/pdf/Climate_Letter.pdf

    And yes I will keep beating you over the head with this letter as while it does not prove Global warming it does prove that your statement that “The vast majority of “scientists” in the world reject the “Warming” theory as “bunk” and extremely bad science,” Is total Rubbish.

    You are supporting a minority view and this letter proves that to be a FACT!

    PS. I love how you keep commenting here and I keep approving your comments while on your website you did not approve my comment which included the letter I mentioned above. The best way to fight I guess is to put a muzzle on your opponent how fair of you. Okay since this is the way you want to play Just try to post another response here.

  3. Now that I have freed us from the great Mcauley reiteration machine, (by use of a filter) I can say that if you want to debate please try and address the previous comment, rather than just spouting off. Mcauley not once addressed the letter written to the senate. Why? Because no matter how many independant letters or reports or facts he pulled out of his hat (or Datamined) he could not argue with the fact that this letter proves a large number of science organizations stated that those independant letters and reports are, “inconsistent with an objective assessment of the vast body of peer-reviewed science.” I even attempted to get him to respond to the letter on his own website and he wouldn’t, so to avoid giving him a soap box for his collection of disenting nonsense I pulled his plug. I don’t mind zealots but when they move from debate to preaching, I think it is time to pull the pulpit out from under them.

  4. Only 5 people have bothered to click on the link in my article to go to Mcauley’s site it’s good to know I haven’t really promoted his view point. Ps Mcaulay you should find out how to read your blog stats, before you send me spam on how much I have helped increase your readership. 🙂

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