I am responding to a letter to the Editor in the August 19 issue in which the writer states that global warming is real. In this day and age I believe almost everyone can research nearly any subject. You can do it the old-fashioned way and go to the local library or go to the internet. I also believe people of today have lost the art of critical thinking. They tend to believe whatever they heard from the progressives and their propaganda arm, the liberal media. Without fail, the media jumps on the “global warming” story every time there is a heat wave and each time a hurricane hits the East Coast. Think about it. How do you think Greenland got its name? Research it. Some of us learned in high school that the “little ice age” which rocked Europe killed hundreds of thousands of people from the 1600s through the 1800s. We also know about the Dust Bowl that wiped out much of the Great Plains during the 1930s. Were those events caused by man-made “global warming”? The reality is most scientists who advocated “global warming” today know that mankind has nothing to do with climate change.
For example the Newsmax Media article dated 11/12/2014 by Tom Luongo titled “Scientists Confess Global Warming a $22 billion scam” unveils this scam. The following is some of what I gleaned from this article. Mr. Luongo said he has evidence that a network of politicians, corporations, and scientists have conspired together to promote the fear of “global warming” … despite evidence clearly showing that no such “global warming” exists, and this network of politicians, corporations, and scientists hide this research. They lie.
Lie No. 1: The world is getting hotter.
But how much has the world really warmed? According to NASA’s own data, the world has warmed .36 (that is thirty-six hundredths of one degree) degrees Fahrenheit over the last 35 years. Just think. In January instead of 20 degrees it is 20.36 degrees. What a heat wave! We experienced the bulk of that .36 warming between 1979 and 1998 … we’ve actually had temperatures DROPPING ever since! The reality is this: The world is 1.08 degrees cooler than it was in 1998.
Lie No. 2: The oceans are getting warmer.
“Global warming” proponents have said for a long time that we’d see a heating of the oceans. This proposition is necessary, since it would mean all those big chunks of ice are supposed to melt, killing off polar bears and causing states like Florida to go under water. In 2007, while accepting his Nobel Prize for his “global warming” initiative (and quietly pocketing millions of dollars), Al Gore made a striking prediction … The North Polar ice cap is falling into the ocean. It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Oh, by the way, it is eight years later and recent satellite images show that not only have the icecaps not melted … but they’ve expanded in size by 43% to 63%. Since 2002, the ocean temperatures have fluctuated less than one degree Fahrenheit. There is no warming.
Lie No. 3: Scientists agree – humans are causing “global warming “.
You’ve heard for years how climate change has been caused by you! The liberals have been blaming you and your “gas-guzzling” car, lawn mower, standard four‑bedroom house, and the factory downtown. Alarmists and their allies in the liberal media are famous for saying that scientists agree that man has caused “global warming.” The Wall Street Journal reported, “The assertion that 97% of scientists believe that climate change is a man-made, urgent problem is fiction.” When further review was done, it was discovered that a mere 1% of scientists believe human activity is causing most of the climate change. Luongo stated a petition was signed by more than 31,000 scientists that states “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of … carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the earth’s climate.”
Yes, I will admit there is climate change. It is a natural temperature fluctuation influenced by activity of the sun and other factors. (It happens four times a year summer, fall, winter, and spring.) But man-made global warming? How arrogant to think man can change what God has created and continues to control!
Nelson Hack, Mount Gilead