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CLIMATE: Better to be a denier than a sheep

Letter by Paul Adan, Tacoma on Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm with 4 Comments »
February 28, 2012 12:42 pm

Re: “Scientist hurt the climate cause” (TNT, 2-26).

The Washington Post’s Stephen Stromberg made several incendiary comments about those who question whether or not global warming is manmade. His comments, though offensive, paled in comparison to The News Tribune’s decision to reprint and prominently display the rantings of still another hypocritical liberal who wants to “decarbonize” the world – as long as he doesn’t have to give up his car, his laptop and everything else he owns.

Ironically, in his book, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore provides deniers like myself ample reason to question whether the global warming debate is based on science rather than politics. My initial impression of the book was that it had been “dumbed-down” from Gore’s previous book, “Earth in the Balance.” Not only was the majority of the book comprised of pictures, but the graphs were ridiculously unscientific.

Further dispelling the soundness of the manmade global-warming argument, is Gore himself. Shortly after reading the book, I found it odd that Gore’s first book was written after his son was injured in an auto accident, and his next book was written after his bitter loss to George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential race. In both cases, Gore’s life was thrown into turmoil and was somewhat rudderless. It’s little wonder that he would try to reinvent himself. Also questionable is the blatant politicization of the book.

I may be a denier, but at least I’m not a sheep.

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  1. Pacman33 says:

    The only Climate Deniers are those who -deny- the planet Earth is around 6.4 billion years old. That deny there have been at least five major ice ages and many more minor ones in the Earth’s past. The Earth is currently in an interglacial period, and the last glacial period ended about 11,000 years ago. It was conventional wisdom that the typical interglacial period lasts about 12,000 years, but some suggest longer spans from 28,000 to 50,000 are possible.

    We are going to be in a warming trend for next +1000 years, despite the current 20 to 30 year decadal cooling modulation of the 60 year temperature cycle trend we are entering now. Are we warming or cooling?

    The Earth is currently in an interglacial period, warming for, at least, the next +1000 years until the next glacial period. It’s highly possible that the peak temperatures and average temperatures of this current cycle are LOWER than the same natural cycles that took place 800 million years ago. Are we warming or cooling?

    The only way this conversation even begins to be rational is when we ask: What were the temperatures on this planet 6.4 billion years ago? If today’s temperatures are cooler, we are cooling. If not, the planet is warming. So what?

    Global Warming Alarmists can’t comprehend relativity and the scientists that secretly can, get paid very well not to. I will be alarmed when climate stops changing.

  2. 4.5 billion (age of Earth)

  3. That’s a lot of bleating from someone who denies to be a sheep.

  4. alindasue says:

    “Global Deniers” can be just as much “sheeple” as “Global Warming Alarmists”.

    Pacman33, you are correct that the earth goes through cycles in weather patterns. I’ve seen that on a smaller degree even during my life. I too would be alarmed when climate stops changing.

    However, that doesn’t negate the fact that we should minimize the resources we use in our lives. That seems to be lost on many of those who “deny” the global warming theories. I spoke to one who even went so far as to cut down all the trees in his yard and went out of his way to buy only products with no recycled content in them at all.

    Earth climate change is part of the natural balance. People are part of the earth and part of its balance. We can help maintain the earth’s balance by using what resources we need to use as humans but minimize the use of those resources when we can.

    It’s okay for humans to mine metals and cut down trees to create tools and shelter, but if we can minimize the harvesting of mines and trees by reusing and recycling then all the better. We can create garbage and waste products if we do so keeping in mind that the world is our living room; the more garbage we create, the more we’ll find ourselves sitting in – so it’s best to minimize waste when we can.

    Like with politics, a moderate stance on ecological issues also produces better results for our society and our world.

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