The Great Global Warming Question
The Greenhouse effect is a description of what happens when gasses in the atmosphere retain heat from the earth’s surface and result in a global increase in the earth’s temperature, known as Global Warming.
Sunlight from the Sun passes through the Earth’s atmosphere and then rebounds off the Earth’s surface upwards. Most of this infrared upward heat energy is absorbed by Greenhouse Gases. Much human activity leads to an increase in the levels of Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere. The increased levels of Greenhouse Gases result in an increase of infrared heat absorbed and thus the climate of the greenhouse that is planet Earth, leading to an increase in temperature. Most Climate scientists believe that the increase in the Greenhouse effect is what results in an increase in Global Warming. The main gasses that contribute to the Greenhouse effect are Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Dioxide, Methane and Water Vapor. Fossil Fuels are cited as the worst offenders in increasing the amount of Greenhouse Gases (GHG’s) in the atmosphere, as they result in an increase in Carbon Dioxide. Thus the focus on Climate change has been on renewable sources of Energy.
Global Warming is a scam
It goes without question that the majority of people do believe in Global Warming. But it’s not quite as far out as Alien Reptiles and Mind Control. There is considerable evidence to the contrary by reputable, scientific and political figures. There are some facts about Global Warming which make the worry about Global Warming sound quite preposterous
- The rise in temperature since 1850 is only .8 degrees. The majority of this warming happened before the 1940’s, which entailed a significant increase in the industrial burning of fossil fuels.
- Computer Models based on the Greenhouse Theory have never been verified by temperature records. If a theory contradicts reality, the theory must be wrong.
- The earth has been at a higher temperature for 95% of the time in the last 100 million years.
- There have been previous times when the temperature has risen at a faster rate than what it has done in the past century. This includes 10,000 years ago when it rose 6 degrees in a decade.
- The other planets in the solar system are warming, and these planets obviously have no human activity and thus no increase in Carbon Dioxide. Therefore the most likely cause of the increase in Global Warming is an increase in solar irradiation which is causing all planets to heat up.
- Anti-Climate Changers will also often reference the fact that there is simply no way of knowing how hot or cold the Earth was when historical records were not present, and there was surely no way to measure the level of Greenhouse Gases and other chemicals in the atmosphere.
- 97% of the Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is accounted for by nature, and not by human activity. Termites emit more CO2 than all the factories and cars in the world. Natural wetlands emit more GHG emissions than all human activities combined.
- In 2014, the hottest year in Earth’s history, the Antarctic Ice Caps were larger than they have ever been.
Retired NASA atmospheric scientist John Casey has revealed that human activity has had relatively little impact on global temperatures.
- The findings of a NASA study have found that Earth has actually cooled in areas of mass industrialization, the implication being that the burning of fossil fuels actually cooled the areas.
- In the Ordovician Age, the Age of Ice, CO2 emissions were twelve times larger than they are today.
The response to the idea that the ice caps are melting is that the ice caps have always melted. The Earth spins on its axis, with more water in the Southern Hemisphere and more land in the North. There is a constant search for equilibrium with an accompanying oscillation. Over the next 20 years, the water in the Arctic will once again solidify to form the Ice Caps. And this was also what led to the scare in the 1980’s of Global Cooling, albeit by a minority of scientists.
Another theory is that Methane is a much more important GHG than CO2 in relation to Global Warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have indicated that Methane is 86 times more potent at warming the atmosphere than CO2 if a 20-year time horizon is used as opposed to a 100-year time horizon. The 100-year time horizon that influences policy makers indicates that Methane is roughly 21 times as potent as CO2. There is an effort underway to influence policy makers to use both time horizons, so the effects of Methane are not underestimated. Methane only lasts in the atmosphere for 12 years, whereas CO2 lasts for up to a century to be broken down. There are claims that Livestock are more responsible than factories, cars or airplanes for global warming, due to the level of Methane emission.
Global Warming is not caused by GHG emissions
It has been claimed that even though Climate change is real, it has not been caused by GHG but by other factors. Solar Irradiance has been cited as a possible factor which could have led to an increase in the Earth’s temperature. If the temperature of the sun rises, it is only reasonable to assume that this will affect the temperature of the Earth. However, there is much evidence that this Solar Irradiance is not the cause of Global Warming. First, the temperature of the Sun has remained much the same in the last 3 centuries. However, the theory underpinning Global warming is that there has been a rapid rise in Temperature in the last couple of decades. Second, any scientific models that have tried to replicate Solar Irradiance cannot account for the increase in Temperature unless GHG’s are included.
The author of New York Times BestSeller Sugar Busted has contended that Carbon Emissions are actually good for the Earth and that reducing CO2 levels would actually be harmful for the environment. He points out the fact that while the current levels of Carbon Dioxide may be at 338 parts per million at present, in U.S Navy submarines the danger level is not reached until it reaches 8000 parts per million. He contends that the increase in CO2 levels is due to the recent rise in temperature, and is not causing it. There is scientific evidence showing that CO2 levels are spiked after increases in temperature. Steward believes the reasons for the Global Warming has been Solar Irradiation.
“There have been similar and even larger warmings several times in the 10,000 years since the end of the last ice age. These earlier warnings clearly had nothing to do with the combustion of fossil fuels….. The current warming also seems to be due mostly to natural causes, not to increasing levels of carbon dioxide. Over the past ten years there has been no global warming, and in fact a slight cooling. This is not at all what was predicted by the IPCC model” – William Happer, Princeton Physics Professor, testimony to Senate 2009.
This is actually incorrect, as the arming trend has exploded recently, which is best accounted for by the burning of fossil fuels and the demonstrably higher levels of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. Happer was at the time a chairperson for Conservative George Marshall Think tank, which received over $1,000,000 between 1997 and 2007 in grants from Exxon Mobile, an organization with massive fossil fuel holdings. Exxon Mobile is currently under public scrutiny as it’s private scientists actually discovered that fossil fuels are leading to global warming and it hid the research discoveries.
It has also been contended that water Vapor is the major player in climate change and not CO2/Fossil fuels. The basis for this is that NASA studies have confirmed that water vapor plays a larger role in the increase or decrease or the earth temperature. However water vapor is a function of the earth’s temperature, it does not cause Earth’s temperature. Thus water vapor will have an amplifying effect of a temperature increase caused by an increase of CO2 from fossil fuels. An important response to this, however, is that all the computer models which project global warming based on this amplification have never been historically verified, even with higher levels of CO2. Again, should a theory contradict reality, the theory must be wrong?
Global Warming: A tool for the Elites
Any major topic is inevitably linked to Illuminati control. The idea is that global warming is a mass conspiracy where the science has been conducted fraudulently. What is notable is that prominent politicians and scientists seem swayed. Republican Senator James Inhofe claimed in his speech to the Senate claimed that:
“With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”
Donald Trump 2012 tweet:
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive”
Joe Coleman, Founder of the Weather Channel:
“The greatest scam in history. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away.”
On top of this more than 31,000 scientists, including over 9000 Ph.D.’s, signed a petition in 1997 that Global Warming is a hoax, and that there should be no limits on GHG emissions. Petition Purpose: to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climatological damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis. It is interesting that Climate change scientist Bill Nye states that a climate change conspiracy would have to involve more than 30,000 people and that this is simply not possible. However, the 31,000 scientists who signed a petition indicating that Climate Change to be a hoax were deemed to have simply been part of some strange anti-climate change conspiracy theory.
A major criticism of the Climate Change Industry is it’s inefficiency. Even aside from the science of whether or not Climate change is real, the economic effects are absolutely disastrous. The Climate change Industry “wastes” up to $1.5 Trillion a year in taxpayer money. This is a very, very large amount of money even on an international scale. It is almost the same as the total amount spent on the online shopping industry. And it is argued, mainly by businessmen, politicians and industrialists as opposed to conspiracy theorists that the costs are quite simply unjustifiable. And with quite good reason. Wind mills are often cited as an example of the inefficiency of Climate Change. Wind Energy would not survive without government subsidies because no-one would pay the extortionate price for them. As stated by Warren Buffet:
“Windfarms do not make sense without the tax credit.”
From a project that is supposed to be more environmentally protective, windfarms kill birds and bats (Bats are an environmentally protected species which reproduce very slowly), are unreliable, cost far too much money and destroy the landscape. The Windmills themselves are not even environmentally friendly.
The most optimistic scenario in support of Climate change as indicated by the UN Climate Conference Paris COP 21 was that if all the plans were implemented there would be a .170 reduction in Climate change by 2100. This is ridiculous on quite a number of levels. If this money ($1.5 Trillion) was invested in space travel or technology, the problem would be resolved far before then.
Global Warming is Obvious and Real
Many of the claims made above can be countered by the Climate Change Proponents. It’s not that there have not been times that the Earth’s climate has been warmer, this is not disputed. It’s the speed at which the Earth’s Climate is heating up. Eight out of the last 10 years (As of 2016) have been the warmest in Earth’s history. There have been more hurricanes, droughts, earthquakes, wildfires and flooding in general. Sea levels have risen twice as much in the last decade as they have in the last century. Ice Caps, Glaciers and he Arctic Sea Ice are all shrinking. The amount of carbon dioxide is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year. There is too much evidence to indicate that the world is heating up and is causing these phenomena.
Bill Nye, a scientist famous for debunking Global Warming Conspiracy theories, says that it would require at least 30,000 people to keep the Climate Change Conspiracy a secret(if there was one), which is just not plausible. By examining the ice cores, the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere can be assessed, as these ice sheets are hundreds of millions of years old. In much the same way the age of a tree can be calculated by examining the number of rings the log has. There are simply not enough volcanoes to account for the level of Greenhouse Gases we are seeing today. Total emissions from Volcanoes account for less than a hundred of even human emission of CO2, and this claim is completely unfounded. Even if the potency of Methane was previously underestimated, there is simply not enough Methane in the atmosphere to suggest that it is the most significant contributor to Greenhouse Gases.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that human activity, mainly industrial, has resulted in Carbon Dioxide increase from 280 parts per million to 400 parts per million in the last 150 years. The Panel also concluded that GHG were the primary cause of the increased temperatures over the last 150 years. The Panel consisted of over 1300 independent scientific experts from around the world.
Solar Global Warming
The idea that other planets in the solar system are warming is deemed to be inaccurate. In Jupiter, no warming has been observed, and the alleged warming is due to predicted levels of warming, not historical. There is simply not enough data to claim that Pluto is undergoing Global Warming. There were only two observations made in 1988 and 2002. This is equivalent to observing the weather patterns of Earth for 3 weeks out of the year and then extrapolating on yearly temperatures. It is the least understood of all planets with the least data. There is simply not enough current or historical data to say that any planet in the solar system is undergoing climate change, aside from Earth. Pluto and Neptune are showing an increase in brightness, which is possibly related to an increase in temperature. There is not enough data to make claims for the rest of the planets.
Human Emission v Natural Emissions
It is true that the level of CO2 emitted by humans compared to nature is tiny. However this has been misrepresented by theorists who state that CO2 emissions by humans do not matter. Before the Industrial Revolution, the amount of CO2 in the land and sea was relatively stable, there was a natural balance between the two. Carbon is generated by some processes and absorbed by others. But outside of the natural cycle, 6 billion tons of carbon are emitted each year into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. There is no longer any balance and Earth needs to compensate. The Land and the ocean cannot absorb all of this CO2 without compromising in some fashion. While up to 40% is absorbed the rest remains in the atmosphere, and year on year the levels in the atmosphere increases, contributing to global warming. Atmospheric CO2 levels are the highest they have been in over 20 million years.
CO2 v Methane
While Methane is far more potent than CO2, there is 200 times more CO2 in the atmosphere than there is Methane. CO2 levels are at 338 parts per million whereas Methane levels are at 1.75 parts per million. Methane is estimated to account for about 25% of what CO2 does in terms of Global Warming. However, the secondary effects of Methane have not been extensively studied. Oxidation of Methane is the main source of water vapor in the upper atmosphere, which amplifies the effect of global warming induced by CO2. Methane also ultimately breaks down to CO2 after roughly 12 years.
Many tie the Agricultural factor into Global Warming. As per the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Agriculture accounts for up to 18% of the total amount of GHG emissions. This figure is bigger than the whole transportation sector. Livestock now occupies up to 30% of all the Earth’s surface. Livestock is linked to deforestation as rainforests are cut down to make way for grazing pastures and other agriculture-related processes. It requires much less land to feed people off plants as opposed to animals, and up to 95% of all beef that is produced is sourced from feedlots or Concentrated Animal Farming Operations (CAFO). Thus elimination of meat from the diet is considered the best way to reduce carbon footprint as it will save on Methane, CO2, Nitrous Oxide, Chemicals and Preservatives, the rainforest, your health and the life of an animal. Einstein:
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet”
A “Neutral” View
It is without question that the world is heating up, at a rapid pace. The increased number of natural disasters, melting of the ice caps, rise in sea level and shrinking of glaciers is most definitely associated with the rapid increase in temperature. It is, at the very least, the most probable cause at present to explain the phenomena we are currently seeing. There is no conspiracy theory; Climate change is a complex topic, and thus has led to debate and controversy. However it’s effects are not as well known or studied as often claimed, and it is definitely blown out of proportion.
All projections made about Global Warming are done with the assumption that CO2 output levels remain the same, and conditions stay the same. However, Technology is increasing at an exponential rate. Which means that any day now a means of energy could be invented that is renewable and renders the whole fossil fuel dilemma completely redundant. Any model which aims to predict the future has failed, and despite what is told projections to the years 2040, 2050 and beyond are simply ridiculous. Because no matter how logical and sensible the theory is at the present time, in a couple of years new findings will render the past projection completely invalid. New technologies/game changers/black swans will emerge to spin the theory off or generate a new way of looking at things. This happens in medicine, physics, economics and practically every profession. And Climate change is a no exception.
Finally, the approach by politicians and governments to “battle” Global Warming have been a catastrophic disaster and a complete and utter waste of money. The amount of money spent is unjustifiable, the attempt to generate renewable energy through windmills a miserable failure and no notable progress made whatsoever.