I happened to catch some comments today about global warming from a retired atmospheric scientist who called in to the Chris Plante radio show. He said that the one thing — the most important thing — that no one ever discusses when the subject of global warming (often referred to as “climate change” when it’s more convenient to do so) comes up is the “carbon cycle.”
The details are a bit complex for a layman, but the sum and substance of the carbon cycle is that only about 8 gigatons of carbon is injected into the atmosphere by man, while 210 gigatons of CO2 comes from natural sources like the oceans and land plants.
So, notwithstanding all the mandmade hysteria, in the end, man contributes only about 4 percent to “the problem.” Except that it’s not really a problem at all. It’s simply a delusion harbored in the dead brain cells of factless global-warming true believers.
In fact, as I understand it, it’s a natural change in the earth’s temperature that changes the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere rather than the other way around. Got that? Higher temperatures cause an increase in carbon in the atmosphere; an increase in carbon doesn’t cause higher temperatures.
Sorry about that, but I have a suspicion it’s that little ball of fire we refer to as the “sun” that controls the earth’s thermostat. So maybe we should call global warmies “sun deniers.” That has a nice ring to it.
It’s beyond me how anyone could read fifty pro-global-warming articles and fifty anti-global-warming articles (which I have) and not agree with Al Bore: The debate is over! Except not in the way Fat Al would like us to believe. On the contrary, the evidence overwhelmingly shows that manmade global warming is nothing more than a gigantic scam whose real purpose is to give government and its elite intellectual supporters ever more control over people’s lives.
But actually it’s not necessary to get into the science in a great deal of detail. A good dose of common sense is all one needs. For example, during this spate of horrific weather the U.S. has been experiencing, the thought occurred to me that if man actually had the ability to control the weather, wouldn’t it make sense to start with something much smaller — like preventing tornadoes?
Once the climate preachers solve that modest little problem, I’d be willing to take their global-warming arguments more seriously. But until then, the debate is over — and the global warmies lose.