Thursday, June 7, 2007

Another Global Warming Skeptic.....

Here is another informed comment about past climate changes and their obvious lack of connection to the modern industrial era and the burning of fossil fuels.
Peter

from: http://www.livescience.com/blogs/2007/06/04/a-momentary-lapse-of-reason/


jarxan Says: June 6th, 2007 at 3:13 pm
The climate is much more complex than current “public debate” suggests. Steady warming started in the early 1800s, well before “greenhouse gas” emissions were large. No one has yet explained the little ice age of the 15th century. Other earlier dramatic changes in climate are unexplained include (a) drouth the US southwest in the 1200-1400 period, (b) drouth in the Syrian area in the mid 1st millenium, (c) dramatic rainfall changes in southern India 5-6,000 years ago. I have been involved in computer simulations of complex physical systems for over 50 years and I am confident that NO ONE knows how to simulate the climate with high (even good) confidence for the next 50-100 years. Reducing greenhouse gases is a prudent step but no one should believe that it is THE cure for global warming.

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Bob said...

File this one under Unproven Conspiracy Theories.

In a news release, Global Warming Key Factor in Increase of Cat Population yesterday, Pets Across America President Kathy Warnick said global warming is thought to be a contributing factor to the dramatic increase of stray, owned and feral cats.

Pets Across America, self-described in the release as "the largest umbrella organization for animal shelters serving more than 130 million people" also stated that cats outnumber dogs by 13.5 million and that the number is growing and that animal shelters across the United States are reporting skyrocketing influxes of cats and kittens being brought into their agencies. Most importantly, however, they used their news release to tell the world that "many believe global warming is extending cat-breeding seasons and causing the cat population to swell."

I repeat their claim: "many believe global warming is...causing the cat population to swell!"

WARNING: Below is where the conspiracy-theory angle, though still very much unproven, comes into play. Proceed at your own peril.

After taking into account this earth-shattering news from Pets Across America, can you honestly believe it's a coincidence that this Kansas City, Mo.-based group chose to issue its news release only one week prior to the airing of Bob Barker's last episode of The Price is Right? No way!

I suspect that Barker, arguably the world's most-visible advocate of spaying and neutering pets, opted to retire this year only after coming under immense pressure from a below-the-radar campaign by animal shelter advocate groups like Pets Across America. Their never-made-public argument: Barker's spaying and neutering advocacy was a flop, and we should have been concentrating on stopping Global Warming.

Something to think about from Bob McCarty Writes™

[Editor's Note: The final episode of The Price is Right featuring Bob Barker airs on CBS June 15 at 11 a.m. Eastern.]