July 23, 2009
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Letters to the Editor and other People Speak
FROM- Post Independent
Research solidified my position
Upon recommendation by Doug Davis, I did do some more research. Unfortunately for him, my research solidified my position. While global warming is indeed happening, or has happened since there has been no warming since 2001, there is no compelling evidence that it is man made. Actually “global temperature measurements of the Earth's lower atmosphere obtained from satellites reveal no definitive warming trend over the past two decades. The slight trend that is in the data actually appears to be downward.” — (NASA.gov).
All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley UK, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, University of Alabama Huntsville and Remote Sensing Systems in Santa Rosa) have released updated information showing that in 2007 global cooling ranged from 0.65°C to .75°C, enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years — in just one year.
A full 900,000 years of ice core temperature records, not 9,000, reveals that CO2 increases follow, rather than lead Earth's temperature increases, which is logical because the oceans are the primary source of CO2 and they hold more CO2 when cool than when warm, so warming causes the oceans to release more CO2.
“While the news focus has been on the lowest ice extent since satellite monitoring began in 1979 for the Arctic, the Southern Hemisphere (Antarctica) has quietly set a new record for most ice extent since 1979.” — (University of Illinois). Arctic sea ice extents for 2009 are increasing over the 2007 measurement that Doug references, suggesting that the Arctic sea ice is once again expanding as well. (NSIDC.org)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has determined that during the time the Earth was warming so were Mars, Pluto, Jupiter and the largest moon of Neptune.
There's no argument that climate change is occurring. The question is rather if man is to blame or not. Doug has inadvertently made my point for me, we need to take a long, deep, second look at the scientific evidence before we allow anyone to do anything rash, like cripple our economy so a few alarmists can feel better about themselves.