On Global Warming.

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  1. Don Buckbee

    Don Buckbee New Member

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    Lawrence Solomon, National Post


    In some fields the science is indeed "settled." For example, plate tectonics, once highly controversial, is now so well-established that we rarely see papers on the subject at all. But the science of global climate change is still in its infancy, with many thousands of papers published every year. In a 2003 poll conducted by German environmental researchers Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch, two-thirds of more than 530 climate scientists from 27 countries surveyed did not believe that "the current state of scientific knowledge is developed well enough to allow for a reasonable assessment of the effects of greenhouse gases." About half of those polled stated that the science of climate change was not sufficiently settled to pass the issue over to policymakers at all.

    Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe solar cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to unusually cool conditions on Earth. Beginning to plan for adaptation to such a cool period, one which may continue well beyond one 11-year cycle, as did the Little Ice Age, should be a priority for governments. It is global cooling, not warming, that is the major climate threat to the world, especially Canada. As a country at the northern limit to agriculture in the world, it would take very little cooling to destroy much of our food crops, while a warming would only require that we adopt farming techniques practiced to the south of us.
  2. Tom

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    We have 2 Global Warming things here: the actual science, and the political thing. Science is given short shrift. Politics are everything.
    The concept of Man Made Global Warming, is IMO, a total hoax, the object of which is to obtain control and ration energy.
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    As a great man, George Carlin I believe it was, once said, the earth is accepted by scientists at 4.5 billion years old, these same scientists believe humans have been around for only 100,000 years and modern industrial practice has only been around for 200 years. How arrogant are we to think that in 200 years we have been able to destroy a planet that has existed so long and has survived repeated asteroid and comet impacts causing explosions too large to comprehend, global winter in the aftermath, ice-ages, floods and forest fires to make the ones we complain about today seem inconsequential. We are not that powerful, nor destructive. Global warming is fear-mongering of the worst kind, and another attempt to control us and ween more money from taxpayers. If we're afraid of our planet dying we're more tham happy to pay two dollars in tax on each gallon of gas as long as the money is used for global warming research. Total BS.
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