Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April, 2015,I Am A Global Warming Doubter and A Believer In Science

Every month we revisit the theme, “I am a global warming doubter and a believer in science.” The theme started when I got tired of people like Al Gore and others yelling and slandering anyone who dared to disagree with their view of global warming, since then rebranded as “climate change.” Yelling and demeaning people is no way to win them over to your view, which is what the Al Gores of the world are still doing.

Thus, we set off to explore ALL science, research, and realities relative to global warming, not just the handpicked science that global warming advocates cherry pick. What we have found through the years is that it is very realistic and in tune with the real world to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science.

Much science and research has been shown to debunk Al Gore’s way of thinking and slandering. And we have brought counter evidence to his view of the world every month for years. To access those previous posts, just enter the search term "I am a global warming doubter” in the search box above. 

Our intention is to start an adult, mature, science based conversation based on all available information. That has certainly not been the intention of Al Gore types. They have wanted to browbeat their views into disbelievers heads. And even if they are right about global warming, which we have proven they are quite possibly wrong about, they come up with no plans that would reunite the world around a solution. 

They only want the United States to curtail their carbon footprint, a reduction that would be dwarfed by the increasing carbon footprint of the rest of the world, especially China and India. All they would end up doing is briefly forestalling their end result while crippling the economic growth and vitality of the United States.

With that background, let’s look at what the global warming/climate change hysteria has brought us in the past month or so.

1) Obama is really worried about global warming. Secretary of State Kerry is really worried about global warming. Al Gore is really worried about global warming. The American people? Not so much. According to a recent Gallup poll:
  • Americans worries about environmental issues such as pollution and extinct species is down across the board from last year’s poll.
  • In fact, of all the green issues polled, Americans have the least concern about global warming.
  • Last year 34% of Americans worried about global warming or climate change, this year only 32% worried about them.
  • Despite all of Al Gore’s rants and other global warming hype, according to Gallup, Americans concerns about global warming is no higher than when Gallup first started asking the question in 1989.

Given previous science related discussions in this blog about the fallacy of global warming/climate change, and Americans having much bigger concerns than global warming according to Gallup, maybe the President and the Secretary of State should refocus on what is important to Americans and not what is important to lawyer and former politician Al Gore.

2) This President likes to make statements and claim facts, expecting us to take him at his word. However, after six years and lies too numerous to count, you have to take anything Obama says with a grain of salt and disbelief. 

Continuing this tradition of statements having no basis in reality, he recently claimed that global warming/climate change was responsible for his daughter’s asthma. As usual he provides no science for his assertion, expecting us to just believe him. Global warming/climate change was the cause of an asthma attack when she was a toddler, an incident that caused the family to rush to the emergency room: “Well, you know Malia had asthma when she was four and, because we had good health insurance, we were able to knock it out early. And if we can make sure that our responses to the environment are reducing those incidents, that’s something that I think every parent would wish for.”

However, in a 2009 USA Today article, Obama said: “I’ve said before that as a former smoker I constantly struggle with it. Have I fallen off the wagon sometimes? Yes. Am I a daily smoker, a constant smoker? No.”

So, maybe secondhand smoke was the culprit in the asthma attack and not global warming? That certainly has a higher chance of causing an asthma attack than global warming/climate change. 

3) We have often pointed out that even if the U.S. reduced its coal power plant carbon footprint by double digit amounts, that effort would be overwhelmed by the expected large increases in coal usage around the world. India and China alone are planning to add hundreds and hundreds of coal fired power plants in the coming years. 

Given the political friction between European nations and Russia because of the Ukraine situation, many nations are moving back to using coal rather than natural gas it used to get from Russia. Even worse, a lot of the coal that they are now using is some of the dirtiest coal in the world.

And now, another country is getting online for coal. Given that Japan used to have a large reliance on nuclear power but has shut down a lot of that capability after the tsunami disaster, it is in dire need of additional energy sources. As a result, it plans to build 43 coal fired power plants to fill the energy gap. Although Japan had promised to submit a plan to cut its carbon footprint, it is not one of the only 35 countries which have submitted plans to the U.N.

Japanese environmentalists from the Kiko Network estimate that these new coal plants will throw off 127 million metric tons of carbon dioxide which they feel will never allow Japan to meet its reduction in carbon output: “These projects, which may still be operating in 2050, run counter to Japan’s efforts to tackle climate change and should be quickly reviewed or stopped,” the Kiko Network said in a press release

The loss of over half of the energy it used to get from nuclear plants has resulted in skyrocketing power costs for Japanese consumers and businesses. Thus, it has turned to coal and is unlikely to turn away from that energy source any time soon, despite whatever promises the country made to Obama and the U.N.

That will do it for this month’s update. Not a lot going on but some of the same old stuff:
  • Americans having a better sense of what is important to them vs. what Washington politicians think is most important for them.
  • Politicians claiming they know what is best for us even if they have to bring their kids illnesses into the debate and leave science out.
  • Another country goes over to the dark side of coal, making any sacrifices Americans make in the name of global warming is even less important.

I am still a global warming doubter and and a believer in science, even more so after today's review.

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