Brian, ask folks with ruined crops in California, destroyed homes in Colorado,
shattered lives in the Midwest, rampant tornadoes in the south, and places still
underwater in New Jersey. Just because you haven't experienced
severe weather due to man caused climate change doesn't mean it isn't
How ironic (and fitting) it would be if the environmental calamities prophesied
for the last days were actually caused by mankind itself.
Brian is correct. Pending environmental disasters, e.g., the end of the world,
are myths to stir up people to support expanded regulations and fear. In my
view, the only thing worse than these false predictions is that so many people
believe them. Tornadoes, hurricanes, etc., have always existed. And have you
noticed "Global Warming" has now been changed to "Climate
Change" because global warming has been debunked. In the 1970s the
prevailing threat was deemed to be global cooling that would return the earth to
the ice age. Same baloney.
If the writer is asking for caution, I agree. If the writer is saying "do
nothing" I very much disagree.
Re: "Brian, ask folks with ruined crops in California . . . ."Yeah, that would be the ones with desert farms not allowed to water their
crops because the Obama administration will always choose fish over people.It just seems a little unfair to real people that liberals are
constantly allowed to create horrendous problems, then propose incredibly
expensive, invariably incompetent, and unfailingly unconstitutional,
freedom-sapping measures to address them.And no one in the
"mainstream" media ever calls them on it.
Another doomsday people talked about is overpopulation. I had textbooks that all
they talked about was how we are going to overpopulate the earth. Even compared
carrying capacity of animals. Animals don't grow there own food though.
Can't start a new plant because it will hurt the earth.Thing is
the population doomsday fanatics and global warming people they were dead wrong
and when there prophecies fail try to cover them up.
@real maverick Farmers have had to deal with unfortunate weather events for
many years before the industrial revolution, Flood, Drought, Hail, insects and
mammalian pests, that is what farmers had to fend off for Millenia. Nothing to
do with climate change which we can't change.
But we didn't change our ways by 2000 and entire nations, low lying atolls
in the pacific, are now facing having to make contingencies for their
populations as their nations get wiped off the map. This isn't like harold
camping that (no surprise) religious guy who said the world would end at 6 PM on
a specific day. On any given day, climate change will not manifest in your
backyard. But maybe we should pay attention to the science. Besides, what's
the worst that can happen? We clean the place up for nothing?
Brian, higv, procuradorfiscal, informed voter?, ignorance is not bliss. Do
nothings get no results. I suggest we be practical pragmatics and assume that we
can do better. The earth is warming, for whatever reason you want to suggest,
but when you let your disdain for Al Gore or James Hansen get in the way of your
responsibility to your families and neighbors then it's time to come down
out of the mountains to see what 7 ft of ice melt will do when Greenland is
finaly back to green (and it almost is). You don't know what is causing all
this. You can't say definitively that's its not being caused by you or
that California's and Texas' droughts are not being caused by
"climate change". So what? Hide your head in the proverbial sand?
Informed V: Liberals didn't change the lingo from global warming to
climate change...conservatives did. They preferred to not use the same words
used by the left. This issue is discussed on both sides of the aisle and only
the extreme right keeps any action bottled up for now.Procura: Obama
did it? Mainstream media keeps it alive? Really? How is it every issue comes
back to the same answers for you? The media would report on anything and
everything these days to fill the 24/7 news cycle with anything other than dead
air. Higv: So is your position that no matter what the population
grows to that the earth can support it? Because the "Population Bomb"
fizzled in the Seventies, does that mean that we are good to go to 10 billion,
20 billion? Also remember that the population is not escalating in first world
Countries, but the third world where wars, famine and chaos are a way of life
and will eventually threaten ours.
Great letter. Well said.
Predicting doomsday has been a hobby of mankind since time immemorial. Only the
bogeymen change. There is no reason to think it will stop now.
To those that say the earth has not warmed since 1997/8 when we last had a super
El Nino then why are the highest nine temperature years on record since 2000?If the weather forecasters are right about the changes in the Pacific
surface temperatures then hold on to your hat for another Super El Nino is
coming this year. I wonder if it will close down the temperature Cherry
Pickers?How about we talk about the migration of sea life due to
higher water temperature? Or maybe the increased water acidification due to
increased CO2 that is damaging coral and fish populations.No one
disaster points to climate change it is the trend that points to it. No we wont
destroy the earth, we could make it hostile to human beings, the way it was
before man.Ac "Curmudgeon" said How ironic (and fitting) it
would be if the environmental calamities prophesied for the last days were
actually caused by mankind itself.
Exactly right higv. Yea, it is an exceptionally dry year in California, and
Idaho, and Utah and Nevada, just like it has been a few times in the past
century or three. And California's exploding 20+ million urban population
on the desert borders, along with the environmental dimwit idea to worship fish
just makes it even more critical.
Global warming is ongoing and sea-level nations are already experiencing the
effects. So pronounced is ignorance of scientific argument that it
appears we are doomed to do nothing to ameliorate CO2 emissions, waiting for the
deliverance of the Second Coming which will not come. Our descendants will pay
the price, but what then has posterity ever done for us?
How come none of the doomsdayer prophecies on things such as overpopulation and
global warming have ever came to pass? Could it be because they are wrong?
Re: higv "How come none of the doomsdayer prophecies on things such as
overpopulation and global warming have ever came to pass? Could it be because
they are wrong?"But global warming is happening and fast. Just
finished listening to Cosmos with DeGraff Tyson. Whom shall believe, Tyson or
Because something has never happened before is not much of an argument that it
won't happen in the future...it all depends on the timeline. Some of us
will be long gone before the truth is known. All of this brings to mind the old
Bill Cosby's Noah routine. I ask higv and his company of hopeful deniers,
what God asked Noah: "How long can you tread water?"
Wow, political activists using paranoia and fear mongering in order to push
their agenda? Shocker.
All the sea rise fear, the sea has been rising for 10,000 years. Many
civilizations and living sites around the earth have been covered by the ocean.
And yet liberal policies demand we rebuild New Orleans which is already below
sea level. Manhattan is still being rebuilt with the idea of a lower sea level.
Populations have moved for thousands of years. The Clovis people arrived in
the Americas because the sea levels once were so much lower. Why do liberals
fear populations moving?And enough with the hurricane and tornado
fear mongering, scientists have already said they are at reduced levels.
Apparently global warming has created a reduced violent weather pattern. It
must be a good thing. Increased CO2 has produced a greener earth by
Don't forget Al Gore said the polar ice cap would be gone by 2013! It is