Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Thoughts on Global Warming

Global Warming is back on the opinion pages, and I couldn't be more pleased.

Walter E. Williams' column in WorldNetDaily today addresses the question of how Global Warming skeptics are treated by the true believers.

The controversy centers around the source of the temperature change – manmade or natural causes. Global warming alarmists hold the view that it's manmade emissions of CO2 that's driving climate change, and they seek to suppress any dissent suggesting other causes.

According to the July 16 Washington Times, Michael T. Eckhart, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy, or ACORE, sent a threatening missive to Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, which read: "Take this warning from me, Marlo. It is my intention to destroy your career as a liar. If you produce one more editorial against climate change, I will launch a campaign against your professional integrity. I will call you a liar and charlatan to the Harvard community of which you and I are members. I will call you out as a man who has been bought by Corporate America. Go ahead, guy. Take me on."

Speaking at the American leg of Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, said, "Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies." Referring to skeptics of manmade global warming, he said, "This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors." Traitors are either shot or imprisoned. I wonder which Robert Kennedy has in mind for the skeptics.

Yes, indeed, the concensus scientists and their followers are so level-headed and respectful of the skeptics.

As for the skeptics, Bill Steigerwald's column in yesterday's Front Page Magazine looks at the big, obvious cause of Global Warming.

Go outside at noon on a cloudless day.

Hold up your arm with your palm perpendicular to the blinding bright spot high in the sky. Feel the heat on your hand? It’s coming from 93 million miles away. Yet it’s so powerful it’ll eventually burn your flesh. Even filtered by our atmosphere, even after traveling eight minutes at the speed of light, sunshine is so full of energy it can create life on Earth, turn water to gas and melt polar ice.

But the sun can’t cause global warming.

In fact, if you believe the global warming hysterics, the sun’s mighty powers to affect our climate have been eclipsed by man’s accelerating greenhouse gas output.

There's more. And it makes a lot more sense than the Global Warming alarmists' arguments.

Finally, All I Can Stands posted on Global Warming at the Logic Lifeline yesterday. He points out that JunkScience.com has announced a $100,000 challenge, called the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge. The money will go to anyone who can prove scientifically that global warming is caused by humans. Visit the website for further details on the rules, if you're up to the challenge.

2 comments:

Delta said...

Hey Skye? Right now, with those fires, I'm more concerned about "Skyepuppy warming" than global. :-/ Prayers for safety for you and your mom are ongoing!

janice said...

I love Walter Williams!

He used to fill in for a talk show host I listened to in Cleveland, he's great.