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TRUTH STRIPPED NAKED

August 23, 2007

As global warming protesters pose sans clothing on an Alpine glacier, more experts are documenting how puny man's effect on climate is and how futile are attempts to change it, says Investor's Business Daily (IBD).

Consider:

  • In a letter to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, astronomer Ian Wilson estimates that the global economy will spend trillions of dollars trying to avoid a warming of (about) 1.0 Kelvin by A.D. 2100.
  • Robert Giegengack, chairman of the department of earth and environmental science at the University of Pennsylvania says Al Gore's claim that temperatures are increasing solely because man-made CO2 is trapping the sun's heat is plain wrong.
  • Climatology pioneer Reid Bryson says temperature has gone up since the early 1800s because we're coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we're putting more carbon dioxide into the air.

Further, in a study published this month in the journal Science, U.K. researchers said: "A common criticism of global climate models…has been that they only include factors such as solar radiation, atmospheric aerosols and greenhouse gases, which are affected by changes outside the climate system, (while neglecting) internal climate change variability that arises from natural changes from within the system, like El Nino, fluctuations in ocean circulation and anomalies in ocean heat content."

It's no surprise that environmentalists would resort to soft porn to make their case, since scientific arguments and evidence aren't working, says IBD.  One thing that won't be denied by climate change deniers is that global warming emperors indeed have no clothes.

Source: Editorial, "Truth Stripped Naked," Investor's Business Daily, August 23, 2007.

 

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