Sunday, June 14, 2009


Global Warming is a subject evoking strong and passionate feelings. The term Global Warming is a misnomer, however. The Correct Term should be Global Climate Change, because it's not just temperature that's changing. Some places are getting warmer, some colder, and many places are experiencing Climate Changes. Flooding, Storms, etc are all part of Global Climate Change. Change is happening, but to what extant is this change effected by the action (or inaction) of man?

The Alarmists use the Computer Models to "predict" the future. There is a BIG problem with this approach. The Computer Models predict that as the Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2)Increases, so does the Atmospheric Temperature. Further according to the Global Warming Alarmists, Mankind is adding to the Atmospheric CO2 by using Coal, Oil, Natural Gas and yes even Wood Burning stoves. All of these are fuel, which when burned produce that bad Greenhouse gas, CO2.

The facts are still not absolute, but the trend of these facts shows that Mankind's production of CO2 Has Very Little to do with Global Climate Change. For instance, the facts indicate that while the Atmospheric CO2 levels have continued to increase, the Global Temperatures have not. Therefore, the Computer Models are wrong. To the Alarmists, the Computer Models being wrong are not a problem, because to them if the facts don't fit the reality, the facts must be wrong.

The facts also show that CO2 only accounts for about 4% of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases, and Mankind is responsible for about one-half (2%) of the production by the burning of wood, oil, gas and coal. The other 2% comes from Natural Processes, such as Volcanoes. CO2 is a natural atmospheric gas and is absolutely necessary for plants to survive. It is also a fact that there are times in Earth's Historical past that the Atmospheric CO2 level has been much higher than today.

Crops under stress as temperatures fall presents more evidence supporting the conclusion that we don't have enough facts yet to warrant the Drastic Costly and Lifestyle changes called for by the Global Alarmists.
For the second time in little over a year, it looks as though the world may be heading for a serious food crisis, thanks to our old friend "climate change". In many parts of the world recently the weather has not been too brilliant for farmers. After a fearsomely cold winter, June brought heavy snowfall across large parts of western Canada and the northern states of the American Midwest. In Manitoba last week, it was -4ÂșC. North Dakota had its first June snow for 60 years.
If rather than Global Warming, Global Climate Change results in Cooling of the Earth, the consequences are food shortages. Other changes are also happening.
There was midsummer snow not just in Norway and the Cairngorms, but even in Saudi Arabia. At least in the southern hemisphere it is winter, but snowfalls in New Zealand and Australia have been abnormal. There have been frosts in Brazil, elsewhere in South America they have had prolonged droughts, while in China they have had to cope with abnormal rain and freak hailstorms, which in one province killed 20 people.
US and Canadian Farmers are behind schedule due to Cooler Temperatures and Other Climate Changes. The North American grain harvesting yield is predicted to be as much as 15% lower. That would be a 32 year low.

The rest of the World is also affected. China, the World's largest producer of Wheat, has had weather problems affecting their crops. South America and Europe also face lower harvest amounts due to Global Climate Change. The evidence is mounting that we may be facing a period of Global Cooling rather than Global Warming.

Often overlooked is the effect of Sun Spots on the Earth's Climate Changes.
It is now more than 200 years since the great astronomer William Herschel observed a correlation between wheat prices and sunspots. When the latter were few in number, he noted, the climate turned colder and drier, crop yields fell and wheat prices rose. In the past two years, sunspot activity has dropped to its lowest point for a century. One of our biggest worries is that our politicians are so fixated on the idea that CO2 is causing global warming that most of them haven't noticed that the problem may be that the world is not warming but cooling, with all the implications that has for whether we get enough to eat.
Also overlooked, is Legislation Mandating the use of Bio Fuels produced from corn and other food stocks. The Alarmists have convinced many politicians World-Wide that we need to do something about Global Warming by creating and using Bio Fuels, rather than the Fossil fuels. Bio Fuels are renewable and reduce our dependence on Oil and Gas. But there is a downside to Bio Fuels.
It is appropriate that another contributory factor to the world's food shortage should be the millions of acres of farmland now being switched from food crops to biofuels, to stop the world warming, Last year even the experts of the European Commission admitted that, to meet the EU's biofuel targets, we will eventually need almost all the food-growing land in Europe. But that didn't persuade them to change their policy. They would rather we starved than did that.
While this article is targeted to Europe, one only has to change EU and Europe to US and America to make the statements also true here.

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