Warning of Global Food Crisis leads to more Global Warming Debate …
Scientists warned Thursday that climate change in coming decades will cause more floods in the Northern Hemisphere and droughts in the south and in arid areas, which may lead to a global food crisis. Full Article
Below are a few comments I particularly liked, and received approval from the authors to post on “The Beefs”. Interesting, if not compelling, arguments. I look forward to your follow-up comments.
The Beefs …. <in no particular order>
spindr4015 11:01:32 PM Apr 14 2008
Whenever you read “global warming”, think “global governance”. There is no scientific consensus on global warming. Consensus is antithetical to science. Climate is always changing with or without man. There is no evidence to prove that manmade activities is the cause of global warming. The activities of the sun is a huge factor. Can we control the sun? Global warming would be a good thing especially for North Dakotans and Russians. The Medieval Warming Period (which was significantly warmer than now and no manmade Green House Gases) was a golden age for agriculture, life spans increased and yes, Greenland was green. There is no way to “take the temperature” of the earth. The global warming claims are based on averaging out the world’s reporting stations. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, thousands of reporting stations went off-line (mostly in the frozen north) because the new Russia had more on its mind (like a collapsed economy, coups, and trying to find missing nuclear weapons) than babysitting thermometers in the Arctic circle. Therefore, missing these perennially low temperatures, the averages went up in the 90s. Trading carbon credits is a scam. We are now trading something that doesn’t exist. Big businesses lobby for global warming policies that will increase their profits. Politicians benefit from these lobbyists. Green House Gases are what makes this planet habitable. Without them we would have the atmosphere of Mars. Nature provides nearly all of GHGs, with volcanic eruptions, oceanic activities such as evaporation, forests and plants dying and decaying, swamps belching and cows farting. When you hear a “scientist” making these dire predictions check to see if his degree is in “political science”. Read “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming” for real science, not propaganda that instills fear so we will be more cooperative while parting with more of our dollars and freedoms. ~Naomi
metro604c 06:47:13 PM Apr 12 2008
jwvts 06:45:33 PM Apr 12 2008
Remember in the early days “The Planet Has a Fever” a favorite mantra of Gore, hence “Global Warming”. Only problem is the numbers, when actually looked at, didn’t quite support that statement.
Oh my God, what to do? What statement/mantra can we use? Climate change.
It’s one of those vague political statements that mean absolutely anything:
Colder, warmer, wetter, windier, drier, more storms, less storms, and the beauty of these two little words is that they really can’t be challenged. If there is a “prediction” of more or less of something, the fact that they, the people who made these assinine predictions are wrong, just blame it on “Climate Change” see it’s different than what we said. Brilliant!
sgentilejr 06:44:26 PM Apr 12 2008
I also feel we live on a planet full of idiots. They get upset when someone lights a little cigarette…yet we willingly stand in front of a BBQ gill for a half hour or more engulfed in a cloud of smoke. Or we stand next to the exhaust of a parked running vehicle with toxic emissions that could kill in 15 minutes in a confined space and that’s OK, but someone lights a little cigarette and we go nuts.
More, better and faster efforts to contain and extinguish forest fires would do more to save the planet than anything else and NO ONE could possibly object to putting out forest fires faster and more efficiently and reduce the loss of 6 million acres on average in the USA of vegetation and property lost to forest and wild fires…instead like the idiots they are…..they go off in controversial directions. Trees and plants create oxygen and filter the air and they do it for free. They need to be protected from fires that take more trees every year than lumber operations can take in 50 years…instead they go after the lumber industry instead of going after better faster fire fighting efforts. As a nation we can buy and pay for 5,000 military helicopters to make war…but can’t find the money to buy 500 helicopters to attack forest fires when they start.
rville9755 07:14:30 PM Apr 12 2008
vin550 07:17:45 PM Apr 12 2008