At CARE we have joked—half in jest, half seriously—about making bumper stickers that say, “Pray for Global Warming.” (We’ve been into making bumper stickers. E-mail us for a FREE “Energy Makes America Great!” sticker.)
With that in mind, you can imagine the glee we experienced when the following posting was forwarded to us. We contacted the author to ask permission to post it. Not only were we granted permission, he added a response to those who have e-mailed him following its original publication.
Please enjoy “Pray for Global Warming” written by John Tomlinson, weekly columnist for the Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan--Michigan's third largest paper. His additional comments follow the original article. Read on! What’s your response?
I asked myself, why would such obviously smart guy say such a ridiculous thing? But it turns out he's right.
The earth's temperature peaked in 1998. It's been falling ever since; it dropped dramatically in 2007 and got worse in 2008, when temperatures touched 1980 levels.
Meanwhile, the University of Illinois' Arctic Climate Research Center released conclusive satellite photos showing that Arctic ice is back to 1979 levels. What's more, measurements of Antarctic ice now show that its accumulation is up 5 percent since 1980.
In other words, during what was supposed to be massive global warming, the biggest chunks of ice on earth grew larger. Just as an aside, do you remember when the hole in the ozone layer was going to melt Antarctica? But don't worry, we're safe now, that was the nineties.
Dr. Kunihiko, Chancellor of Japan's Institute of Science and Technology said this: "CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or the other ... every scientist knows this, but it doesn't pay to say so." Now why would a learned man say such a crazy thing?
This is where the loonies get lost. Their mantra is atmospheric CO2 levels are escalating and this is unquestionably causing earth's temperature rise. But ask yourself -- if global temperatures are experiencing the biggest sustained drop in decades, while CO2 levels continue to rise -- how can it be true?
Ironically, in spite of being shown false, we must now pray for it. Because a massive study, just released by the Russian Government, contains overwhelming evidence that earth is on the verge of another Ice Age.
Based on core samples from Russia's Vostok Station in Antarctica, we now know earth's atmosphere and temperature for the last 420,000 years. This evidence suggests that the 12,000 years of warmth we call the Holocene period is over.
or take. As for CO2 levels, core samples show conclusively they follow the earth's temperature rise, not lead it.
It turns out CO2 fluctuations follow the change in sea temperature. As water temperatures rise, oceans release additional dissolved CO2 -- like opening a warm brewsky.
To think, early last year, liberals suggested we spend 45 trillion dollars and give up five million jobs to fix global warming. But there is good news: now that we don't have to spend any of that money, we can give it all to the banks.
Now, Here are his additional comments in response to the initial article:
Re: Pray For Global Warming,
To: All the wonderful people who thought to write.
I want to finally take a moment to get back with all you kind people who took the time to read and respond to my article. As you can imagine I got slammed with massive emails from all over the country. So rather than attempt to answer each one individually (as I began to), I decided to put together something that says thanks, and to answer the questions people had about further information.
First, let me say how gratified I am to hear from so many thousands of people across the country who have not been sucked in by the hype. Hang in there, it’s getting colder! Second, I really don’t care what people believe about global warming, er . . . "climate change." Everyone gets to believe what they want. I just don’t want the most gullible among us spending trillions and trillions of our ever precious dollars and handing over millions of jobs to the Chinese (et al.) just to chase Vladimir’s Ghost.
Just as importantly, I don’t like people having their careers destroyed because they have the balls to stand up and say, "The hot dog has no mustard." Earth’s climate has changed radically lo’ these millions of years. It’s hubristic to believe man can usurp Mother Nature.
Consider this: If you believe the accepted version of how oil is made within the earth (by jungle-like vegetation being subsumed, then compressed into oil over millions of years), how do you explain the discovery of one of the earth’s largest oil fields under the Arctic ocean? Clearly, things aren’t what they used to be!