Donelson 7/19/10 (Tom, chairman of Americas PAC, Climate science: Lies and Cover ups, http://www.texasgopvote.com/blog/climate-science-lies-and-cover-ups-07191)
Americans have been bombarded with bad science on this issue and for now, many Americans are becoming less trusting of the science so heavily politicized. Here is the reality of climate change. Climate change will happen because it has happened in the past. Just in the past 20,000 years, we have seen ice ages and warmer periods. Since the time of Christ birth and death, we have seen warmer climates and cooler climates that had nothing to do with man’s impact. Maybe man has a role in climate change but as the past has shown, nature has played a significant if not the dominant role in signficant climate change. The extremest of the climate change advocates have treated climate as if the world was set on a thermostatand could easily be maintained at the “perfect temperature”as if we know what is the ideal temperature for the planet. It is not that simple and the complications of climate change science have descended into a political battle becoming more and more independent of science.
No Warming – multiple factors
There are multiple factors that are not taken into account with climate science – experts agree
Ball 07/15/2010 – renowned climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg and advisor to the International Climate Science Coalition (Tim Ball: Global Warming Theory: False in Parts, False in Totality at: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/25387 RC)
There are so many variables ignored, underreported or simply not understood in climate science and especially in the computer models that purport to simulate global climate, that they destroy any pretence we know or understand weather and climate. But don’t take my word for it. Consider the comments from proponents of anthropogenic global warming including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In the 2001 report they said, “In climate research and modeling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that long-term prediction of future climate state is not possible.” James Lovelock, Gaia hypothesis speculator said, “It’s almost naive, scientifically speaking, to think that we can give relatively accurate predictions for future climate.There are so many unknowns that it’s wrong to do it.” Kevin Trenberth, IPCC author and CRU associate said, “It’s very clear we do not have a climate observing system… This may be a shock to many people who assume that we do know adequately what’s going on with the climate, but we don’t.” Many reports exist on the inadequacy of temperature data. Ross McKitrick asks whether a global temperature exists at all. Anthony Watts shows the serious problems with the weather stations in the US and these are supposedly the best in the world. We also know how the record is ‘adjusted’ to support the warming theory. However, measurement of other variables is worse simply because of the complexity of measurements. Instruments to accurately measure precipitation, especially snowfall, have always been a great challenge. Perhaps the most forgotten variable, yet critical to weather and climate, is wind speed. Ancient Greeks knew the importance of wind direction and how it determined the pattern of weather in a region. They even built a Tower of the Winds in Athens honoring the eight wind deities (Figure 1). Direction was critical for sailing as well, so mariners developed the ability to read the wind to 32 points of the compass. Speed was a different matter. Early attempts had a flat board on a spring with a pointer attached that was set against a scale. Wind pushed the board and the pointer indicated the force. The big change came with the wind cup or anemometer in 1846. While this provides an accurate measure, recording the information is important because the work the wind does requires detailed almost continuous data.
No Warming – long term
Global Warming can’t be solved in the short term – we still have 16 million years to go
Farquhar 07/14/2010 – staff writer and technology editor at News.au.com (Peter Farquah: “Life on Earth wiped out every 27 million years - and it's not the fault of Nemesis” at:
FIRST the bad news - scientists are now 99 per cent certain mass extinction events on Earth are as regular as clockwork. The good news? There's still 16 million years to go until the next one.
That's the finding from scientists from the University of Kansas and the Smithsonian Institute in the US, where they've mapped out all Earth's extinction events from the past 600 million years.
According to what they've seen, life on Earth is wiped out every 27 million years.It's not going to be global warming that finishes us all off, either. Unfortunately for our planet, it passes through a shower of comets every 27 million years, and it very rarely escapes unscathed. Of the last 20 times we made a galactic run for our lives through the comet shower, Earth only escaped with most of its biological organisms intact six times. The most widely publicised one was 65 million years ago, when a 15km wide asteroid hit the Earth in Mexico with the force of a billion atomic bombs and wiped out the dinosaurs. There's also more bad news - the extinction scenario rate is not strictly accurate. Sometimes the asteroids ambush all life on Earth up to 10 million years earlier than they should. The good news is all on the side of our Sun's dark twin Nemesis, which until now received an unfairly large proportion of bad press, being considered responsible for the bombardment. The theory used to be that Nemesis passed through a huge - even by universal standards - belt of dust and ice called the Oort cloud every 27 million years, sending the comets our way. Now scientists say that because the extinction scenarios happen so regularly, Nemesis couldn't be responsible, as its orbit would have changed over such a long time. Which isn't to say the Sun's evil twin - which lies about one light year away from it - is not still spraying Oort cloud comets all over our galaxy, just that they're hitting other planets these days. Which still leaves the question as to why we've drawn the short straw and what we're going to do about it. The last one occurred 11 million years ago, so at least Doomsday cult members can now set their clocks for the year 16,002,010, rather than the fashionably Hollywood mark of 2012.Which gives us all a little breathing space - if you don't believe in global warming.