Obama Vs. Climate Change

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Editor:

President Obama claims that carbon dioxide CO2, causes climate change and threatens public health and that “cutting carbon pollution will help keep our air and water clean and protect our kids.”

President Obama’s statements couldn’t be further from the truth. Far from being a “pollutant, carbon dioxide is the elixir of life, without it there would be no life, human, animal and most of all plants, especially food plants. Nature drives climate, not mankind.

Satellite data show atmosphere water vapor to have been relatively constant over the past 30 years. The idea that atmosphere level of CO2, a trace gas is controlling weather and water cycle is improbable. The idea that mankind’s relatively tiny CO2 emissions impact the weather cycle is preposterous. This whole CO2 tax thing is just another way to obtain more funding.

Ed Welge

Editor’s Note: The scientific consensus that rising levels of CO2 will affect the climate is overwhelming, according to NASA. A survey of 928 peer-reviewed abstracts on the subject “global climate change” published between 1993 and 2003 shows that not a single paper rejected the consensus position that global warming is man caused. The study was done by a University of San Diego researcher and published in Science. A follow-up study by a Skeptical Science team of researchers reviewed more than 12,000 peer-reviewed abstracts on the subjects of “global warming” and “global climate change” published between 1991 and 2011 found that of the papers taking a position on the cause of global warming, more than 97 percent agreed that humans are causing it.

Comments

H. Wm. Rhea III 6 months, 1 week ago

Peer review is basically asking all of the foxes if raiding the hen house is a good idea. It should not be taken as a proof that the theory being discussed is actually true.

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Jim Speiser 6 months ago

H.W.: Peer review happens to be a time-honored and integral part of the scientific process. It is by no means perfect, but as human beings who are just scratching the surface of reality, nothing we do will ever "prove" anything about the universe. Science is never about "proof", it's always about our "best guess", and right now, our best guess is that the earth is warming and we are causing it.

If you have a better way of arriving at an approximation of reality, by all means, please present it.

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don evans 6 months, 1 week ago

And besides, they don't want to lose any of those lucrative grants and funding by not toting the political correct mantra.

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Jim Speiser 6 months ago

Don: Those "lucrative grants" you speak of are not ever nearly enough for any scientist to risk his or her reputation on. Science as practiced today is kind of a "one strike and you're out" deal. If a scientist is found to be purposely fudging their data in order to "please their grantors," it's a sure bet they will never be published again, and will forever be cast into the dustbin of irrelevancy. Not to mention the fact that there's a lot more money available to climate change deniers by way of the energy lobby - which literaly has trillions of dollars on the line.

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