For about 20 years I've been hearing various environmental theories that attempt to justify a whole bunch of junk science that amount to little more than a attempt to scare the public into following a specific agenda. The thing that first drew my attention to this "theory" was attending a lecture by David Suzuki at the U of T. His topic for this lecture was the upcoming Ice Age. Two years later I went to see him again (he impressed me the first time) and his topic was essentially global warming (Greenhouse Effect). The obvious contradiction between these two apparently strongly held positions confused me greatly. Since then we all know the story, try to live a single day without hearing the words climate change or global warming.
There are a group of environmentalist wandering the north, spending lots of money, gathering information from the elders and scientific research stations supporting global warming. They don't want to hear about other opinions. With all due respect accorded to the elders, human recalled data is incredibly inaccurate, just ask a police office who spoke to someone 24 hours after a crime, there are very good odds that the description given by the witness will actually have very little resemblance to the actual perpetrator of the crime. I remember when I was young a snowstorm we received in Kincardine in the winter of '76, I've heard others recall this event as well. That year we received a snow dump of over 6 foot in a three day blizzard, I know it, I believe it, I was there. However, if you look back into the snowfall records for that region, for that year you'll see the largest 3 day accumulation of snow was 22 inches.
The elders will tell you its warmer today then when they were young. But then again they will also tell you about the year the rivers didn't freeze over till well into January, somewhere around '65, and before that in '57. My parents will tell you about walking uphill both ways to school as well, the memory of a person is a very susceptible storage device and shouldn't be trusted. If you walk into a room and everyone is told we will be discussing Global Warming, how many people do you think will stand up and say," huh, its been a lot warmer than this before and nothing happened". No one will.
True science is proven by fact, each and every time. A theory is a set of rules that apply to every occurrence of a set of parameters is going to produce a predictable result. Such as the theory of Gravity, in order for this theory to be accepted it must be right 100% of the time. It cannot be proven to be right 99.9999% of the time, if that is the case, the theory is thrown out as wrong.
Global Warming is not a fact, it is not a theory, it doesn't even qualify as a hypothesis as it, in its current state can be proven wrong on any given day. If this was a fact or a theory, it would be able to PREDICT the outcome with accuracy. These people can't even predict the weather three days from now with any better than guessing odds. They can't predict the severity of events such as El Nino, which has been known of for hundreds of years. The data they use is cherry picked, locations, days, years that do not support their theory is discarded as aberrant.
True science can predict the orbit of a star 12,000,000 km's away to within a couple of feet at any given moment. Junk science will blame a increase of certain gasses amounting to less than one quarter of one percent of our total atmosphere as being a planet ending crisis. One they can neither quantify nor explain. While I believe leaving a clean planet is important, some of the recovery efforts put forward by environmentalists border on lunacy that could very well endanger the planets ecosystem and throw off the delicate balance of nature.
In conclusion, don't worry about planet earth, one way or another she'll survive just fine, but don't just sit on the couch and accept the pablum being spoon fed to you everyday by people who are only being employed to find a single result, not to evaluate a problem.
"A zebra does not change its spots." - Al Gore, attacking President George Bush in 1992.
''I decided I just had to call because you've printed a picture of the Earth upside down on the front page of the paper,'' Gore said.
"When my sister and I were growing up," Mr. Gore told a small audience made up mostly of women, "there was never any doubt in our minds that men and women were equal, if not more so."
"He is proposing to privatize a big part of Social Security and he's proposing to take $1 trillion, a million billion dollars out of the Social Security trust fund and give it as a tax incentive to young workers." - Al Gore
Milwaukee, WI - "I'm very familiar with the importance of dairy farming in Wisconsin. I've spent the night on a dairy farm here in Wisconsin. If I'm entrusted with the presidency, you'll have someone who is very familiar with what the Wisconsin dairy industry is all about."
--- Yeah right, I trust this guy to know what he's talking about.