Saturday, May 19, 2007

This weekends global warming roundup

One thing is certain about global warming. Al Gore is making a ton of money off of it. Schools around the globe are making Al's fiction mandatory watching with very little if any balancing views from the other side. Gore smiles every time another school board jumps on the band wagon, as he watches his bank account climb.

Hand it to Paramount, the studio behind An Inconvenient Truth, for tapping the classroom market in a way skeptics cannot.

In addition to a companion book written for school-aged children, producers have created a lesson plan, "AIT in the Classroom," for teachers to download.

In England, the government has made the movie part of the public curriculum.

In Spain, the government is buying copies of the movie for all of its schools. In Australia, private donors are buying copies for schools.

Politicians and educators may accept on face value filmed warnings of a world tumbling toward catastrophe if we don't dramatically cut back on our greenhouse gas emissions.

But some of Mr. Gore's allies have acknowledged glaring inaccuracies in the film.

Education systems around the world are brain washing the children in a way that would make Joseph Goebbels envious. Kids Fear Global Warming More Than Terrorism, Car Crashes, and Cancer, According to National Earth Day Survey
NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- While recent polls show that
American adults are most concerned about the war in Iraq, terrorism, and
healthcare, a survey of more than 1,000 middle school students across the
country found that kids fear global warming more than any of these issues.

Parents need to take the fear factor out of the equation by giving their children the balance that many of our school systems not to mention the media, refuse to do. Educate yourself and your children. In this day and age of instant communication, computers and the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, there is no excuse. The other side of this story is out there, you just have to look for it. The so called skeptics, are growing by leaps and bounds daily. Articles such as this one today are becoming more common. Global warming debunked
Man's contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn't change the climate if we tried, he maintained.

"We're all going to survive this. It's all going to be a joke in five years," he said.

A combination of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin had created the current hysteria and it was time to put a stop to it.

"It is time to attack the myth of global warming," he said.

Speaking of "myths"... There is no shortage of groups attacking the big oil companies for funding skeptics
OTTAWA -- U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil donated $2.1 million in research grants in 2006 to dozens of groups that promoted skepticism about global warming in the American and Canadian media, according to a new study to be released today.

Be afraid, very very afraid! Those nasty companies will do anything to keep the money flowing into their pockets...
Overall, Greenpeace estimates that ExxonMobil has donated nearly $23 million to denial organizations since 1998.

A whopping $23 million! Now thats scary. Well maybe not. Using the balanced approach that I preach, how much funding has the church of climatology received to get their message out?
The Global Warming Myth?

Why don't we hear about this part of the global warming argument? "It's the money!" said Dr. Baliunas. "Twenty-five billion dollars in government funding has been spent since 1990 to research global warming. If scientists and researchers were coming out releasing reports that global warming has little to do with man, and most to do with just how the planet works, there wouldn't be as much money to study it."

$25 BILLION for the alarmists compared to $23 million from the skeptics. Talk about comparing apples to oranges! Yet Green Peace and others are worried? Why is that?

To end off on a positive note... fear not my fellow humans. The end is not near. Global warming has taken a back seat in Kamloops, B.C., which is good news for the forest industry.

Entomologist Lorraine Maclauchlan with the B.C. Forest Service says a cool spring has lead to a slow season so far.

North and central Saskatchewan seem to have been spared as well.
On Friday, a day when many people were loading up their cars for a Victoria Day getaway, there was snow and colder-than-normal weather in north and central Saskatchewan.

The cold and wet weather here in Alberta also canceled my plans to head up north for a bit of fishing. The price of gas did not help any!


Candace said...

My daughter intends to ask her teacher about Al Gore's carbon-credit buying (from himself). Knowing her teacher, that should get a laugh, rather than an F. I'll be watching for her final science grade this year...

Tim said...

From what I have read over at your blog regarding your daughter, I doubt very much that she is capable of getting an F regardless.

Dazz mentioned something the other day at work regarding Al and his carbon credits. Something about how he did not actually buy them from his own company... I have not been able to find anything to back up what he was saying though.

Christopher said...

Your inference that that statistic on global warming research funding implies that $25 billion dollars worth of scientific research has been spent looking for ways to alarm people... boggles the mind. The logic seems consistent, though, with the point you're trying to make that a cool spring in one geographic region implies that no global heating trend exists.

Tim said...

The only point I am making is that the alarmists are harping on about how certain companies are funding research that goes against what they preach. The amount of funding they are providing is miniscule in comparison to the funding that governments are handing out on a regular basis to those that are telling us the sky is falling.

Hmmmm one geographic region? Take a look at a map of Canada will ya... The "region" as you call it, I mention here covers about one third of Canada. These were area's that at the time of this post had clear cooling trend in comparison to the average norm. There are many other places that had been experiencing the same.

You can't control Mother Nature. She will do what she does.