Environmentalists endanger the planet
THURSDAY OCTOBER 01, 2009
Gospel in, Gospel out?
The news just in is that the world is now cooling. Data gathered since 2003 from floating ocean buoys known as Argos that can go 2000m deep to observe ocean temperatures concludes that no warming has occurred. The Argos have failed to detect any signs of imminent climate change. This cancels out previous climate models. It is therefore ocean currents, not SUVs, that help determine the temperature of Earth, and while irresponsible environmentalists panic over warming it seems the Earth cools and goes with the ocean flow.
Rachael Carson's "Silent Spring" was published in September 1962. She was the first environmental alarmist in modern times. Carson claimed DDT and other pesticides silence nature, that mosquitoes were developing resistance to DDT and that DDT causes cancer or birth defects (all totally false). Norway and Sweden banned DDT in 1970 and the UK banned it in 1984. Third world countries stopped using it even though it seemed effective in combating malaria. The use of DDT became undermined by environmentalist organizations selling alternatives to DDT. Africa is now awash with preventable diseases because false science backed with big business drove out real science.
In 1968, Vice President Gore's hero and mentor Professor Paul Ehrlich predicted a major food shortage in the U.S, and "in the 1970s...hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death." Around 1970, Ehrlich produced "The Population Bomb", then, around 1991, "The Population Explosion". He forecasted that 65 million Americans would die of starvation between 1980 and 1989, and by 1999 the U.S. population would have declined to 22.6 million. Ehrlich's predictions about England were gloomier: "If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000." At the first Earth Day celebration in 1969, environmentalist Nigel Calder warned, "The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind." C.C. Wallen of the World Meteorological Organization said, "The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed."
In 1972, a report was written for the Club of Rome warning the world would run out of gold by 1981, mercury and silver by 1985, tin by 1987 and petroleum, copper, lead and natural gas by 1992. Gordon Taylor, in his 1970 book "The Doomsday Book," said Americans were using 50 percent of the world's resources and "by 2000 they [Americans] will, if permitted, be using all of them." In 1975, the Environmental Fund took out full-page ads warning, "The World as we know it will likely be ruined by the year 2000." Harvard University biologist George Wald in 1970 warned, "... civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against the problems facing mankind." That was the same year that Sen. Gaylord Nelson warned, in Look Magazine, that by 1995 "... somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct."
In 1885, the U.S. Geological Survey announced there was "little or no chance" of oil being discovered in California, and a few years later they said the same about Kansas and Texas. In 1939, the U.S. Department of the Interior said American oil supplies would last only another 13 years. In 1949, the Secretary of the Interior said the end of U.S. oil supplies was in sight. In 1974 the U.S. Geological Survey declared that the U.S. had only a 10-year supply of natural gas.
The fact of the matter, according to the American Gas Association, is that there's a 1,000 to 2,500 year supply. There is also at least 250 years worth of coal left in the US. And probably enough world oil to last another million years. Here are a few more facts: The greenhouse effect is a necessary result of water vapor in Earth's atmosphere. Without this effect, Earth's average temperature would be zero degrees Fahrenheit (-17C) and we would perish. Most climate change is due to the orbital eccentricities of Earth and variations in the sun's output and moon’s orbiting. Natural wetlands produce more greenhouse gas contributions annually than all human sources combined. Another fact: heat from emissions cannot rise more than a few hundred feet from ground level. It is simply too cold any higher up. At the level Boeings fly, at altitude 10,000m, the outside air is -50C and there is still half the atmosphere above that. Is that air getting any warmer? Answer: no.
Given that doomsayers have always been wrong, in 1970, when environmentalists were making predictions of manmade global cooling, the threat of an ice age and of millions of Americans starving to death, what kind of government policy should have been undertaken to prevent such a promised-for calamity? When Ehrlich calculated that England would not exist in the year 2000, what steps should the British Parliament have taken in 1970 to prevent that dire outcome? In 1939, when the U.S. Department of the Interior warned that we only had oil supplies for another 13 years, what actions should President Roosevelt have taken? What makes us think that environmental alarmism is any more correct, now that they have switched to manmade "climate change"? What makes anyone in their wildest fantasies imagine that the disguised taxes the NZ government keeps threatening to impose with their carbon emissions trading schemes will in any way change or stabilize our climate?
Oceans are cooling
Only 47% of Americans polled think it is warming and humans are the reason
Gore Calls Myanmar Cyclone a Consequence of Global Warming.
Environmentalists have always misled the rest