Editor: Rob "Sunny" Roseman, trained in meteorology and long familiar in Denver as a TV weatherman, was my radio guest on April 26. Here are his talking points as used in our discussion, designed to cool off the overheated emotion surrounding alleged global warming and the rush toward an economically harmful carbon tax. CLIMATE HYSTERIA & MEDIA BIAS... OR CLIMATE BIAS & MEDIA HYSTERIA (WHATEVER)
Gore, McCain, and other alarmists use scare language such as... "Inaction Poses a Threat.” “Action is a Moral Imperative.” "Situation is unprecedented.” Rational discussion has given way to the Politics of Global Warming, and ultimately to the Church of Global Warming.
BUT WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW?
ABOUT THE CLIMATE MODELS……….
They define a virtual world. Use parameters.
Difficulty dealing with oceans & clouds.
Deal with only limited amount of variables.
Some are faulty and downright wrong.
We are supposed to “take them on faith.”
Current models go haywire after 1 week.
We are supposed to believe in 100 years?
Last 10 years are cooling. Not predicted.
None of models predicted….so they are wrong.
ABOUT CLIMATE HISTORY…………..
We are in an Interglacial period now. Between glacials.
Has always varied. Warmer and Colder.
Medieval warming period 1100 to 1500 (1.13C) warmer.
CO2 levels -100ppm less than today.
1910-1940 and 1970-1998 same amount of warming.
Last 10 years actually have been cooling.
120k, 220k and 320k warmer than today. (.75C)
Today not even close to anything the warmest in
Last 2 million years. Had higher levels of CO2.
ABOUT EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS………….
Drought, Severe, etc. always been there, will be.
Even 50% less C02 will still be there.
1955-2000 increase in C02 no decrease in Soil Moisture.
Can’t make any warmer with same moisture.
Hurricanes….no increase in Frequency/Intensity since 1700s.
ABOUT ICE SHEET DISINTEGRATION……………
Been happening over past 10-15K years.
Antarctica…no change last 40 years.
Greenland warmer past 10K years.
Melting occurs 3.5CM per 100 years anyway.
Bottom Line: Good headlines/Good movies.
ABOUT RISING SEA LEVELS……………….
Been rising for last 15,000 years anyway since last
Major ice age.
Usual rate is 2mm per year.
Rate of rise has slowed last 100 years.
ABOUT METHANE CONCENTRATIONS……………..
They all say this is really bad….sounds bad.
Increase over past 150 years has actually stabilized.
“WE DON’T KNOW WHY”
CONCLUSIONS TO DEAL WITH
To support something unusual current warm period.
To support droughts, floods & storms more severe.
To support Ice Sheets disintegrating any faster.
To support sea levels rise any faster than before.
WHERE TO NOW:
Do we believe the skeptics or the alarmists?
Do we adapt to our climate (like all species that survived) or do we try to change the climate?
France in 1990s 35,000 dead heat wave.
Do we adopt Cap & Trade?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS…………..
We need to adapt to our climate. Get smart.
Need Al Gore to shut his mouth. Earth will cool 5 deg.
No cap & trade. Nothing other than a massive tax incr.
No more stupid studies from Britian …..obese people
add to global warming.
Have moonshot to create a hydrogen economy.
Have to use oil and gas in the meantime.
O/G used for most anything and everything.
Drill, Drill, Drill.
Explain Hydrogen, how it can be used.
New Industries. New Technologies.
Re-Tool America. We own it.
We can sell to rest of world.
We don’t have to buy from rest of world.
Can actually shut up Enviros finally.