Saturday, April 26, 2008

How Convenient ....

Al Gore's global warming philosophy has been debunked by many scientists and studies, and now it has met the same fate at the hands of children, in "The Sky's Not Falling" video/essay contest.
The contest was launched early in 2008 and was designed to highlight the absurdities, untruths and downright lies that children are being taught daily about "climate change" in public school. "Kids across America are being victimized by global warming hysteria," according to Holly Fretwell, author of "The Sky’s Not Falling: Why It’s OK to Chill About Global Warming".
"I wanted to know what kids like mine were hearing in their classrooms,” Fretwell said. “Running a contest was a fun way to go about it. All of us, our children in particular, are being confronted daily with half-truths and falsehoods about global warming,” noted Fretwell.“It’s just plain wrong.”
She said that was her inspiration for the book in the first place.
"I want kids to get excited about science and to understand that it’s human ingenuity and a can-do spirit, not government sanctions, that will lead us to a bright environmental future. I want kids to learn how to become critical thinkers," she said.”
Contest winners receive a cash prize, a copy of “The Great Global Warming Swindle” DVD, and copies of The Sky’s Not Falling for their local school library and their kids’ science classroom.

The first-place essay is titled "Al Gore Causes Global Warming in School Aged Brains" by Russell Young of Minnesota:
"If Al Gore’s film "An Inconvenient Truth," is suitable for teaching about climatology, then Alfred Hitchcock’s film the "The Birds," is a good candidate for teaching ornithology.
"Wait a moment," you say. What does a horror film which has been characterized as "extremely disturbing," where hoards of normally skittish, but peaceable birds, inexplicably attack and terrorize humans, have to teach our children about science? The answer, of course is that it could be used to anesthetize them to the frightening scenarios presented in Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
It's hard to decide which would be worse: frightening young students with scripted terror from a horror master, or frightening students with scripted propaganda from an environmental hypocrite."

The second-place essay is titled "Global Warming Basics For Beginners," and is by Dan Nagasaki of California:
The earth has had huge climate shifts with extreme warmth and extreme cold (remember reading about the ice age?) long before man could have possibly had any impact on the earth's climate. If man didn't exist on earth, these great climate shifts would still occur. There are two major questions regarding global warming. First, are we really in a long-term global warming trend and second, is man primarily responsible for this? The first may be true, but the second doesn't appear to be true.
If you ask an average person who is concerned about the environment to name the major factors affecting global warming, he'll probably fail to mention the two most important factors.
First is the sun, which is actually quite volatile. Even small changes on the sun affect our climate. So, the most important factor affecting global warming, the sun, is not affected by anything mankind does. In fact, other planets in our solar system are also getting warmer.
Second is water vapor, which forms the cloud cover.And after the sun and water vapor come other, much less significant factors such as sulfur dioxide, methane, and carbon dioxide. To put this even further in perspective, more sulfur dioxide is spewed out through volcanoes and earth vents than by industrialization. Methane is produced by plant-eating animals, including man, so if you really want to make a serious dent in methane production, you need to resign yourself to the mass extinction of most plant-eating animals. As for carbon dioxide, which makes up less than 1/10th of 1 percent of the earth's atmosphere (Nitrogen and oxygen make up 99 percent of the earth's atmosphere), the average person, merely by existing, produces more CO2 than the average automobile. Even with the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere over the last 100 years, the average temperature of the earth has increased about 1 degree C, with most of that temperature increase occurring prior to the rapid increase in CO2 levels.

The third-place essay is titled "A Christmas Dinner Conversation" and is by Jim Lion of California:
"At a recent Christmas dinner, I had a conversation with my niece, 16 and very smart, who just got into the University of Pennsylvania early. When I showed her how rising global temperatures may have caused the increase in CO2 gases, rather than the opposite theory ( that rising CO2 has caused global warming) she said, "But that doesn't make any sense."
She's a smart girl. But the reason she thought my assertion made no sense is simple. It runs counter to the doctrine she has heard repeated over and over again ad nauseum, and perpetuated without question or remorse by the mainstream media.
I'll tell you what I told her that night at dinner.
If you look at the graph that Al Gore used in his Oscar-winning movie "An Inconvenient Truth," something emerges decidedly inconvenient to Al Gore's thesis of man-made global warming.
The graph shows a precise correlation between changes in global temperature and changes in atmospheric CO2 over thousands of years. This suggests that when carbon dioxide emissions increase, a rise in global temperatures will result. However, if you take a closer look, the data show an 800 year gap between the changes in global temperature and the changes in atmospheric CO2. 800 years! What's more, CO2 is a trailing indicator, which means, based on Gore's own data, that today's current rise in atmospheric CO2 was actually caused by the Medieval Warming Period that occurred 800 years ago!
These facts have not been lost on many reputable scientists, who are busy looking for ways to prove how a rise in global temperature 800 years ago could have percolated down through the ocean, and then rose to the surface, causing the oceans to release vast quantities of CO2. If the process took 800 years in would explain the facts.
Imagine that. An explanation that matches the facts.
It seems to me Al Gore should get out of the pseudo-science business, and go back into theology, which he studied at Vanderbilt University, since it appears that he wants to alter the doctrine of Original Sin, making people feel guilty every time they exhale, spewing harmful CO2 into the atmosphere.
Mr. Gore may change his mind when he learns about these important facts, but don't hold your breath."
(from World Net Daily)

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