I would like to throw my two bits into the ring to
add to what Ron Ewart said regarding global warming several months ago.
Sorry I am a little late to respond. I did read the professor's comments
and Seattle readers comments.
I am a retired engineer of 30 years with Boeing with a BS
in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Applied Science (Business &
Industrial Engineering). I live on 10 acres near Enumclaw and am the
second generation off the farm. I tell you this to give you a sense
of where I stand.
While my background does not make me a global weather
expert it certainly does not make me an agenda driven extremist. It does
allow me to see the spin in the media and the spin in numbers and the spin in
the environmental agenda, the spin from those politicians who pander to this
junk science and the spin in the UN where much of the global weather
forecasting lore is done.
The good news is the consciousness about the truth of
global warming is rising faster than the hype and has risen somewhere
between controversial and debunked depending on where on your own self
educational scale you have come and of course where your income comes from and
your bias and your agenda and your own honest and objective research.
Gone are the days where any one scientist or reporter
or newspaper or journal or environmentalist can say with certainty there is
18,000 verified scientists have signed the following
petition including the Past President of the National Academy of Sciences and
President Emeritus, Rockefeller University stating that there is no convincing
scientific evidence that human caused greenhouse gasses are causing catastrophic
More and more groups are standing up against the environmental mass distortion
and debunking it. I have over 200 property rights groups now that are
working around the US to reverse all the damage the radical environmental
organizations and their sponsors have done.
No scientiest or professor or climate expert's claim of
global warming can stand an honest and independent peer review process.
Any professional can make a claim about some data however it is only
through independent peer review process that verifies the theory.
This is normally done thru those professional journals closest to
the speciality. If you read Patrick Michaels "Meltdown" you will
understand how even such widely held journals as Science or
Nature have succumbed to what he calls the "paradigm-political" process,
i.e. being influenced by where the money flows especially from the federal
government, i.e. a pattern of weak reviews or agenda reviews.
One does not get much private or government funding for
showing that there is a statistically significant warming trend in the winter in
the North Pole when its too cold for ice to melt but no significant change in
the summer when melting normally occurs (Meltdown pg 47). Or you don't get
much publicity showing that sea ice in the Arctic is declining but the sea ice
in the Antarctic is increasing (Meltdown pg 52). Or sea ice is
affected more by wind than air temperature and that areas of sea ice decrease
occurred alongside increases in thickness in regions not sampled (Meltdown pg
53). Or a rapid loss of ice volume was mistaken due to undersampling due to
shifting winds and ice. (Meltdown pg. 54)
Broad brush generalizations about a relative minisule
amount of data of the latest 30 years of global warming without complete
understanding of climatatology and without looking at least 100 years of
current data not too mention prior ice age periods of glacier expansion and
retraction is the height of layman, evironmental, media and political
ignorance or just plain agenda junk science to get funding or attract attention
or to sell media.
Also the increases in green house gases, mainly CO2 has
been greatly touted by the environmental and UN group think agenda lobby as the
cause of global warming. The interesting "rest of the story"
that the UN models do not show is CO2 dampens off as concentrations
increases and believe it or not the growing season of plants has increased
because of the warming trend since 1970's. Moisture off sets
CO2. Temperature responds logarithmic not linear to CO2.(Meltdown pg
13) Also check out this article http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p36.htm written by the
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine and Marshall Institute.
Also you quickly learn how the pro
environmentalist play their cards. They never show you all the data,
you only see part of their hand. All we typically hear about is
the current warming trend since the mid 1970's. A more realistic picture
is the 100 year temperature picture of the US shows three distinct trends,
warming 1910 - 1939, cooling 1940 - 1969 and warming 1970 - 1997 end of data,
i.e. the 100 year picture is normal.
The 100 year history of precipation for the state of
Michigan is increasing, for temperature it is level. The 100 year
history of temperature for the NE region is increasing .7 degree BUT decreasing
since 1930. The Great Lakes region annual precip. from 1895 to
2001 is up. National steam flow trends are up, forest fires acreage burned
is down significantly since 1919, US average precipation is up, the
100 year look of annual number of hurricanes making US landfall is flat, no
trend, normal. Do you get the picture here?
Here is a good site to study as you can see the
environmental political lobby wealth and how they have come to wield
unimaginable power and influence and the resulting over reaching agenda that has
resulted in unprecidented loss of property rights, jobs, money, etc.
Distortion of the weather data, demonizing our core
sources of fuel including oil, coal, hydro, nuclear, gas, and over reaching and
over controling every aspect of our private and public life using junk science
and selective agenda data is all about stampeding the masses into the
environmental OK corral. This is a huge problem and has become
like a cancer matastized to every level of our society and government at all
levels under the false mask of clean air and water and gross distrotions using
any plant, fish, foul or animal.
The good news is that it has taken these extreme
environmental and UN actions to shake up and wake up property owners around
the country enough to come out of their long hybernation. As this bear
wakes up and realizes its land has been taken there will be a time of
Jack R. Venrick
“Something has gone seriously awry with
interpretation of the Constitution.
Though citizens are safe from the
in their homes, the homes themselves are not."