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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMINGMYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.
FACT: The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index, produced by the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011. The warming rate from 1964 to 1998 was the same as the previous warming from 1911 to 1941. Satellites, weather balloons and ground stations all show cooling since 2001. The mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8 C over the 20th century is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas ("heat islands"), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas ("land use effects"). Two science teams have shown that correcting the surface temperature record for
Relevant 1912 Political Cartoon On The FedOver a century later, this political cartoon and warning about the Federal Reserve remains relevant:
kropotkinoid"Then we shall have only corporate currency, and a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations—a "soulless" corporate republic." - U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency</a> by Alfred Owen Crozier, 1912.You mean to tell me that a centralized bank that can easily print money and lend it to big banks and corporations will inevitably lead to a corporate state where special interests reign supreme?
Pfft. What nonsense! This cartoonist was way off. Clearly none of this is happening now,
Do I Have To Explain Why Killing Babies Is Wrong?!There is plenty of room for gray area in morality. But sometimes, some things are black and white with no ounce of gray in between. One of those things is infanticide, which is clearly black. And while one should always have a well-reasoned constructive argument against something, as blogger Matt Walsh explains, sometimes, no argument is needed:I don’t know how else to explain this. Can I really formulate an argument that will explain why we shouldn’t murder disabled children? If you don’t immediately recognize the eugenic slaughter of handicapped babies as something severely troubling, I’m not sure that I can offer any insights to help you understand.
You see, this is the problem. This is why we can’t come to any agreements. This is why our arguments are fruitless. They don’t have to be — arguing could be a rather worthwhile activity.
The (Climate) Science of FearReproduced below is a portion of a peer-reviewed paper, by Dr. Richard Lindzen, who has a great many degrees- and a great deal of experience- in the climate sciences. The gist of this paper is that there has been a great many egregious attempts to push a view of climate science in the eyes of the public that is, at best, specious.
I have only brought across the opening portion of his paper. You will be able to find the link to the PDF file, in author's comments.
In the accompanying PDF, Dr Lindzen names names, and details what they'd done to the science. He should know: he's been on the receiving end of a vast amount of hostility, from those who preach the Dogma of 'man-made' global warming.
For those of you who only get to see and hear what the media and politicians bring to you in the way of what is going on with the climate- READ!
You don't know half the story. You don't even know a third of the story.
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?
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