I heard on the radio this morning that July 2007 was the hottest July ever in Utah, with an average temperature of about 84 degrees. Of the 5 hottest Julys ever in Utah, one was in 1960, and all the others were in the 21st century (2007, 2005, 2003, 2002 or something like that). Yeah, but...did man do it?
One of the synonyms for "to make" is "to fabricate". One of the definitions of "fabricate" is "to fake or forge." So in this way there is man-made global warming. This is the way in which I believe that man is making global warming. There are a lot of people who are fabricating "evidence" and "consensus" when it comes to global warming. Global warming is occurring, but man is making it up that man is at fault.
No one disputes the fact that the globe is warming. They (we) just dispute what is causing it.
I know, I know. Some of the scientists who dispute man-made global warming have been paid by the oil lobby. But what is not often noticed is that the scientists who "believe in" man-made global warming are paid by the global warming lobby. And they get A LOT more money. John Stossel, in his book Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity puts it this way:
Twenty-five billion dollars in government funding has been spent since 1990 to research global warming. If scientists and researchers were coming out releasing reports that global warming has little to do with man, and most to do with just how the planet works, there wouldn't be as much money to study it.
That's about 1000 times more than the oil lobby has paid the man-made global warming skeptics.
Everyone has an opinion. Many people with opinions use lobbying to bring their points to the ascendancy in the debate. I hate most lobbying, because it's unethical. Never trust someone whose paycheck is determined by whether they believe or disbelieve the issue they are studying.
Most scientists are conflicted about global warming, because if they admitted that man didn't have much to do with it, they'd have to look for a new job.