I can tell when someone cares about honesty based on whether they care to report about both sides of an issue. Based on that factor, man-made global warming enthusiasts are largely snake-oil salesmen.
I haven't written about Global Warming much lately, because I've been so busy shoveling several tons of the stuff out of my driveway all winter. The previously snowiest winter her in northern Utah was 1993, and I'm pretty sure we just beat that in '08.
The winter of 2007-08 has not been very friendly to those who are sure that man is causing the earth to turn into a fireball. All kinds of evidence is cropping up that nature is perfectly capable of thwarting man's attempt to vaporize himself and his globe.
Average temperatures as of late have been much colder than normal. Arctic sea ice is increasing.
Canadian scientists are also noticing growing ice coverage in most areas of the Arctic, including the southern Davis Strait and the Beaufort Sea.That does not comport well with the theory that man is causing much warming. Even if we are having an effect, it appears that nature is more than up to the task of obliterating our futile
"The ice is about 10 to 20 centimetres thicker than last year, so that's a significant increase," he said.
Temperatures have stayed well in the -30s C and -40s C range since late January throughout the North, with the mercury dipping past -50 C in some areas.
Satellite images are showing that the cold spell is helping the sea ice expand in coverage by about 2 million square kilometres, compared to the average winter coverage in the previous three years.
The winter of 2007-08 has not been very friendly to those who are sure that man is causing the earth to turn into a fireball.attempts to raise the average temperature.
On the other end of the globe, Antarctica's ice is increasing as well.
Additionally, according to the US National Climatic Data Center, temperatures for January were lower than the average for the past 100 years. As National Post puts it:
...many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."
China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.
In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.
Does man have an effect on global warming? Sure. But do we have a significant effect on it? It certainly doesn't seem so.
So far, the great global warming swindle has been perpetrated on the citizens of earth by those who think it is their right to rule over us. If man really is causing the warming of the globe, then naturally, they think, someone must be anointed to correct the problem--by reducing the comforts of life for everyone but themselves. There is no other reason that someone would be so "sure" about something that is in reality so uncertain and unproven.
The problem is, there is no proof that man is causing significant warming. So next time you are tempted to think that global warming is significantly man-caused, ask yourself this question: who has the most to gain from the draconian laws that would have to be set up to even hope to begin to control average global temperature?
The answer to that question: not you.