Our Climate Numbers Are a Big Old Mess
By PATRICK MICHAELS
April 18, 2008; Page A17
President George W. Bush has just announced his goal to stabilize greenhouse-gas emissions by 2025. To get there, he proposes new fuel-economy standards for autos, and lower emissions from power plants built in the next 10 to 15 years.
Pending legislation in the Senate from Joe Lieberman and John Warner would cut emissions even further – by 66% by 2050. No one has a clue how to do this. Because there is no substitute technology to achieve these massive reductions, we'll just have to get by with less energy.
Compared to a year ago, gasoline consumption has dropped only 0.5% at current prices. So imagine how expensive it would be to reduce overall emissions by 66%.
The earth's paltry warming trend, 0.31 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since the mid-1970s, isn't enough to scare people into poverty. And even that 0.31 degree figure is suspect.
For years, records from surface thermometers showed a global warming trend beginning in the late 1970s. But temperatures sensed by satellites and weather balloons displayed no concurrent warming. Read More
There is no such thing as normal weather. Just as the seasons change, so has the earth’s climate since the beginning. From being completely frozen to mostly tropical, this planet has seen it all. And that was before any humans were in the picture. This article shows just how far some scientists will go to further their agenda of creating a climate change crisis. If things were as bad as some people like to tell us, they wouldn’t have to change some data and eliminate others in order to get the numbers they like.