Monday, March 26, 2007

Sick of the Speculation

Today my friend sent me a CNN article about what may happen because of Global Warming and all of you will pay for it.

I'm sorry, but speculation is cheap. I want to see scientists do some research on proving that it is in fact greenhouse gases that cause Global Warming, instead of treating it like fact. I heard that in the 70's there was a scare that Global Cooling was occurring because they saw a dip in the average temperature for that decade. Well they saw that dip go away and now everyone believes in Global Warming.

All I see are studies after studies about what Global Warming may do, but nothing showing that it's due to us. Uggggggh. You know people, the Earth temperature has fluctuated by much more than a few degrees in the past, long before the car was invented and cows were farting. What do you think was doing it then??? What about that thing called the Ice Age? Human were around during that. How'd it happen? (Because humans killed the mastodons which were a major contributor of greenhouse gases. Duhhh.) How many times did you hear that Global Warming would increase the number of hurricanes. Well when the Atlantic had more than average the Pacific had less than average. The only reason people were making a big deal about them was because they kept hitting the Gulf Coast over and over again. PS - last hurricane season the Atlanic had like what... 3 storms reach hurricane status. Don't quote me on these numbers because they're not accurate, but the general idea is.

I'm not saying that a couple degrees change wouldn't be significant, and I'm not denying that it may be getting warmer. I'm calling into question what causes it. Generally in science before things are considered true predictions must be made and seen to occur according to the mechanism proposed. Well I haven't heard of any experiments done that show any accurate results. From what I can see there is way too little known about the complexities of the climate to make any accurate predictions about it. Hence why meteorologist only make 10-day forecasts and are still only right something on the lines of 60% of the time.

This post, as one of my friends would say, is nothing but "shambles." I'm aware that I made no arguments to disprove traditional global warming theories. That's because I honestly don't want to spend the time to do that right now. Maybe another time. I think if you go through my old posts though you'll find one that touches on some studies that suggests greenhouse gases aren't the cause of global warming.


Survivin said...

Interesting. There is even an argument that reducing greenhouse gas emissions shouldn't be key right now, since it's really too late to stop the Global Warming process. Rather, we should focus on how to deal with hotter climates.

Interesting blog btw, I've added it on mine.

Pending, P.A. said...

That's another thing. What makes humans think that they can freeze the Earth in place so that we no longer have to adapt. That's not how things work. The environment changes, things adapt or die out. It's a harsh reality, but that's how it's been since long before humanity's time. I know that it all comes down to people being afraid of change and the unknown, but honestly it humanity dies out would you care since you'll already be dead?

And thanks for the add! You surely will be added too when I'm not busy failing horrible at Physics.

Anonymous said...

You should see the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. I think it presents lots of the "scientific evidence-based research", that you're looking for.

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, - the movie also explains how the last ice age happened. Hint: - it wasn't related to mastodont-farts.

Pending, P.A. said...

I've heard the complete opposite of "An Inconvenient Truth." People (who liked it) have told me that it's more or less a slide show of what's to come under the presumption that greenhouse gas have the effects that it's claimed to have.

Plus, I think Al Gore did this solely because he wants to get back into the spot light. It worked.

I will probably eventually get it a shot. But the only real thing that's going to persuade me is research done over much longer periods of time, which I probably won't live long enough to confirm.