Sixteen prominent scientists recently signed an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal expressing their belief that the theory of global warming is not supported by science. This has not been getting the attention it deserves because politicians (looking at you Al Gore) are frankly embarrassed to admit that they are wrong about the phenomenon known as global warming. Not only has our planet stopped warming, but we may be headed toward a vast cooling period.
New data shows that in fact the Earth has not warmed at all over the last 15 years. In fact, the Daily Mail reports that the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, after taking data from nearly 30,000 stations around the world, have found that the earth stopped warming in 1997. The report suggests we are headed toward a new solar cycle, Cycle 25, which NASA scientists have predicted will be significantly cooler than Cycle 24 which we are in now. This data largely contradicts the accepted theory among the public that carbon dioxide pollution is causing global warming and even proposes that we are actually heading toward global cooling.
I share the same frustration in the political and scientific community that the sixteen scientists express. Why did we all hop on board the global warming bandwagon started by politicians when the scientific community didn’t back it? Since 1998, 31,000 scientists have signed a petitionagreeing with the fact that there is no scientific evidence or consensus that man-made global warming exists while the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has the support of only 2,500 scientists. Yet, for some reason it is accepted that global warming is scientifically undeniable.
Part of this is due to Al Gore’s 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which has championed the cause to stop global warming and was shown throughout America including in classrooms. Gore dramatized the effects of carbon dioxide on climate change and some say he even fabricated the evidence shown in the film.
But, the 2007 documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle, (which I am sure you have never heard of) received no such publicity despite the fact that its arguments against global warming were backed by scientists, academics, writers and environmentalists.The film's major point is that the real data shows that carbon dioxide decrease or increase follows temperature decrease or increase -- not the other way around. The film cites that when the earth gets warmer, the ocean releases carbon dioxide and when the earth gets cooler, the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide.
It is estimated that we have spent around $106.7 billion of taxpayer money from 2003-2010 to try to understand and “fix” global warming. And the spending doesn’t stop there. The same research shows the government has proposed to spend around $1.4 billion in 2012 alone on climate change issues. The fact of the matter is we are spending egregious amounts of money on an issue that there is no scientific evidence to back.
Whether you believe in global warming or not, I urge you to do the research. Don’t just listen to politicians. Look at the opinions of scientists, look at the data and form your own opinion because the debate over whether or not global warming exists is becoming too expensive to not be educated on it. I am confident that once people actually look at the data, they will come to the same conclusions I have. And any believers in global warming after that are welcome to fly out to Alaska and explain their opinions to the residents of Jim River which nearly reached the record for the coldest temperature in the U.S. yesterday before their thermometer failed (most likely because it was too cold) one degree shy of the record at -79 degrees Fahrenheit.
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