February 2, 2014
To the editor:
One recent letter to the editor claims that ninety some percent of scientists agree that global warming is real and is caused by man but just because 97 percent of likeminded scientists agree doesn’t make it a fact. In truth, there are thousands of physicists, climatologists, environmental scientists, and geophysicists who are in a position to understand global warming issues that completely disagrees with them. They say there is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide gases is causing or will cause, catastrophic heating of the earth atmosphere, and disrupt the earth climate. Their research just can’t be dismissed as being wrong, just because it doesn’t agree with the so called global warming experts.
The UK Daily Mail has reported that scientists have observed a record return of the Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60 percent in a year, covering with ice almost 1 million more square miles of ocean than in 2012. In 2007, many scientists were saying that by 2013, global warming would leave the Arctic “ice free.” They were simply wrong. One of the most outrageous examples of the global warming crowd was a video produced back in the ’90s that claimed world temperatures would rise 55 degrees F by the year 2050.
A study in the journal Nature Climate Change “compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990’s to the actual amount of warming” and 114 of those predications overestimated the amount of warming. Other studies have found that various climate models used by the United Nations have “forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred”. According to climate data from the U.K’s weather watching Met Office “global temperatures rose during the ’70s “but they have been flat over the past decade and a half, rising only 0.09 degrees Fahrenheit. Raj Pachauri, the IPCC chief, told an Australian reporter the same thing last year then later denied it. Climate has and will change …. that is proven science but many scientists suggests that solar variability drives climate change.
Polar bears are alive and well despite what some want you to believe. There are more polar bears now than there were 40 years ago. Over the last several thousand years, there have been periods of much less ice than today, but also times of more. Polar bear population numbers probably fluctuated up and down in conjunction with some of these sea ice changes but the polar bear as a species survived … and so did all of the Arctic seal species it depends on for food. Such survival indicates that these Arctic species are very well-adapted to their highly-variable habitat. It is plain to see that these ice-dwelling bears are not threatened with extinction due to declining sea ice, despite the cry from activist scientists and environmental organizations.
From 2009 to 2014, the government has spent over $150 billion on clean energy projects through direct lending, tax expenditures and loan guarantees. A lot of these companies have already closed or are laying off. We are throwing a lot of money at a theoretical problem that we can’t fix. If man is causing global warming and extreme weather events then who caused Noah’s flood?
Ron and Debbie Boggs