GLOBAL WARMING: A Load of Hot Air

With the recent blizzard hitting the Northeastern United States this week, some people have attributed it to climate change (i.e. global warming), as was last year’s polar vortex (resulting in subzero temperatures throughout the United States). Meanwhile, the Senate passed a resolution recognizing the existence of climate change (although they were unable to decide on what causes it).

Of course, the environmentalists claim that climate change (in particular global warming) is man-made. But their arguments are nothing more than a load of hot air. Climate (like the Stock Market) fluctuates.

According to Tom Bethell’s book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science, the Earth experienced a period of global warming from around 1910 to 1940. Then a global cooling period took place, lasting from 1940 until 1975 (when the record of fossil fuel consumption was perhaps at its highest during the Twentieth Century). From 1975 until recently, another period of global warming took place. But in recent years, it appears that the Earth is now entering a period of global cooling. Thus, the Earth experiences both warming and cooling cycles. And these cycles are nothing new. They have been going on since the beginning of time.

Bethell also points out that although the Earth’s surface temperature has increased by only one degree, while atmospheric temperatures have only increased slightly. Thus, the periods of global warming and global cooling were not man-made, but instead they were the result of solar anomalies.

So, it is the sun (not man) that is responsible for climate change. And even if humans did have an impact on the Earth’s climate, it was only a slight impact.

Bethell also mentions the importance of the urban island heat effect, i.e. where temperatures are made. An example he gives is building a weather station near a tarmac runway, in which the result will be an increase in temperature readings.

Therefore, the environmentalists use all sorts of scare tactics, rigging the facts, and even intimidation to convince people that man-made global warming is real, and is increasing at alarming rates. But there were those who looked beneath the surface (which is practically essential in the field of science) and learned that climate change is normal.

So when it comes to blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, etc., keep in mind that they are all the results of natural cycles, i.e. acts of God. And global warming (as presented by the environmentalists) is nothing more than junk science.

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Andrew Linn

About the author, Andrew Linn: Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media. View all articles by Andrew Linn

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