Inconvenient Questions Global Warming Alarmists Don’t Want You to Ask.
Posted by iusbvision on February 18, 2007
Global Warming alarmists like to tell people that the Earth is warming and that man is the primary cause. They point to us, not evidence that has been verified over and over using the scientific method, but instead they show us “computer models” and claim that there is a “consensus” that man is the primary cause of global warming. So below are some of the questions that such alarmists do not want to answer.
If man is the primary cause of global warming please explain what man did to warm us out of the last five known ice ages.
According to NASA, 2004 was the fourth warmest year on records since the 1800’s. If man has caused the Earth to continually warm why were the 1800’s warmer than today, especially considering that the world was far less populated and industrialized than it has been since 1930?
According to the BBC, China’s factories and homes burn 40% more coal than the United States, yet proposed treaties that are alleged to address global warming focus on regulations in the United States and give China a pass. Why?
According to the Illinois State Museum there have been 20 known glacial advances and retreats in the last two million years. So why is this one man’s fault?
Why is Al Gore’s name not on his own movie poster? Take a look. http://media.monstersandcritics.com/movies/aninconvenienttruth_1/images/group1/inconvenientruthonesheet.jpg
Why did Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia say that “Gore’s circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention”
According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies solar output has been increasing by .05% per decade since the 1970’s. How can you be certain that solar output has an effect that is far less than man? (Update: Solar output noticably started decreasing in the last few years and according to some data sets global warming has leveled off and is now showing a slight reduction)
If man is the primary cause of global warming why is it that NASA has a study on their web site that shows how solar activity increases and decreases actually correlate to North-American temperature changes since 1700? Why did the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, publish a study by Turkish physicist Ali Kilcik that demonstrated a parallel between solar activity change and variations in the Earth’s climate?
Why is it that in the years between 1645-1715, which was the middle of what is called “The Little Ice Age” with the coldest average European temperatures known, coincide with what astronomers call the Maunder Minimum, the lowest period of sun spot and solar activity recorded?
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the moons of Neptune and the former planet Pluto are warming. What has man does to cause this global warming?
Why have leading astronomers such as Philip Marcus of the University of California at Berkeley published studies that show that Jupiter is warming?
If consensus creates such a scientific certainty, explain why a study done by the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece and published in the Public Library of Science Medicine, shows that more than 50% of published studies are later proven to be false; saying that small sample sizes, poor study design, researcher bias, and selective reporting and other problems combine to make most research findings false?
After Hurricane Katrina, the global warming alarmists said that because of global warming the following hurricane seasons would continue to grow more harsh and destructive, only to be followed by one the mildest hurricane seasons on record. Why?
Why did the Senate vote down the Kyoto Treaty unanimously in 1998? Why has Canada also pulled out of the treaty?
According to the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, not only is solar output rising, but the polar ice caps on Mars are melting. Could it be that this is happening because the Mars Rover is an SUV?
How can any causes of global warming be tabulated accurately when, according to the Journal of Science, “A confusing array of new and recent studies reveals that scientists know very little about how much sunlight is absorbed by Earth versus how much the planet reflects, how all this alters temperatures, and why any of it changes from one decade to the next”?
Why has the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia measured global temperatures decreasing from 1998-2005?
Why does Dr. Richard M. Lindzen of the School of Atmospheric Science at MIT say that “Global-warming alarmists intimidate dissenting scientists into silence”? If Dr. Lindzen is wrong why did global warming alarmists stage a protest calling for the resignation of the heads of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for saying that Hurricane Katrina was a part of the natural hurricane cycle and had nothing to do with global warming?
Why has the popular U. S. based environmental magazine Grist called for Nuremberg-style trials for global warming skeptics?
According to the Associated Press, “First-of-its-kind core samples dug up from deep beneath the Arctic Ocean floor show that 55 million years ago an area near the North Pole was practically a subtropical paradise, three new studies show.” So how can man be the primary cause of global warming?
Why did Carleton University paleo-climatologist Professor Tim Patterson testify, “There is no meaningful correlation between CO2 levels and Earth’s temperature over this [geologic] time frame. In fact, when CO2 levels were over ten times higher than they are now, about 450 million years ago, the planet was in the depths of the absolute coldest period in the last half billion years. On the basis of this evidence, how could anyone still believe that the recent relatively small increase in CO2 levels would be the major cause of the past century’s modest warming”?
Why have three studies from universities in Norway and one in Russia shown that the glacial ice sheet in Greenland is growing? One Danish study says that the Greenland Glacial sheet has been shrinking for 100 years so where is the consensus?
Why does a study published in Science Express tell us that “satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet increased in mass by 45 ± 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003”?
An article from Newsweek, “The Cooling World”, April 28, 1975 told us that if global cooling continues “The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now.” Why?
The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, a part of the Department of Energy, has studies that show that global carbon-dioxide levels have spiked every 100,000 years. How can man possibly be the primary cause of increased CO2 in the atmosphere?
Why have the hottest summers on record occurred in the 1930’s?
If the burning of fossil fuels by man is the primary cause of global warming, why did a recent United Nations report tell us that livestock are responsible for 18 percent of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming; more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together?
Could you explain why from 1940-1970 global temperatures decreased while CO2 increased?
Of all of the possible causes of global warming (if it is indeed happening) please list for me in order of importance, what percentage each is responsible for in order and back it up with verifiable evidence that can be duplicated repeatedly. Fossil fuels, changes in solar activity, animal flatulence, the cyclical changing in the Earths rotational axis, ocean current changes, etc.
Are ethical scientists testing the scientific hypothesis with sound methods and quantifiable observations? The goal of the tests is to DISPROVE the hypothesis. It is the duty of the scientist to try their absolute best to disprove the hypothesis. If it cannot be disproved, it becomes theory, and over time, with more studies, is accepted as fact. To be responsible, don’t you have to look for evidence that disproves the theory and not ridicule or ignore those who publish it (because there is plenty out there)? Why do global warming alarmists do this and attack people so often?
Two new books about global warming have just been released, Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years, by physicist Fred Singer and The Chilling Stars: A New Theory of Climate Change, by Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark and former BBC science writer Nigel Calder, which is due out in March. Both books say that global warming is a part of a natural cycle and give evidence to support the claim; do you intend to read the books?