son usually proofreads my articles prior to posting them. After reading
this one he said: "Overall,
I don't know how I feel about the article. I usually
walk away from
your writings feeling like I learned something; what are you
In answer to that, I'm not trying to teach anything with this
am trying to get people to think and to approach the subject not with
preconceived notions but with an open mind. I hope I have succeeded.
going to start this post out with the following basic premise: until
about 10,000 years ago, a large portion of our planet was covered
Many believe that ice was up to a mile thick in some
I know! There are those that would disagree. Some people think that
the earth is only 4,000 to 7,000 years old1,
dinosaurs never existed and
a lot of other ideas opposed to mainstream
science. I won't get into
that discussion here. That is way beyond my
field of expertise. This article is
for those of you that do
subscribe to standard thought and who believe in the
is Saturday; June 29, 2013.
I am sitting down to write this most of the United States, along with
several other places on earth are experiencing a historic heat wave.
a record tied or broken for the
hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth."
picture was taken yesterday (06/28/2013)
at Furnace Creek
National Park service states that the record for the world's highest
recorded temperature of 134°F (57°C) was on July 10, 1913 at the
aptly-named town of Furnace
forecast called for Death Valley to reach 128 degrees today.
It may go
higher; possibly topping the record. You can track the temp
at the NOAA*
web site HERE
to see if the record gets broken.
temperature was 129 degrees,
making it the hottest June temperature
ever recorded in the U.S."
National Weather Service says that our average temperature for
June 29 here in Billings is 72°F. It is 88°F today. Is that significant?
all doomed to bake to death?
dramatic reduction in fossil fuel use, we will veer even further
away from the
“normal” temperatures and weather patterns that
civilization is adapted to." Is
this true? Is the world as we know it about to end? More importantly,
doing it to ourselves and if so is there anything we
can do to stop and/or
reverse this impending disaster?
that want you to believe that the ice sheets are melting,
are growing, temperatures are rising and it's all because of
and carbon emissions are ignoring a very basic scientific
if it wasn't for global warming, Washington to New York2
be covered in glaciers and you could probably go skiing in Phoenix.
Fortunately earth warmed up a few degrees and the last ice age ended a
long time ago. Global warming is responsible for the earth's current
current temperate climate in which we thrive as a species.
for this and other charts
fact is that the earth is warmer than it was a couple of thousand
years ago and colder than a couple of hundred
years ago. History and geology
teach us that our home planet will get
warmer - and colder. Sea levels will
and fall. Ice ages will come and go. Earth's climate will change.
what does this mean for those that want to stop putting all
gases into the atmosphere? Should we all
start powering our homes with
solar cells and driving electric cars? Is
global warming real?
my friends, is the wrong question. The question we should be asking
is how much of global warming is man creating
and how much is a natural,
unavoidable consequence of an ageing earth?
us start by getting rid of the political hype. Obama has said that he
wants to bankrupt the coal industry to help
Al Gore, along
with several scientists have almost completely
destroyed any credibility the
with their claims about man-caused global warming using citing false
and falsified data4.
the other side there is the "It's all a hoax" point of
view. These folks
would have you believe that mankind has
no negative effect on our climate5.
existed essentially only in computer models."
we are quickly destroying Planet Earth by burning fossil fuels, then
should we all invest billions to institute
so-called "Green Energy" wherever
possible and as soon as
possible, at the expense of the status quo?
it's all a conspiracy or hoax should the coal mines, auto industry
companies continue to make those same
billions by continuing to do what
they have been doing for over a
with most things in life the truth lies not to the far left or far
somewhere in the middle. Look between
the extremes and
reality. Do your own research before you climb onto one band
wagon or the
Before you entirely make up your mind though, remember that old
crime-fighting adage: Follow the money. In other
words, who has more
(money) to gain by convincing you of their point
of view? They are probably
lying, or at least
exaggerating a little(?) bit.
where I don't have the answers. Hell! I don't
even have all the
What I want you
to take away from this article is
at least if you arm yourself with information from all sides, you can
informed decision for yourself. Don't buy ANYBODY'S bullshit.
for yourself. The future - ours and our children's
depends on it.
At least that's my
opinion. What's yours?
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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