Global Warming: The Grand Deception
By E.M. Wollof from SLN
From the A New Itch Blog Series
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I must confess to being a little at a loss as to how to present the information that needs to be presented in order to illuminate the lie that is "The Global Warming Scare." History has proven, time and again, that once the mob has latched on to an idea, prying them away from it is near impossible.
That being said, what has been presented as fact by the media, and much of the "scientific" community, is an affront to rational minds everywhere. The statistical basis for global warming is a manufactured history that attempts to sweep under the proverbial rug two distinct climate events that happened recently (relative to the lifespan of our beautiful planet of course).
Understand this: By no means am I condoning the way we currently treat our planet. By no means am I saying that our planet isn't currently warming...it is. I simply refuse to digest a lie written by greedy businessmen and scientists who have forgotten what it means to marvel at the majesty of the planet we live with.
The "Hockey Stick"
In 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report explaining their (then) "current" understanding of global climate change for the past 1,000 years. In this report there was a graph (shown on the left) detailing two very significant global climate changes that had occurred in the reported time period: The Medieval Warm Period and The Little Ice Age.
In 1995, not five years after that report was issued (quietly, and to no one in particular), the IPCC released a 5 year climate report, to much fanfare, that contained the phrase, "a discernible human influence on global climate."
It was at this time that the nefarious scientific gears of Dr. Michael Mann were already mechanizing into a lie of global proportions, and in 1999 he was the primary author of a paper published in "Geophysical Researcher Letters."
In this paper, nestled firmly between scientific hyperbole and manufactured statistics, sat the "Hockey Stick" diagram (shown on right). In this diagram, Mann and his cohorts essentially rub out any trace of the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age by labeling them as statistical anomalies, creating a slowly cooling line up until the beginning of the 20th century.
According to Mann's graph, once the 20th century began, the entire climate went haywire (those who understand, even just a shred, how large the universe is and how large our planet is should scoff at a change of this proportion happening "over night"). To prove this, he combined surface temperature records from the 20th century and tree ring analysis from before that period.
The surface temperature records are still used as a bar to measure global temperature changes, but they are gathered in the same manner that specific census data is gathered, from a population/area that is already known to produce a desired result. In this case, the records were drawn from urban heat islands (metropolitan areas that are statistically warmer than the surrounding rural areas). Had Mann used satellite data, the more accurate representation of global climate change, current century data would not have shown as great a difference as it does in his hockey stick diagram.
As for the tree ring analysis of previous centuries, this method of climate measurement has largely been discarded due to all the variables associated in the development of a tree from sapling to adult (ie. competitive growth conditions, frost, snow levels/duration, etc.). Not a very good basis for an entire movement, in my opinion.
The worse part of our societies acceptance of this theory is the complete lack of scientific skepticism in which it was greeted. The greenhouse industry and the scientists involved with the paper backed it so earnestly that the always eager masses accepted it without pause, fully embracing the marketing campaign that would pretend it was a scientific discovery.
The truth is, the Earth is currently progressing through a warm period of similar, or less, severity than the Medieval Warm Period (a difference of 1 degree Celcius), but it has very little to do with the human species. Solar activity is the source of all three climate changes represented in the last 1100 years.
Carbon 14 isotopes are used to measure solar activity prior to 1600 AD, and they point to an increase uniquely similar to the current solar activity.
What is even more telling is the 70 year documented period in which the sun presented almost NO SUN SPOTS. This period is known as the Maunder Minimum. The Maunder Minimum directly corresponds to the lowest temperatures presented during the Little Ice Age.
To be quite frank, it boggles my mind that we can honestly think that our EXTREMELY limited time on the Earth would have enough of an effect that it would cause such a drastic difference in GLOBAL temperature.
Yes, the way we treat the planet has global consequences, but it shouldn't take massive deception to make us consider this. I encourage you to open your mind to the possibility that not everything presented to you may always be true. Seek the truth out yourself.
Please ask any question (or proclaim your disdain) you feel necessary below...
For the record, my local temperature history (Grand Rapids MI) according to reported average temperatures from local weather stations and the National Weather Service.
June 15th 1950 - 71.9 F
June 15th 1960 - 60.8 F
June 15th 1970 - 67.1 F
June 15th 1980 - 64.2 F
June 15th 1990 - 72 F
June 15th 2000 - 67.5 F
June 15th 2011 - 63.1 F
June 15th 2012 - Most likely higher due to La Nina
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J T Houghton, G J Jenkins, J J Ephraums, Eds,, "Climate Change; The IPCC Scientific Assessment". 1990 . Cambridge University Press, p.202
Magnuson J. et al., "Historical Trends in Lake and River Ice Cover in the Northern Hemisphere", Science, v.289, p.1743, 8 Sept 2000
National Research Council, "Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change", National Academy Press, 2000