So you think Al Gore really deserves the Nobel Peace Prize? I happen to disagree with that.
Al has been on a crusade to generate massive amounts of publicity for himself. Maybe he is still stinging after his loss to George W. Bush. Who knows and who really cares.
Yes, the globe is warming. We are nearing the end of an ice age so what do you expect? Are we solely responsible for the warming? Nope. Are we helping to accelerate the warming trend? Maybe just a bit, but Earth’s history has shown vast periods of warming and cooling.
Warming, then a cold snap. Around 14,000 years ago (about 13,000 radiocarbon years ago), there was a rapid global warming and moistening of climates, perhaps occurring within the space of only a few years or decades.
Remarkably, that sounds like the last 30 years on Earth. In the 70’s the scientists (and alarmists) were screaming about the impending ice age. Time Magazine, Newsweek, and many other publications were screaming about the impending disaster on the horizon.
In 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide “ice caps” near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
Guess we must be secretly pumping greenhouse gases to Mars too, right? Now how are we going to figure out the carbon offset tax for Mar’s usage? It must be NASA to blame! Those darn rovers have emitted enough carbon dioxide to disrupt the Martian atmosphere!
The funny thing is that anytime someone comes up with an alternative theory on the warming trends, it is immediately spun off as “controversial”. Just look at this quote from National Geographic’s website:
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet’s recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist’s controversial theory.
Actually, I think the whole “humans are causing it all” theory is very controversial. I also think the stupid carbon offset swindle is just that – a swindle. And that’s a topic for another blog post!
Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says
The Environmental Sciences Division – Oak Ridge Laboratory
A quick background to the last ice age
U.S. government asks if carbon-offset money is well spent
The Carbon Offset Con
Another Ice Age? – Time Magzine