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Author: Bob Webster
Date:  January 11, 2012

Topic category:  Climate/Climate Change/Weather

Global Warmists Gone Bonkers?

An article by Dr. Benny Peiser of The Global Warming Policy Foundation highlights the absurdity of today's advocates of the discredited theory that human emissions of carbon dioxide are significantly warming global climate.

Speaking to friends and writing about the "human-caused global warming" (a.k.a., "Anthropogenic Global Warming", AGW) scam, I often observe that as evidence of the silliness of such claims, imagine the following scenario.

Suppose climate scientists determined with absolute certainty that the next Ice Age had begun with predictions of much colder weather throughout the coming years.

I have always contended that a suggestion that humans vigorously burn fossil fuels to avert the ensuing Ice Age would gain nothing but well-deserved ridicule. Why? Look to the geologic record of global climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide for the answer:

Climate and CO2 History over the past 600 million years

Note that about 438 million years ago one of the deepest Ice Eras/Ice Epochs/Ice Ages earth has ever experienced occurred at a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide was 4500 ppm, more than ten times today's amount!

One need no other evidence to observe the folly of the AGW theory.

Today, Dr. Benny Peiser (GWPF) has an excellent piece (Global Warming To Save The Planet?) that reveals there are actually those who are now making the very absurd suggestion I had been using as an illustration for years!

Bob Webster
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Biography - Bob Webster

Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.

A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.

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