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Author:  Bob Webster
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Date:  April 19, 2006
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Earth Day Baloney

The annual baloney festival, a.k.a., "Earth Day," will be observed April 22. Once more the pseudo-science of anthropogenic global warming "consensus" will be touted much as the annual gathering of the "Flat Earth Society" will celebrate their view that the Earth is really ... flat.

As Alan Caruba's commentary Earth Day Deluge so accurately observes:

For years, the Left has been carefully nurturing the notion that anthropogenic global warming (global climate warming due to activities of humans, e.g., fossil fuel burning, converting forests to farmland, etc.) threatens the very existence of life on Earth. They have fittingly chosen April 22, the birthdate of Lenin, father of Communism, to celebrate their fictional view of reality.

Like lemmings marching relentlessly to the sea, duped journalists, teachers, and politicians dutifully do the work of those whose real objective is to do as much harm as possible to the capitalist United States. Consequently, part of every celebration of "Earth Day" includes the obligatory capitalist-bashing of die-hard communists posing as "environmentalists."

Caruba also accurately observes:

Just as "Flat Earth Society" members fear falling off the edge of the Earth, proponents of the theory of significant anthropogenic global warming wring their collective hands while trembling in fear of devastating consequences to life as we know it ... all because humanity, thanks to capitalism, has used its ingenuity to improve the quality and quantity of human life on Earth.

By endlessly parroting the claim that "scientists" have a "consensus" that human-induced climate change is real and significant, these "Earth Day" champions of anthropogenic global warming continue to perpetuate a false picture in various news media, classrooms, and legislative bodies. What these claims fail to disclose is that the "scientists" to which they refer are generally NOT either climatologists or meteorologists. Consequently, the reference to "scientists" carries little weight of validity to any conclusion about climate change that might be drawn from any such "consensus." It is akin to attempting to legitimize a claim that a cancer cure has been found based on a "consensus" of opinion of all doctors. In truth, only a relatively small subset of doctors (oncologists) actually have significant professional involvement with cancer. The only consensus that might be worthy of consideration would be that of those whose active professional careers specialize in the treatment of cancer. Even then, consensus doesn't convey legitimacy ... it's still just an opinion.

The "consensus" among career climatologists and meteorologists does not exist that would support the global warming hysteria of "Earth Day" advocates and their dutiful dupes in the media (notably Time magazine, whose annual issue dealing with "global warming" parades the most ludicrous of claims as though they were settled science), professors and teachers in classrooms, and federal and state legislators.

Here are just a few of the facts conveniently ignored by the anthropogenic global warming crowd:

An intelligent position of global climate change and it's influences and causes cannot be advanced until solar scientists, climatologists and meteorologists better understand, for starters: the complex science of climate change, atmospheric balance and what causes change, the influence of solar radiation change on the greenhouse effect, and what causes ice eras to begin and end.

Until the science is better understood by those whose specialty concentrates on atmospheric and solar sciences, any conclusions are likely to be based on either unfounded fear, political posturing, or a desire to benefit from significant increases in financial grants for more research.

Meanwhile, the annual observance of Lenin's birthday in the form of "Earth Day" will remain just so much baloney.

Bob Webster
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Biography - Bob Webster

Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father and early American patriot, Ebenezer Webster, 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 every high school student so they can understand the dangers 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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