Maybe it’s Just Me. . . .

I am diligent about conserving water.  Turning off light switches.  Turning off the car rather than wasting gas – or polluting the environment.  Recycling.  I promote my registered trademark – JUST TURN IT OFF® – whenever and wherever I can.  I’ve often posted on the subject of conservation.  If you want to see what rankles me, see April 10, 2016.  

But I continue to be a skeptic on “global warming” though I tend to agree with the notion of climate change (they are different).  Global warming is a political issue more than a scientific one.  It’s not a scientific law.  Not a theory.  Not even a hypothesis.  It is a consensus.  Of some people.   There are scientists and respectable folks on both sides of the issue.  But the “believers” want to silence those who ask questions.  They want to squelch discussion.  Ever notice that those who raise questions about global warming are put down?  Vilified?  Try discussing the subject among those who have drunk the Kool Aid (“Eeek!  He’s asking questions!”)?  Great.  That’s really productive.    I do wish discussion on this topic would be allowed.  Since discussion, diagnosis and then consensus may be more productive than taking a grand and uneducated leap of faith.  Into the void.   


Global Warming — Commentary

      I remain a wee bit skeptical about global warming.    

     From what I have read, there has been no noticeable change in land-base thermometric readings except in large cities where temperatures have risen slightly.  Neither of the other measured medium (high air/atmosphere) show temperature change.  With the popular hypothesis that there has been an ongoing natural warming and cooling of the earth, I question the angry trumpets about man’s dominant role in global warming.   I tend to view much of the clamor as political.  After all, there is big money (and political currency) in the “business” of sounding the claxons on global warming.    

     Hypothesis in science (though not in politics) requires testing and investigation.  So far, “advocates” of global warming observe that some glaciers have thawed and conclude that there is global warming (did you know that the Antarctic ice shelf is growing?).  Bad weather is blamed on “global warming.”   We have descended into science by consensus or worse — speculation.  The tragedy is that anyone — even scientists — who want to test, disagree, question or discuss is demonized, criticized and slandered.  

     I continue to believe that this issue should be examined and discussed by people smarter than me.  Dispassionately.  Productively.  Conclusions should be reached by experts – not politicians or journalistsAnd certainly not by those with agendas.   We ought try to calculate what percentage of global warming (if it is determined to exist) is attributable to man and what percentage is attributable to natural causation.  However, we should continue to be ever-vigilant about conserving energy, water, soil, natural resources and our environment.  We should recycle.  And we should declare global war on pollution.