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Is climate a hoax?

Posted: January 23, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 23, 2014 2:00 a.m.

I believe in Gary Morrison’s passion, but not his facts (“Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth” Jan 12 Signal).
What would be gained from a climate hoax? More government control and increased revenue, billions of dollars in carbon taxes and fines, and the sale of “carbon credits” and government dollars to “green” companies run by the politically connected.

The Earth regularly passes through warming and cooling trends. Over the last 100 years there have been two warming and two cooling trends, but no significant overall warming trend.

Ninety-five percent of scientists do not agree on the causes of climate changes. Polar ice has grown 28 percent since 2007. Glaciers are growing in Italy, India, Greenland and the U.S. (see:

The hottest years on Earth occurred between 9,000 and 6,000 years ago, not in the last 10 or even 100 years. As to CO2-driven climate change: CO2 is absorbed by plants which emit oxygen, which humans and animals breathe while emitting CO2.

It is necessary to life, not a toxin.

Approximately 186 billion tons enter the atmosphere annually. 6 billion tons from human sources. If all sources of human carbon “pollution” was halted, the overall decrease would be negligible.

Some scientists opine that moderate warming and CO2 increase would benefit the Earth, making winters less cold and enlarging the areas suitable for farming and more plant life.

The climate change science camp is noted for its symbiotic relationship with governments and big education science grants, often relying on static models and not accounting for things like solar activity, cloud layering, air moisture content, etc.



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