Thursday, December 18, 2008

Global Warming - Vegas style

The global warming crowd is lying low these days.  For good reason.  Hopefully, sooner or later, the world will realize that the facts simply don't support the environmentalists' caterwauling.    

Voices of sanity are also rising above the din.  CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers is one of the latest.  In this story posted by the Business & Media Institute, Myers points out that human beings are probably incapable of warming the planet.  In fact, Myers said, "to think that we could affect weather all that much is pretty arrogant."

Dr. Jay Lehr, described in the same story as "an expert in environmental policy" brought facts to the debate.  He is quoted as saying that "if we go back really, in recorded human history, in the 13th Century, we were probably 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than we are now and it was a very prosperous time for mankind."

Lehr's data shows that the planets temperature has risen and fallen throughout time, even before the industrial revolution and apoplectic fits from former vice presidents over greenhouse gas emissions.

With a concerted effort, human beings might be able to marginally affect temperatures on Planet Earth.  But . . . to think that we're so mighty that what we're doing now is causing global warming is, indeed, arrogant.