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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Two Views on Man Made Climate Change

Let me start by being clear that I've been skeptical of the hysterical claims of our planet being in imminent danger. My biggest beef with the Climate Change movement is how it has taken on the aura of a religious movement instead of staying in the realm of science. People will attack those who don't accept a theory as fact in a way reminiscent of religious persecutions. Well, here are two dissenting articles on the subject.

First we have a calmly stated position from an Army scientist:
Dr. Bruce West, with the Army Research Office, argues that "changes in the earth’s average surface temperature are directly linked to ... the short-term statistical fluctuations in the Sun’s irradiance and the longer-term solar cycles."

Then, we have a disgusting analogy from some religious goof (okay, okay a bishop) in England:
A senior bishop in the Church of England has compared people who ignore climate change to Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who kept his daughter locked in a cellar for 24 years, repeatedly raping her and fathering seven of her children.

The Bishop of Stafford, the Right Rev. Gordon Mursell, made the comparison in a parish "pastoral" newsletter and said that people who fail to act to prevent global warming are “as guilty as” Fritzl and “destroying the future of our children,” the Times of London reported Monday.

So, let's examine the two. Dr. West of the Army Science Dept. thinks the giant ball of fire affects our planet's temperature more than an 8 oz. styrofoam cup. Okay, makes sense. Then we have a English bishop (who, I imagine, lacks any great knowledge in this field) who equates skepticism with the actions of an insane, incestuous pedophile. So, if I use that styrofoam cup I'll likely go to Hell. Hey, way to stay rational there Reverend.

Sadly, regardless of which presidential candidate you vote for you will end up with a president more likely to listen to the nutty bishop than the rational Army scientist.



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