Global cooling? An Inconvenient Truth

Australia and New ZealandFrom Stock & Land

Australia – The sudden change of focus from global warming to global cooling by leading environment group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) demonstrates the lack of substance to the argument that manmade carbon emissions are responsible for global warming, according to Senator Boswell.

The prominent NP senator for Qld says, “The WWF now claims that recent freezing temperatures in Sydney are proof of the urgent need to cut carbon pollution.

“Does that mean that global warming causes global cooling?

“Does that mean that we should be increasing emissions in order to cool the earth or increasing them to warm it back up?”

“I though we were concerned with the perils of global warming – that we had to act immediately to stop temperatures and water levels rising and inflicting untold disasters.

“Now the WWF wants us to believe that manmade carbon emissions are responsible for colder temperatures.”

Senator Boswell says that the Rudd government’s carbon pollution reduction scheme is built on the assumption of man-made global warming.

“Which is it – are temperatures going up or down?” he asks.

“Cooling temperatures are what I would call a very inconvenient truth for the green movement.

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  • R James

    The fact that there’s been no global warming for the past 10 years, despite increased CO2 concentrations, must make any logical person wonder why the link between the two is still considered valid. The temperature increase models failed to predict the past 10 years, yet we are still prepared to change our whole economy on this basis. Meanwhile Rudd has signed Kyoto, thereby saying to India, “You go ahead and increase your population each year by the size of Australia’s population, but don’t do anything about emissions – we’ll take care of that, and we’ll take your excess people as immigrants.”

  • LW

    If you knew anything about geology or chemistry you would know that an increase in the concentration of CO2 in the world’s oceans makes the oceans acidic, which will eventually make the oceans uninhabitable by certain organisms whose niche is within the natural pH of the oceans. These organisms will die out, and along with it more and more species will be effected by that loss. The whole world is an elaborate webbing, each organism depending on another. The list of detrimental effects goes on and on, you obviously do not know all of the horrible things that could result from a huge increase in greenhouse gases. Do your research, your opinions have no scientific basis.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Global_Carbon_Emission_by_Type.png

    Take a look at this graph, do you think it is just coincidence that since the industrial revolution the concentration of these gases spontaneously increased by a factor of thousands? I was shown a similar graph in my college level geology class, by an experienced geologist. Do not make arguments about a subject you obviously do not know very much about, you cannot look at an environmental problem with a political viewpoint, that is absolutely ridiculous. Ask a geologist if global warming is a reality, and they will almost certainly tell you yes. If people continue to use oil at the rate we have been, all usable oil on the planet will be gone within about 50 years, what then? You will be FORCED to change the way you live your life, and yes it does have a high cost. So, we should start now.

    What I would like to know is what is your profession? or is this some hobby you have, convincing yourself and others that this is all just a big scam?

  • Ah. Yes. I’d almost forgotten about the acidic oceans – the latest attempted diversion from increasingly discredited global warming alarmism.

    Of course global warming is real. It’s been happening for millions of years. If it weren’t, Minnesota would look like antarctica year-round. Ice ages come. Ice ages go. Nothing we can do to stop it.

    • Mark Lamont -Brown

      Dan,
      Could not agree more, Interestingly enough, our oceans have been happily taking part in the Carbon cycle since time immemorial, I wonder if the acid ocean alarmists are prepared to draw a correlation between the proportion of CO2 in our atmosphere and the amount needed to make the oceans “harmfully” acidic. Maybe we should worry about all of those suboceanic volcano´s. Surely they can be earmarked for future demonization…

  • John Adams

    Referencing the amount of carbon humans put in the atmosphere by tons is meaningless. It sounds like a lot but gives no perspective vs the total amount. There are many other factors to consider, such as the increase in carbon sinks due to the fertilizer effect of atmospheric CO2 on all plant life.

    CO2 is the life breath of plants, and therefore essential for all life on Earth. Increasing atmospheric CO2 is the greenist thing any of us can do and as a bonus, it helps increase the Earth’s food supply

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