The more I've looked into Global Warming, the more I'm realizing our human activities have exceedingly little to do with it.
Before you blast me with thousands of links to the tired old "fund my research" rhetoric, please follow this link and, at the very least, take the time to review the video. If you're one of those whose paycheck is funded in large part by the global warming extremism and alarmist rhetoric, I apologize, as I'm not trying to starve your family. Regardless, I'll not respond to anyone who simply rechants the current media frenzy.
But given facts such as 9% and 26% of global warming being caused by CO2, while between 40% and 70(some)% caused by water vapor, along with the fact that the current global warming trend began before the 1940s, while the post-war global ecomonic boom began in the middle to late fifties, and that during the post-war economic boom, lasting four decades, the temp decreased, and didn't rise again until the econominic recession which began in the 1970s, the fact that the Medieval Warm Period lasted three centuries, during which temperatures were higher than they are today, the fact that CO2 levels have been 3 times higher than they are today while temperatures were cooler...
All of these facts are either proven by the geological record or by measured events during modern history.
So why are we still listening to the the global warming alarmists who would have us believe that by spending half the current domestic product of the entire world we might actually reduce worldwide temps a degree or two?
Big freakin' whoop.
I'd rather given half my paycheck to relocating, if it were even necessary.
As mentioned in the video, the Medieval Warm Period was a time of prosperity, with the warmer-than-today climate contributing to significantly increase crop production, including vinyards which flourished in Northern England.
That's a bad thing???
When are all the supposedly "brilliant" scientists going to realize that while we may contribute very slightly to any warming or cooling trend, the planet has gone through many global warming and cooling trends, and will continue to do so, regardless of what we do?
Why spend the first freakin' penny, $0.01, when even spending quadrillions of dollars will have very little effect (less than 10%), compared to serious historical temperature swings that have occurred over the last couple thousand years, yet long before humans were ever capable of having any effect on the world's climate?
When are you going to stop allowing yourselves to be fooled by an over-reactive media fueled by the "this is my ticket to 50 years of global warming research grants!" scientists who're lining their pockets at your expense (taxpayer dollars)?
Rule Numero Uno of Statistics: Correlation does NOT imply causation. The very fact that we've had significantly higher temperatures during record human civilization when CO2 output was well less than 1/100th of what it is today is rather telling. What caused the global warming then? It certainly wasn't CO2. Sunspots? Cosmic radiation? Perhaps water vapor? If so, what caused the increase in water vapor?
Our planet breathes, folks. It's the way of life. Nothing in nature is static. Seasons come, seasons go. Our planet has been both hotter and colder than it is now, both wetter and drier, both more and less teeming with life.
And we're allowing others to convince us that we're somehow ruining the planet because some non-statistical idiots never learned Rule Numero Uno, because the Media is capitalizing on the fact that sensationalism sells advertising, and because most of the American public is unable to discern the difference between sensationalism with a ton of facts attached and true science.
Heck, I was fooled for several years, yet I'm a card-carrying (well, actually, card-burning) member of Mensa.
It takes time to learn all the ins and outs of the global warming debate, regardless of how smart one might be. It's not uncomplex stuff.
But it's not incomprehensible, either.
Please watch the video.