Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Global Warming/ Climate Change - The Biggest Ponzi Scheme Ever Perpetrated

Author: Patrick Wentworth

Global Warming/ Climate Change – or The Biggest Ponzi Scheme Ever Perpetrated Global warming - and now “climate change”- is being mentioned at almost every turn of daily life in the United States. Our eternally pessimistic or tragedy-based “news media” (Journalism is dead in the US) only want to forecast perpetual gloom and doom. The United States always seems to be the blame for everything wrong in the world when nothing could be further from the truth.

Bear with me as I hope to shed a little light on the nonsense the public receives daily from newspapers to radio to TV. First, it was “Man-made Global Warming,” now its “Climate Change” with the implication that somehow the human race has caused some calamitous event to happen to the planet.  I find it so very incredible that the public as a whole is so scientifically illiterate that anyone would believe this nonsense.

A world leader once said:     “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, eventually they will believe it.” Another world leader said:  “When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.”

First, does the “climate change?” Well of course. It has been changing since the beginning of time. Geologic history shows us that the earth has been warmer more than 80% of its 4+ billion year existence rather than cold. Warming is nothing new. Glaciers carved the Great Lakes, inland seas once covered most of Texas, where there are forests today in Wisconsin, there once were tropical plants. Everything changes, nothing stays the same. The rate of change is what one needs to consider. To do that, you need to look at the data.

From 200 BC to 400 AD, the earth was in a warming period during the height of the Roman Empire. From 400 to 900 AD, the earth experienced a cooling period during the “Dark Ages.” From 900 to 1300, the earth experienced the “Medieval Warming” that allowed the Vikings to settle and farm in Greenland. As it became progressively colder, the animals died and the Vikings left Greenland by 1350.

The years 1300 to 1850 brought what has been called the “Little Ice Age” where much of Europe experienced very cold summers and the Thames River in England regularly froze. People would pray in Church in hopes of preventing glaciers from wiping out villages in the Alps.

Today, 1850 to present, we are now in what scientists call the “Modern Warming” era of the Earth’s climate.

The Sun regulates the atmospheric temperature of Earth. More than 99.9% of the energy which drives our climate system warming the oceans, creating winds and ocean currents all comes from the Sun. Seems like a simple enough concept, yet politicians want you to believe that the US population and the evil SUV and the consumption of fossil fuels has something to do with it. The activity of the sun – sunspots- has a direct correlation on the amount of solar radiation the Earth receives.  While global temperatures have only been recorded for only the last 150 or so years, sun spot activity was first noticed in 1610 and detailed records of sunspot activity have been recorded since 1650. This data gives one the best idea of either increase or decrease in the global mean temperature.

The temperature in the last 100 years has risen 1º Fahrenheight – with a +/- .5º margin of error. Mankind and the rest of the world have adjusted nicely. It didn’t happen overnight nor is the increase anyone would notice. (With the +/- margin of .5ºF that means the temperature has changed by as little as ½ of a degree to as much as 1.5ºF.)  Since 1998, (and some say since 2004 – depends on the data they are referring to) the globe has been cooling – not warming. It has cooled enough to wipe out the 1ºF rise in the global mean temperature to make it a net zero change in temperature.

While parts of Texas has been suffering through a typical hot Texas summer and its perpetual drought, a good bit of Texas has had a normal summer. The rest of the country, and in particular the Eastern seaboard and Midwest, has had a “year without a summer”  - unusually cool and wet. It’s important to realize that all of this has happened even though the US has not signed the Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change and no significant legislation has been enacted to reverse the so-called “global warming.”

The average temperature of Earth has varied in a range of only 3º centigrade during the past 3,000 years. The minimal increase we may (or may not) experience in the next few decades is actually a recovery from a period known as the “Little Ice Age.” George Washington and his army at Valley Forge experienced the coldest era in 1500 years, but even then, the temperature was only above 1º C below the 3,000-year average.

When I ask the average person “What is the most common green house gas?” 100% of the time I hear the response  “carbon dioxide.” The major media outlets have done their brain washing well.

Antarctic research shows very clearly that in every instance the temperature always rises first before the level of CO2 increases in the atmosphere. The explanation is just as simple. As the earth warms, more plants grow. Plants, with a more active carbon cycle, release more CO2 into the atmosphere. A colder ocean is able to keep more CO2 dissolved in water. As the oceans warm, more CO2 is released.

The number one “green house gas” (GHG) is water. The so-called “greenhouse effect” is caused by water vapor – i.e. clouds. We’ve all experienced it. In the summer, clouds help cool the surface by blocking sunlight. In the winter, nighttime clouds help to hold in heat and keep it from irradiating back into space.

Man made CO2 has no effect on global warming even though there has been a 6-fold increase in hydrocarbon use since 1940. When plotted together on a graph, it’s easy to see a direct correlation between solar activity and global surface temperatures. When plotted against world hydrocarbon use, there is no correlation with respect to surface temperatures.

Since the end of the Little Ice Age, the climate has improved with more rainfall, fewer tornadoes, and no increase in hurricane activity. The sea levels have risen at a rate of 7 inches per century (hardly a rise at all when one considers the difference between high tide and low tide can be several feet.) The idea that glaciers will melt and the sea levels will rise is an Environmental Alarmist ruse. Trends show that glaciers were melting and sea levels were rising for more than 100-years before the 6-fold increase in the use of hydrocarbons.

One of the favorite scare tactics that the Environmental Alarmists use is that the North Pole will have open seas during the summer. The alarmist scenario is that the melting of the polar ice cap will cause wide scale flooding. The problem with that idea is that it simply can’t happen. The polar ice cap is already floating on the ocean. When ice freezes, it expands 1/9 its size. Melting the polar ice cap will actually diminish the amount of water (or water displacement) by 1/9 the size of the polar ice cap. Melting of the polar ice cap could cause the sea level to actually lower. Another way to look at this is a glass of iced tea. When the ice melts does your glass overflow? No.

Carbon dioxide makes up so very little of the atmosphere, that if it were doubled tomorrow no one would notice and the temperature of the planet wouldn’t change.

First, look at the carbon dioxide molecule – CO2 - one atom of carbon and 2 atoms of oxygen. Webster defines CO2 as a colorless, odorless gas. It occurs in the atmosphere at a mere 330 parts per million (ppm.)  Most folks have never seen a million of any one thing, so it’s easier to think about it as 33 parts per 100,000 or even 3 parts per every 10,000. If one has 3 (or 33) molecules of a colorless gas mixed with 10,000 (or 100,000) molecules of the rest of the atmosphere, it challenges the imagination (if not the laws of thermo dynamics) as to how carbon dioxide can be considered a “greenhouse gas.”

Recent headlines are now touting that CO2 concentrations have suddenly leaped to new heights of 380 or 385 ppm. To that I first thought, “So what?” When I looked at the data that every one was looking at, I saw the obvious problem. There is only one place on the entire planet that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) relies upon to measure levels of CO2 in the atmosphere and that is on the Big Island of Hawaii on Mauna Loa. Mauna Loa is billed as “Earth’s Largest Volcano.” The original thinking may have been that the atmosphere there was somehow pristine in Hawaii and an accurate reading of CO2 could be had without other polluting sources, but then they seemed to forget that volcanoes spew out more CO2 in a single year than mankind has produced in the entire length of human history.  Even with active volcanoes in Hawaii, the CO2 levels are still negligible and are really of no concern.

World wide, there are over 500 volcanic events happening each year. The number of volcanic vents spewing CO2 (and other gases) into the atmosphere number in the thousands, while the under sea vents that we can’t see, may number in the tens of thousands - all spewing CO2 into the oceans and atmosphere.

Increasing such a scarce gas as C02 in the atmosphere actually has a beneficial effect. Higher CO2 concentrations enable plants to grow faster and larger. Curiously, plants have undergone a slow evolutionary change reducing the number of stomata in their leaves as CO2 levels increase. This has the effect of allowing plants to be a little more drought tolerant. The extent and diversity of plants and animal life has substantially increased during the past half-century resulting in mildly stimulated plant growth.

Human production of carbon dioxide is estimated to be 8 gigatons (GT) or 8 billion tons of carbon dioxide. This statistic alone sounds like a huge number and one about which we should be concerned. However, the resident carbon dioxide in the rest of the atmosphere and oceans is estimated to be 40,000 GT. In other words, the contribution of the entire human race amounts only to .02 of 1%  (8/40,000) of the total atmospheric CO2.

In summary, there is no “global warming.” There is no “climate crisis.” It is a global fraud being perpetuated by self interest groups – scientists who get money for climate research and politicians who see the opportunity to collect climate taxes to maintain their power.

Real scientists are lining up by the thousands to sign a petition rejecting global warming. (See There is no “consensus” in real science. “Consensus” in the English language is defined firstly as unanimous or general agreement.  Science doesn’t work by consensus. With over 31,400+ scientists disagreeing with human releases of carbon dioxide as a cause of “Global Warming,” it’s a wonder that the media hasn’t noticed the story.

And the world leader who said: “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, eventually they will believe it.”  That was Adolph Hitler. And the person who said: “When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.”  That was none other than former vice president, Albert Gore, Jr.

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About the Author

Patrick Wentworth is a certified arborist and biologist that has been studying and working with the environment for the last 35 years in Central Texas. Pat’s company, Austin Tree Specialists, has been caring for trees and landscapes in Central Texas longer than any other company in town under the original ownership. Services offered include pruning, removals, cabling and bracing as well as arborist reports, diagnostics, pest management, oak wilt treatment, and fertilization. Find out much, much more at

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