Monday, July 21, 2008

Environment: Earth's Biorhythms

As egotistical humans, we seem unable to accept the biorhythm of this planet.

With everyone on the global-warming bandwagon, I think it's time for a little reality check.

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It is the basis for all plant life, which also nourishes animal life. Far from destroying the world, there is evidence that it is enriching it.

Satellite data analyzed by scientists over the last two decades have shown more than a 6 percent increase in the Earth's vegetation. Tests exposing various plants to excess carbon dioxide have resulted in more growth of bigger, stronger plants.

And the Earth's warming is not a problem, despite all the hype. Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, noted that global-mean temperatures have risen only about 1 degree Fahrenheit over the past century. Beginning in 1919, it rose over the next 20 years, then declined over the next 30, rising again and then remaining flat after 1998.

There is volcano activity deep under the polar caps, but nobody mentions this pertinent fact.

Unfortunately, that is not the only fact shoved to one side by the media and environmentalists. The Vikings settled Greenland in 986 A.D., and raised cattle, hay and grain for 300 years. No cars there. The Earth has gone through numerous cooling and warming stages. We are now in the declining years of the last Little Ice Age.


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