Remember the Dead. And Being Misled.

Remember the Dead. And Being Misled.

B22348 / Sun, 18 Mar 2007 19:26:45 / Environment

Dear Group,

After six full years of George W. Bush and four full years of the war in Iraq, Al Gore may seem like a breath of fresh air.

Hot air maybe. I am not a global warming denier, nor am I asking you to be.

Global warming and climate change is real and getting worse. I have been a student of both energy and climate issues since the late 1970’s.

Since 1960 the change in the total volume of atmospheric CO2 is .007%.

That’s it. From .0313% in 1960 (313 ppm) to .0383% (383 ppm) in January, 2007.

Yet, this incredibly tiny incremental increase is attributed by Gore in An Inconvenient Truth as the primary anthropogenic influence on the climate and being responsible for a nearly 2% increase in the total greehouse effect.

This simply isn’t possible.

The former Senator and VP will be testifying before the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee this Wednesday, March 21st, 2007.

Land use issues such as deforestation, increased land used for agriculture and especially agricultural irrigation are primarily responsible for the anthropogenic increase of the greenhouse effect.

On this fouth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, please take the time to consider some information on these less understood aspects of the global warming issue.

It is critically important that we are not misled again.

The U.S. is racing down the path of biofuels as a partial solution to this problem, knowing full well that there isn’t sufficient agricultural lands to both feed and fuel the world.

If there is ever to be Justice for All, we must examine both the morality of transforming food to fuel and the environmental and climate changing impacts of doing so as well.

If you look no further, please examine the PDF linked below and presented by the World Wildlife Fund.

It’ll give you a framework for considering the breadth of the agricultural irrigation problem as well as provide a witness to those in the developing world who are currently losing this battle of fuel over food, in an ever evolving and power hungry world.

WWF presents Living Water

Justice, then Peace.

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RECENT COMMENTS

Knowing George W. Bush is a liar,

doesn’t insure Al Gore is telling the Truth.

Sometimes no Peace,

GWHunta @ 03/18/07 20:37:01

Since 1960 the change in the total volume of atmospheric CO2 is .007%.

That’s it. From .0313% in 1960 (313 ppm) to .0383% (383 ppm) in January, 2007.

Keepin’ it simple. Thanks GWHunta!

dikweed @ 03/18/07 20:50:27

Full of lies want the truth go here http://www.freewebs.com/cowboyhippie/

cowboyhippie @ 03/19/07 21:00:24

Exxon would luvvv you.

Spreading their propaganda for them.

“Yet, this incredibly tiny incremental increase is attributed by Gore in An Inconvenient Truth as the primary anthropogenic influence on the climate and being responsible for a nearly 2% increase in the total greehouse effect.”

This sounds more the point:

“I’ve seen a slightly different “98%” argument made by climate skeptics (e.g., U. Berner in various popular brochures and articles): “98% of the greenhouse effect is natural and only 2% anthropogenic”.
This is because the anthropogenic greenhouse gas forcing (~2.4 W/m2 until now, here IPCC is cited) is only ~2% of the total (“natural”) greenhouse forcing.
What these people usually leave out, of course, is that the natural greenhouse effect warms the surface temperature by ~33 ºC (all else being equal, notably albedo).
A rough and linear back-of-envelope estimate of how large the 2% anthropogenic change in greenhouse effect might be: 2% of 33 ºC is ~0.7 ºC, very similar to what the more detailed and correct calculation gives.
So, there is nothing wrong with this version of the 2% argument – except that it is often used in a context and in a way designed to mislead the public, i.e., it is used to suggest to a lay audience that “global warming is 98% natural”, so we are not responsible and can’t do anything about it.

Comment by Stefan — 7 Apr 2005 @ 5:24 am”

At least Stefan is on the case. Where was your crap detector?

Climatologists are sick and tired of flat-earthianism. This a good site to get a an unleashed version:

http://www.realclimate.org/

pete_moss @ 03/23/07 07:12:05

Again, Thanks Pete.

First off, I don’t work for or have an interest in ExxonMobil. I didn’t get this from them or anybody else.

I’ve arrived at the conclusions I’m advancing as an explanation for global warming based on 30 years of independent study of energy and climate issues.

The .8% in the natural output of evapotranspiration has a variety of feedbacks, not the least of which that need to be factored in is when this additional water vapor condenses and comes back to the terrestrial earth in the form of precipitation to again repeat this cycle.

This anthropogenic water vapor also increases the temperature forcing impact of the H2O molecule in regions that are otherwise desert or semi-arid as otherwise there would be little or no need for irrigation.

This .8% increase isn’t evenly distributed throughout the globe, but is seasonally higher according to the growing season according to region and is a greater factor in the northern as opposed to the southern hemisphere, though the ocean currents help to disburse and redistribute the impact.

A .8% mean global average increase in H20, due to anthropogenic alterations to the hydrological cycle is a much more viable explanation for the warming than a .007% increase of CO2.

Peace,

GWHunta @ 03/23/07 17:01:40

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