Thursday, February 08, 2007

First: A Heliocentric World

It is great to see the blogosphere wake up and take notice of the Globalwarmist attempt to seize political control over industrial civilization. The public needs to understand there is no good science behind the scare tactics. Winning the argument with voters will require asking people to use their common sense. First, nothing happens on Earth that is not affected by the sun.

The Sun's domain: All the objects that orbit the Sun - the planets and their moons, the comets and the asteroids - add up to just 0.2 per cent of the mass in our solar system. As far as the Sun is concerned, the planets are insignificant specs, left over from its formation and held captive by its massive gravity.

Second, carbon dioxide exists in the atmosphere at very low levels. It is a trace component existing currently between 200 to 400 parts per million. It is rare in the air because it is constantly pulled out of the atmosphere. It is the most valuable molecule on Earth because it makes photosynthesis, and therefore life, possible.

99.8% of the solar system is the Sun and everything else spins around in cold space, warmed only by proximity to the fire. We know that climate changes all the time and has for billions of years, so why believe change is anything but the result of flickers in the flames?