Sunday, May 18, 2008

Its Dusk on Planet Earth

“All of a sudden it isn't morning in America, it's dusk on planet Earth”. Oh pleeezzz! Do you know how retarded this sounds to people with eyes and ears? Desperation, from the Latin desperationem, a noun of action from desperare "lose hope", seems to apply to the current position of the environmentalist alarmists. From The Nation, the most recent outburst from NASA paid employee, Jim Hansen.

Earth at 350: A few weeks ago, our foremost climatologist, NASA's Jim Hansen, submitted a paper to Science magazine with several co-authors. The abstract attached to it argued--and I have never read stronger language in a scientific paper--"if humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385 ppm to at most 350 ppm." Hansen cites six irreversible tipping points--massive sea level rise and huge changes in rainfall patterns, among them--that we'll pass if we don't get back down to 350 soon; and the first of them, judging by last summer's insane melt of Arctic ice, may already be behind us.

Restated: Thirty Five PARTS PER MILLION makes the difference between the planet of life we know and some unexplained but somehow horrible future planet of “irreversible tipping points”. This sounds like the opening offer for the regulatory set points at which the government steps in to command our economy. This also sounds like the negotiating position of those knowing for a fact that experimentally verified scientific truth negates their claims. Carbon dioxide emissions are harmless. Hopefully, the free market side of government demands proof the projections are accurate.

My primary question is which local media source has the courage to publish the truth about the innocence of CO2. After all, The Isthmus and The Wisconsin State Journal both have access to the combined resources of the world wide internet in addition to the UW Madison Departments of Physics and Chemistry. I keep wondering which one will be the first to have the courage to tell the truth.