Sunday, June 15, 2008

Flooded with Lies

Man made global warming is absolutely wrong. That won’t stop the special interest groups from claiming that every weather event is evidence (not proof) of man made global warming.

Environmental group ties floods to global warming: The disastrous floods that ravaged southern Wisconsin this week are consistent with global warming predictions by Clean Wisconsin in a January 2007 report.

The report, "Global Warming Arrives in Wisconsin," forecast that global warming would lead to increased instances of severe droughts, more intense floods and increased snowfall, Clean Wisconsin said in a news release.

Balony. Anthropogenic global warming is predicated on the fact that carbon dioxide can absorb heat. Now is it is true that carbon dioxide can absorb the portion of infrared radiation in the wavelengths of 2.7, 4.3 and 15 micrometers (µm). This, however, is a very small portion of the “heat” the Earth radiates back int0 space from the energy received from the sun each day.

More importantly, retention of heat energy does not contribute anything getting colder. Anytime someone claims that the ability of carbon dioxide to temporarily absorb the infrared wavelengths of 2.7, 4.3 and 15 micrometers (µm) leads to more snowfall and flooding, ask them for the source data. When they can’t provide it, explain to them politely that you don’t believe their undocumented paranoia.