Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Global Warming Is Making Me Thirsty........


Actually, not so much thirsty as just tired of reading everyone blaming Global Warming for anything bad that has happened to the world in the last 100 years. If you listen to some people, the latest is that Global Warming caused the Tsunami's. Let's ignore the fact the 9.2 Earthquake recorded prior to the Tsunami -a result of massive tectonic plates shifting under each other- was more likely the culprit. And folks, tectonic plates shifting have more to do with the core of the earth heating and shifting than SUV emissions. So shut up already about Global Warming and The Tsunami's, unless of course you want to be the modern day equivalent of the bad guys in Michael Chrichton's State of Fear (which, again, I PROMISE to review as soon as I can-truly, I want to write this review, I just want enough time to do it right, so lemme alone already)...

Anywhoo, The Chicagoboyz have written an excellent post concerning the latest report from The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute concerning Global Temperatures over the last 450,000 years, so as to put the "warming" the earth is supposedly experiencing in perspective.

Observe these two Charts-

Average Global Temperatures Since 1861

And the Following from The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Change In Average Temperature In Antarctica Over 450,000 Years

Notice anything? Basically, what the second chart shows is that the earth could shake us off like a bad case of fleas if it wanted to, no matter what we do to it, and different organisms will still thrive and dominate their environments. And basing major economical decisions that negatively impact the world and our ability to thrive in it just so we can "feel good about saving the environment" IS A VERY VERY BAD IDEA.

And enough with the Global Warming=Tsunami crap. You. Are. Wrong. And thanks for the Report Michael Hiteshew from Chicagoboyz, a very good read.

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