You see the problem is this, (in my eyes) There is scientific research that has been compiled by the IPCC that categorically states that global warming is a man made phenomena and puts forward such a compelling argument that it has become the popular view and you must be some kind of muppet to think otherwise.
That may well be so and people recycle, sell their suv for a smart car get solar panels and a wind turbine but still hypocritically in my view, take the foreign holiday on a jet plane.
However, the other side of the coin is strong scientific proof and research that gives us the opposite information.
The opposing view is equally compelling when you read reports that the Earth’s temperature is currently dropping, not rising, along with believable reports that the increase in CO2 is the result of the Earth warming, not the cause.
At the very core of the IPCC’s arguments lies the correlation between CO2 and warming as shown by ice core studies.The muppets and myself would like acceptance of a reverse correlation—that when temperatures rise, CO2 increases, not the other way around.
You see there is a much bigger picture that needs to be looked at, the earth actually tilting on it's axis, solar activity, sun flares, spots and activity and a whole host of other variables. All climatologists can do is run models of what their respective theories contain and come up with a best guess estimate due to the fact that we don't have a spare planet hanging around to experiment on. The problem is that anybody running experiments that are looking for alternate theories to the popular man made catastrophic global warming ones will never be given any funding. Why? because it would make to many people look like total dumb asses and the money would be lost, and I mean a lot of money.
In this global climate debate it appears one side is just as biased as the other. When human beings become polarized in their beliefs, they search for evidence to defend their positions rather than searching for the truth with an open mind. When political agendas drive funding, right or wrong, the popular view prevails.That's just human nature.
So is global warming a man made phenomenon or part of earths natural cycle? Does it really matter? It doesn't matter which side wins the argument over fact or made up statistics or IPCC funded research because nothing will change.
We will still wage wars in fossil fuel rich countries killing innocent men women and children, we will still pollute our lakes, streams and rivers,
As human beings we have the ability to learn from our mistakes and yet it astounds me by our apparent disinclination to do so.
PEACE OUT. BAGSTA69.