As expected mainstream media has followed in line with their ‘what did global warming do last night’ updates.
It is factual that increases in temperature have been due to increases in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Logic obviously has it that it is because of the past century’s industrial growth that we have an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere thus the blame on human activity in causing global warming.
However is it possible that nature is as responsible for the change in weather as we are?
Research by two respected scientist show that “recent global weather patterns fall well within the range of natural historical climate variability, and that dramatic decreases of carbon dioxide emissions would have little or no affect on climate, at great social and economic costs.” – Source George C. Marshall Institute.
Is this argument ever presented to the public? Never, it does not fit in the agenda of the global warming campaign.
Assuming that the human element does contribute a percentage of the overall influence in global warming, we do need to take caution and measures to curb this influence.
What I am concerned about and irritated by; is every snow storm, heat wave, hurricane…etcetera nowadays being quickly blamed on the global warming phenomenon. Weren’t there any weather variations before the 17th century?
I do advocate for a global response but I also advocate for an informed public about all possible causes of global warming as well as possible solutions.