NC Media Watch

A quest for reason and accuracy in letters to the editor, guest editorials and other issues of interest to the citizens of Western Nevada County.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Responces to my Other Voices on Udall's Utopia

In responding to my Other Voices [see below] on 17 December, Tom Davisson offers a Bottom line in December 22, 2004 letter to the editor, citing a National Geographic magazine series on "Global Warning"

He quotes from the article:
The atmosphere's level of CO2 now is higher than it has been for hundreds of thousands of years ... The 20th century has seen the greatest warming in at least a thousand years, and natural forces can't account for it all."
Really, the earth's temperature and CO2 levels today have reached levels similar to a previous interglacial cycle of 120,000 - 140,000 years ago. From beginning to end this cycle lasted about 20,000 years. This is known as the Eemian Interglacial Period and the earth returned to a full-fledged ice age immediately afterward. There were no humans to generate this CO2, unless it was camp fires.

Yes, CO2 is increasing, yet the only temperture increases are occuring in urbanized areas. Globally, orbiting satellites show no increases. Just because it appears in the National Geographic does not make it true. Enviromentialist writers often cherry pick the data to fit their point of view. Why only look at the last 1,000 years, why not 10,000 or 100,000. Global warming and cooling cycles are much longer than a 1,000 years.

Brad Croul in responding to my Other Voices [see below] changes the subject in Global warning, December 22, 2004
If Americans are concerned about paying taxes for dubious government projects, consider this: Israel receives $2 billion in direct military subsidies while Bush awards seniors $400 million for prescription drug benefits. Of course, Israel turns around and buys a lot of weapons from American arms manufacturers controlled by Bush family cronies. Then again, seniors go out and buy prescription drugs from American drug makers.
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