Monday, July 02, 2007

Speaking of "Global Warming" or "Climate Change" A pioneer of the study says it is not man made.

I have often said that I am not a meteorologist or climatologist and definitely not an expert on the matters of climate change or global warming and neither is Al Gore and politicians.

I get my information that forms my opinions from actual climatoligists or meteorologists who are not working for or funded by government or politicians with an agenda.

You know, someone like Climatologists Reid A. Bryson who holds the 30th PhD in Meteorology granted in the history of American education. Emeritus Professor and founding chairman of the University of Wisconsin Department of Meteorology—now the Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences—in the 1970s he became the first director of what’s now the UW’s Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. He’s a member of the United Nations Global 500 Roll of Honor—created, the U.N. says, to recognize “outstanding achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment.” He has authored five books and more than 230 other publications and was identified by the British Institute of Geographers as the most frequently cited climatologist in the world who has been studying it for six decades. I would think this definitely gives him the credentials to know what he is talking about.

“All this argument is the temperature going up or not, it’s absurd,” Bryson said. “Of course it’s going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we’re coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we’re putting more carbon dioxide into the air.”

According to Reid Glaciers are retreating. As the glaciers retreat they’re finding evidence of civilizations where those glaciers once stood. In Switzerland they're finding silver mines. They're finding mineshafts and mining tools stacked up which appear to be waiting for the mine workers to return as the winter snows melted. Well one year those winter snows didn't melt. Then as the years passed the snows grew deeper and it became a glacier. It was the little ice age! Now the little ice age is ending, and evidence of civilization emerging where we've known nothing but ice. In other words, yes, it's warmer. One whole degree in the last 100 years, but we've been there before. Warmer than this. And we did it without SUVs and the industrial revolution.

There is a lot more great information in this article. You should definitely read it.

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