The arrogance of many such as Al Gore and his religious zeal in enforcing the Church of Global Warming still amazes me (reminds me of how the Church reacted to Galileo
and his statement that the Earth revolved around the sun, which at the time contradicted the established science of the day).
Who also is to say that are current climate is best? The Vikings certainly enjoyed the vastly warmer climate of their day. Now I am not advocating purposefully heating the planet to achieve this, I also question the religious like prosecution of the data available and disposing of facts that do not fit the model and socialist agenda.
False or distorted information has become an epidemic in this country and not just here, but in my profession as well where anecdotal facts and hypothesis pose as facts.
We as citizens of this planet certainly have a stewardship obligation, however the amount of CO2 produced and currently in the atmosphere
is a fraction of the total atmosphere at 380 ppm.
Here is a table of elements in the atmosphere:
Nitrogen (N2) 780,840 ppm (78.084%)
Oxygen (O2) 209,460 ppm (20.946%)
Argon (Ar) 9,340 ppmv (0.9340%)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 383 ppmv (0.0383%)
Neon (Ne) 18.18 ppmv
Helium (He) 5.24 ppmv
Methane (CH4) 1.745 ppmv
Krypton (Kr) 1.14 ppmv
Hydrogen (H2) 0.55 ppmv
Water vapor (H2O) ~0.25% over full atmosphere, typically 1% to 4% near surface
Labels: agenda, Galileo, Heating, man made global warming, socialist