Climate change far from settled science

February 22, 2014 

One of the major constants dating from earth's earliest days is "climate change." The reasons are so varied and complex that it is pure arrogance to promote this issue as "settled science."

Solar winds, cosmic rays, orbit wobble, sun activity and many other factors impact earth's climate.

Carbon dioxide is vital to "all" life on earth. Natural CO2 emissions outnumber man-made emissions by a factor of 20 to 1.

Climate change is blamed for ocean rise, but oceans began to rise in the 1700s and not by very much over that period.

Climategate is a term attributed to notable scientists who conducted a study to show unprecedented global warming but the results disputed their quest, so they buried it.

Nine thousand scientists, including 3,805 atmospheric, earth and environmental scientists have signed a petition stating there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of greenhouse gasses causes or will cause catastrophic heating of earth's atmosphere.

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s, caused by drought, nearly destroyed the plains of the U.S. and Canada. It was a horrific ecological disaster with high winds that often turned day into night. All those Spanish galleons didn't wind up on the bottom of the Caribbean and surrounding area for no reason. Many of the major deserts were once covered with foliage. These are but a few examples of the variation of earth's climate that occurs naturally over time.

A" blind" or "political" embrace of climate change "theory" will enrich certain individuals, and provide the government with yet a new and fearsome club to be used when and how they wish. Politicized science pollutes pure scientific inquiry and sullies the reputation of those associated with it; the harm to us all, "incalculable!"

Justfacts.com is the source of statistical research for this commentary.

Patrick Neylan

Bradenton

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