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Over the years I've been fascinated at how global warming has turned into a media frenzy. I personally have never bought into all the claims or the current theory on global warming. Here is a past thread about a similar topic:
http://www.biggamehunt.net/node/20613

Recently I've been intrigued with the work of a well known professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, William Gray. He has been at CSU since 1961 and has issued seasonal hurricane forecasts since 1984. He has come out AGAINST the popular theories of global warming:
http://www.cobizmag.com/articles.asp?id=2331

Over the years he has spoken out many times about what happens to a person in his position, when you speak out against global warming. It hasn't been pretty for him. His comments and studies have been repeatedly squashed and he cannot receive funding for his "anti-global warming" research.

Here is the wikipedia info about him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_M._Gray

Business & Media piece; William Gray talks about how we're now going into a cooling trend:
http://www.businessandmedia.org/printer/2008/20080304113132.aspx

Another piece on how the major networks silence and censor the debate on global warming:
http://www.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2008/GlobalWarmingCensore...

The power of the media is amazing and disturbing to me. Anyone else have strong feelings about all of this?

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Right on, Cowgirl!! I have taught Geography and Climatology at the college level until my retirement and I have always been dubious of the claims of Global Warming. Is the world temperature rising? Yes! But is it because of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel? I do not think that is proven. What most proponents of Global Warming ignore is the FACT that climate is CYCLIC!
The world has repeatedly gone through warm and cold cycles We are not yet experiencing as hot or as cold temperatures as have been recorded in historic times (see Viking settlement of Greenland, or the Little Ice Age in Europe) . AS usual, the liberals and liberal media jump all over dubious claims and make those claims out to be beyond doubt.

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Here's some information about a significant drop in sunspot activity. Many scientists, including the ones involved in the "global warming swindle" video, attribute earth's warming and cooling trends directly to sunspot acitivity.
http://www.dailytech.com/Sun+Makes+History+First+Spotless+Month+in+a+Cen...

We should have embraced global warming while we had it, instead of going into hysterics over it. History has shown that during warming trends, our globe as a whole has been more productive and people have prospered. The reverse happens during cooling trends.

If last winter is any indication (at least for North America), we've already reversed and are headed back into a cooler phase.

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I've said it in other threads, but this year in Alaska's interior, June averaged 3 degrees below normal. July was 4 degrees below normal. Our leaves started changing in mid July -- a good 3 weeks early. And by the way, sea ice in Barrow has come and gone all summer.

Global warming isn't science --- it's a religion. And that religion has its share of polyester-suited, white loafer evangelists out to enrich themselves at their believers' expense.

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Last winter was extremely long and harsh in Colorado. Spring came a full month later than usual (for the northwest corner) and summer was considerably cooler than previous years. It reminds me of weather we had here 25 years ago.

I've said the same thing about global warming all along - its not based on science. You're right Expat it reminds you of a crazy religion!

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It's just a way to scare people.

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You may be right about the fear thing. it's been tied to just about ever left-wing agenda item imaginable -- especially in terms of environmental legislation. Adding polar bears to the endangered species list is a classic example. Finding an endangered species is a great way to stop development in a place like ANWR. But there's no evidence whatsoever that polar bear numbers are suffering. However, through the miracle of global warming we can list polar bears because of POTENTIAL damage. So now you can declare a species endangered based on a theory, completely devoid of evidence that the species is suffering.

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Was a no more then a way for Mr. Gore to get richer. I see now the story has changed before it was to warm now its to cool, lol. I suspect if there is a moderate climate then they would come out saying its to even keeled.

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Your all quite correct in my opinion. It's just another way to try and tax and control everything from the environment to our heating bills, gasoline or even the kind of car we drive. The sad part is how many people really are buying into Al (chicken little) Gore's cry of "the sky is warming, the sky is warming! The planet has gone through so many changes over billions of years that to think we've somehow affected it in the last few is ridiculous. There is NO scientific proof that this change is man made or anything other than one of the normal cycles the planet goes through. It would actually be quite funny if so many gullible fools weren't falling for it. Makes me want to offer a bridge for sale. I'd probably get a few takers if I painted it green and called it "eco friendly".

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these "global warming" people need to join me in my tree stand down in the swamp i hunt ,,,,ill show them where theyre wrong ,,,freeze yer tail off.

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No chance Christian! These people only want to lecture us on the environment, not actually be outside in it!! Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

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