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Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2012 10:00 pm | Updated: 12:39 pm, Thu Apr 17, 2014.

I enjoyed reading Bob McClellan’s nonsensical letter (“Hurricane Sandy was wake-up call,” The Daily Inter Lake, Nov. 22). In his usual rambling, McClellan retreats to the man-made global warming mantra. No matter what the climate change is, the true believers blame it on man-made global warming. If it’s hot, it’s global warming. If it’s cold, it’s global warming. If it’s dry, it’s global warming. If it’s wet, it’s global warming. So of course, the same worn theory of man-made global warming must be dragged out to explain any climatic catastrophe, such as Hurricane Sandy. The only problem is ... it’s not true.

One need only look at the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean temperature patterns, as respected meteorologist Joe Bastardi has done since 2006. I am not going to put you to sleep with a description of cyclical oceanic temperatures [Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)]. Nor am I an expert in meteorology. But I have read a bit and heard good descriptions of how these oceanic temperature patterns affect the United States.

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          3 comments:

          • Rebel Rouser posted at 6:54 pm on Fri, Dec 14, 2012.

            Rebel Rouser Posts: 1563

            David, in the days of yore (pun intended), miners would take canaries down into the mines, as an indicator, in case something should go wrong with the air they were breathing, thus preventing their own deaths. The global scientific community is trying to say there might be something wrong with the temperature of our atmosphere due to burning fossil based fuels. What is so wrong with taking heed of their "early warning signs", and taking precautions to help offset potential damage, (which might occur), due to the rapid warming cycle we are experiencing? If the warming trend is not caused by our use of these fuels, and is merely another one of Earths "normal" temperature cycles, we will still benefit by being proactive in preventing the loss of life and property damage in our near future. I personally believe we are (at the very least), responsible for polluting the atmosphere, (the air we breathe), to a very high level of (non-recoverable) toxic pollution. If you are in doubt about this process, please feel free to park your vehicle in your garage, close all of the windows, doors, and vents in your garage, then sit in the front seat of your vehicle, with a pen and paper to record the "scientific data" which will prove or disprove this "theory". Also, as glaciers and ice caps melt, one result is billions of gallons of ice cold water being mixed into the worlds oceans, and temporarily lowering the temperature of these oceans which is currently affecting global weather. If the scientific community is totally wrong, and we have thus taken precautions (which would NOT be harmful to the planet or it's citizens), we would be heroes instead of morons.

             
          • Eric Grimsrud posted at 9:38 am on Sun, Dec 9, 2012.

            Eric Grimsrud Posts: 1

            I understand that the author of this piece is a medical doctor. Therefore, I would assume that he has received considerable education in the sciences. Furthermore, I would suspect that he has a reasonably high respect for the research communities of America that do research in the medical sciences. At the same time, he informs us that the leading and vast majority of American scientists who do research in the area of atmospheric sciences and climate are little more than fools who are intentionally trying to mislead their fellow Americans. Furthermore, Dr. Meyerowitz suggests that in this specific area of science that the advice of our top scientists and ALL of our top scientific organizations of the USA are based on the political preferences of those scientists and that those scientists are all a bunch of "liberals". Thus, I suppose if Dr. M is correct, we should be pleased that we at least have credible scientists in the medical fields and let them "take care of us all" on all subjects!! Two of my own children are now medical doctors and I am pleased to say that they apparently received a far better education in and appreciation for all aspects of sciences than Dr. Meyerowitz did.

             
          • mooseberryinn posted at 8:18 am on Sun, Dec 9, 2012.

            mooseberryinn Posts: 2678

            The "global warming" thingy is about controlling energy. (all forms). Ya see Comrade Obama wants to cripple manufacturing and redistribute what is left to help us all really appreciate the blessings of communism. It's just convenient to have the global warming booger man to blame it on. Then, speaking of boogers, El Presidente can have the EPA enforce Obama's edicts via regulations.