Sucking up to California liberals at San Francisco’s Churchill Club, Rudolph Giuliani hurriedly jumped on the environmental bandwagon.
I do believe there’s global warming, yes,” said Giuliani, in response to reporters’ questions following his talk to the Churchill Club. “The big question has always been how much of it is happening because of natural climate changes and how much of it is happening because of human intervention.”
But “the overwhelming number of scientists now believe that there is significant human cause,” he said, adding the debate on the existence of global warming “is almost unnecessary … because we should be dealing with pollution anyway.”
Meanwhile, the ever-liberal John McCain was editorializing with Joe Lieberman in the Boston Globe:
THERE IS NOW a broad consensus in this country, and indeed in the world, that global warming is happening, that it is a serious problem, and that humans are causing it. The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded there is a greater than 90 percent chance that greenhouse gases released by human activities like burning oil in cars and coal in power plants are causing most of the observed global warming. This report puts the final nail in denial’s coffin about the problem of global warming.
In addition, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has identified a warming climate, and the resulting melting of sea ice, as the reason polar bears may now be threatened as a species.
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A recent scientific study shows that glacier melting can vary from year to year. Surprise!
And some Indian scientists think Himalayan glaciers are not changing, and reports to the contrary have been sensationalized by a few individuals.
You are right there is much evidence that supports the notion that not only is the planet not warming, but that if it is it can’t be induced by human causes. the earth has been much hotter and much colder than what we are currently observing and thus our current climate is not outside the realm of normality with respect to global temperature and climate trends. There is an inconsistancy though. there are cyclical periods within the earth’s orbit around the sun, the earth’s rotation, and the earth’s wobble (or alteration in its axis orientation). these periods have a large effect on climate depending on the earth’s proximity to the sun (much greater than the current theorized human affect). one of the main reasons that people and scientists believe that the current rise in global temperature is human caused is because the current orientation of the planet with the sun cannot explain our observed trends. the earth’s orbit, right now, would not support a warming in the earth’s global temperature. thus scientists are forced to come up with a hypothesis for what could be causing a rise in global temperature. because humans have made drastic contributions, since the start of the industrial period, of certain greenhouse gases that may cause warming , it would appear, to me, humans must have some forcing affect on the earth’s global climate. you can’t look at global warming interms of how long and cold the winter seemed to you last year or what a select group of mountain glaciers may be doing. you have to look at it in terms of the fact that their has been a rise in global oceanic temperatures. if you want to look at glaciers, the glaciers in the arctic have dtrastically reduced in total volume over the past few decades. think globally not locally. i hope this helps.
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