Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Today I received the following article in my inbox. My rebuttal follows.

By Paul Hudson
Climate correspondent, BBC News

Planet Earth (Nasa)
Average temperatures have not increased for over a decade

This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.

But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

So what on Earth is going on? . . .

A rebuttal:

Science presumes to know what is going on. It says, "this is truth and all who disbelieve are heretics." Fact and truth for science are mutually exclusive.

I try and take everything with a grain of salt.

But, let me try and understand something,
Are you arguing the point that our actions don't have consequences and that we can do anything that we want?

I have many friends who feel this way. They are mostly in the 20's and aren't responsible for anything or to anyone.

I don't have the answer as to science or politics, but I do know that our country is very wealthy, very lazy, and very fat (unhealthy). We think we own the world, and therefore can do anything that we want.

I don't agree with this philosophy. We shouldn't waste things. I think this is something you taught me.

Our lifestyle is unhealthy. Is it such a stretch to think that perhaps we could harm ourselves?
"More, Better, Cheaper, Faster" has lead to a basic devaluation of life.
If I have any kind of belief it is this:

This I believe: The purpose of life is procreation and death.

Death feeds life. Thus ending initiates beginning.

Religion is built upon the rock of sacrifice. Literally. The Foundation Stone is death, and that is a solid foundation. (Death creates.)

Society is built upon the mutual *faith* in the value of money. We all agree to believe that "this" has value. It is built upon nothing.

The only material with real value is life.

Would you make your fish live in that, or do you think you would maybe change his water?
This is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but you wouldn't know it.

I completely agree with you. We don't fully grasp climate change or global warming. We have just barely begun to understand our ecosystem. Science changes every 15 minutes, and as such, it is a strange thing to base a religion on. It is so ephemeral.

However, we are accountable for our actions. My children will inherit the broken world that I leave to them. Thus, I've begun reconsidering the "American lifestyle".

And as an aside, some of our local, organic farmers are just as conservative as you. Our strawberry man changed his name to "Prolife" and we didn't run him out of town.
He's nuts, but we are still willing to listen to him.

So be well
Love your (Marxist?) sun.

--I found refutations of this article at these links:

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