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Global WarmingDavid Reddy / -- I searched the internet, looking for an alternative to the world standard of New York Times, Washingon Post, BBC, and so on. In other words, an alternative viewpoint. I wouldn't consider myself a conservative, but I was curious to hear what your web site had to say.
What it had to say was misinformed (e.g. first denying global warming - who does that? - and then immediately "well, even if it were true, it would be good, because summer would be longer!") to an astonishing degree.
Nonetheless, I would vehemently support your right to print this, as I feel it is important for everyone to voice their opinion. I doubt you get much mail, so I hope this letter encourages you to do more research, more fact-checking, and a little more contemplation before printing such material. Sincerely,
Dear Mr. Reddy,
I would encourage you also to do some research regarding global warming. Historically, we are not even close to as warm as it got in the early 1800's. If you check into historical records you will find out that whalers were able to sail deep into the Arctic Ocean in pursuit of their prey. When temps returned to normal after two decades of "global warming" the whalers were caught unawares and many perished being trapped in the ice late in the season.
This is not the only historical circumstance. A reading of any well founded history book that looks at weather's affects on human events shows fluctuations far more extreme than what we have today.
The fact is that a single volcano can spew more greenhouse gasses into the air than all of humanity combined. The "El Nino" phenomena was based entirely on volcanic activity in the Philippines, for example.
Present theories about global warming are based on very small amounts of data collected in only the last hundred or so years. Hardly enough upon which to base a judgement.
Further, if you look at the trend of modern technology, it has the general effect of moderating the introduction of so called greenhouse gasses into the air as we find more efficient ways to produce products and transport them. The fact is that going back to the horse and buggy days would create MORE "greenhouse" gasses than are currently being produced, merely from the carbon dioxide and methane created from the emissions from horses!
Don't you think that it is more likely that the scientists who espouse this theory of global warming (by no means a majority of those polled) might in fact be mistaken? The planet has the ability to maintain equilibrium from the creation of carbon dioxide, merely through the respiration of plants. More carbon monoxide creates more "breathable" air for plants. Which creates more lush growth, which, in turn, converts more oxygen and reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Please, please, please, do more research on this matter and you will see that the whole "global warming" movement is not based on sound data, but is mere conjecture by groups that just might have some other political motivations behind their advocacy.