Is global warming real? Yes. Is it the most important problem our world faces? Not by a long-shot. If you're looking for an informative article about finding some middle ground on this issue, here it is.
Interesting tidbits from the article:
- Environmentalists lament the rising temperatures in Greenland when, in reality, the temps in 1941 were warmer there than it is today.
- As a result of global warming oceanic water levels could rise between 6 inches and two feet in the next century. It actually rose a foot in the past 150 years. Ironically, relatively no land was lost to the ocean as people figured out how to construct barriers to prevent land loss.
- While rising temperatures will cause 400,000 more heat-related deaths each year, the lack of extreme cold spells will save 1.8 million lives.
- One of the battle cries of the environmental lobby is "save the polar bears." Enacting suggested environment changes would save one additional polar bear every year at a cost of billions, while hunters kill 300-500 bears every year. Wouldn't it be easier to outlaw polar bear hunting?
Earth worship has been around since the beginning of time. I am just continually amazed that we now twist use scientific data to perpetuate it.