WATER: and Climate Change…

The major factor in Earth’s changing climate is not coal, nor mankind, nor carbon dioxide, or anything other than Earth’s water.

THE HYDROSPHERE:  EARTH’S WATER

It's all about water

It’s all about Water…

The hydrosphere includes all of Earth’s water in all its forms (vapor, liquid and ice) in all its locations.  We don’t know its source (it is entirely possible that it is a product of earth itself), but we do know that the amount of water in earth’s system remains constant—it does not increase or decrease.  Further, the interchange between its forms being virtually instantaneous and automatically varying according to temperatures within the system provides the rapid spontaneous balance necessary for earth’s adaptability to changing conditions. There is constant feedback between the oceans (and the rest of the hydrosphere) and the atmosphere.

Oceans cover some 70-percent of Earth (about 130 million of Earth’s area of 197 Million square miles).  The average depth of the oceans is about 2.4 MILES; this translates to some 343,548,500,000,000,000,000 gallons of water that are always moving by convection, pressure, evaporation, gravity and the Coriolis effect (due to Earth’s rotation).  This massive (and active) heat sink has great impact on temperature, the atmosphere and therefore the biosphere as well.  There is constant exchange of energy between the oceans (and the rest of the hydrosphere) and the atmosphere, that helps maintain Earth’s life-sustaining balance.

Ocean currents are instrumental in controlling Earth’s climate; in fact, they are a major mechanism of climate change.  There are 17 major currents affecting the globe, among them the Gulf Stream, Kuroshio, Equatorial, Humboldt, Labrador and Australian Currents.  Some are warm, others cool, but all move vast amounts of seawater over vast areas of Earth in all three dimensions,, necessarily affecting climate and temperatures.  www.sciencedaily.com/articles/  They also affect the atmosphere.

ETHICS, TRUTH, and GLOBAL WARMING

GLOBAL WARMING?  YES!    The FACTS…

It’s been said that the Earth is round so that man can see only as far as he can handle at any one time (that’s about 13 miles, depending on how tall you are).  That doesn’t amount to much when you think about how far far can be; that can be hard to handle.

Let’s begin by defining nature. That’s the Universe, which includes our planet.  On it, traveling in a straight line, you’d cover about 25,000 miles before returning to where you started (that’s the circumference of our planet).  Quite a trip, but not nearly as far as far goes…

How about 276,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (276Septillion, or 276 thousand multiplied by itself seven times) miles?  That’s FAR.  And getting farther… The Universe is expanding, and it’s already…

BIG – the Universe (nature) is 46 BILLION light years

APOCALYPTIC ETHICS

Ethics, Ethics, Ethics...

We’re NOT running out…

THE ETHICS of WATER DEPLETION

How many times have we heard that we’re in danger of wearing out the Earth? Or that we’re polluting the environment to the point that we won’t be able to live here in 20 (30, 50, 70, 100) years?   The alarmists–ethics be damned–would have us believe that if we don’t do something (or stop doing something else) soon, we’re toast. Glacial ice will melt, sea level will rise, drowning out shoreline properties and countless lives. But we can stop it by being better stewards. They’ll tell us how.  They won’t tell us how much it will cost.

For the past several years it’s been the ‘global warming’ threat that’s happening because we’re burning fossil fuels. AlGore has made a fortune (and an undeserved Nobel Prize) by writing a book (“An Inconvenient Truth”) about the coming disastrous climate

THE POLITICS OF SCIENCE

THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is cracking down on states that don’t agree on the supposed impacts of man-made global warming: Embrace the alarm or prepare to have… funding withheld…. [T]he sanctioning will begin in 2016, when FEMA will start denying disaster funding to states that don’t incorporate global warming into their emergency preparedness plans.”

That the global warming issue is political becomes clearer every day.  Congressman Raul Grijalva launched an attack on several scientists who publicly dispute the government’s position that atmospheric CO2 caused by man’s burning fossil fuels is rising to critical levels and must be stopped ‘before it’s too late.’ Several Liberal Senators have gone the same route, threatening to curtail funding of any scientific endeavor that would even present evidence against man’s deleterious effects on nature, going so far as to make such efforts a crime.

AlGore,

ETHICS and POLITICAL SCIENCE

THE POLITICS of SCIENCE

The threat of ‘global warming’ has been transmogrified into the earlier established and more acceptable term Climate Change in response to a general inability of its adherents to explain the extreme cold temperatures of the past four winters. Specifically absent from current Warmer arguments are any mention of the beneficial effect of fossil fuels on global progress:  The use of coal historically reversed the devastating effects of deforestation of Europe.  Oil from wells effectively saved the world’s whales and seals.  Fertilizers manufactured using gas doubled the yield of an acre of land, feeding a burgeoning population while at the same time providing more land for natural development.  Coal-fired power plants provide power to large parts of Africa [and elsewhere] that previously lived in darkness.

But what anyone thinks about climate change is not the issue.  At issue is the credibility of

ETHICS ISSUES: CLIMATE CHANGE (again)

Climate Change is a fact.

global warming is real

It’s about politics…

The planet is warming because of Earth’s being in an interglacial phase, recovering naturally from a glacial phase (about 10,000 years ago) when cooler temperatures prevailed.   In other words, global warming is a perfectly natural phenomenon, and everyone knows this. The alarmists also know that the natural interglacial warming trend is responsible for some part of Earth’s rising surface temperatures (less than 1 degree C since 1850). Nevertheless, their arguments about ‘global warming’ never mention this (factual) natural phenomenon.

The current controversy revolves around the contribution of burning fossil fuels to warming—some believe increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to be a factor. A valid question: how much? CO2 is a minor atmospheric gas (0.04%), while water vapor makes up roughly 75% of atmospheric gases. Certainly water vapor (clouds, etc.) also contributes to Earth’s warming. But how much?

Carbon dioxide