Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Email To Valerie Easton Of Pacific Magazine

Regarding your Pacific Magazine article last week:

Would you like to maybe fix this sentence:
a decrease in snowpack in the mountains and less snow in the lowlands
because I have about 16 inches of climate change I need shoveled from my driveway.

Here is the problem, when the earth was getting warmer 10 years ago, people were crying global warming. Now that it has been getting cooler the last few years, it is now "climate change". What the climate change crowd does not seem to understand is the earth's climate is always changing and that people are really insignificant part in the process.

You can not think of global climate over a 1 year or 10 year period. Looking at the big picture, hundreds of millions of years, this page has a graph of carbon levels and global temperature, scroll down to the graph labeled Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time, historically the earth is now cold and carbon levels are low.

The other reality is ever single human being could live in the state of Texas with a population density of less than 39 people per acre. And before you reply about that is too dense, there was an article in the Seattle Times within the last year or two about a new "green" housing development in Issaquah that had a density of 40 people per acre.

Then there is the whole myth of carbon dioxide causes temperature rise. If anything it is the opposite. Look at the following. It is clear that the change in carbon levels FOLLOW temperature changes. The temperature starts moving up or down and then the carbon follows.

Finally, who is claiming that a warmer earth would not be a better earth. More people die during the colder months than the warmer months. 7,300 Americans die each day during January and February while 6,200 die each day during July, August and September.

In addition, about 1,000 years ago was a time referred to as the Medieval Warm Period when the earth was warmer than it is now. It is also called the Medieval Climate Optimum. Funny how it is not call Medieval We Are All Going To Drown Because Of The Melting Polar Ice Caps Period.

As Dennis Miller says, I will believe we can fix global warming sometime after we figure out how to fix traffic after a Lakers game.

Just had a few spare minutes because I was unable to drive into work today because of the lack of lowland snowfall and thought I would express myself.


Unknown said...

So did she respond?

Neemund said...

It started snowing at my house in Renton on December 12th, as of yesterday it had finally melted away thanks to the rain. I cannot remember another time in my life where snow lasted 26 days in the Seattle area. My dad remembers such a time but he's a few decades older than I am.

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