As someone who was born and raised within four blocks of the Gulf of Mexico, I can attest to the fact the sea level is NOT rising. Every year or two I get back to my hometown of Palacios, TX to walk the seawall where I see the same tidal markings I saw as a kid.
My home was merely 13 feet above mean sea level (MSL) back in the 40s when I was born and now in 2017 it is still merely 13 feet above MSL. Yes, there is an apparent rise of MSL in Palacios due to land subsidence, but nowhere near the severity of the Houston area and it’s death by centimeters, not feet.
Subsidence is a global problem and, in the United States, more than 17,000 square miles in 45 States, an area roughly the size of New Hampshire and Vermont combined, have been directly affected by subsidence.
The rising tides of misinformation and leftist propaganda imperil our hard-won freedoms. True science trumps fake news every time.
News stories from time to time raise the specter of anthropogenic global warming that must be arrested and/or retarded to prevent the death of all mankind.
My business is measurement and control, sometimes for production processes, most of the time for indoor climate control systems, and a growing business sector of self-funding energy retrofits.
The proponents of the supposed anthropogenic global warming/climate change declare a rise in average temperature.
In my business, if there is to be a measurement of airflow through a large aperture, say an air handling unit, we know in advance there is no single-point measurement that will accurately represent the average rate of airflow.
Typically, across the face of the aperture, the opening through which air flows, we require a minimum of one sample per square foot. If the aperture is a large filter bank of some dimension, we mark off a grid where grid lines cross at one-foot intervals. For example, if the filter media surface is six feet high by 20 feet wide, the total number of samples will be 180, one per square foot of area.
Assuming the surface area of the earth to be 197,000,000 miles2, and each mile2 accounts for 2,878,400 feet2, what will be the number of samples I would measure and record to derive an average global temperature? Let’s do the math.
197,000,000 miles2 X 2,878,400 square feet per mile = 5.4920448 X 1015 square feet of surface area, therefore this same number of samples. Naturally, the samples must all be collected in real time, therefore there must be one sensor per square mile. The reader immediately recognizes the astronomical cost to place precise temperature sensors and supporting electronics over such an area.
If you compare one sensor per square mile, you will readily see how the accuracy is very low. Yes, I know, NOAA uses NASA satellite data. But the data is highly inaccurate because it derives from infrared temperature (IR) observations. Without telling you how to build a watch, let it suffice to say IR is not a good means to accurate measurements.
The alarmists like Al Gore attribute global warming to human activity. How does the sum of human activity compare to the heated core of the earth or, better still, that blazing ball of fire 93 million miles distant?
Given 7.5 billion people and an average weight of 137 lbs./person, the sum of all human flesh adds up to approximately 1.0275 X 1012 pounds of flesh. How does the sum of all human flesh compare to the mass of the nearest star (our sun) that is 1, 300,000 times the mass of the entire earth?
Next, from The Next Grand Minimum (7 June 2017), Solar Update June 2017–the sun is slumping and headed even lower. I quote: “The F10.7 flux shows that over the last three and a half years the Sun has gone from solar maximum through a bounded decline to the current stage of the trail to the minimum. Solar minimum is likely to be still three years away.”
One would have to have an ego as large as Al Gore’s houseboat to believe a mere man can affect the global temperature of the earth.
The question of the hour: What would Chicken Little do?
George Orwell warned, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
Here are a couple of facts to soothe your weary mind.
In bygone days of Earth’s history, lush green forests covered Antarctica. [Ref: http://bit.ly/2nBH36o] During the Cambrian period, atmospheric CO2 ranged as high as 8,000 ppm. [Ref: Soil Carbon (Progress in Soil Science) http://amzn.to/2oA7GNN]
Does the climate change? Of course, it does! The geologic record reveals long periods of glaciation and long periods of global warming. In fact, (can you handle it?) we are presently moving into a mini-ice age.
Fake (politicized) science gives you BAD news; I have GOOD news.
In God’s timeline of terrestrial history, we near the end of this age. There will be great trials ahead – wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other nasty events. But, the GOOD news is God sent his only natural born son to earth two millennia ago to undo all the evil Satan has done since the very beginning.
There are ever more atheists among us today than any time in human history. But, as the Reverend William T. Cummings who served at Bataan wisely said, “There are no atheists in foxholes.”
When you next encounter Chicken Little running madly about, telling people the sky is falling, tell him to chill out.
“The Republican and business leaders, calling themselves the Climate Leadership Council, lend their stature to an approach for addressing climate change that mirrors an idea already advanced by Exxon Mobil Corp.Supporters say the tax is a conservative solution to climate change that replaces a regulatory regime with a free-market approach for addressing the greenhouse gas emissions.”
First and foremost, this is not “a conservative solution to climate change”. This is an ignorantly promoted end-around play by RINOs to solve a problem that does not exist. This is to say there is zero, nada, scientific evidence of anthropogenic climate change, formerly called global warming.
Contact your two U.S. Senators and your Representative. Tell them not to support the outlandish proposal by RINOs to create a carbon tax to appease the environmentalists. We won. Let’s, for once, behave like winners.
In my part of Texas (CD-4), these are the lawmakers you should contact:
A global phenomenon is one that involves the whole world. Global weather means there is evidence of the phenomenon in both hemispheres, over all continents, at all latitudes, and at all longitudes.
So, you may ask, why is the ice melting at the north pole as it grows at the south pole.
If so-called greenhouse gasses were causing global warming, then it follows that the southern hemisphere would be as affected as the northern hemisphere. But, such is not the case.
The mystery, if such there be, lies in land mass distribution. 68% of the earth’s landmass lies north of the equator, 32% south of the equator. Reference: Univeristy of Puerto Rico
The spatial distribution of ocean regions and continents is unevenly arranged across the Earth’s surface. In the Northern Hemisphere, the ratio of land to ocean is about 1 to 1.5. The ratio of land to ocean in the Southern Hemisphere is 1 to 4. This greater abundance of ocean surface has some fascinating effects on the environment of the southern half of our planet. For example, climate of Southern Hemisphere locations is often more moderate when compared to similar places in the Northern Hemisphere. This fact is primarily due to the presence of large amounts of heat energy stored in the oceans. Reference: PhysicalGeography.net | CHAPTER 8: Introduction to the Hydrosphere
70.8% of the earth’s surface is water. 29.2% of the earth’s surface is land.
We who grew up there know how the sun heats the land causing warm updrafts that then pull in cool breezes off the Gulf of Mexico. The sun rapidly heats land and only very slowly heats surface waters. If as a child you had an opportunity to swim in a freshwater lake in the summer, you will remember the sensations of warm water near the surface, very cool water around your feet. The separation is called a thermocline, a topic for another day.
What’s the point? The point is simply this, if greenhouse gasses were the cause of global warming, then polar ice caps would behave similarly, globally.
The reason we experience melting at the north pole is the sun quickly heats land mass over which the northern hemisphere, wind currents circulate heat from the land to the north pole. Think of the action of a kitchen mixer as you slowly pull the rotating beaters from a cake batter. Do you remember how liquefied cake mix spins out at the center of those beaters?
Yes, Virginia, the source of atmospheric heat is that great big ball of fire 93 million miles from the earth: the sun.
President Barack Obama uses the power of his office to promote a false theory of anthropogenic global warming. As you can discern from the above-stated facts, NASA’s own scientific findings contradict the very theory Obama orders them to promote.
We must elect a president and lawmakers who will not yield to false theories promoted by liberals and the anti-American United Nations IPCC.
On the subject of the causes of atmospheric ozone depletion, I call to mind something attributed to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
This subject isn’t for ‘light’ readers who skim. This posting is solely for those who have a natural curiosity about the major geological events that affect our lives.
Perhaps the ‘damned lie’ to acknowledge is the lie that the origins of ozone-depleting Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are anthropogenic.
Activists funded by government and private grants to make a case for anthropogenic ozone depletion will either obey their masters or forever lose grant money on which they live.
In fact, CFCs are naturally produced. I refer you to a scientific website, “Consulting Geologist”:
“In spite of numerous erroneous academic assertions, CFCs are naturally occurring chemicals and are a significant component of active volcanism. Volcanic CFCs are emitted in the presence of compounds that raise the residence time of volcanic halogens in addition to intensifying their ozone damaging effect. This would suggest that volcanoes have had a significant impact on the ozone layer. Furthermore, when someone like Plimer appears to misquote one source, it is likely that it is the source that is misattributed and that underpinning can be found elsewhere for the assertion. It is just a matter of looking.” Reference http://ow.ly/cHHC305cdt8
From the website ScienceDirect we read:
“Heterogeneous chemical reactions releasing photochemically active molecular chlorine play a key role in Antarctic stratospheric ozone destruction, resulting in the Antarctic ozone hole. Hydrogen chloride (HCl) is one of the principal components in these reactions on the surfaces of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs). PSCs form during polar nights at extremely low temperatures (lower than −78 °C) mainly on sulfuric acid (H2SO4) aerosols, acting as condensation nuclei and formed from sulfur dioxide (SO2). However, the cause of HCl and H2SO4 high concentrations in the Antarctic stratosphere, leading to considerable springtime ozone depletion, is still not clear. Based on the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data over the last 35 years and by using the NOAA HYSPLIT trajectory model, we show that Erebus volcano gas emissions (including HCl and SO2) can reach the Antarctic stratosphere via high latitude cyclones with the annual average probability View the MathML source of at least ∼0.235 (23.5%). Depending on Erebus activity, this corresponds to additional annual stratospheric HCl mass of 1.0–14.3 kilotons (kt) and SO2 mass of 1.4–19.7 kt. Thus, Erebus volcano is the natural and powerful source of additional stratospheric HCl and SO2, and hence, the cause of the Antarctic ozone depletion, together with man-made chlorofluorocarbons.” Reference: http://ow.ly/Obsn305ceyb
It’s helpful to understand how our atmosphere behaves.
What do you know about the chemical equator?
The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), it is a belt of low pressure that circles the Earth roughly at the equator. This belt is called the chemical equator. Air circulation patterns form a wall that separates or divides northern and southern hemispherical air masses.
Because 80% of the southern hemisphere is water, anthropogenic air pollution is essentially non-existent. The land mass in the northern hemisphere is more than twice the land mass of the southern hemisphere. Naturally, anthropogenic air pollution is much greater in the north than in the south.
Therefore, the logical question is this: If the vast majority of human activity is in the northern hemisphere which is divided from the southern hemisphere, why is the ‘ozone hole’ over the south pole? Why isn’t it over the north pole?
This all said, what’s this got to do with the building construction and service trades? Good question. Thank you for asking.
Bureaucrats of the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pump out regulations at an ever increasing rate way ahead of technological developments. And, they have ‘teeth’ with which to hurt us. 70 percent of DOE’s budget today is spent on enforcement. Not science.
Applied refrigerants are not the cause of ozone depletion. But, facts aside, tens of thousands of bureaucratic rules, effectively laws produced by unelected lawmakers, pose a danger to the American way of life.
For further study, learn about Mount Erebus on Antarctica and the White Island volcano of New Zeeland and their volcanic productions of halogens. New Zeeland Third World website http://ow.ly/SgGP305cgHi