Is worry over ‘global warming’ cooling down?
Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com) Wednesday, October 15, 2014
With many Democrats ramping up their campaigns, touting ‘climate change’ as a centerpiece in their election bids, one declaration from the Heartland Institute couldn’t have come at a worse time.
According to the think tank out of Chicago, Illinois, the environmentalist alarmism — sending many Americans into frenzies to buy Green and fund multi-billion-dollar environmental initiatives to rescue the planet from imminent destruction caused by human pollutants abnormally heating the earth — is well on its way to become history.
Declaring that the “scare is over,” the Heartland Institute says that the “global warming” propaganda, using the imagery of gross amounts of carbon fuels being burned up and contaminating the atmosphere, has already spiked and is on a downward spiral.
Global warming cooling down
According to the Heartland Institute, man-made pollutants going into the air does not raise the temperature on earth.
“Yet, despite a 9-percent increase in CO2 over the past 18 years, there has been no rise in global temperature,” contends Heartland Institute Senior Fellow in Environment Craig Idso. “[To] the world’s climate alarmists, atmospheric carbon dioxide is a dangerous trace gas, and for years, they have been insisting its increase will raise global temperatures and wreak havoc upon Earth’s climate and biosphere.”
This take on heating is rejected by climate experts at Heartland. Its understanding of a cooling global climate is corroborated by environmental experts on its team who have been blowing holes in alarmists’ arguments for years.
“[It’s] past time [to end the scare and] stop the madness of wasting great sums of money on EPA’s imaginary threat,” proclaimed Heartland Institute Executive Vice President of the Science and Environmental Policy Project Kenneth Haapala.
Experts at Heartland continue to remind global citizens that the earth is not getting hotter, a claim that the Remote Sensing Systems — a provider of data for NASA and the National Science Foundation — validates.
“The global mean surface temperature has not risen for 18 consecutive years,” the institute confirms.
It claims that the scare tactics used to drive extreme environmentalism are just bad science.
“This extends the so-called ‘pause’ in global warming to a new record, one not predicted by the climate models of the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change,” institute officials stated. “[To]the world’s climate alarmists, atmospheric carbon dioxide is a dangerous trace gas, and for years, they have been insisting its increase will raise global temperatures and wreak havoc upon Earth’s climate and biosphere.”
Idso points out some food for thought in regards to the earth’s 18-year cooling trend.
“Over this time period the air’s CO2 content has risen some 40 parts per million, which represents fully one-third the total global CO2 increase since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, yet contrary to model projections, planetary temperatures have failed to rise,” explained Idso.’ “[It’s]time for global warming diehards to face the facts.”
Another leader on Heartland’s team concurs.
“[The] ongoing 18 years without any warming strongly contradict alarmist predictions of global warming doom-and-gloom,” asserts Heartland Institute Senior Fellow for Environmental Policy James Taylor. “According to nearly all of the United Nations’ computer models, this lack of warming could not occur.”
Skewing the numbers?
Taylor notes that one of the world’s greatest endorsers of “global warming” science crunches the very figures that condemn its problematic theory.
“According to nearly all of the United Nations’ computer models, this lack of warming could not occur,” Taylor points out. “The real-world climate proves the alarmist computer models overstate the warming properties of carbon dioxide. Even when Earth resumes its modest warming, which it likely will at some point in the next couple of decades, the pace of warming will continue to be quite modest and beneficial to human welfare and global ecosystems.”