Those dang Viking SUV's caused global warming 1000 years ago
A costly solution to a non-problem, that's what the Kyoto Treaty is. Global warming is a myth -- the world has been much warmer in its past. Learn the facts.
The Calgary Sun - Better to consult Vikings on Kyoto
Way back in the years 1000 to 1200 AD, Vikings farmed on the now frozen islands of Greenland and Iceland.
That's right, 800 to 1,000 years ago, when the Earth was sparsely populated and the internal combustion engine wasn't anywhere close to becoming even a spark of an idea, the Earth was warmer than it is today.
How can that be when we keep hearing that the earth is getting catastrophically too warm?
That's the kind of question Dr. Douglas Leahey, President of the Calgary-based group Friends of Science, is hoping more and more Canadians ask themselves -- and soon.
Yesterday, Friends of Science launched an ad campaign in vote-rich and Liberal-ruled central Ontario to bust a few global warming myths. And there are many.
The 30-second radio spots asks listeners to engage in a quick true-and-false quiz.
1) Global warming causes the violent weather worldwide.
2) The Earth is warmer today than it has been in 1,000 years.
3) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is dangerous pollution.
"If you said 'yes' to all three then you've been misled," states the radio ad, urging those listening to ask their MP why they want to spend $10 billion on unproven global-warming theories and inviting listeners to visit the group's website: www.friendsofscience.org
Log onto that site and it's positively chock-a-block with myth-busting facts, all backed up with scientific articles and studies.
In fact, Dr. Tim Patterson, a professor of Geology at Carleton University in Ottawa, is quoted on the site saying: "If back in the mid-nineties, we knew what we know today about climate, Kyoto would not exist because we would have concluded it was not necessary."
Dr. Timothy Ball, Canada's first climatology Ph.D states it even more forcefully. "The Kyoto Protocol is a political solution to a non-existent problem without scientific justification."
Leahey said numerous other climate scientists along with himself have watched in alarm as much of the world and its media "buy in 100 percent to the notion that man's emissions of CO2 was causing rapid global warming."
"We saw billions, if not trillions of dollars being earmarked for the Kyoto protocol and we felt very concerned that science was being pushed aside by hysteria over global warming," he said at a news conference at Calgary's Chamber of Commerce.