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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Those dang Viking SUV's caused global warming 1000 years ago

By Aussiegirl

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.


At 9:26 PM, Anonymous blackminorca said...

The Viking Global Warming must have been from all the fires during the raping and pillaging.

Incidentally, ever hear of the tales of ancient Ukrainian slaves being taken north by the Vikings and settling in the British Isles , etc.

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Aussiegirl said...

No kidding -- I hadn't heard that. How fascinating - I'll have to look into that. No doubt that's why the English are so smart and good looking :-)

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

Yep, the Mideval Warming Period was quite a bit warmer than now, and is was caused entirely by increased solar activity.

Go here to read a description of conditions at that time.

At 10:30 AM, Blogger TJ Willms said...

Global warming is a veritable goldmine for research grants and the scientific community has only to say, “Hmmm. . . yep it looks like it’s warming up,” to keep the money mill going. It’s a testament to the arrogance of mankind to think we can affect the weather patterns on a global scale just by living here.

Sure, we can render an ecology uninhabitable on a local level, but the planet will wipe away our intrusions in a geologic nanosecond. Life will continue here regardless of the vehicles we drive or how we power them.

“All we are is dust in the wind,” as the song goes…


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