Global Warming Follies

Never mind! Again 3!

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on February 23, 2009

It’s important to hold the global warming fear mongers accountable for their mongering. Otherwise what they say becomes part of our collective conscious of what “everyone knows”.

With that in mind, you might recall this headline from last summer:

Thursday, May 29, 2008
Global warming may drop Great Lakes water levels
Coalition of sporting and environmental groups warns of dire consequences.

The article went on to go through a litany of  nasty things that are going to happen RIGHT NOW if we don’t DO SOMETHING!

WASHINGTON — A report released Wednesday by an environmental group warns that unless Congress acts to curb global warming, Great Lakes water levels will drop, beaches will close more often because fierce storms will cause sewage overflows, and fish and animal populations will drop — hurting tourism and hunting.

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition of about 100 environmental and sporting groups highlighted its concerns in advance of next week’s expected debate in the U.S. Senate on global warming.

“Delay in confronting global warming and the protection of the Great Lakes will only make the problems worse and the solutions more costly,” concluded the report’s authors, including environmental scientist Don Scavia of the University of Michigan.

Again the assumption is that Global Warming is causing the Great Lakes to shrink. There’s no proof of that. Just an assertion. And , as always seems to be the case, they posit an imminent disater in hopes that their audience, in this case the U.S. Congress, will do what they want it to do. And do it right now. Don’t  ask questions. We don’t have time for that.

So what do we know only nine months later?

 Snowy and rainy winter good for Great Lakes

February 23, 2009

[…] The Detroit News reports Monday that the latest estimates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows lake levels are higher in February than the year before for the second year in a row. The lakes had been declining for most of the past decade.

Disaster averted! One winter with a lot of snow and rain and the effects of global warming are overcome!

How could this happen? Maybe because Great Lakes levels are cyclical and go up and down all the time. Those of us who have lived lives spanning more that a couple of decades in the region know this. We’ve seen multiple up and down cycles long before we had Global Warming to “cause” it.  But it was convenient last summer for the general ignorance of the population to be exploited to promote the Global Warming agenda.   

Now that we know they were just bluffing, when do you think “The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition” (whatever that is) and especially environmental scientist Don Scavia of the University of Michigan will be releasing the all clear? Since this news doesn’t hold to the GW story line, don’t hold your breath.

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