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Agree to Disagree?

In our little family circle some agree with "Global Warming"  = we agree to disagree with the world's warming effects and unjustified 'proof'.   First off, in history, there was an ice age, then, a global warming, gasses emitted into our atmosphere....even continental shifts created by weather, ocean currents, etc. etc.  Even the breaking of land masses to create other continents!!   And each instance can be repeated from the centuries of the past and no doubt with the future.  The scary part that some are concerned about is only the fact they're living through another climate phenomenon that will progress into ANOTHER historical change after we're gone. It's a continuing cycle!!! The article I recently received in my email .... well, read it along with me as I think it's an important, educational share. The professor reiterates some of my thoughts...just in better words...Here is the email I received from his interview:






Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?


Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!
If you've read his book you will agree, this is a good summary.

PLIMER: "Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland. Since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you. Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress - it's that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life. I know it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad. Nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs.

Well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days. The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes, FOUR DAYS - by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time - EVERY DAY. I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth. Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year - think about it. Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy- feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change. And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year. Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus 'human-caused' climate-change scenario. Hey, isn't it interesting how they don't mention 'Global Warming' anymore, but just 'Climate Change'- you know why?

It's because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down. And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax* - imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won't stop any volcanoes from erupting, that's for sure.

But, hey, relax and have a nice day anyway."


Author's credentials:
    Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, a professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology. Born 12 February 1946 (age 68) Residence Australia Nationality Australian Fields Earth Science , Geology , Mining Engineering Institutions University of New England , University of Newcastle , University of Melbourne , University of Adelaide Almamater University of New South Wales , Macquarie University Thesis The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia (1976) Notable awards Eureka Prize (1995, 2002), Centenary Medal (2003), Clarke Medal (2004)



Notes from Anni...
*I'm sure the tax mentioned is in Australia
Greenhouse Gasses 
Black and white globe graphic courtesy of Google Clipart Search

28 comments :

  1. nothing anyone will say or can say will change my mind that we are destroying our plantet and the air we breathe with what we do to our world..

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    1. I've also read that trees NEED Carbon Dioxide [not to be confused with Carbon Oxide] to thrive...they need the exhausts we are creating...but trees are being cut down to make room for more concrete/urban structures...

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  2. In my mind, nature rules - always has, always will no matter what people do, thinking they are the controllers, they are not. Nature rules.

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    1. Indeed...I think that is the point this professor is trying to get across to us humans. Nothing we can do will stop NATURE.

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    2. I agree with Nookworm! I don't think human beings are nearly as powerful as we think we are!

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    3. Linda...you made a very valid point...'powerful' human beings and their thoughts on how things are [with nature].

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  3. Also, another point of reference I question or have concerns over in my theorizing - The high rises being built....and the heat the glass from all these windows in such high rises, are they not creating EXTRA heat from the sun's reflections? If not, why then within large cities, the temperature is much hotter on sunny days than miles away from the inner cities?

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    1. ...and hard plastics [not necessarily the trash bags/grocery bags]. They deteriorate at a much faster rate. Just set one of those outside in the full sun...they pretty much are destroyed; quickly, compared to hard plastics such as a product, like a Frisbee for instance.

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  4. I agree and an excellent analysis. Add to that is much of the so called science is based on questionable "facts." Yes, we need to make sure our water and air is taken care of, but for me, I prefer to keep us on breathing regardless of CO2

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    1. There y'go!! Your points are well taken. And again, I agree with your agreeing. :-)

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  5. Makes me sick every time I look out the front door and see a three story apartment building going up with three or four more just like it behind it. Just down the street they mowed down the trees and brush where the wild life lived. Room for several more apartment buildings.

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    1. I know just how you feel!! There are so many changes these days, it's disheartening.

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  6. I totally agree...it's cyclical. I could go into why they are trying to "guilt" us into doing what they want us to do but I won't go there...:-)

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    1. You tease...you piqued my interest, and I feel very comfortable that I'd agree with your stance on the 'guilt' trip. Why not go there?

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    2. Yes, please! I am interested, too.....

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    3. Linda...maybe we can convince Marie to expand on it some.

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  7. Hi Annie! Glad to see you! Not many people are posting today. Probably all resting up from Easter. Well, the facts are there about the warming. The polar bears environments are killing them, even last winter was way too warm. But it is true about the cycles too. I don't pretend to know the reason for all of this, only that it is happening. Can we do anything about it? Who knows..

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    1. Thing is, science is never perfect...it's all based on theories of several or one.

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  8. Life and theories of life are always changing. History repeats itself but then something always changes. I can't remember a winter as mild as the one we had in Nashville this yr. Scary. But I do remember when I was growing up in this area as a child we had the most AWESOME snows! My kids did not get to enjoy that growing up here. Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.

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    1. Exactly...changes. We even have had mild winters when we lived in Colorado too...many, many years ago.

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  9. So interesting!! I love how we can all agree to disagree without resorting to name calling and hateful remarks. Great post!

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    1. Name calling? Well, I have the little button that says 'delete' if that ever happens. :-) I don't mind those that disagree, it's their right. And sometimes those disagreements can sway me in the 'other direction'.

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  10. I am quite comfortable with the physics and theory of the greenhouse gasses and human caused weather change. My issue is that I am not sure all our efforts will not have much effect and there is a cost to so called green technologies. Thousands of windmills, hundreds of acres of solar farms have their own effects and are very expensive.

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    1. Just as he stated...the efforts we use/utilize are not effective in the scheme of things since one natural disaster makes all of what we try to accomplish null & void.






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  11. I've always thought that things are going to be what they are regardless of what what we do.

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    1. Exactly...there are just too many things in nature that counter-acts any efforts.

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  12. Very good article and I agree!

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    1. I thought it was so very interesting. His words [so many of them] was aping my thoughts.

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