At the United Nations (UN) climate conference in Bonn, Germany, the chant was “We Are Still In!” This refers to the nations that are still in the UN Paris Climate Accord. Perhaps some of them still believe in the threat of excessive global warming. However, there is reason to believe most of them want the redistribution of wealth the program calls for.
Have you wondered about the status of the multitude of UN impending disasters? Such as: the threat of increased tornadoes; more forest fires; devastating droughts and food shortages; increasing frequency and severity of hurricanes; fewer polar bears; acidification of oceans causing fewer shell fish; and dramatic rising sea levels. For the reality, read on.
Not on the list is the 1992 UN Agenda 21 with its prediction of dramatic atmospheric temperature increases—that have failed to appear.
The number of tornadoes is decreasing. The number in 2016 was the lowest in the 60 year record.
The National Interagency Fire Center data clearly shows a declining number of fires over the last 30 years. The explanation involves the satellite observed increased greening of the Earth. Over the past 25 years, greening has increased from 25 to 50% of the Earth surface. It is believed that normal seasonal ambient temperatures with increased C02 in the atmosphere cause the creation of greenhouse gas and water vapor directly leading to more soil moisture and sometimes rainfall.
This could explain the U.S. rainfall increase of 1.8 inches per century. The process is called C02 fertilization.
An extreme example is 300,000 square kilometers of the Sahara Desert that has become green over the past 30 years. Nomadic tribes are there, grazing their camels, with birds, ostriches and even amphibious animals.
The C02 fertilization has increased growth of vegetation. Dr. Craig Idso, formerly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, calculates the monetary value of increase from 1961 to 2010 at $3.5 trillion per year. So much for the drought threat.
A number of professors have repeated the claim of increased frequency and duration of North American hurricanes and attribute this to global warming. In what might be called deception, their proof is the historical data from 1970 to 2009 that definitely shows an upward trend. However, if they had shown the data from 1920 to 2012, there is a definite downward trend.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in May 2008 predicted the polar bear population would decline because of global warming.
A report by Susan Crawford, a noted polar bear expert, reveals the current population of 22,000 to 31,000 is the highest in more than 50 years and the number is growing.
Acidification of Oceans.
The alarmists’ theory is based on the belief that increased C02 causes more C02 to be absorbed into the ocean, increasing the concentration of carbonic acid, particularly near the surface, making it impossible for shelled invertebrates, such as crabs and coral, to create the calcium carbonate that makes up their shells. A further lowering of the pH (increasing acidity), so they say, would begin dissolving the shell of existing creatures. In the Pacific Ocean, the 300-year data shows pH in the range of 8.16 to 8.17 – a far cry from the pH of 6.0 for carbonate to dissolve.
Rising Sea Levels.
June 30, 1989, Noel Brown, UN official proclaimed: Entire island nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by raising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of eco-refugees, threatening political chaos.
The UN Environment Program in 2005 asserted there would be 50 million climate refugees by 2010. In 2011, Gavin Atkins of the Asian Correspondent explained what happened to some of the islands the UN identified with maximum risk.
Bahamas: the 2010 census showed an increase in population of over 50,000 persons in 10 years.
Seychelles: the number of persons grew by more than 6500 by 2010.
Solomon Islands: there were 100,000 more persons by 2010.
The UN demonstrated blatant lack of reality by assuming the melting of northern polar ice caps will cause significant sea level rise. The entire polar ice cap could melt and the change in global sea level would be virtually zero. As the ice melts, water displaces the void left by the formerly frozen H20. Hence, melting northern polar ice caps would not increase the Earth’s sea level.
One may wonder what motivates highly educated university professors, Non-Government Organizations (NGO) and government agencies to fracture their ethics to support climate hysteria.
The answer is simple. Follow the money. Oregon State University receives $250 million per year for the climate nonsense. The Climate Cartel made up of universities, NGO’s and business institutions boast of receiving one trillion dollars per year. Mr. President, here is a way to reduce the budget by one trillion dollars and to boost the economy by more C02 fertilization.
Art Crino is a combat veteran of WWII, graduate of OSU in Electrical Engineering and his career was in engineering and factory management. Art my be contacted by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reprinted with permission from the Roseburg Beacon News, Vol. 11- Issue 7 February 14, 2018
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Northwest Connection)