In reference to Dwain Walden’s column titled, “But what if we’re wrong?”
Global warming is a danger to my warm heart. While in the state Senate, I often consulted with my political friend Coo Coo Harry when I needed straight talk. He had the ability to cut to the chase.
So I asked him about global warming. He said I should be careful because there were so many variables it could make me appear eccentric. He said one could arrange the variables to arrive at any preconceived point.
He said you should consider at one time glaciers covered the poles and took up a lot of water. For some reason they started to melt and flooded the earth. All of Florida and parts of Georgia, including Ellenton and China Grove, were under water.
This happened well before the Model T. A billion years ago, last August. None of Al Gore’s elite scientists have offered a reason for this warming. But reading his book one is led to believe that the complicated dynamic interaction resulting from dinosaur flatulence was part of it.
Later, there was a general cooling of the climate between 1150 and 1460 and a very cold climate between 1560 and 1850 resulted in the Little Ice Age. Turnips would not grow in Poland. The reason for the cooling was attributed to witches and some got burned at the stake, he explained.
It worked, the earth warmed up again and turnips grew in Poland again. This was before the Model A. This period of warming caused the polar ice cap to melt and in 1903-1906 Ronald Amundsen sailed the Northwest Passage in a sailing ship. The the polar ice cap froze again.
Satellite images show that rapid Arctic ice loss has cleared a shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans similar to the one existing in 1906. Now the witch hunters are back at their stations looking for a villain.
In 1942, a squadron of new aircraft was on its way from Presque Isle, Maine. to Labrador, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland. When the recovery of these planes was started in the 1980s, it was discovered that they had been covered with 250 feet of ice. this build up of ice happened during the time of the Ford V8 while the effect of man was at an extreme usage of fossil fuels.
The Golden Gate Bridge was finished in 1937. The clearance to the water was 220 feet at mean high water. Measurements at the weather station at the bottom of the bridge show very little change in the distance from 1937 to 2007. This would indicate very little overall loss of polar glacier water, he said.
Coo Coo still had not convinced me that the earth was not warming. I asked for a more simple explanation. He says that he could spit in the ocean and claim that he increased the volume of that body of water, but could not sustain an argument that the change in the level could be calculated.
He contends that the earth itself is a heated body, and a certain temperature would exist at its surface regardless of any of man’s actions. The core is believed to be at a temperature of up to 13,000 degrees Farhenheit. The sun convects heat on a daily basis. Earthquakes spew contaminants. The earth sails through an atmosphere of solar temperature of minus 49 degrees Fahrenheit at 30,000 feet. The contention that the movement through this atmosphere and the possibility that slight changes wrought by activities of man would affect the billions of miles of atmosphere at a minus 49 degrees fahrenheit any more than spitting into the ocean would raise its level defies credibility.
Think of climate change as the syrup and biscuit effect, he said. They are never going to equalize. You’ve either got too little syrup and too much biscuit, or the opposite.
He said not to worry about warming. If it warms, you can grow citrus in South Georgia. And don’t worry about the flooding. It only affects the coastlines and waterfront property and the rich sob’s already hold all that.
A tree house for the Smithsonian? Just a thought
There’s a danger as we get older to become “old fogeys.” I’m not sure what a “fogey” is but I think it’s a polite word for something else, relative to flatulence.
- Rant and Rave for 3/07/14
We’re inundated with self-help experts
Several years ago I wrote a column about self-help books. I had been in a large book store and there was a whole section devoted to books that are supposed to help one overcome a wide array of shortcomings. Well since then, it seems the self-help sections of book stores have grown immensely.
Their behavior seems somewhat hypocritical
Our state legislators are at it again.
Senate Bill 98 will prevent abortion coverage under any state or federal healthcare plan in Georgia except for a medical emergency. Apparently there is no exception even for rape or incest.
- Rant and Rave for 3/06/14
Where is accountability in regard to vet benefits?
Our legislators have no qualms sending our men and women in uniform into harms way. We who served and those who continue to serve do what is expected in service for our Country, even if it means the giving of our life. Eventually we become Veterans.
- Rant and Rave for 3/05/14
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The art of orchestrating some conflict
I think I’m becoming too much of a television critic. But it’s fun.
It seems I can hardly watch television anymore without pointing out the flaws of the programming. And then I realize that without those flaws, the show would only last five minutes.
- Rant and Rave for 2/28/14
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