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The Myth of Global Warming

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Submitted by McCutcheon Pinckney (United States), Feb 16, 2007 at 23:01

I cannot take the ignorance that people display when they claim to believe in global warming. When I say global warming, I am talking about the belief that humanity has somehow caused the rising temperatures. Don't get me wrong, the temperature has gone up a few degrees in the past century (big deal!).

One fact that needs to be known is that these temperature changes follow a cyclic pattern. Let me explain. If you have studied history, then you must have heard of the medieval warming period. During the medieval period, the temperatures were warmer. There is plenty of written evidence for this. For example, grapes can only grow in warm climates. During the medieval warming period, grapes were a major export of England. Can England grow grapes now? No. Too cold. Yet humans were not emitting "greenhouse" gases during the medieval period.

Another example, if you know history, you would have heard of the so-called "little" iceage. This "little" iceage was a period of colder temperatures in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Maybe you have heard of Valley Forge, or Napoleon's attack on Russia. Both of those were events that were severly effected by unusually cold temperatures. Plus, one summer in the 1810s, it snowed in New York in the summer. There was a worldwide shortage of food. Yet the temperature warmed up again. The point is that this temperature change is cyclic.

Recent weather (the winter of 2007) also helps debunk global warming, albiet on a smaller scale. I live in southwest Florida, and the temperature has dipped into the low 30s. I has done that one other time in my lifetime. There have been record low temperatures all across the United States this winter. The Nepal capital of Kathmandu had snowfall for the first time in 45 years last week. Global Warming? I don't think so.

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