This Conservative Blogger Welcomes The Climate Change Discussion

Russ Steele

Our local lefty blogger writes:

Editor’s note: The New York Times report on the explosive Heartland leak rekindles important themes: 1) making climation chamge (sic) part of the culture wars 2) a school curriculum that casts doubt on the scientific findings and 3) possible violations of federal tax law.

This story will only get bigger, and it has meaningful local implications — the ongoing attacks on California’s climate change regulations and local climate denier’s influence on our decision-making related to climate change.

In the past, at least, the vocal climate denier’s influence — that is, the “squeaky wheel gets the grease” coupled with the lingering memories of the NH2020 “property rights” debate — has been measurable.

It is NOT fair or representative to the community at large, however. As the Times points out: “The vast majority of climate scientists say that emissions generated by humans are changing the climate and putting the planet at long-term risk, although they are uncertain about the exact magnitude of that risk.” We need to discuss this more as a community. [Color emphasis added]

I have been making my case on this blog, and my previous blog NC Media Watch, that climate change is a natural cycle well with a normal range variability.  It is Mother Nature not CO2. It has been as warm  in the past during the Medieval Warm Period as it has been during our Modern Warm Period. There were no SUVs and Industrial CO2 pollution during the MWP. There is more than enough scientific evidence for a sun/cosmic rays/clouds link that controls our climate to question the CO2 theory.  While CO2 may play a small role in warming the planet, it is insignificant compared to the water vapor in the atmosphere. This vapor comes from ocean evaporation, generated by solar radiation.

Satellites temperature measurements over land and oceans shows a decline in temperatures for at least ten years, while CO2 is increasing. The postulated connection is broken.

I suggest that our local lefty blogger step up and contribute to the community discussion with his evidence that humans are responsible for climate change.   I would very much like to see a list of “The vast majority of climate scientists say that emissions generated by humans are changing the climate . . .” Who are these mystery scientists and how do we know they are the majority?

The ball is in the lefty bloggers court!  Waiting for a reply!

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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