Sunday, July 27, 2008

Man-Made Climate Change: The Advertising Company Cliche's

I came across a certain fund enterprise and an inert interest suddenly doused my unconscious mind. False and misleading claims are being used in the advertisements of some companies to promote their products. This enterprising investment firm invited the attention of the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to warn such companies for the sake of would-be investors which maybe lured to invest in a company with the pretext that it adhered to man-made global warming concoction.

Several companies in the US launched advertising campaigns making reference the contested assumptions of UN-Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its planned agenda to impose restrictions and mitigation of carbon dioxide emission. The Free Enterprise Action Fund (Ticker: FEAOX) who petitioned the SEC to advise the publicly-owned companies from using misleading claims mentioned the following registrants and its respective campaign clich├ęs:

1. Exelon Corp. issued a media release and placed full-page advertisements in major newspapers on July 15, 2008 stating, "The science is overwhelming -- climate change is happening now and human activity is the primary cause."
2. Lehman Brothers issued a report on climate change featuring the so-called "hockey stick" graph to support the notion that humans are causing global warming.
3. The General Electric Company issued a "Call for Action" to "slow, stop and even reverse the damage of greenhouse gasses."
4. Toyota Motor Corp states in a report, "When we drive a vehicle, it consumes fossil fuels and emits CO2, a major contributor to climate change."
5. Goldman Sachs states in a 2007 report, "By now, the dynamics of global warming are widely known, and we find no reason to dispute the scientific assumptions..."
6. Caterpillar said in a public statement that, "We must take action now [to reduce carbon dioxide emissions] or risk serious harm to our planet."

The said mutual fund cited as its reference the global warming debate being sponsored by Forum of Physics and Society, American Physical Society –representing over 50,000 physicists- which strengthened their claim of the fallacy of man-made climate change. It is worthwhile to be informed of the implication of this petition in the near future considering the involvement the giant companies.

I was made to understand that these companies have succumbed to the threat of anti-business movement operating under the guise of adherence to "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) and "Socially Responsible Investing" (SRI). These social activists strive within the corporate management and steered the businesses toward the direction of “the new politics of capital.” They managed to embed and engaged as socially-embraced-group with the environmental and green movement and influence the United Nations in the purview of its advocacy to the ‘new world order.’

I subscribe to the system of free enterprise and hate to buy the cheap chains of poverty and slavery.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Global Warming Debate: Is it Warming or Cooling?

Global warming debate is not over. More and more prominent scientists are making their stand and have been very vocal now in issuing staunch comments that Anthropogenic Global Warming (AWG) is a misleading notion. The current climate situation, viewed from space observatory station and sending signals of climate trends, are tending to prove that there is no noticeable warming in the past decade but a cooling trend instead.

There are scientists who are still members of UN-IPCC and are now vocally criticizing the AWG “consensus” that the panel had stamped in their report. These scientists who were silenced and harassed during the preparation, deliberations, and conclusion of IPCC reports; can no longer hold their conscience in giving consent on the outright corruption and maltreatment of the sanctity of scientific data that they are beholden to protect. They are now on the rise and have become the knights in a shining armor ready to parry the thrust of AGW alarmists in the field of internet‘s Armageddon.

Dr. Richard Evans or David Evans –whichever is the real one- was a consultant to the Australian Greenhouse Office from 1999 to 2005 and he wrote the carbon accounting model (FullCAM) that measures Australia's compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, according to QRZ Forums, dtd. 7-23-08. Now, he has changed his mind with what he believes on man-made global warming. Way back in 1999, he hurriedly jumped to the conclusion that the earth was really warming and that they need to “act quickly” to save the planet and because of the remunerations the government was providing for science research. By 2007, he concluded that: “New evidence has seriously weakened the case that carbon emissions are the main cause of global warming … that carbon played only a minor role…”

Another debunking statement was made by a New Zealand-based climate scientist who reviews the draft report of IPCC since its formation in 1990. He is Dr. Vincent Gray who even shared the Nobel Prize award of IPCC. He has a doctorate degree in Chemistry from Cambridge University and has undertaken a long research works in UK, France, Canada, and China. He has been an”Expert Reviewer” for IPCC science reports and claimed that “all the science of IPCC is unsound.” According to Dr. Gray, in an interview with Glo Warming Skeptics on August 24,2007, IPCC report is the most “dishonest one” for they have unreliable weather forecasts that cannot be checked whether right or wrong and are “worthless l00% of the time.”

The most prominent and perhaps the most controversial is the French Geochemist and Geophysicist Claude Allegre. From the article of, “Allegre is a member of both the French and the United States National Academy of Sciences. As a longtime friend of prime minister Lionel Jospin. Claude was able to secure a position as Minister of Education and Research in the former Socialist government of France and continues to play an active role within the Socialist party.” He is an expert in atmospheric chemistry and won many awards in geochemistry. He was the first to campaign for support to global warming caused by man through the burning of fossil fuels in the eighties then switched to skeptics twenty years later. His writings on retreating snow cap on Mt. Kilimanjaro and the increasing ice in the Antarctica led him to change his mind and called the alarmists as the “prophet of dooms” and the “helpless protesting has become a very lucrative business. “ This sent signals in the “National Post, Fox News, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on CNN’s Larry King Live by Senator Inhofe.” And being a scientist and politician as well, he was able to mix the issue of global warming, nuclear energy, and fossil fuel industry beneficial on his part. Wikipedia can only brand him as “Allegre, who is not a climatologist, thinks that the causes of climate change are unknown.”

There is another one, an award-winning Doctor of Industrial Chemistry and lecturer of Environmental Metrology, Dr. Kiminori Itoh. He is a Japanese national and a top UN-IPCC Scientist who is an expert reviewer of IPCC reports and author of a book “Lies and Traps in Global Warming Affairs” according to Prison Planet Forum. From the weblog of Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke, Dr. Itoh called the global warming fears as the: “worst scientific scandal in history.”

It is worthwhile to mention the likes of the following scientists: Ivar Glaever, a recent winner of a Nobel Prize for Physics, who declared “I am a sceptic, we don’t really know what the actual effect on the climate is”; Dr. Craig Loehle, US National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, who said that the “tree rings” are unreliable means of determining temperatures in the past years; Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, who questioned that the “Climate Sensitivity” has been grossly overstated by IPCC modeling; James Taylor, a Senior Fellow for Environmental Policy at the Heartland Institute, commented that: "We're not in any kind of an unusual warming period and we can continue warming at the current extent, even if it humans are causing it, for several centuries and still be cooler than conditions that have existed for the last ten-thousand years;” Jeffrey Marque, forum editor of the American Physical Society, who is now inviting and sponsoring public debate in its Physics and Society Forum that is related to global warming; and the 31,000 other scientists, including physicist Professor Freeman Dyson, atmospheric physicist Professor Richard Lindzen and climate scientist Prof Fred Singer, they all led in the issuance of a joint letter warning the governments not to be cajoled on the global warming legerdemain.

With the unfolding reality of nature and the beaming solar rays of the sun, we cannot escape the fact that it is the sun that dictates the changing climate of the universe. Granting that the greenhouse gases –which are presumed to exist in the confined medium in the atmosphere-, contribute to warming the earth, it should be water vapor and not carbon dioxide as the causative factor. Co2 is the result of heating and burning, why would it precede the warming climate?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Looking For You, Mother Nature!

(Editor’s note: Previously published at Pinoy Barking Hall, republished here as a theme related post.)

Global warming, environmental degradation, erosions of polar ice cap, carbon dioxide emission, greenhouse gases blockade, rising sea level, catastrophe, holocaust, or even doomsday are issues for greater understanding and awareness.

What measures are to be adopted to avert universal problems and …extinction?

Oh, no! On this part of our globe, we village people are just looking for Mother Nature who always cares, as we also care for. But time has changed, .. . And where are you now Mother Nature? We are watching out and searching beyond the horizon as we whisper words of hope . . . that you are back!

Oh! Mother Nature, where have you been? We looked for you in the woods where denuded forest stared us; we looked for you in the rivers where rusty-brown mud and faulty smell engulfed us; we looked for you in the vast terrain where fossil grass and desert fumes hounded us; we looked for you in the caves and waterfalls where vandals prevented us; we looked for you in the mountains where deforestations and wildfires suffocated us; and we looked for you in the oceans and coral reefs where jellyfishes abound and swarmed us due to climate change.

We found you in our village accessible by foot, where: no engine roaring to blast your ear; no smoke-belching factory to bloat your lungs; no man-made chemicals to deform your hair or irritate your skin; and no welding rod to make you blind.

Backed in the city, we looked for you: we saw the metro beach full of plastics, whereas in our village beach, it is full of fish; we raised our heads up high, we saw the sky full of smudges and confetti, whereas in our village it is full of birds; and when the night comes, the city is full of pyrotechnics, in our village it is full of fireflies.

Oh Mother Nature! It is looking for you, why we are going back. . . . to the village.