Bob Grise, St. Joseph
From the “experts” who gave us the green energy boondoggles comes the cry to fight global warming. The “experts” were wrong about global cooling. Wrong about a predicted mass starvation. Wrong about resource depletion. The St. Joseph Newsleader opinon page is oh so happy to ignore this record of failed predictions and beat the drum for the coming Global Warming Catastrophe only 30 years down the road! Wait a second, it was 30 years down the road 30 years ago! How my car and furnace could heat up 300 million cubic miles of ocean water and the atmosphere seems incomprehensible. But it is the increased levels of CO2 that stands accused say some “experts.” Could it be conjecture gone wild? Mark Twain noted “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” True!
Warming is seen at weather stations that have existed for less than 60 years. Those that go back 100 years, not so much. St. Cloud records, (found by googling St. Cloud University Climate) show we have not had a top 10 warmest summer in the past 30 years. Our warmest year was 1931. The average temperature here from 1900 to 1935 was 43.07. Most recent 35 years it was 42.98. How can that be when our CO2 level has risen from 300 parts per million to 400? A hypothesis blunder? But there is some dead coral. Ocean oscillations last 30 years – translation, some dead coral every 30 years. CO2 is no pollutant, it’s plant food. Rising CO2 is partly the cause of rising crop yields. Yea!
We know climate varies on its own. We know people are willing to shill on this subject for money and political gain. We know some “experts” have been caught over and over fudging statistics to make the public think there is a climate crisis when none exists, (check realclimatescience.com for more info. on that). Let’s address our real fixable problems and stop scaring people with baseless speculation.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.