I recently made an entry in which I assert that one of the problems of GW is the many unbeleivable claims associated with it. So, I figured I’d post some of them.
Here, we see the claim that the Industrial Revolution had immediate effects on the northern pole, an immediate warming.
Biological activity in some Arctic lakes has ratcheted up dramatically over the past 150 years as a result of global warming, according to a new study…. The timing of these changes corresponds to the start of the Industrial Revolution and when humans first started having a major impact on global atmospheric chemistry,”
Now, for the moment assume that human industrial activity at the start of the Industrial Revolution had such an immediate impact that the northern cap warmed enough to extend the growing season there (yes, I am quite skeptical of this immediate effect being attributable to the IR). What is Joe Average going to think? “Yeah right” comes to mind.
No consider this headline starter: “No Stopping it Now.” Congratulations, you just told Joe Q. Public there is nothing he can do about it, what is done is done. Now, the article does go on to state it can get worse even later than 2100. But Jane Q. Public doesn’t care. His brain stopped at “No Stopping It Now”. Seth, it isn’t just a matter of chopping down for Joe Q Public, it has to be cut down in the right way. Some soundbites will do you more harm than good.
For John Q Public who does think a bit further, he puts the claims of instant and irreversable change together and thinks something is amiss, something is fishy. More skepticism. And honestly, do you blame him? The message from these two is: “150 years ago man started changing the environment in bad ways and there is nothing you can do stop the things we think might happen from happening.”
Now lest you think this is just the notion of someone who does not toe the line of the Global Warming Gospel, consider this comment:
” We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” — Stephen Schneider
Now how does that grab you? Here we have one of the main people behind the GW religion claiming that truth be damned scare the crap out of us and don’t let it be known that they are anything if not 100% certain. A case of marketing gone horribly wrong.