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December 19, 2007 / lazybug

Half Truths About Global Warming

Was lead to this scary piece while going through this post at the Cafe Hayek blog published by Don Boudreaux and Russ Roberts of the George Mason University. Original article is here at the Washington Post. It’s scary not because of the things it depicts but because it fails to give a complete picture. Too much to expact from a news paper, I know. Of course, as I keep saying, there is no denying global warming.

Global Warming - Health Risks

For a lay reader, this kind of an image is enough to scare the living daylights out of him. But as Roberts points out:

There is no possibility mentioned of some people not dying if the earth gets warmer. There is no mention of how people might die if we tried to stop it.

This is precisely my grouse with Al Gore and company. What’s worse is the fact that all the media seems to be singing the same song. Most of what they say is half-true and intended to mislead. I am yet to come across a programme or article that looks at the other side of things. All they are interested is in scaring people by telling them that it’s a man-made phenomenon, which is quite rediculous and is yet to be proven.

Fortunately for people like you and I, there’s Internet. Here are some articles I could locate that look at the other side:

Global Warming Consensus Watch – Truth is Inconvenient

Algorism: Heads I win, Tails you lose.

Global Warming: The Other Side of the Story

Dilbert’s Take on the Issue

Scam of The Great Global Warming Swindel (a very informative video link which is actually a debunking of a video that tried to prove the global warming is not happening, which is not true.)

I hope those help. But as I said, the Internet is full of such useful information. And mind you, the people talking about it are experts and not lay men.

Stop Pollution. Cheers.

My previous post on the topic.

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  1. RaviK / Dec 19 2007 7:29 pm

    Check out http://www.climate-skeptic.com — this guy has very sound (and relatively easy to understand) arguments against this whole global warming scare.

  2. Richard Foy / Dec 19 2007 8:48 pm

    It doesn’t take much of a search to find that there has been a major increase of extreme record weather evvents. This increase correlates well with the High Altitude measurement of CO2 on Mona Loa in Hawaii. This measurement is a good measure of the average extent of global warming.

  3. lazybug / Dec 20 2007 6:06 am

    @RaviK: Thanks for the link. Very useful.

    @Richard Foy: There’s no denying global warming. It’s the doomsday theories that irk me. Also, I do not agree that it’s completely man-made. And it would be unsound to conclude that reducing CO2 emissions will solve the problem.

    Same can be said the extreme weather conditions. How can one relate them to global warming ‘only’?

  4. cumbrianwa / Dec 9 2009 2:16 pm

    Yes, there is so much conflicting information. According to an ex IPCC scientist the sea level around Maldives has been pretty constant other than a 20 cm drop, yet the people on the Maldives are scared that they’ll lose their homes and livelihoods, well everything basically.

    You guys may be interested in “An end to Global Warming? Is Gaia opening the window to let more heat out?”
    http://hughpaxton.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/an-end-to-global-warming-is-gaia-opening-the-window-to-let-more-heat-out/
    It’s my review of :
    The End of Global Warming
    By Art Horn

    Good luck trying to figure all of this out! I look forward to reading more as and when!

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