Climate change myth

Dear Editor:We had heard and read about Al Gore's global warming (even got the Pulitzer people to award him a prize); now they are calling it "climate change," a vague and ambiguous term that could apply to anything.

The major theme: our energy consumption is the contributing factor. Really? New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York governor Andrew Cuomo obviously subscribe to this concept.

Bloomberg said: "Hurricane Sandy is the reason I endorse President Barack Obama over former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney." And he urged all elected leaders to "take immediate action" to reduce the threat of climate change. His buddy, Cuomo, remarked in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, "Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality." Really?

In case you are unaware, Roy Spencer, NASA senior climatologist, can tell you, "the ultimate purpose of weather is to move heat from where there is more to where there is less. Every wind gust, every cloud, every rain drop, all happen as part of the processes which continuously move excessive heat from either the surface to higher in the atmosphere or from low latitudes (tropical regions) to high latitudes (polar regions)."

Dr. Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, warned those trying to exploit disaster to promote their own political agenda are actually hurting themselves. He said, "I view them pretty much the same way I look at ambulance chasers, people who are trying to take advantage of the suffering of others to promote their own interest. I don't have much respect for these people. If they had facts on their side, I would be sympathetic. This connection between global warming and severe storms is essentially a figment of their imaginations."

In case you are unaware, back in June 1974, the New York Times and Newsweek had blamed floods, droughts, crop failures and storms on approaching ice age but then switched to Al Gore's global warming, and when that prediction was losing ground, switched to the ambiguous climate change.

Are we that stupid to be so manipulated?

Gerald de Carvalho Downey

********** Published: June 27, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 11