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A Reexamination of Climate Change Issues

Section Directory:  An Examination of the Effects of a Warming Climate

updated July 31, 2010

Many people are under the impression that the effects of Carbon Dioxide being put into the atmosphere by man’s activities will cause catastrophic and irreversible environmental damage to planet Earth— a view that is reinforced by hundreds of millions of websites, many documentaries, rhetoric from politicians, environmental groups, organizations such as the United Nations, and news stories continually put out by many mainstream sources.

 An examination of the real effects of climate change show that claims of potential detrimental effects are often  extremely exaggerated or false.
An examination of the real effects of climate change show that claims of potential detrimental effects are often extremely exaggerated or false.
The amount of information claiming that global warming is an urgent man-made problem is so pervasive that most people don’t even bother to consider evidence to the contrary, as a common assumption is that corrupt energy companies and ”right wing” political groups are disseminating false information out of greed and malice.

This section directory contains articles that examine each of the major claims about potential detrimental effects related to global warming, including melting ice and sea level issues, storm intensity issues, potential of the spread of disease and human deaths, and plant and animal species extinction.

The findings may surprise you, as most commonly assumed effects of global warming are shown to often be extremely exaggerated and in many cases completely false.


Another section of this summary article, The Politics of Global Warming, examines how many politicians, environmental groups, and media groups often put out false information concerning global warming in order to empower deceptive globalist objectives which often have little or nothing to do with the environment.

This page is a part of the summary article A Reexamination of Climate Change Issues.











Sea Level Issues Related to Global Warming

This section examines issues concerning potential sea level rise due to melting ice associated with the warming of the Earth’s climate. It shows how the issue of rising sea levels is extremely exaggerated by many media outlets as well as by organizations such as the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

It is shown that sea levels have not been rising much at all during the past century, and many experts think that sea levels will not rise by any significant amount over the next century, contrary to current IPCC estimates as well as Al Gore’s wildly exaggerated claim of a potential rise of 20 feet. It is shown that as climate temperatures warm, ice melting on the edges of large bodies of ice such as Greenland are replaced with extra ice accumulating on the interior of those bodies due to increased precipitation from freezing rain and snow.



Excerpts from an interview with sea-level expert Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner
updated November 18, 2009
This article is a summary and partial transcript of an interview with sea level expert Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, from the Executive Intelligence Review, June 22, 2007. Mr. Mörner speaks about how sea levels have actually been relatively stable since the early part of the past century, and how the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been making use of inaccurate methods of sea level measurement, as well as not making use of actual sea level specialists as the authors for their reports. Also discussed is a well-known 50 year old tree in the Maldives that proves that the sea levels have not risen significantly during the life of the tree.


Sea Level Issues, from "Unstoppable Global Warming— Every 1500 Years"
updated November 29, 2009
These excerpts from the book ”Unstoppable Global Warming— Every 1,500 Years” explains the realities of sea level issues including why there is actually little danger of sea levels rising much during the next century, and why claims made in Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" predicting a potential sea level rise of 20 feet are wildly unrealistic.


”The Dutch Experience of Sea Level Rise”
February 13, 2005
This article is an excerpt from a posting on the website ClimateAudit.org which cites a Dutch study showing that sea levels in Holland have not recently been rising, as well as casting doubts no the validity of measurements by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


Scientific Realities of the Greenland Ice Sheet
November 18, 2009
Two scientific papers published by the website "ScienceMag.org" explain how ice builds in the center of large bodies of ice such as Greenland as it melts around the edges, as well as showing that ice fluctuations have been relatively constant in Greenland over the past 17 years.





Issues with the Polar Ice Caps and Sea Level

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This video clip from the documentary ”The Great Global Warming Swindle” explains that current warming of the climate is historically a very common event, and that Arctic ice falling from the edge of glaciers is a natural occurrence which happens every Spring. It is also discussed why sea levels will not change by a large amount over the next century.


Following is a partial transcript of the information in the clip:

It is sometimes suggested that even a mild increase in global temperature could lead to a catastrophic melting of the polar ice caps, but what does Earth's history tell us?

Profession John Christy, Director, Earth System Science Center University of Alabama in Huntsville: "We Happen to have temperature records of Greenland that go back thousands of years. Greenland has been much warmer, just a thousand years ago, Greenland was warmer than it is today.. Yet it didn't have a dramatic melting event."

Professor Philip Stott, Emeritus Prof of Biogeography, University of London: "Even if we talk about something like permafrost, a great deal of the permafrost - that icy layer under the forests of Russia for example, 7 or 8 thousand years ago it melted far more than we have any evidence of it melting now.. So in other words, this is a historic pattern again, but the world didn't come to a crunching halt."

Professor Syun-Ichi Akasofu, head of the International Arctic Research Center in Alaska: "There are reports from time to time of big chunks of ice breaking away from the Antarctic Continent which has been happening all the time. But because now we have satellites that can detect those— that is why they become news. I often see TV programs talking about big chunks of ice falling from the edge of the edge of the glaciers [ supposedly being associated with global warming ], but people forget that ice is always moving."

Narrator: "These data from NASA Satellites show the huge natural expansion and contraction of the polar sea ice in the 1990s. News reports frequently show images of ice breaking from the edges of the Arctic. What they don't say is that this is as ordinary an event in the Arctic as falling leaves on an Autumn day."

Professor Syun-Ichi Akasofu: "They ask me, 'Did you see the ice falling from the glaciers?' — Yes, that's the 'spring breakup', it happens every year. The press comes to us all the time and says 'I want to see the greenhouse disaster', and I say 'there is none.'"

Professor Philip Stott: "Sea level changes over the world in general are governed fundamentally by two factors.. what we would call 'local factors' - the relationship of the sea to the land, which often by the way has more to do with the land rising or falling than anything to do with the sea. But if we are talking about what you call 'Eustatic' changes of the sea - worldwide changes, that is due to the thermal expansion of the oceans, nothing to do with the melting ice.. And that would take a very long time - more than your or my lifetime, even to be able to detect it."




Sea Level Issues - from 'Global Warming or Global Governance?'

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This video clip from the documentary ”Global Warming or Global Governance” explains why the sea levels of the Earth will not rise by a significant amount over the next century, and debunks some of the exaggerated claims about the effects of recent climate warming such as the issue of declining polar bear populations.

While Al Gore claimed that sea levels could rise by as much as 20 feet over the next century due to ice melting on the edge of the Arctic and Greenland, it is shown that those claims are false due to the fact that as ice melts on the edges of those bodies, it tends to accumulate more in their centers due to increased precipitation.

On July 25, 1942, two B-17 Flying Fortresses were forced to make an emergency landing on Greenland's southern Ice Cap. The crew was rescued, but the planes were left on the ice. In 1988, a team was led to find the missing planes. They expected to find the planes within 40 feet of the surface, but they eventually found them 268 feet below the ice surface. The team used hot water to extract a plane, and it is now flying again. It is shown that the ice simply accumulated on top of the plane rather than pushing over it due to the plane being fully intact when extracted.









Storm Intensity Related to Global Warming

Media outlets frequenly attribute news stories about extreme weather to being the effects of global warming. However, studies of hurricane and tornado frequency and intensity over the past century show that there are no increases that can be associated with global warming, and it is shown than an increasingly warmer climate actually serves to lessen the strength of hurricanes due to a combination of factors such as wind shear removing the top of the hurricanes.



”Counting Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Back to 1900”
November 18, 2009
This article contains excerpts from an article by Chris Landsea which was published in May of 2007, showing that the number of hurricanes occurring in recent decades is no higher than during the first half of the 20th century, contrary to previous reports which did not use accurate means of recording historical hurricane activity.


No Global Warming Link to Tornado Activity
November 18, 2009
This article contains excerpts from a NOAA study showing that the warming of the earth’s climate has not effected the strength or intensity of United States tornado activity during the past century. The study explains that while graphs often give an appearance of increased tornado activity, it is only due to improved levels of monitoring rather than an actual increase in tornadoes.


Normalized Hurricane Damage in the United States: 1925 - 1995
November 18, 2009
This article contains excerpts from a study by Roger Pielke and Christopher Landsea which ”normalizes” the trends of the costs of hurricane damage over the past century. The report shows that after corrections have been factored in there is no link between global warming and the amount of damage caused by storm intensity.


”Climate’s Remote Control on Hurricanes”
November 18, 2009
An article on the website Phyorg.com describes a recent scientific paper by Gabriel A. Vecchi that explains how normal climate variations have a larger effect on hurricane activity than the effects of global warming. Also a 2007 paper by Gabriel Vecchi shows that increased wind shear from warming sea temperatures makes it more difficult for hurricanes to form and grow.





Links of Global Warming to Extreme Weather - from ‘Global Warming or Global Governance?'

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This video clip shows proof that extreme weather activity such as tornadoes and hurricanes are not made stronger by the warming of the Earth’s climate, and in fact such storms are decreased in severity due to such warming.

Following is a description of the information from this clip:

We frequently hear that the incidence and severity of extreme weather— such as hurricanes, blizzards, droughts and floods are increasing, and we are told that global warming is the cause.

History shows that storm frequency and intensity is greatest in colder periods. The extreme weather of the Little Ice Age from the years 1550 to 1850 provides a good example, the storms were much more dramatic then with intensity that has not been seen since. The Thames river in England would freeze over and there would be ice parties. Crop failures meant starvation and plagues were common. It was a very difficult time to live.

It is shown that the active 2005 hurricane season is not associated with global warming according to data from the National Hurricane Center, which shows that there is no corellation between hurricanes and a warming climate over the past 150 years.

Hurricane experts are almost unanimously say that it is highly unlikely the global warming is increasing the frequency and the intensity of hurricanes. William Grey, National Hurricane Center: "In our view they are well within nature's variation."

Recently research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has demonstrated that global warming may actually increase wind sheer over the tropical waters of the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Tropical Zones, much like what happened in the 2006 El Nino year, when no hurricanes struck the United States at all. Wind sheer could keep hurricanes from forming, intensifying, or even cause them to disorganize.

( A NOAA animation is also show explaining how wind sheer due to warmer temperatures works to help dissipate hurricanes. )










Spread of Disease and Human Deaths Related to Global Warming

This section examines claims that the effects of a warming climate can have a detrimental effect on the health of people. Media outlets often make claims that such ailments as Asthma, death due to heat stroke and heart attacks, famine, and the spread of insect-borne diseases are on the rise due to global warming, but an investigation into each of those claims shows that they are almost always false or exaggerated.



Studies Show Asthma is not Caused by Global Warming
December 11, 2006
Media outlets frequently report that serious health risks such as asthma are increasingly resulting from air pollution and global warming, but the reality is that air quality has been greatly improving for decades, and fears are being instilled in people for the purpose of empowering decpetive bureaucratic agendas.

This article contains an example of a public service announcement which exploits fears of asthma being created by air pollution and global warming, and then it presents excerpts from a National Center for Policy Analysis document entitled Facts Not Fear on Air Pollution which explains realities of air pollution in the United States. The document also explains how air pollution issues are being distorted by politicians and media outlets for spreading fear of health risks for the purpose of political gain.


The Reality of Human Deaths Related to Global Warming
updated November 29, 2009
It is found that colder climate temperatures have a greater impact on human mortality than warmer temperatures, yet media reports often make exaggerated claims about the health dangers of a warmer climate due to global warming.

Deaths and illnesses do exist due to heat waves— including from heat stroke, heart attacks, and asthma attacks. But many health dangers are associated with cold weather as well, such as accidents due to slipping on ice, increased aliments such as cardio-vascular disease, stroke, and respiratory diseases such as colds, flu, and pneumonia.

Even more important than comparisons of hot and cold weather in determining which causes higher mortality is the fact that even under the most extreme projections for the warming of the climate, it is shown that summer temperatures would only rise by a small amount while winter temperatures would rise more significantly— thus resulting in curtailing of cold weather ailments while not increasing summer illnesses by a significant amount.


Famine and Drought Associated with Global Warming
updated November 29, 2009
Historically, human food production has increased and flourished during periods of global warming, such as during the Medieval Warm Period between the years 800 and 1300 AD. However, studies show that a warming climate would bring an increased risk of drought in certain regions of the world including California, Mexico, and southern Africa, although the climate shifts would happen very gradually, giving time for populations to adapt with improved farming technology. Droughts are also shown in occur in periods of global cooling.




The Distortion of the Malaria Issue by the United Nations and Al Gore

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This video clip from the documentary video ”The Great Global Warming Swindle” explains that claims made by organizations such as the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) about the spread of insect-borne diseases such as Malaria due to the effects of global warming are false and have been fabricated for political purposes.


Professor Paul Reiter of the Pasteur Institute is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on Malaria and other insect-borne diseases. He is a member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Committee, is chairman of the American Committe of Eptimology of the American Society for Tropical Medicine, and lead author on the health section of the U.S. National Assessment of Potential Consequences of Climate Variability.

Paul Reiter: "Mosquitoes are not specifically tropical, most people will realize that in temperate regions there are Mosquitoes. In fact, Mosquitoes are extremely abundant in the Arctic. The most devastating epidemic of Malaria was in the Soviet Union in the 1920's, there were something like 13 million cases a year, and something like 600,000 deaths, a tremendous catastrophe that reached up to the Arctic circle. Arcangle had about 30,000 cases and about 10,000 deaths, so it's not a tropical disease, yet these people in the global warming fraternity invent the idea that Malaria will move northwards."

Official reports put out by the IPCC are often very alarming, as Paul Reiter explains: "I was horrified to read the second and the third assessment reports because there was so much misinformation, without any kind of recourse or virtually without mention of the scientific literature, the truly scientific literature, the literature by specialists in those fields."

In a letter to the Wall Street Journal, Professor Frederick Seitz, former President of America's National Academy of Sciences, revealed that IPCC officials had censored the comments of scientists. He said that ".. this report is not what it appears to be— it is not the version that was approved by the contributing scientists listed on the title page." At least 15 key sections of the science chapter had not been included, these included statements like: "None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed [climate] changes to the specific cause of increases in greenhouse gases," and "No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change observed to date to anthropogenic manmade causes." He then concluded "I have never witnessed a more disturbing corruption of the peer-review process than the events that led to this IPCC report."

Paul Reiter: "When I resigned from the IPCC, I thought that was the end of it. But when I saw the final draft, my name was still there, so I asked for it to be removed. Well, they told me that I had contributed, so my name would remain there. So I told them no, I had not contributed, because you haven't listened to anything I have said. So in the end it was quite a battle, so finally I threatened legal action against them so they removed my name, and I think this happens a great deal. Those people who are specialists but don't agree with the polemic, and resign, and there have been a number that I know of, they are simply put on the author list and become part of this 2,500 of the world's top scientists."

Paul Reiter also explains how the issue of Malaria in the rift valley of Nairobi, Africa has been distorted by politicians such as Al Gore who cliam that Malaria is new to that region. In fact Malaria had always been present in epidemic levels in those areas.










Species Extinction Due to Global Warming

An overwhelming amount of claims are made about extinctions and endangerment of plant and animal species resulting from the effects of global warming, however it is shown that such claims are nearly always not accurate, as all plant and animal species existing today have lived through hundreds of cycles of more extreme climate temperature variations in the past thousands of years.

Two species which are quite often falsely associated with being endangered due to the effects of global warming include coral reefs and polar bears— with over a million links listed on Google predominantly claiming extinction threats of corral reefs, and a tremendous amount existing for polar bears as well. However, it is proven quite conclusively that neither is realistically threatened by global warming, as ”bleaching” of coral reefs is shown to actually be a natural occurrence, and US Government reports claiming polar bears to be endangered have been shown to be highly unscientific in congressional hearings.

Genuine extinction threats to plant and animal species include hunting by humans, toxic pollution, land use by humans, introduction of alien species into foreign ecosystems, and natural disasters such as asteroids hitting the Earth.



Issues with Polar Bears and Global Warming
November 23, 2009
Government reports over recent years have been claiming imminent extinction threats of polar bears due to the effects of global warming, and in January of 2008 those reports had been discredited as being unscientific in congressional hearings. Nonetheless, in May of 2008 the polar bears had been listed as a threatened species due to pressure from media and lobbying groups— which set a new precedent representing the first linkage of species endangerment to the effects of global warming. Polar bear populations actually have been increasing in the Arctic due to hunting restrictions which have been imposed years ago.

This article contains a summary of issues concerning the effects of global warming on polar bear population sizes, and well as related political and media issues.


Coral Reefs are Not Endangered Due to Global Warming
updated April 14, 2010
When the 1998 El Niño raised the temperatures of the waters in the Pacific Ocean, it caused widespread ”bleaching” of coral reefs, which is shown to be a natural response to temperature changes of water in scientific studies. The resulting change in the appearance of corals around the world was enough for many to proclaim that the world’s corals were "dying off en mass" due to global warming, despite the fact that corals have lived through hundreds of relatively recent historical cycles of glacial periods interspersed with warm periods, as well as higher acid concentrations in the water and sea level rise of as much as 400 feet.











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