by, S. Steve Dounis
In Stephen Foster’s song of “Oh! Susanna”, little did he know that he would be describing “global warming” in his descriptive line, “…the sun’s so hot I froze to death”. Of course, this has only been one of the coldest winters in memory. Maybe too much “global warming” caused the heat to freeze. Of course, now that nothing is panning out the way it is supposed to, the Left’s new bumper sticker is “climate change”. History tells us that the climate has been changing, up and down, ever since there has been a climate. This is usually caused by the activity of the sun. Do they not teach science in school anymore?
And who is to blame for this change in climate? Why that audacious creature, MAN. How arrogant! To think that little old man, who is less than a speck on an ant’s nose, in comparison to the cosmos, is responsible for changing the climate of the entire world. What nonsense. Is man greater than God and His creation? Can man make the sun shine or change the orbit and angle of the Earth?
What is all the jabberwocky about CO2 emissions? Does the Left not know that this is carbon dioxide (a colorless, odorless gas occurring naturally in the atmosphere formed by respiration). Carbon dioxide is what we, and all animals, exhale when we breathe. We breath in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. This is what trees take in from the air by photosynthesis and emit oxygen back out and we breathe back in. The cycle of life needs the tress and other vegetation to supply us with oxygen and in turn the trees and vegetation need us to supply them with carbon dioxide, CO2 emissions. It is also the “fizz” in soft drinks. So what’s the big outcry about Co2?
Now the other carbon, carbon monoxide (a colorless, odorless TOXIC gas, CO) is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon. We are told by the Left that this is the result of SUV’s and other autos, right? Wrong!! Carbon monoxide has always been part of the atmosphere as a product of volcanic activity. Occurring also naturally in brush fires. Do the forest fires in California and the west, as well as other parts of the world, ring-a-bell? Now, of course, all these natural sources of carbon monoxide (CO) vary from year to year, so it is difficult to accurately measure the natural gas emissions. Ergo, enter all the “jump-to-conclusions” from the “global” and environmental crowds.
So in conclusion, what can we say. Man is too insignificant in his physical being and in his machines to ever effect an entire global change in the atmosphere. So too, the so-called flatulence from cows and other farm animals haven’t even an iota of effect on the climate. Man cannot compete with the power of the sun. And what of carbon dioxide (CO2)? The solution to reducing CO2 emissions would be if we all stopped breathing, man and animal alike. Not ever going to happen. And, with carbon monoxide (CO), there is no way to put a “carbon tax” on volcanoes and forest fires. So, with all that is said and done, we are all stuck with the natural cycle of life on planet Earth.
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