The Myths of Global Warming
Do you think they are lying? Of course they are!
It is time to look at the wonders of all the different systems that control our mother earth. It is very complex and it all happens without us even knowing about it. Every cycle has a purpose to cleanse our atmosphere and our environment. As I have already pointed out do not be put off by our governments who want to scare us into believing that time is running out. It is the governments of the G20 themselves that have to change their own approach to our climate. It does not require taxes but rather just good old common sense. Many measures can be taken to not only save us fuel but also to make our journey much more efficient. Planning for the future plays a vital role and the efficiency of control systems adds to getting it right.
The suns energy is absorbed everyday and just dissipates into the ground and subject to the land mass is also reflected back into the atmosphere. There is so much energy from the sun and this also has degrees of fluctuation. Everything on Earth absorbs the sun's energy, changes it into heat and the heat radiates back out into the atmosphere. The cycle is basically heating by day and cooling at night. Another cycle is automatically taking place in the jungle; water is purified by its evaporation and condensation cycle. Precipitation (rain) goes into overdrive in jungles but where the land mass has been cleared the cycle and conditions change dramatically.
The sun is the driving force for our climate. When the Sun is directly overhead, its rays strike Earth perpendicular to the ground and so deliver the maximum amount of energy. When the Sun is lower in the sky, a sunbeam strikes the ground at an angle and its energy is spread over a much larger area with a diluting effect on its energy. Therefore regions of our planet near to the poles are much cooler than the equatorial regions. Therefore areas at the equator and either side are tropical to sub tropical.
We have many natural cycles at work. The 24 hours rotational cycle of the earth, the orbital cycle of the earth around the sun, which is spring summer autumn and winter, and finally the earth tilting on its axis. Within our atmosphere we have exchanges of hot and cold air masses, which are directly affected by the intensity of the sun, the filtering of its energy through the atmosphere and the spin effect of earth. There are many hidden cycles also taking place hot and cold air currents, hot and cold sea currents and the cycle of the earth surface as they fold over, fold under or just collide and both rise up to form huge structures. Even fires are a natural occurrence from volcanic activity or from lightning. Many forests and jungles benefit from such occurrences. If one looks at the forest floor after a bush fire you will see so much energy coming out of the ashes. Even some plants have huge hard pods of seed that turn to dark brown or black and explode during moments of heat to shed their seed to earth. The earth is truly a fascinating hive of activity. As I once said it is a huge washing machine that is self-cleansing, apart from when man unlocks its natural bonded crust of mineral etc such as uranium. When unlocked it becomes lethal and its waste remains with us for eternity. When the US started unlocking uranium, building nuclear powers stations and weapons its waste then became a major problem. The US found a convenient way of getting rid of some of this waste (depleted uranium) by using it in weapons as a strong penetrator, shaped charged liner or simply as a counter balance. Now it’s being used in all theatres of war and becoming a lethal aerosol to drift on the wind around our globe with fatal consequences. One cannot play with nature in such a way.
Getting back to this so called threat called “Global Warming” (which I totally disagree with) we can now look into the suns own ability to alter our atmosphere dramatically and how this affects each of the systems that recycle our planet earth. Sunspots and, solar flares etc are a common occurrence and the sun emits slightly more energy than during periods of low activity. During the Maunder Minimum, a period of diminished solar activity between 1645 and 1715, sunspots were rare on the face of the sun, sometimes disappearing entirely for months to years. At the same time, Earth experienced a bitter cold period known as the "Little Ice Age." Now we are starting to see how and why natural cycles or occurrences cannot be predicted or mapped out by computer modelling. This also applies to those scientists who believe totally in a computer model as a means of determine events can sometimes have tragic consequences. The entire process of the movement of the Earth's atmosphere, the distribution of its energy and the resultant global weather, and oceanic circulations is beyond man himself.
Sunlight energy also sustains plant and animal life. About half of the Sun's energy is absorbed or reflected back into space as it passes through our atmosphere. Plants on land and phytoplankton in the ocean use photosynthesis for a power source. About 90% of the absorbed energy is used to stay alive, and
remaining 10% gets stored as biomass. All other life on earth depends on this biomass. So let’s look at what happens when loggers move in the world’s rain forests or when a “G20” oil or mining company moves into the area. Can they cause major changes to our climate or weather conditions? It certainly does and in a very big way as we will see below.
About 30% of the suns energy is deflected by the outer atmosphere and returned to space the remainder reaches the earths surface and subject to if the surface has vegetation or not holds the key to some of today’s issues. The amount absorbed and reflected is critical in local conditions and weather patterns. That reflected energy is called infrared radiation that is slow moving. This upwards flow can become involved with water vapour (such as that from the jungle), Carbon Dioxide (exhaust/pollution from man i.e. industry, vehicles, forest back burning etc and natural events) and Methane from humans, cattle and rotting rubbish tips etc. As we can see again a very complex state of affairs!
Deforestation also contributes to global warming. Tree use carbon dioxide and give off oxygen it its place, which are basically the balancing mechanism for our planet. As more forests are logged for timber or cut down to make way for farming, there are fewer trees to perform this critical function. As we have already discussed the “Axis of Evil” are Governments, Oil and Gas Companies, Trans National Companies, Bio Fuel Developers, Loggers and the huge contribution created by the military especially such events as the wars in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan etc.
So we come back to what are the truths behind “Global Warming” and are these events natural. A vast majority of mainstream scientists and the general public agree that global warming is a serious problem that is growing steadily worse. On the other hand there are many other scientist and people like myself who believe on the contrary.
Let’s look at deforestation for oil, gas, mining or just simply logging. What is the difference between a vegetated landscape and a moonscape created by these ruthless developers? The answer is simple…….. when the earth vegetation is left in its natural state the exchanges of the many cycles takes place uninterrupted. Hot and cold air masses, moist and dry convection currents, sea current both warm and cold, storms and cyclones etc. Other actions are taking place some of which can be catastrophic such as above and below land and sea. Volcanic activity and finally the movement of the earth’s plates all add to progressive changes over thousands of years.
When deforestation takes place nature becomes totally unbalanced. Areas that were once dense jungles full of energy, moisture, oxygen and life become totally void of all plants and life with extremely hot and arid conditions. Added to this is
the fact that the oil and mining companies change the landscape totally into huge opencast pits or areas of toxic contamination. We can see from this image I have prepared that the result is totally the opposite. The temperatures can reach between 42-47 c with hot arid dusty winds. If one selects a flat surface on the ground it is extremely easy to fry an egg, which I once tried myself. The region is normally void of clouds although sometimes if moist air blows in over such areas, especially if there are small hills or mountain ranges, huge storm clouds can develop over the peaks. Generally speaking it is an extremely hostile environment.
Another major role is played by volcanic activity in both the atmosphere and under the sea that also influences our climate. The movement of plates and these enormous pressure release powerful eruptions as well as geysers, hot bubbling lakes and hot vents both on the surface of the earth and below our oceans.
I will cover this aspect in my next article along with the many cycles that naturally control our climate. It is also interesting to note that there are other issues beside rising sea levels such as rising landmasses. I have been very fortunate in my life to see an underwater volcano erupt and form an island. I have seen fossilised ancient trees in a desert environment that proves that our climate can change over time from jungle to desert and back to jungle. I have seen ancient middens (collection of seashells from ancient settlements) halfway up a hill indicating that either the sea level had dropped once before during a natural global climate change or that the land itself had risen. I will continue this Global Warming story in the next article……..watch this space
Peter Eyre– Middle East Consultant 5/12/2009