Not So Global Warming
Could it be that conservative, "anti-science" people are right? Scientist John Christy, University of Alabama's Director of Earth System Science Center has reviewed temperature data and made some startling comments. Apparently, the Arctic has warmed more than seven times faster than the southern two-thirds of the earth.
It just doesn't look like global warming is very global. The carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is distributed pretty evenly around the globe and not concentrated in the Arctic, so it doesn't look like we can blame greenhouse gases for the overwhelming bulk of the Northern Hemisphere warming over the past 27 years. The most likely suspect for that is a natural climate change or cycle that we didn't expect or just don't understand.
Doom and gloom from the greenies has been stock and trade for decades. Global Warming is just one of the many fear mongering lines. Another one, also quite popular is the idea that the planet is over populated.
Ultimately, they should all be taken with a grain of salt. The first question to ask is whether it an underlying ideology and possibly untested assumptions that is driving the issue? It certainly seems so with the global warming doomsayers.