I have two primary purposes for my blog. The primary purpose is to share with my family and friends some pictures and activities of shared interest. My secondary purpose is to share my unsolicited views on a variety of current events. In this case, global warming.
Do I believe that man has an impact on the warming of the climate? Well, maybe. Or, even probably. If so, thank goodness for it. I say, let it warm up and melt what's left of the ice sheets at the poles. So what if it is warming up. The alternative is devastating: A 3,000 foot tall ice sheet marching its way down Madison Ave in New York or here in Topeka Kansas. The last Ice Age did just that. There are granite bolders the size of cars in the Topeka area that were transported all the way from Canada and dropped here when the ice sheet stopped on our doorstep. Long Island New York is a massive glacial dumping ground of sand, gravel and bolders from the last ice age. Long Island Sound was a fresh water lake until the sea rose nearly 300 feet at the end of the ice age. According to the National Geographic in an issue dedicated to Global Warming, the earth for the past 1,000,000 years has spent about 80% or more of its life in the deep freeze of global cooling. Global warming episodes over the past million years have been the exception, not the rule to life on earth.
And yet, that is exactly what the hysteria of Global Warming alarmists would have us ignore or forget. If we can stave off what is an inevitable global cooling, then thank goodness for it. I for one don't relish the idea of a wall of ice crusing south and crushing everything and everyone in its path.
Let it melt baby!