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Global Warming Is False

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The issue of global warming has become a hot topic in not only in American, but all over the world. For years, many politicians have evaded the issue of global warming. But now, all of a sudden, the Democratic Party vows to combat global warming. Now that the Democratic Party has majority in both houses on Congress, they have taken an emphasis over environmental issues, mostly involving global warming. On January 30th, 2007, Congress held its first hearing about global warming. What was concluded in that hearing was that global warming is a fact, and that it is caused by humans. Al Gore conveniently released a movie called 'The Inconvenient truth", a movie that showed Al Gore giving a speech about the 'facts' on global warming and its 'irrefutable' repercussion. Just this past February, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary that blamed global warming on CO2 released into the atmosphere by humans. With scientist backing claims that CO2 is causing global warming, the majority of Americans have made the decision that global warming is in fact true. But what Americans are not exposed is the scientist that claim climate change is part of Earth's cycle, and that it right on schedule.

The IPCC found that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is causing the rise in temperature on Earth. This, in effect, is causing polar ice caps to melt, flooding Ocean's with fresh water. The IPCC says that the flood of freshwater in the Ocean is causing weather patterns to change. But claim that the amount of CO2 in the air is causing global warming is not correct. Last year, Carelton University Professor Tim Patterson appeared before the Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. He testified that there is no correlation between the CO2 levels and the Earth's temperature. He states his findings that 450 million years ago the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere was over ten times greater than they are now, and during that time, the earth was experiencing its coldest period ever. How does the Earth heating have anything to do with the increase in CO2 if the Earth has been known to be cooling with high amounts of CO2 in the air?

The IPCC and Al Gore have both stated that the polar ice caps are melting due to global warming, noting that some scientist have never seen anything like this. In his movie, Al Gore shows a dramatic display of the ice caps in Antarctica melting and breaking off. Dr. Boris Winterhalter, former marine researcher at the Geological Survey of Finland says that the breaking of glacier walls in Antarctica is normal in the advance of a glacier. Winterhalter explains, "In Antarctica the temperature is low enough to prohibit melting of the ice front, so if the ice is grounded, it has to break off in beautiful ice cascades. If the water is deep enough icebergs will form." Another professor from the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology at Stockholm University, Dr. Wibjorn Karlen, says that the temperature in Antarctica is indeed rising, but only slightly. But he also claims that more snow in accumulating than melting off.

In "The Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore claims that over 200 cities and towns in Western American have experience all time records for temperature and that this is caused by global warming. According to a new study released by Dr. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama, it is not uncommon for many towns, out of the thousands, to experience record setting weather. His data reveals that recent temperatures in America were not unusual.

A scientific group focusing on Climate Variability and Mechanisms conclude that the Earth's climate in the past 10,000 years is, "is now known to have been highly unstable and prone to major, rapid changes, especially warmings, that occurred briefly within a few decades or less. . .The scientific community has made major strides in documenting the history of millennial-decadal scale climate change." In a

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