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>Global Warming Is Myth. But What About Climate Change?

>Homeowners are aware of ups and downs of temperatures. This winter has been a prime example of anti-global warming. It’s been cold, with plenty of snowfall in places like New York City where snow is usually not a problem.

Large stacks of garbage still stand on the sidewalks from the last storm that dumped twenty inches on this metropolis. Because the mayor is a progressive, unable to control unions, he just turned his back on it and left it on the sidewalks. Now with ten more inches of snow, the job of cleanup gets tougher.

But in the face of colder weather the past several years, the Al Gore’s of the world must be hiding their faces. No, they merely call their pet Green initiative by another name, Climate Change.

Global Warming has been debunked as myth by science. But what about climate change? I don’t think you can say the chemicals we are putting into the atmosphere are adversely affecting the earth until you look at it over a long, long time. I’m talking hundreds of years, and science just doesn’t have those kinds of figures and never will. So why are so many people suddenly experts on Climate Change?

My own view is that God had to be perfect to create the Universe and this Earth. If he is perfect, then he anticipated man would invent things t hat  spewed out CO2. But as the following article attests, it isn’t the carbon that man makes that is a problem. If there is a problem, and I still refuse to believe God has ceased to be perfect (that he knows the earth adjusts to all conditions), then the gas most likely to cause a problem is nitrogen. Take a look. See if you agree.

The following is from the Portland Cement Association which purports to define Claimate Change. Take a look and then leave y our opinion below in the form of a comment. Don White:
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What is the Difference Between the 
Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming and Climate Change?

Global warming is generally defined as an increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.

Climate change is generally defined as any long-term significant change in the weather patterns. Climate change can be natural or caused by changes people have made to the land or atmosphere.

“Greenhouse effect” is used to describe a scenario of how various gases cause global warming or climate change. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other gases exist naturally in the atmosphere. These gases retain the sun’s heat and create the atmosphere that sustains life on earth. Burning fossil fuels — natural gas, gasoline, coal, and oil — adds unnatural amounts of CO2 and other gases into the air. These have the potential to trap heat, raise air temperatures, and change the balance of life on earth. These gases, in the form of pollution (emissions to air), have increased 30% in the past century.

The primary source of CO2 emissions is fossil fuel power plants, which in the US, contribute to 35% of all CO2 emissions. Cars, sport-utility vehicles and other light trucks account for another 20%. Energy efficient buildings and vehicles worldwide can have a significant affect on climate change.

Does only CO2 Affect Climate Change?
Although carbon dioxide produced by burning oil and coal is often singled out as the contributor to climate change, a number of other emissions to air (pollutants) as a result of human activities contribute to global warming. They include: methane (agriculture and burning natural gas), ground level ozone (car exhaust and power plants), water vapor (naturally occurring), nitrous oxide (fertilizer use and a pollutant) and chlorofluorocarbons (refrigerants and aerosol). Pound for pound, these other emissions to air have a much greater effect on global warming than CO2, as shown in the table.
In terms of global warming potential, one pound of methane is 21 times more potent than one pound of CO2, and one pound of N2O is 310 times more potent than one pound of CO2. Similarly, the listed refrigerants are highly
potent.

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>Remembering 9/11 at Tigrrrr Express

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My friend Eric G. from Tigrrrr Express has posted an interview with a friend of his, Kevin, who was in the South Tower the day it was struck. The North tower was already in flames and the south tower had just been hit. Read his exciting story here in part and then I’ll have for you a link to Tigrrrr Express for the remainder:

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9/11/8–My Interview With a 9/11 Survivor

Rather than talk about 9/11 from my own perspective, I want to bring you an interview with somebody who was in the building.

On September 11th, 2001, one of the worst days in American history occurred, and I thank God that my friend Kevin survived.

Kevin had recently graduated from the University of Southern California, and worked as a trainee at my firm. I was a 29 year old manager that was attending USC’s MBA program at night. In my spare time I was a DJ on the campus radio station.

On Saturday, September 11th, 2004, Kevin and his fiancee were on campus for a football game. The USC Trojans were back to back national champions, and looking to win it three straight years. Kevin stopped by the campus radio station, where I interviewed him about that day three years ago.

Below is the transcript of the interview.

Eric: Three years ago I was working at a company in Burbank. We had a rookie trainee, 22 years old, stars in his eyes. The company ships him out to New York for some training. He was in the second tower, and got out with very little time to spare. His story is a harrowing one, but also life affirming. So Kevin, I am just going to turn it over to you. Tell us your story. What was that day like? How did the day start? Take us through that day.

Kevin: Thank you Eric. Taking me back, three years ago from today it’s amazing that we were at a training class of 300 people that were starting at the World Trade Center starting on Monday, September 10th. You couldn’t believe the view from the 61st floor as we met as a group, and we were so excited about our two month stay at the World Trade Center for our training program. September 11th started out as beautiful as the day before. We got to the building, went up to our floor, and went to the training program.

About an hour into the program, we were dismissed for a 20 minute break. It was during that break that the North Tower was struck by the first plane. We were actually able to see the fire. Still on break, I went over to this conference room, and saw that the North Tower was on fire. Here I was, standing there, like I had concrete shoes, because I couldn’t move. Yet I had to move because I had to warn the other people in my training class. So I ran over to the lobby area on my floor 61 and everybody was already evacuating. So I did like everybody else and joined the crowd and started down the stairs. We got down to about floor 55 when somebody came on the loudspeaker and said that an unidentified plane had struck the North Tower but that the South Tower was secure.

There was a discrepancy with the news media because reports came out that we were told everything as fine and we should go back to our office, but the speaker over the loudspeaker never said that. All he said was that we should, “remain calm, do not panic,” and people took that as “go back to our office.”

Well I stayed right there and felt like I was safer in the stairwell, and within 30 seconds the second plane hit the South Tower as we all saw on tv and all I could remember was that it was a huge jolt, a violent collision. The stairwells cracked, and we knew that something terrible had happened. We continued our descent rather down 55 more flights of stairs and got to the bottom, and as we got outside, we looked up at the towers, and both of them were on fire, in flames. For me, it was just a sense that this was probably not the best area to be around, so I tried to get as far away as I could. I got about 10 blocks away, and that’s when my tower, Tower 2, collapsed, about 20 minutes after I had gotten out of the building.

It was such an eerie thing, hearing the people screaming on the bottom of the streets, and you could hear the rumble of the towers collapse, and I thought, how many people had died. Soon after, the North Tower fell. It wasn’t until I was able to connect with my family that I felt some sense of strength. Especially with me being from California, I had no direction, nowhere to go. Looking back, it’s hard to believe that 3 years ago, 300 people from all over, our second day of training, that all of us were able to get out alive. Read more of this excellent interview.

Other sites where you can read more of 9/11
A Living Text

The Ledger.com

DailyBreeze.com

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