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    CNN Meteorologist: Manmade Global Warming Theory 'Arrogant'
    Network's second meteorologist to challenge notion man can alter climate.

    By Jeff Poor
    Business & Media Institute
    12/18/2008 11:02:44 PM

    Unprecedented snow in Las Vegas has some scratching their heads – how can there be global warming with this unusual cold and snowy weather?

    CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers had never bought into the notion that man can alter the climate and the Vegas snowstorm didn’t impact his opinion. Myers, an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist, explained on CNN’s Dec. 18 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that the whole idea is arrogant and mankind was in danger of dying from other natural events more so than global warming.

    “You know, to think that we could affect weather all that much is pretty arrogant,” Myers said. “Mother Nature is so big, the world is so big, the oceans are so big – I think we’re going to die from a lack of fresh water or we’re going to die from ocean acidification before we die from global warming, for sure.”

    Myers is the second CNN meteorologist to challenge the global warming conventions common in the media. He also said trying to determine patterns occurring in the climate would be difficult based on such a short span.
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    Good article.

    Climate does seem to go in cycles, yet these cycles are not caused by man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perilloux View Post
    CNN Meteorologist: Manmade Global Warming Theory 'Arrogant'
    Network's second meteorologist to challenge notion man can alter climate.

    By Jeff Poor
    Business & Media Institute
    12/18/2008 11:02:44 PM

    Unprecedented snow in Las Vegas has some scratching their heads – how can there be global warming with this unusual cold and snowy weather?




    CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers had never bought into the notion that man can alter the climate and the Vegas snowstorm didn’t impact his opinion. Myers, an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist, explained on CNN’s Dec. 18 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that the whole idea is arrogant and mankind was in danger of dying from other natural events more so than global warming.

    “You know, to think that we could affect weather all that much is pretty arrogant,” Myers said. “Mother Nature is so big, the world is so big, the oceans are so big – I think we’re going to die from a lack of fresh water or we’re going to die from ocean acidification before we die from global warming, for sure.”
    Actually, the atmosphere is what it is because OF LIFE. But hey... your right, its simply crazy to assume that life can continue to affect it!

    Myers is the second CNN meteorologist to challenge the global warming conventions common in the media. He also said trying to determine patterns occurring in the climate would be difficult based on such a short span.
    It is difficult.. and EXTREMELY complicated... but hey, it snowed in vegas so that proves its a scam! Paleoclimatology, a relatively new science that has GIVEN us the ability to see climate patterns of the past (millions of years), has generated much of the concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post




    Actually, the atmosphere is what it is because OF LIFE. But hey... your right, its simply crazy to assume that life can continue to affect it!



    It is difficult.. and EXTREMELY complicated... but hey, it snowed in vegas so that proves its a scam! Paleoclimatology, a relatively new science that has GIVEN us the ability to see climate patterns of the past (millions of years), has generated much of the concern.
    Life as in human life have little effect on the atmosphere because we are nothing more that a bucket of fresh water poured in to the ocean. However, the massive amounts of life like algae and flora do have an effect. You're painting with a big brush again instead of looking at things selectively and examining the true impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Life as in human life have little effect on the atmosphere because we are nothing more that a bucket of fresh water poured in to the ocean. However, the massive amounts of life like algae and flora do have an effect. You're painting with a big brush again instead of looking at things selectively and examining the true impact.
    True, I was... but the article wasn't even painting with a brush at all.. it was painting with a cannon.. It's indefensible tripe... lets run through the gamut:

    1. First, incredulously point out that its unusually cold in some locale as proof positive AGW is a scam

    2. Then point out with more smug incredulity, that yea, its unthinkable that man could affect the atmosphere at all... with total disregard of the fact that it is actual measurements of climate data that has lead us to that conclusion.

    3. Then do an unthinkable 180 and claim that it is warming after all, but say its part of a natural cycle.

    4. Then claim that, even though its not warming, if it were, it would be a good thing. Just think of the crops! (but not the tropical disease, k thx).

    5. Act like no one has considered the blindingly obvious points mentioned above that have been addressed for a couple decades now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    True, I was... but the article wasn't even painting with a brush at all.. it was painting with a cannon.. It's indefensible tripe... lets run through the gamut:

    1. First, incredulously point out that its unusually cold in some locale as proof positive AGW is a scam

    2. Then point out with more smug incredulity, that yea, its unthinkable that man could affect the atmosphere at all... with total disregard of the fact that it is actual measurements of climate data that has lead us to that conclusion.

    3. Then do an unthinkable 180 and claim that it is warming after all, but say its part of a natural cycle.

    4. Then claim that, even though its not warming, if it were, it would be a good thing. Just think of the crops! (but not the tropical disease, k thx).

    5. Act like no one has considered the blindingly obvious points mentioned above that have been addressed for a couple decades now.
    In many ways, supporters of the Global Warming theory have shot themselves in the foot by claiming that every freak weather occurrence is caused by global warming. Las Vegas had a larger snow storm than this one in the 70's, so to claim right off the bat that this was caused by global warming is ignorant. Until freak weather becomes the norm, it remains freak weather. If it starts snowing heavily on a regular basis in Las Vegas, you may have your evidence. Cold weather is not uncommon in the desert, what is uncommon is having sufficient precipitation at the same time to produce snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic Rose View Post
    In many ways, supporters of the Global Warming theory have shot themselves in the foot by claiming that every freak weather occurrence is caused by global warming. Las Vegas had a larger snow storm than this one in the 70's, so to claim right off the bat that this was caused by global warming is ignorant. Until freak weather becomes the norm, it remains freak weather. If it starts snowing heavily on a regular basis in Las Vegas, you may have your evidence. Cold weather is not uncommon in the desert, what is uncommon is having sufficient precipitation at the same time to produce snow.
    I agree about the loons on the other side of the extremist fence who claim the sky is falling at every piece of unusual weather... I'll roll my eyes at them along with anyone else here.
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    Heard about this on RUSH today P:) made me smile :D
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