Ms. Glenda Booth, an activist with the National Audobon Society, penned a letter to the editor in the Alexandria Times that contained some serious factual errors.
Ms. Booth wrote:
The visual images of climate change are often forlorn polar bears perched desperately on a small patch of shrinking ice or mammoth glacial chunks of Greenland crashing into the ocean.
As many folks are aware, ‘ClimateGate‘ has shown just how bad scientists have been lying to us these last twenty years or so. In the last week, the UN agency for “climate change” withdrew a years-old claim that man-made climate change will destroy the Himalayan glaciers within 25 years — after its highly unscientific method of reaching this conclusion got exposed this week. Instead of conducting actual science themselves, with open and transparent methods, the IPCC apparently just read the claim in an interview and decided to adopt it. Also, if you go to the overseas newspapers, there are reports after reports on how ice in both the Arctic and Antarctica that ice in the glaciers and the polar ice caps in both locations is rising NOT decreasing.
As for the polar bears, one thing I didn’t know until I researched it on my own was that polar bears can actually swim 100 miles. Polar bears are not decreasing in number, as activists like Ms. Booth would have you believe, but their numbers are actually increasing. As for the photo Ms. Booth mentions, it is a fake as well as CJ Williams correctly explains.
Ms. Booth continued:
Seas are rising in part because of the Earth’s warming. This means that the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, like the Potomac River, in turn, are rising too. Consider these facts:
Sea level in the Chesapeake Bay has risen approximately one foot over the past century,” according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. This rate is two times faster than the global average, report scientists at the College of William and Mary.
Without action, the Potomac River could rise by two feet by 2050 or with a surge, by four feet, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration experts.
“The shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, such as the Potomac River, are among the region’s most threatened resources,” the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments warned last year. Low-lying areas along the Potomac are at risk for flooding which will exacerbate the effects of storm-induced tides or floods, COG said.
Old Town and other riverside communities could see flooding further west than the inundation Hurricane Isabel wrought in 2003.
While the sea level has risen in the last 100 years in the Chesapeake Bay, many scientists from prominent Universities close to the Bay, have done studies that show the sea has in fact risen very little since about 1992. Most of these same scientists see the water level rising very little in the next century. So to say that the ‘Potomac River could rise by two feet by 2050′ is pure fantasy.
What is more damaging to the bay and the Potomac is the amount of chemicals being dumped into them.
These statements from Ms. Booth fly in the face of the evidence uncovered during ‘climategate.’ The hacked e-mails show the fraud that has been perpetrated on the people of the world by folks like Ms. Booth who is a definite ‘warmer.’
This is why fraudulent efforts like Eco-city Alexandria should not be forced upon the residents of Alexandria, VA. If folks want to use less, like our family does, the residents should be able to do so on their own without Government forcing them to do so through fines or increased taxes.
That’s right. Eco-city Alexandria is a fraud. It is based upon science that is definitely NOT settled.
To help prove this, the lead scientist on climate change, Professor Phil Jones recently admitted that:
- Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ has gone missing
There has been no global warming since 1995
Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes
The Daily Mail Online reported:
The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.
Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.
Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.
The data is crucial to the famous ‘hockey stick graph’ used by climate change advocates to support the theory.
Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.
And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.
The admissions will be seized on by sceptics as fresh evidence that there are serious flaws at the heart of the science of climate change and the orthodoxy that recent rises in temperature are largely man-made.
Then again, these are just facts…