Global Warming - Climate of Fear?

Are attempts to promote Global Warming as being man-made an attempt to promote a climate of fear? (See here) a Wall Street Journal piece that expresses this.

Let us examine the piece. Let us examine if we are dealing with hysterics or if we are dealing with "Wall Street types" that refuse to bow to the truth.

Let us examine what Richard Lindzen, the author, has to say. He states:
The problem with this is that the ability of evaporation to drive tropical
storms relies not only on temperature but humidity as well, and calls for drier,
less humid air. Claims for starkly higher temperatures are based upon there
being more humidity, not less--hardly a case for more storminess with global

Don't we understand that the development of hurricanes that afflicts the US coast often comes from humid air coming off the North African coast and becoming disturbances within the middle Atlantic? That these moisture laden disturbances are driven into hurricane due to the warm air they encounter enroute to our region? If more moisture laden air is driven off of North Africa into the now warmer middle Atlantic waters, shouldn't this result in more, and more powerful, hurricanes?

Look at recent events. The Gulf Coast of America has received a couple of powerful hurricanes from the gulf. While the frequency of the hurricanes received is still open to dispute, that the ferocity of the hurricanes due to an average 2 degree increase in gulf waters due to global warming is beyond dispute.

Let us look at what the man has to say for himself:
Global temperature has risen about a degree since the late 19th century; levels
of CO2 in the atmosphere have increased by about 30% over the same period; and
CO2 should contribute to future warming. These claims are true.

He then goes on to try and debunk Global Warming threats. But I ask you to take into account what the man himself says is true. Then take a look at the weather around you. But this man claims Global Warming is not a threat? This man discounts, after what he admits is true, that man is not the cause?

I call into question the honesty of the conclusions this man would lead us towards. That he himself admits to the truth of most of the facts, while drawing such unreasonable conclusions, speaks for itself.

Bury your head in the sand, as Richard would have you do, if you want to do so people. But if you are going to do so please admit you do not give a damn what happens to the world.


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