When I was very young, my parents took us to Marineland in California. After seeing the shows and feeding the dolphins, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I joined the Cousteau Society, got several books on marine biology and oceanography and got a large aquarium for my bedroom. I was hooked on watching Cousteau TV show, and reading books on the subject. I had my future planned out… go to community college to get my basic classes out of the way, transfer to Cal State Long Beach to get my Masters, apply to spend the summer on the research oceanographic ship and transfer to Scripps Institute of Oceanography for my doctorate. I still remember what my doctoral thesis was going to be on; how much oxygen is created by the phytoplankton living within the first foot of the ocean surface. At the time, there was a great controversy over the Brazilian rainforest and the destruction of many square miles to create farms and how that would effect the amount of oxygen for the world. You see, I believed the ocean had a bigger effect on the jetstream, weather patterns and oxygen production than the Brazilian rainforest does, which we don’t own and can’t control.
But sometimes life gets in the way of our plans, and long story short, I ended up becoming a field service representative for the worlds largest copier company… I won’t say who but “go big red X”.
Nearly 40 years later, I ran into this article ( https://earthsky.org/earth/how-much-do-oceans-add-to-worlds-oxygen) and (https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/Phytoplankton)
You see, I am still interested in the topic. I don’t believe Al Gore and all those other liars about man made global warming. Check these article out:
I believed, and still do, that there is much about our planet that we don’t yet understand. What seems like a long time to us is an afternoon to the planet. That everything is cyclical. That nature has much more effect on our planet than we do. Check these out:
NATURAL CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSE
The earth’s climate can be affected by natural factors outside the climate system
- SOLAR OUTPUT– Even small changes in solar activity can affect the earth’s atmosphere in surprisingly large and complex ways – the researchers say.
- EARTH’S ORBIT AROUND THE SUN- The earth’s orbit around the sun is an ellipse, not a circle but the ellipse changes shape. Sometimes they are almost round and the earth moves around the same distance from the sun as it is around its orbit. When this happens earth becomes invisible from the sun and is away from the sun. It contributes to warming of the climate.
- CHANGES IN VOLCANIC ACTIVITIES– Volcanic eruption occurs when it releases a lot of Sulphur dioxide (SO2), water vapour, ashes, and dust in the atmosphere. Although a volcanic activity may last for only a few days, however, large amounts of gas and climate patterns can be affected for years.
- OCEAN CURRENTS– Oceans are a key component of climate system covering approximately 71% of the earth and absorbing almost twice the radiation in the form of the atmosphere or the surface of the earth.
- Ocean currents transmit huge amounts of heat throughout the planet – the atmosphere in almost equal amounts. But the oceans are surrounded by dirt plates; hence heat is transmitted through channels through the water. Therefore, these ocean currents become responsible and contributes to climate change causes.
If we stop and think about it logically, and look to true science we see that human have very little effect on our earths climate. Thats not to say we have no effect. It would be like pouring a 5 gallon bucket of ice water in the lake, we have an effect but it is very minor. The sun, volcanic activity, tectonic plate shift, the earths core and the jet stream have more effect than does man. I am all for reducing our carbon emissions for cleaner local air and cleaner water, but increasing my taxes and claiming my driving a truck is the reason polar bears are nearly extinct is a patent lie. The dirty littlesecret is that there are more not less polarbears now than 30 years ago. https://www.npr.org/2013/02/02/170779528/the-inconvenient-truth-about-polar-bears
Can mankind control the sun? How about the spin of the earths core? The fact is that the Brazilian rainforests and the first foot of ocean (phytoplankton) create more oxygen in the world.
And to blame Americans for the majority of polution is a flat out lie to make you feel guilty and let socialist minded politicians pass more useless laws that only control you but does nothing to help the environment.
Fact is, This chart indicates the amount of ocean polution comes from China, Indonesia and India with America contributing the least. Any amount is unacceptible but telling restaurant guests they can’t have a straw because some sea turtle will die is rediculous. I remember as a kid using paper straws. They are biodegradable. Paper grocery bags. I used them to make book covers for my school books. And those too are biodegradable. And corn based plastics https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/corn-plastic-to-the-rescue-126404720/
are as usefull as some oil based plastics and they too are biodegradable.
Leading climatologists agree that climate is effected by energy absorbed or reflected by the earths surface.
Now we hear a multitude of fires are burning in the Brazilian Rain Forest. These are not natural but man created fires. It turns out that there is a large disagreement between the Brazilian government and environmentalists. The Brazilian government is encouraging these fires to be set to create farmland and pastures.
For many millenia, the Brazilian Rainforest has produced 20% of the earths oxygen. Many scientists believe there are yet to bediscovered plant and animal species still living in the rain forest including a possible cure for cancer. For the many millenia that the rain forest has been vertually fire resistant, However not fire proof. with over 9500 fires being set last week alone on purpose by activists being encouraged by the Brazilian government in hopes of creating farmland, these fires are unlikely to stop any time soon.
So it is 10’s of thousands of fires set on purpose in a country we have no control over more than Americans driving gas engine vehicles that could be concidered contributing to global climate change. The planet will scar and heal, but in earth time not human time.
Maybe it is time to tell these power hungry politicians and scientists, that lie only to increase funding for their theories, to take a hike and sit down with world leaders and scientists to develope REAL common sense solutions that will work in China, India, Indonesia as well as Russia and America. And leave my gas engine truck alone. It passes smog every year even after the gov’t makes the criteria harder.
The Thinking Tinker