Global warming is rather lucrative for Al Gore and David Suzuki

Central Alberta LIFE columnist Evan Bedford is correct. Global warming is occurring. It used to be called global warming, but after four consecutive years where the Ea

Central Alberta LIFE columnist Evan Bedford is correct. Global warming is occurring.

It used to be called global warming, but after four consecutive years where the Earth’s temperature steadily declined, the experts changed the name to global change.

Funny, all they talk about is global warming. It’s also an opportunity for the gullible to beat their drums and blame society for all the ills of the environment.

What is global change? First it’s an opportunity for Al Gore and David Suzuki to make millions of dollars more so they can build more mansions and buy more Hummers and fly their private jets instead of travelling in public transport and eat more fish on the endangered species list. Do what l say, don’t do what I do.

Gore’s company was paid to plant mango trees on a tract of land in India. Actually he was paid to transplant the trees because the mango trees were over three metres high and already removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Many pictures were taken and many articles written promoting the efforts of Gore and company to save the environment. The trees all died. That’s OK. He’ll get paid to re-transplant that tract of land to mango trees again, and again and again.

Gore is trying to obtain the contracts to transplant land to small cedar and fir sprigs on land previously logged. For his efforts, he’ll receive remuneration from the logging companies for transplanting the sprigs and then receive remuneration on a yearly basis for supplying carbon credits to companies doing their part to save the planet. But if they’re really doing their part to save the world, why do they need carbon credits?

What do carbon credits do to save the environment? How much does human activity actually contribute to global warming?

Cities and towns are four to six degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside. Factors contributing to this include heat loss from buildings and vehicles, heat absorbed from the sun by asphalt shingles, paved roads and concrete sidewalks as opposed to heat absorbed and utilized by green plants. Carbon dioxide from vehicle emissions and heating buildings contributes carbon dioxide to the equation. It’s funny that carbon monoxide doesn’t contribute to global warming.

But:

• In the past 1,000 years, volcanic activity has increased 3,000 per cent.

• There are 100 more active volcanoes today than there were 100 years ago. The ring of fire produces an earthquake, tsunami or volcano on an average of one per hour.

• Methane gas, deployed by volcanic action, contribute 10 times more to the greenhouse effect than does carbon dioxide. Volcanoes also contribute tremendous volumes of carbon dioxide. Of course, there is no point in blaming volcanoes. They don’t buy carbon credits. For the same reason there is no point in trapping the greenhouse gases produced by volcanoes and sea vents. There’s no profit there.

Always follow the money. You’ll be surprised what you learn.

No record has been kept on sea vent activity but you can expect the same pollution growth percentage since the movement of the Earth’s crust is responsible for both these phenomena.

Which state in the United States has the largest carbon footprint? They start with the letter H and are surrounded by an ocean. Aren’t those volcanoes beautiful?

Heavy sun spot activity in the 1990s and early 2000s bombarded the Earth with massive amounts of heat. This sun spot activity was the highest in recorded history. Since that time, sun spot activity has diminished and the Earth’s temperature has dropped until the average mien temperature this last summer was the lowest recorded since the 1960s.

As the sun enters its next 11-year cycle, the Earth will heat up again.

What is man’s carbon footprint on our planet? The only scientific figure I have heard is 4/1,000 of one per cent but I believe this figure to be too low. Still, I have to question the mental facilities of any person living through the prairie winters and complaining about global warming.

R. J. Jeffery

Red Deer County

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