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There's been a lot of interest, pro and con, lately about global warming. As some of you know, I'm an environmental biologist. So, I've studied, well, read up on the subject of global warming, and have definitely come to an opinion. Note that it's an opinion, not a scientific fact. As far as I can tell, the science about this matter is still out.
Have you read Michael Crichton's book "State of Fear?" It’s a great novel. He did a lot of research and I think he put it right. Global warming may (note the operative "may") be happening, but it's not being caused by us puny humans.
Take for example the changing ocean currents. They are what influence the weather around the globe. So, what's been happening? Well, how about underwater volcanoes? Seismologists have detected more underwater volcanoes in the past several years than ever before. What happens when they erupt? Hot water. This hot water changes the ocean currents and warms the air, and “warms” the globe.
But! And I think this is interesting. Parts of the world are actually cooling. Hmm! Why is that? Well, if you look at the Antarctic ice shelf, part of it is melting, just as the global warming crowd claims. But on the far side of the continent, the ice is getting thicker. Horrors! How can that be happening? It’s called changing ocean currents caused by the underwater volcanoes.
It is my opinion, since the science is still out, that so-called global warming, if truly happening, is being caused by underwater volcanoes, not our puny efforts to pollute the atmosphere with our exhaust emissions.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all in favor of clean air. But I don’t think we need to put our industry and out transportation systems out of business to accomplish that.