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Climate Change: 'Hoax' Or Crime Of The Century? Comments

Last week, we promised readers a little balance on the issue of global warming here on Catholic Online. After running a series of stories highlighting what I feel is a critical issue to the Church and to all people, readers asked for some balance. To find that balance, I set out in search of a well-versed climate change skeptic who could share his views with our readers. Continue Reading

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  1. doug
    1 year ago

    Thank you for including this viewpoint on climate change. What I would love to see above all other formats, are series of debates between 2 - 4 qualified people from differing perspectives on this subject. I'm not looking for "shock" programs with shouting matches, but legitimate, controlled debates where the audience can come away with informed views put forward in respectful disagreement with each other.

    A difficult impediment to genuine debate is the extreme polarization of conflicting ideas (no "climate pun" intended - but noted nevertheless ;-) Terms such as "alarmists," "conspiracy theorists" (used on both sides of the argument), and "manipulators" (referring to use of false or trumped up science) lead to this polarization and a great deal of confusion, both of which serve to muddle the issues considerably.

    Hopefully such debates can replace much of what has been used to date - presentations of singular viewpoints or, if different viewpoints are included, they are dealt with in a manner that favors the "shock & awe" blasts of shouting matches, leading to chaos and confusion.

    On with DEBATE!

    Thank you,

  2. Gordo
    1 year ago

    Amazing that the same lies are being repeated about AGW., but in what is supposed to be a Catholic blog. Every scientific institute on earth accepts the IPCC reports. Every country in the world has agreed to reduce burning fossil fuels on the strength of the IPCC reports. Thousands of scientists have contributed to the reports.

    Any article that starts with these words " climate change alarmists "is appealing to a small audience of conspiracy theorists and not to educated Catholics.The alarmists are again every National Academy in the world that endorsed the IPCC reports,and every science institute on the planet. To be published in Forbes newspaper is not the same as being published in a science journal. If you want to present balance then use the 98% of climatologists and then the 1% that are attached to dirty coal. That would be balance. You could try the 30,000 peer reviewed papers that support AGW and balance that with any peer reviewed papers that do not accept what has been known for over a hundred years.

  3. John G.
    1 year ago

    As a trained scientist (physics) working in research and development for over 40 years, I have been aghast at the claims of the global-warming group and at the flawed statistical measures used to prove their point. In any investigation where statistical measures are used, all points have to be considered and the measurement methods must be scrutinized. None of this was done by the proponents of global warming. Measurements of temperature were often taken in populated areas, near shopping malls with large parking lots, and in other areas where industry or traffic could cause localized temperature rise. Measurements in rural areas with no hot spots were largely ignored. This is bad science. It is political correctness run amuck, and it appears to be promoted by those who stand to reap great profit from the panic caused. No valid scientific endeavor shuts off debate as has this global warming proponent group. Scientific debate tempers investigation; it does not curtail it. If global warming is fact, and if the human element is also a fact, then these will stand up to debate and investigation. If not, then the proponents should acknowledge their error and stop the vilification of their opponents.

    Thanks for these articles. It is good that a balance is being sought on this issue.

  4. Scottr
    1 year ago

    Thank you Deacon, for putting in both sides. I, like most above, believe this to be much more the case. I fully support as a Catholic that we must do what we can to be environmentally astute but not stupid. We need to benefit mankind with our actions. The comment above about too much carbon being released has never studied any air pollution source information. Carbon emissions from the smokey mountain forest dwarfs anthropogenic carbon emissions worldwide. Carbon emissions from forest fires is so much more than man generated sources. Carbon monoxide is the only carbon based pollutant that man made sources generate more than natural sources. The California coast produces more PM10 pollution than all manmade particulate pollution in the world by 9:1. I agree with nuclear power, except we can't figure out what to do with the waste. I work at a coal fired power plant and am working on projects to increase capacity without burning more coal, saving water and decreasing costs all at the same time. We just need to be smart with what we have. God gave the world carbon based resources to use. We just need to do it better. Get the government out of these things and let smart business rule it and you will see change.

  5. JoAnn
    1 year ago

    Thank you Mr. Hendrickson for finally putting the truth out there. Global warming/climate change IS a hoax and a crime combined. I have been posting that same information on this board for weeks. Of course, I couldn't relay it scientifically, but nevertheless, I agree with you completely. The people of America and this world are the victims of the biggest scam of the century. It is a scam to rob of us of our money, dignity and freedoms, not to mention population control. I keep telling people to read the United Nations report on Sustainability and Development. It's all there. Thank you again. Maybe it will wake people up. God bless.

  6. J. Bob
    1 year ago

    Congratulations Mark, on presenting a bit more balance in this discussion. As Obi won Kanobi told Luke Skywalker, "you just stepped into a new world', or something to that effect.

  7. Brad Fregger
    1 year ago

    I am very impressed with Catholic Online for having the courage, wisdom, and integrity to print the opposing view. This attitude has been extremely rare the media, which tends to be "politically correct" on this issue, which is extremely incorrect on this issue. My Master's is in societal futures and I have been studying this and related issues since the 70s when the "sky is falling" crowd was panicked about global cooling. My research over the past four decades completely supports the information in this article. Thank you Catholic Online for publishing this opposing view.

  8. Alan Munday
    1 year ago

    Global warming is a "sexy" subject for many, but like the author of this article, I think it is a hoax, or at least how we interpret it. A good way for some scientists to gain funding for their "green" researches, even if these may well be valuable, (and I do worry that some valuable researches are so dependent on being able to find sponsors). Likewise a wonderful excuse for politicians to get their way over their citizens for many oppressive policies.

    Many old houses in England, for instance, have orangeries. At one time these were used to grow oranges, something that could be done more easily because the climate here at the time was warmer. I believe that our climate changes run in cycles and that if we are warming up now, we are simply returning to former warmer times, as they had when the orangeries were in use.

  9. dennis baker
    1 year ago

    In my opinion

    We need to replace the fossil fuel power plants, the primary source of GHG. Now!

    At a scale required to accomplish this task :

    Ethanol starves people : not a viable option.

    Fracking releases methane : not a viable option.

    Cellulose Bio Fuel Uses Food Land : not a viable option

    Solar uses food land : Not a viable option

    Wind is Intermittent : Not a viable option

    All Human and Agricultural Organic Waste can be converted to hydrogen, through exposure intense radiation!

    The Radioactive Materials exist now, and the Organic waste is renewable daily.

    Ending the practice of dumping sewage into our water sources.

    Air, Water, Food and Energy issues, receive significant positive impacts .

    Reducing illness / health care costs as well !

    Dennis Baker
    Penticton BC V2A1P9
    cell phone 250-462-3796
    Phone / Fax 250 492 0033

  10. JAB
    1 year ago

    We're putting more carbon into the atmosphere than nature can handle. That causes global warming.

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