Propaganda and some Home Truths about Climate Change.
During the debate in the Indian Parliament on Indo-US Nuclear Treaty , apart from many unsavoury activities of the honourable members , it was also emphaised how nuclear energy would help resolve the energy problem in India , control Earth's temperature rise and arrest a climactic catastrophe .
But what are the facts .What are western interests and of their allies in India , in the corporate, legislative, bureaucratic , scientific and media apart from other sections of Indian society .
Apart from a slavish Indian polity including its so called intellectuals ,it is a very sad scene as it has been in history with Indians so ever interested in self salvation first in the next and in this world too. The Enron clique had educated ( aka bribed ) the Maharashtra political class across the board to get a very highly disadvantageous deal for Maharashtra and India .Mercifully Enron collapsed .
As terrible as West's Weapons of Mass Destruction are there are another kind of WMD , Western Weapons of Mass Disinformation to which Indian elite falls prey for so easily . Minister of Environment after putting up a public show of defiance in Hillary Clintons visit later appeared to have softened his /India's position till he was cornered and made to recant .It is so difficult to trust the Indian leadership in guarding India's long term interests , whether in strategic , economic or other areas .
On India selling out in the Indo-US nuclear deal , Brahama Chelleney , S Vardarajan and others have clearly brought out how India has allowed itself to be short changed. Indian bureaucrats, civil, scientific and even in the military can tailor their advice for extension of tenure.
Of late Western countries have been pressurizing India and China to make assured carbon emission cuts and buy western technology to do so .They and their corporate media has been painting pictures of fast disappearing glaciers and the rise of the seas which will seriously affect poor nations including India .
So it is heartening that the West's bluff has been somewhat called .On 9 November the Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh released a paper stating that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that the Himalayan glaciers are melting due to climate change, thus challenging the globally accepted view ( by the West ) that the Himalayan glaciers are rapidly shrinking due to global warming .
"The Himalayan glaciers, although shrinking in volume and constantly showing a retreating front, have not in any way exhibited, especially in recent years, an abnormal annual retreat, of the order that some glaciers in Alaska and Greenland have reported," the paper authored by VK Raina, a retired official of the Geological Survey of India, says that a glacier was affected by a range of physical features and complex interplay of climatic factors and it would be premature to state they were retreating as a result of periodic climate variation until many centuries of observation were available.
Some time ago Indian diplomat Shyam Sharan delivered a lecture at ICWA , New Delhi about the December 2009 Copenhagen conference on Climate change .He is the External affairs Ministry's point man on the subject and was also on the sell out Indo-US nuclear treaty .
When I pointed out some of the unknowns on the subject , he just ignored me and my observations .It is sad that India's lecture circuits are being used to misinform India's literate but uneducated , intellectually lazy and selfish classes .India 's media on foreign affairs is corporate controlled spewing their masters' voice and ideas handed down from the West.
My observations were made on the basis of an article written by Leuren Moret an internationally renowned expert on depleted Uranium weapons and ( other scientific matters ) ,its criminal use by western countries in Iraq ,Afghanistan ,south Lebanon by Israel and its horrendous ill effects even in neighbouring countries carried by air currents .The diabetes epidemic in north India is not only because of the sweet tooth but also by the depleted uranium particles being brought over to Pakistan and north India from Afghanistan.
In this India is willingly letting itself be led by the nose .During Hillary Clinton's visit to India , it was announced that US will build two nuclear power plants in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh , when in USA itself since decades no plants have been built. Some people surmise that Washington is interested in selling Uranium it has taken out of its warheads after agreements with Russia .Like Tarapore power plant where after 1974 it went back on its contractual obligation to supply nuclear fuel , Washington can control India's energy sector unless, like Pakistan, India follow US dictates on NPT, Pakistan , Iran , China etc .
Lets us hope that MM Singh when he goes to USA does not barter away further India's sovereignty , strategic and national interests .
It is an important input into what our children and grandchildren have to face and deal with .
Take Care K.Gajendra Singh 10 November , 2009. Delhi
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: THE ARCTIC
Long-Term Global Climate Change – Ice Ages
Ice Age cycles are based on changes in earth related astronomical factors such as a 23,000-year cycle due to the "elliptic" or orbit of the earth around the sun, a 26,000-year cycle due to "precession" or axial rotation, a 41,000-year cycle due to "obliquity" or axial tilt, and 100,000 and 400,000-year cycles due to multiple factors. These are known as the Milankovitch cycles. Because they are superimposed on each other, multiple Ice Ages and glacial/interglacial periods occur within a 100,000-year period. The last Ice Age started about 110,000 years ago and has not ended, but the last glacial period ended about 12,000 years ago. The earth is still in an Ice Age in terms of the Milankovich cycles. A slight change of only 5° C in the overall heat budget of the earth drives our planet in and out of Ice Ages. These are long-term cyclic climatic changes allowing a predictable global climatic state of slow evolution.
Three factors dominate the balance [of climate]: the energy of the Sun, the surface character of terrestrial regions (water, ice, vegetation, desert, etc.), and the transparency of the Earth's atmosphere to different forms of radiation energy.
Prof. Tom V. Segalstad—head of the Geological Museum, University of Oslo—says "most leading geologists" know the U.N.'s views "of Earth processes are implausible."4
More Rapid Fluctuations of Climate Change – Warming and Cooling Periods
Short Term Fluctuations of Climate Change - Sunspots
Short-term climate fluctuations may be experienced during a lifetime or longer, caused by solar flares or sunspots - one of the major causes of short-term climate change.
Col. Joseph O. Fletcher. a retired Air Force polar specialist now with the Rand Corporation in California, has cited the presence or absence of pack ice around Iceland as an index of such trends (i.e. sunspot activity trends). From the 9th century to the 13th century almost no ice was reported there. This was the period of Norse colonization of Iceland and Greenland.
Dr. Sami Solanki--director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, who argues that changes in the Sun's state, not human activity, may be the principal cause of global warming: "The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures."7
Climate change is a vast complexity of variables: deep time cycles within cycles within cycles due to astronomical factors, changing the amount of solar light or incoming energy reaching the earth, more rapid fluctuations within those cycles due to changes in ocean currents, volcanism, and solar flares. And then there is the mercurial nature of the weather - that at any moment can change.
Weather - Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Ice-Snow-Rain-Dust Storms
The quantities of energy involved in weather systems exceed by a substantial margin the quantity of energy under man's direct control.8
The USS SKATE 1958-59 – No Ice At the North Pole
In 1817, the President of the Royal Society in Britain addressed the Admiralty:
It will without doubt have come to your Lordship's knowledge that a considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed the seas in the high northern latitudes in an impenetrable barrier of ice has been during the last two years, greatly abated.
[This] affords ample proof that new sources of warmth have been opened and give us leave to hope that the Arctic Seas may at this time be more accessible than they have been for centuries past, and that discoveries may now be made in them not only interesting to the advancement of science but also to the future intercourse of mankind and the commerce of distant nations.
FIG.: USS Skate (SSN-578), Nuclear Sub, the first to surface at the North Pole, March 17, 1959 (left), and at the pole in 1962 (right).
…the Skate found open water both in the summer and following winter. We surfaced near the North Pole in the winter through thin ice less than 2 feet thick. The ice moves from Alaska to Iceland and the wind and tides causes open water as the ice breaks up. The Ice at the polar ice cap is an average of 6-8 feet thick, but with the wind and tides the ice will crack and open into large polynyas (areas of open water), these areas will refreeze over with thin ice. We had sonar equipment that would find these open or thin areas to come up through, thus limiting any damage to the submarine. The ice would also close in and cover these areas crushing together making large ice ridges both above and below the water. We came up through a very large opening in 1958 that was 1/2 mile long and 200 yards wide. The wind came up and closed the opening within 2 hours. On both trips we were able to find open water. We were not able to surface through ice thicker than 3 feet."
Hester, James E., Personal email communication, December 200013
Scientific studies reported in Nature confirm Hester's observations, and verify variability in sea ice thickness over the North Pole from 1977 to 1990:
The media, driven by Al Gore and his manmade 'Global Warming' propaganda film, An Inconvenient Truth, has hyped the global population into hysterics over threats of sea levels rising and drowning coastlines around the world, and the 'polar bears are dying'… despite the fact that they have survived at least ten glacial periods every 100,000 years. Despite the dire predictions, we have a good chance of surviving the media hype, because the science does not support the hysteria. Even this New York Times story was retracted:
The last time scientists can be certain the pole was awash in water was more than 50 million years ago.
Gore's film in a packet with two short films on climate change and the carbon cycle, was sent to all secondary schools in Britain in 2007 by Education Secretary Alan Johnson.
David Miliband, who was Environment-Secretary when the school packs were announced, said at the time: 'The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over.'19
Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth" has been called unfit for schools because it is politically biased and contains serious scientific inaccuracies and 'sentimental mush'.20
A news article, "Schools must warn of Gore climate film bias" 20, reported that the British Judge agreed that Gore's film promotes 'partisan political views'. He ordered that teachers must warn pupils about scientific inaccuracies and that there are other opinions about the film before showing it, and that students should not necessarily accept the viewpoints in the film.
As a whistleblower at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons lab, and a former Environmental Commissioner in the City of Berkeley, I am very familiar with Climate Change "science" or lack of, such as:
· The science behind existing climate modeling is biased in that it does not take into account some of the major contributions such as from water vapor in the atmosphere, ash and water vapor in volcanic eruptions, and critical data on cycles from the ice record.
· The global military, including from all countries, is the largest hydrocarbon polluter of the atmosphere and environment, and the single most destructive environmental agent that exists. The contribution of the military to global pollution is never mentioned.
· Cruise ships are also major greenhouse gas emitters since they burn the worst sludge left over after the cracking process is completed – they burn the bunker oil known as furnace fuel oil in Britain.
· What is the full cycle cost of nuclear power plants in terms of greenhouse gas and thermal pollution? It turns out that nuclear power plants are the #1 green house gas emitters of all electricity producers, and are very inefficient – producing three times more heat than electricity. Nuclear power plants converted to natural gas at a very low cost, produced twice as much electricity without the radioactive waste.21 Nuclear power has also been the greatest global source of radioactive pollution. The Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in the UK has caused the deaths of at least 15 million babies in India since 1950, due to transport of Sellafield radioactive pollution on ocean currents to India.22
· The concern about CO2 emissions from coal burning plants causing weather disturbances, is a cover story for HAARP weather engineering, and is being used as an excuse to build more nuclear power plants to 'reduce' CO2 emissions. The City of London Rothschilds now control and own over 80% of uranium sources globally, WSJ and through a secret network of ownership they own and control the nuclear power industry. JAPAN
Nobody doubts Gore's financial acumen now. Within eight years of leaving politics, Gore had reportedly become worth well in excess of US$100-million. Many expect him to become a billionaire through his stakes in a global warming hedge fund, a carbon-offset business, a renewable energy investment business and other global warming related ventures. He is now money manager to institutional investors and the super rich through Generation Investment Management, a firm that he co-founded in 2004.25
'Climate Change' is a City of London financiers and Wall Street bankers scam, and Gore is their global shoe salesman. To them, 'Climate change' is just another industry… like making shoes.
CARBON BARON GORE Rothschild-Schiff House
In the southern hemisphere, conditions were similar. Australia and New Zealand had forests dominated by Araucaria pines and podocarps, and in wet regions Nypa palms were abundant.
However, a very large global "methane burp" occurred prior to the Eocene, and that could explain the Greenhouse gas conditions indicated in the polar regions at that time. Changes in atmospheric methane provide a good explanation of how the polar regions were warmed without heating up the tropics. Optically thick polar stratospheric ice clouds can form from atmospheric methane, and like a blanket trap heat in the polar atmospheric regions, preventing the severe winter cooling of the modern polar regions that occurs as a result of clear skies over the poles.
Who could ever have imagined that a giant methane burp would bring alligators to the Arctic?