Lord Crimson

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The Psychology of Global Warming

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Global Warming Illusion

Have you noticed that the topic of global warming brings about some interesting responses when tossed into the ring? Disagree and the faithful will circle the wagons and fight until blood from their fingertips cover the computer keyboard. Say it’s all a hoax and the venom of hate will flow like a volcano exploding into a turbulent sea. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but it does make a point. The fact is that some people love crisis. It provides an avenue for importance. It doesn’t matter if global warming is true or not, only that it gives purpose and a reason to scream at the world, “I can make a difference!”

The second view about global warming is the financial and power part of it. Many people are positioned to exploit the masses using global warming as a tool to meet their retirement goals. They use the first group as foot soldiers to wage war and to do their bidding. They acquire power not given or deserved. Words are used to mesmerize, lulling people into giving away hard fought freedoms for the sake of safety or as they call it, “Saving the Planet.” You must realize that people are being manipulated everyday and whenever the term “global crisis” gets tossed about, the soil is being prepared. Manipulating people has become great sport for some. Maybe you have seen them in passing. They are the ones smiling all the way to the bank.

Confusion surrounds global warming with good reason. Each chooses “facts” they want to believe and God help the person that disagrees. Nothing can penetrate the one-dimensional thinking so rational thought flies out the window. Make no mistake, the world runs red with more immediate and real dangers than global warming. For those that still have their wits about them, maybe it’s time to begin looking past the illusion and follow the money towards the truth.

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Written by Lord Crimson

February 27, 2008 at 3:47 pm

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  1. I don’t know what to believe about it. I live at the beach and so it concerns me slightly, but who could make sense of all the arguing going back and forth about it. i believe that all the emissions we create cannot be a good thing for the environment, but I am not convinced that it is causing our problems. I also have not heard anything from Al Gore lately…as a matter of fact, since he won his Nobel Prize about 6 months ago (when it was still warm down here in the south). What does he have to say about the record low temps in the north?

    The Dom

    February 27, 2008 at 4:04 pm

  2. Hi Dom

    Al Gore has been not-so-mysteriously silent. It’s difficult to preach the doom and gloom of global warming during record low temperatures and massive snowfalls. Being laughed at is not in his plans. Spring and summer is around the corner, so I imagine he will then make an appearance to the many Algorians in need of direction.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm

  3. I’d rather read an article that discusses what facts are in question. What facts are each side touting as the reason they are right? Let’s get them all on the table and weigh them out thoroughly. Don’t intelligent people still do that?

    avid mass

    February 27, 2008 at 8:11 pm

  4. Hi avid mass

    That would be nice in theory, but with all the politics that has infiltrated the subject who is to say what is fact or fiction? The reality is that it doesn’t matter if you prove global warming is true or false. Fear is the product and global warming is merely the marketing tool.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 27, 2008 at 8:49 pm

  5. Sorry, you don’t give the impression of someone who has even researched the bullet points of both sides. I see a blanket statement claiming that it’s all politically motivated propaganda, but then you only back up that claim with your personal opinion. Stick with wordpress.. you don’t have a career in journalism ahead of you.. lol..

    avid mass

    February 27, 2008 at 9:47 pm

  6. Hi avid mass

    I didn’t realize it took an exhaustive report to meet your requirements. Shall I take a hundred lines?

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 27, 2008 at 10:24 pm

  7. I hate drama, but it is kind of difficult to ignore the drastic changes that have happened. How could things change so much within my own short lifetime of 23 years if this is suppose to be a process that takes thousands? I’ve written a couple of research papers here and there on the subject and it is difficult to find an honest interest free opinion. It is sad that when so many problems have been piling up recently, the only thing we can do is argue and in the end not do anything about it or even make things worse. We as a species should be advancing and not wallowing in our own stagnant semi-acceptable scientific/philosophical filth. I have to say though, I see no reason for scientists to be pointing out something that could further affect the nation’s economy without there being a good reason to do so. It is well known that big businesses have much more power in this case as opposed to those who try to do better. While those scientists who are passionate about what they do, who care about solving problems and who have an innate ability to try until they succeed, are ignored and ridiculed by the media and censored by the politicians, big businesses, such as those involved in the oil and SUV industry, have the power to turn serious concerns into a joke, a hoax… and in turn make ignorance run rampant destroying any advance those scientists strove for in the beginning. It is obvious that pollution is a great concern, and has been for decades, yet, somehow, we’ve gone backwards and pushed this concern aside making way for wars and terrorism and ‘oil shortage’. At least if we had made plans to construct safe-house bases on the moon we might have a way to survive, but even in that aspect this country has failed.

    So for the lot of you who think that we’re not hurting this planet I only have these words –“No chance to survive, make your time!!!” 🙂

    Mouse

    February 27, 2008 at 10:25 pm

  8. Critics of global warming are fond of pointing out the fact that some people stand to gain from public acceptance of global warming, while neglecting that other people stand to gain from public rejection of global warming. Rather than following the money to find the truth, maybe we should look at what people with no financial interest in the answer have to say about it.

    Tim Moore

    February 27, 2008 at 10:26 pm

  9. Mouse’s comment is interesting: “so much has changed in …23 years”. Often I hear people talk about how we had at least one big snow storm every year in Seattle in the 60s and 70s, but now we don’t. I think we get so much pressure to believe this, because “scientists” and “Nobel Laureates” say it is true, that people start to recall playing in three foot snow drifts every year. I remember having some good dumps, but I don’t remember that happening every year. A lot of this really comes down to psychology.

    In elementary school I remember being taught that by the year 2000 all our ports would be under water and coastal towns would be gone. We keep hearing the same hype, but every ten years they have to push the numbers out further and further.

    I live in Tsu, where we rarely get snow and it melts by mid-day, but this year we have been repeatedly dumped on. Is there really a warming trend? Is this year just an outlier? Or is it just a political agenda?

    びっくり

    February 28, 2008 at 1:05 am

  10. Whether Global Warming is true or not is not the reason people should start to care about our polluted planet.We should start trying to clean up the mess we’ve made just for our children,and thiers,and so on.Plus,wouldn’t it be great to be able to have a cold drink of water from a stream,river,or lake like most folks here in North America could do just 100-150 yrs. ago.In fact,when I was a teenager in the 80’s.I could drink right out of our cottage lake.Now,I have to worry if one of my children gulps a mouthful by mistake when swimming.Let’s face the facts.The Aboriginal People had and have it right.Mother Earth must be cares for and protected.They have always believed in living this way.And,not because of the possibility of “Global Warming”.I wish they could get all thier land back.Then at least,we’d know this continent would have a fighting chance to recover.Simply,you cannot use and pollute anything and expect it to be of use again,or around forever.All these new animal dieseases,I believe is the Earths way of fighting back at us.The GREAT DESTROYERS!!!! You can hold your government respondsible at thier level.Make “The Partys run on a platform that includes #1 cleaning this planet however nessecary,and if that elected party fails.Oust them so bad in the next election that the new ruling party would know to live up to thier word.It would work if every person in every free country in the world did this.Within 6-8 yrs. max.,every country would be doing it’s part and co-operating with its nieghbor or nieghbors.No second chance for “PARTYS’ that fail.Wipe them out with your vote.See!! No useless violence,just smart voting.Plus,each of us doing what little we can.Also,no trade with countries(e.i. CHINA),WHOM ARE FIRING UP SOMETHING LIKE 8-10 COAL BURNING PLANTS A MONTH,I believe.Plus,using toxcins on basically everything they make.And,hold all business accountable,big or small.If they continue trying to keep the status quo.Everyone stop buying from them.Worried about emplotment.There will be lots.As,the family farm becomes very important again growing what these closed big companys use to mass produce with,GOD,only knows.They will need help again.This is just one simple example but,the point is…People,not machines will be needed to grow,build,etc. again.Come on people everywhere.Of every colour,race and creed.Let’s fix and save this still beautiful planet.I wrote earlier about how relatively clean North America was just 100 to 150 years ago.I have read that if we did things right.We could get back to at least that stage in time within 75 to 100 years.I know it all sounds like such a long time and alot of peole think they won’t be here to see the “EARTH” that clean again.That is true.I won’t be as basically all of us won’t be,even if we started today.Yet,it is not worth it for the future generations of mankind.Which,most likely will include your children or thier children.Or may be it’s worth just to know,That for once,in MANKINDS HISTORY, we all got together and did something really good and helped make a “TRUE WONDER”.This would give true meaning to the words,HARMONY,PEACE,LOVE,and lastbut,not least,MIRACLES.Four words for feelings that man cannot survive without believing or feeling too.

    Michael Cooper

    February 28, 2008 at 2:00 am

  11. lol, so to complain about people disillusioned and not seeing the facts you write a little blub with absolutely no facts?

    Great work, I am in awe of your uselessness.

    yourfootgirl

    February 28, 2008 at 6:32 am

  12. I actually wrote an article similar to this for my school, citing solar cycles as evidence. Not only did I get a lovely bunch of hate mail for Valentine’s Day which consisted mostly of “Your argument is stupid because it is dumb,” but my philosophy professor actually found me ON FACEBOOK and demanded to know what my beliefs are in a private message. Is there no room for dissent in an ACADEMIC environment?

    LP

    February 28, 2008 at 7:14 am

  13. I’ve blogged about this. If you want some facts check it out. If you are a devotee of the Church of Liberalism…prepare to be pissed off.

    http://mrdribbly.wordpress.com/

    mrdribbly

    February 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm

  14. Hi avid mass,

    If you want facts, the starting place has to be with the raw data that the Global Warming proponents base their claims on. An excellent place to begin understanding just how poor this data is would be, http://www.surfacestations.org/. Of course, their research is restricted to weather stations in the US for the moment, but I strongly suspect such facilities elsewhere will not be run any better.

    Another fact to take into consideration is the amount of historical data available. The IPCC reports, for example, are only based on information from some 3,000 weather stations, which is extrapolated to encompass the entire planet. The surface area of the Earth is roughly 510,072,000 km² (196,939,900 square miles,) of which 148,940,000 km² (57,506,055 square miles) is land, the rest being ocean. You should note that, until the last decade or three, we have no consistent record of air temperature over the oceans. Thus, each of the 3,000 weather stations represents, on average, the temperature record for 19,168.685 square mile of surface area. This is just slightly smaller than the State of West Virginia. While this is obviously not accurate enough to describe the average temperature for that State, since 1,000 or so of these weather stations are located in the US, the real picture as to the amount of data available is much worse. If you look at the map of station locations, http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=2711, you’ll see that for many areas of the planet one station may represent areas larger than most countries.

    When it comes to the watery part of our globe, temperature records are so bad as to be laughable. Before 1980, the vast majority of available data is for ocean surface temperature, not for air temperature which is what your local weather person gives you in the morning. To make things even worse, this data was not collected from the same exact location every time, but from passing ships in the general area, and not even always from the surface but often from several feet lower than that. Still, the Global Warming proponents insist that this is close enough and mix this data in with the air temperature data taken over land.

    So, to show a 0.3C warming over 100 years, they take this mix of scanty data, pick and choose which stations they think are reliable, apply some obscure and complex mathematical calculations to “smooth” the data over the poorly covered areas, and declare that the World Is Warming At An Alarming Rate. From a statistical point of view, a temperature increase of 5C couldn’t be proved with the existing data, let alone the minuscule rise claimed.

    Besides, even if we accept the very poor science that supports the warming claim, there’s still the fact that there is no proof showing any link between human activity and that temperature increase, or even associating it with greenhouse gas increases. You should note here that computer models are not proof, but merely sophisticated games.

    If you need more evidence that this is a scam, ask yourself this, if these people are really so good at predicting the future of an extremely complex system from sparse data, why aren’t they making billions on the stock exchange and living in giant mansions next to movie stars?

    Hi Tim Moore,

    That would be the “deniers,” who stand to loose their jobs, academic standing, research grants, and such because they dare speak their minds.

    Hi LC,

    Based on the number of comments, obviously a good post. Sorry about the rant.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    February 28, 2008 at 8:06 pm

  15. Out of Topic comment: Universe is a leaking bucket because of The Second Law of Thermodynamics. We buy time by excreting disorder and consuming order. If we excrete more than what our neighborhood can produce for us consume, we end up failing at the act of existence.

    edwinhere

    February 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  16. I agree that LC didn’t check the facts and “has no future as a journalist”, but that’s not entirely what blogging is about. He’s not asking to be considered a journalist. Even anecdotally, all facts aside, I entirely agree with this post.

    I’m considering living in a co-op next year with a bunch of graduate students, a couple undergrads and a professional. It’s not the hippie, feel-good kind of co-op, yet everyone seems very politically active. I went for my first dinner, and everyone was getting to know me. The conversation was very light, then someone asked me (very abruptly) what I thought of global warming.

    I stopped for a second and thought. I couldn’t say to them, nor do I believe, that it’s all a lie and a sham. I’m sure we’re having an impact, but I saw a 20/20 report by John Stossel (YouTube it) about the global climate scientists whose findings are being ignored in preference of the majority opinion. They were actually kicked off of the committee of scientists in charge of investigating it.

    So, I told them there are two sides to the story, and they’re both valid. I felt like if I did disagree, I would have been attacked. If I agreed completely, it would have placated everyone. I also am unsure of the efficacy of recycling plastics and glass after seeing an episode of Penn and Teller’s Bullshit. Try convincing people of THAT.

    All in all, I think one could make some valid comparisons between blind acceptance of the global warming cause and the religious right’s blind insistence that the only things we should worry about are abortion rights (or lack thereof) and gay marriage. F it. Let the government decide the rest for us.

    cothebadger

    February 28, 2008 at 9:20 pm

  17. Hi everyone

    Thanks to all for stopping by and contributing. Some of you made some great points and may I say added a touch of class to the discussion. Thanks for that.

    Others who only could manage a drive-by insult rate no more than a, “bite me.”

    Not a journalist… that’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

    Journalism has become no more than sewage for the mind. Without a poll, very little can be written or reported. The norm is personal hit pieces. Many are reviled while others are protected not for ideas, but mere politics.

    What now passes for a journalist would sell out their country just to push a personal political agenda. In fact you might say that a journalist and a traitor act an awful lot alike. It was a dark day when journalism became the pawn of politics and not a friend to the people.

    So, you are correct. I will never be a journalist.

    Besides, since when did blogging become journalism? At least with blogging there is free speech and a free flow of ideas. What could be better than that?

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

  18. […] Still, there are some out there who think everything’s fine. […]

  19. thats for sure, man

    Stuct

    March 24, 2008 at 5:46 pm


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