SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Global warming is much worse than previously imagined because the ocean actually masks the true rate of damage for periods as long as a decade, according to the latest U.S. government finding.According to this logic, made public this week by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the crisis is way more severe than what it appears. That’s because the sea is storing the heat that damages the earth, making it appear as if there is a sort of hiatus in global warming when there really isn’t. When this ocean-stored heat will show its evil face will probably be the subject of the next government-funded study.In the meantime, let’s check out how the nation’s brilliant, taxpayer-funded scientists made this important discovery about climate change; they used computer simulations! (The NSF refers to it as a “powerful software tool.”) That’s how they found the “missing heat” stored in ocean layers deeper than 1,000 feet, which in turn, masks global warming for years at a time. In other words, they claim that earth’s deep oceans may absorb enough heat to “flatten the rate of global warming.””The research shows that the natural variability of the climate system can produce periods of a decade or more in which Earth’s temperature does not rise, despite an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations,” according to the NSF’s director of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. He says the scientists make a “compelling case” that the excess energy entering the climate system due to greenhouse gas increases may not be immediately realized.Previous government reports have made similarly wacky assertions about the ills of global warming, even as esteemed scientists—including Nobel laureates—dispute the findings. Among them: That climate change will threaten national security, make food “dangerous,” add to the malnourishment of millions worldwide, cause mental illness and cancer.How exactly? The nation’s security will be threatened by the spread of disease among people and animals. Heat, humidity and rainfall caused by climate change will allow mosquitoes, ticks and other parasites and carriers of tropical and subtropical disease to spread to areas where they didn’t previously exist. The outbreaks can destabilize foreign countries and developing nations as well as the U.S. economy not to mention the military.Food will be scarce and dangerous because global warming will provoke increased levels of food contamination from chemicals and “fungal pathogens” as well as diseases like cholera and shellfish poisoning. Prices will increase and civil unrest will ensue. “Higher ambient temperatures” caused by global warming will increase cancer rates and catastrophic natural disasters as the world warms will create stress and anxiety that lead to mental illness, according to scientists from several agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State Department and National Institute of Environmental Health Science.
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