One would think that all the proof you need to disprove the idea of man made global warming was given to use just a few weeks ago. One would think if perhaps THE leading climatologist, a man deeply involved with the IPCC report the UN gave out saying the world is doomed suddenly makes a complete about face about global warming, people would mention it, right? Well, most news outlets have buried the story. I can't even find it archived on NY Times, or any other major US newspaper. he BBC though, liberal as they are, are also one of the few voices that allow Global Warming skeptics to speak out. For that reason alone I trust them a little more than other sources that have an agenda and hide news. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2009/09/an_inconvenient_truth_about_gl.html Well, there we have it. Professor Mojib Latif, from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University in Germany admits there is FAR larger factors to the earths temperature than carbon emmissions. Like, let's say, ocean curents, sunspots, even the magnetic ionosphere has been blamed for shifts in the earths temperature. And this isn't based on forecasted data, they admit going back a decade the earth has ben cooling. It hasn't been warming even though cars are more prevalent than ever before, and an industrial China and India didn't add anything to the warming trend. So where's the big fanfare? Where's the big fuss? When Saddam Hussein didn't have weapons of mass destruction, the media lampooned Bush for "lying" to us about it. Yet the entire scope of what global warming paranoia could have done to the world would have effected everybody a thousand times over what Iraq was, not just economically, but in developing nations not being allowed to use technologies that aren't "green" enough, despite the suffering of the people there. This is like screeching to a halt in front of a big cliff, tires almost off the edge.... yet no one says anything to the driver about being a maniac and almost killing everyone in the car? I would hope this is the beginning of the end to what I feel was an enormous hoax, politicians and politically minded scientists trying to dictate to the world exactly how we're going to live. Politicians need to be elected remind you, but people like Al Gore can always bolster themselves with Christ like status by being the Global Warming savior. Now, before there is a deluge from the other side, if there is one, of "Oh you capitalists just want to drill for oil and poison baby deer", please. Enough. The idea of what we are trying to present is what we have done has NOT hurt the earth, despite what Global Warming believers say. Pollution, which is what Global Warming believers usually divert to, is not the same as carbon emissions. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Trees need it to breathe. Without it, there would be no oxygen. I agree that a few decades ago, people polluted with wanton abandon and destroyed large sections of the envirnonment. That was wrong. But now we have strict pollution controls and a better understanding of how we react with our environment. I have a 550 foot studio apartment. All my appliances are Energy Star. My electric bill is less than $20 a month. I drive a Toyota Yaris which gets nearly 40mpg, and only live about 5 miles from my work. When I can, I bike to the grocery store rather than drive. I actually live a fairly earth neutral life. Al Gore on the other hand spends upwards of $2400 a month on his utility bills warming or cooling his massive house, more than two months of my rent combined. This was an email circulated in 2006. Although Al Gore has made changes to his house, it is worthy to note that before people investigated it, this is how he felt about living a carbon neutral lifestyle compared to that oil titan earth killing George W Bush. Sigh... I really don't know if anyone will even care. It's sad to see something as monumentally life changing as global warming go down, but almost no mention of it.