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Global warming a hoax?

Tell this guy there is no such thing as man-made global warming!
Tell this guy there is no such thing as man-made global warming!
Baby Polar Bear by Wilson46201

Is global warming a hoax? Not according to some hackers who broke into the University of East Aglia's Climatic Research Unit. What these hackers found were many emails and documents that reveal scientists DO believe man-made global warming.


Much has been said about this issue and naysayers of man-made global warming, in spite of the documents, are saying what was leaked (or hacked) is a hoax.


It is hard to believe that there are some people in this world, who are educated people, that do not believe in man-made global warming. Where do these people hail from? Surely not from a large metropolitan area where in rush hour, you can't breathe and when you fly into your hometown airport all you see is a brown fog. If this isn't caused by man, where is it coming from?


For everything discovered there will be those who doubt until they see real proof.  If carbon dioxide is not dangerous, then what is? What more do these deniers of man-made global warming need to convince them?


We, as a world, do seem to be looking at finding alternative energy sources that are safer for our environment. Leaders of every nation pretty much agree on this topic. To the people who say global warming is a hoax, perhaps they think new energy sources are just a way to stop oil prices from going up and giving discoverers of new sources a piece of the energy money pie.


Is global warming a hoax? I think not, especially the last time I flew into the Phoenix International Airport. Much as with any large towns, there is a brown haze over Maricopa County, and I, for one, am glad I live in Taos, New Mexico.


I would be interested in ways to redirect these doubters of man-made global warming from readers. What, if anything, do you do when approached by someone who doesn't believe in man-made global warming. Perhaps it's time for a word-of-mouth campaign, sort of like Pay-It-Forward. 

Comments

  • Adam 5 years ago

    "I think not, especially the last time I flew into the Phoenix International Airport."

    If you are that convinced then why are you flying around in the first place??? Typical liberal.

  • Benson 5 years ago

    You're kidding, right? Did you even read the emails? Manipulating data, fudging numbers, wanting to have publication editor's fired, plus lots more. "I hope the climate changes just so I can be right about the science." Huh? What a lousy conclusion you've made based on lousy analysis. Just because you feel something in your "gut" doesn't make it so. That's how we ended up burning witches at the stake in Salem.

  • Alex Knepper 5 years ago

    How do people like this get jobs as writers? "HOW CAN YOU SAY GLOBAL WARMING IS FAKE??? HAVE YOU NOT SEEN THE BROWN SMOG?!!??!"

  • Chad 5 years ago

    Is this satire? If not, it is easily the worst researched article of all time.

    I hope Jean Scheid isn't paid to write for the Examiner, because this is totally fraudulent.

  • Ray 5 years ago

    you actually believe that a brown cloud in Phoenix is proof of Global warming? i think you mean they have air pollution in Phoenix. May be you should use a rise in temp as proof of "Global Warming" i will believe in "Global Warming" when Al Gore gives up his private jet and straps his ass on a bike.

  • Tony 5 years ago

    Love the cuddly picture of a 'threatened' polar bear cub...

    Very funny article!

  • Giuseppe 5 years ago

    Yes, very funny article.
    Jean, you are nice but are not doing a good service to people.

  • tom 5 years ago

    Look, I've been on the side of AGW for awhile now. The reason is that the majority of science had been telling us this, namely the IPCC and lots of other organizations. Now if these emails turn out to be true it is quite incriminating. If they have been lying to us, making up data, manipulating it, suppressing peer review by skeptics, then we had better listen.
    Are you just unwilling to accept the truth if it is counter to what you want to believe?? Sheeesh. And I'm sorry to say smog doesn't have anything to do with global warming. How about some responsible reporting??

  • wah? 5 years ago

    Is this a real newspaper article? It reads like something from a 7th grade English Composition class. I'd give it a C, assuming you are 12 yrs old.

  • Jim 5 years ago

    There's a concerted effort using "Propaganda 101" techniques to discredit the science of global warming, and the brainwashing is going to great lengths to reach that part of the public easily persuaded. The main technique used is to drag the subject into a debate, not a science. I trust the peer reviewed, repeatable, scientific studies results from respectable places such as NASA and hundreds of others. I don't trust anyone with an opinion or a debate, just the science. The undistorted, true motivation underlying this propaganda effort is the oil and gas industry, and they have very big bucks to spend through the likes of several sponsored "think tanks" and similar organizations. They're out, in very subversive and underhanded ways, to change what you think. They can't handle the science, but they can handle a debate. Global warming is real. Think about it.

  • Eve 5 years ago

    I love that polar bear cub picture. In 1960 there were 5,000 polar bears. Now there are only 25,000 so they are endangered?? Smog doesn't cause warming and C02 is not smog. Once you get these facts straight then look at the actual warming. I think it is .3 C in 160 years following the LIA. Yes, the little ice age that the climate change scientists said did not exist. The planet isn't close to the temperatures in the Medieval Warm Period. Yes the MWP that the same climate scientists said didn't exist. I have a copy of the hacked file with their data, now I can make a hockey stick too.

  • B 5 years ago

    Wow, some great spin in this article.

  • Tony 5 years ago

    Love the cuddly picture of a 'threatened' polar bear cub...

    Very funny article!

  • Nathan 5 years ago

    "you can't breathe and when you fly into your hometown airport all you see is a brown fog. If this isn't caused by man, where is it coming from" - what has that got to do with global warming?
    Where is the evidence of carbon dioxide warming the atmosphere?

    Ofcourse carbon dioxide is dangerous, but lets get one thing clear - they say co2 goes up into the upper atmosphere, but carbon dioxide is heavier than oxygen making it more dense, which then the CO2 sinks to the surface of the earth.

    People can believe what ever they want to believe

  • Troyusrex 5 years ago

    I love this quote "If carbon dioxide is not dangerous, then what is?".
    I guess we should all avoid sodas because of the "dangerous" Carbon Dioxide in it.
    That's not to say that pumping a few hundred million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere might not cause problems but in a world where dangerous substances are measured in parts per billion CO2 is about as benign as a substance gets.

  • mkurbo 5 years ago

    What a wonderful day for humanity ! The hoax is over, the kids can go back to playing and stop worrying about the polar bears and the criminals who brought this scam upon the world will now be put on trial. The “green” movement was hijacked by social progressives and used as a weapon to scare the world into their “vision” of behavior and tax us into oblivion. Now it is over and the revolt back to common sense is on !!! Yeah !!!

  • polistra 5 years ago

    Previous commenters have properly taken apart most of this absurd article, but one paragraph remains to be disassembled:

    "We, as a world, do seem to be looking at finding alternative energy sources that are safer for our environment. "

    True. Perhaps the only true sentence in the article. And the only alternative source that is actually safer is nuclear. Wind and solar are just sneaky ways for T. Boone Pickens to sell more natural gas, which is NOT clean. If the author is really serious about protecting the environment from REAL pollution (sulfur, nitrogen, lead, etc) she would come out firmly and loudly in favor of nuclear.

  • David 5 years ago

    Funny how this article gives virtually not factual or researched information (not that researched information is any more true - toungue in cheek). The liberal media just can't give it up. If they did, they'd be out of their "spin" jobs. Here's an interesting fact: .038% if our atmosphere is carbon dioxide. That's equivalent to almost 4 cents out of $100, and they think they can reduce that with any significant changes. And how easily we forget our general science class facts: In plants, algae and cyanobacteria photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide and water, releasing oxygen as a waste product. Photosynthesis is vital for life on Earth.

  • Benny 5 years ago

    Here is another writer that equates carbon dioxise with global warming - another environmentalist with no supporting data. We will never be able to use US natural resources like coal produced energy while these deluded environmentalists with no data to back their fantasy are listened to! Wake up America - where is the data? So then, let's keep arguing about carbon foot prints while we continue to send billions to the middle east when American dollars could be kept at home while providing thousands of jobs. The environmentalists have created a religion to supposedly save the planet, but negate the fact that their philosophies are destroying our economy - so what then, will be saved? The bible mentions GOG as one of the great deceivers at the end of the world - for one, I am tired of bowing to the God Of Global-warming, the new dictator in US policy! I for one, stand for truth, and against these lies, and I believe there are other Americans out there with good common sense as well.

  • Hank 5 years ago

    The author of this article is totally clueless. I'm betting she couldn't describe the steps in basic scientific methodology if her job depended on it. If she could, she'd know that the global warming cultists are basing their beliefs on computer modeling, not science. I have yet to see any reports of actual experiments aimed at proving their theory that carbon dioxide emissions cause global warming.

    Keep in mind that computer modeling is the basis for weather forecasting and we all know how well that works.

  • Dave 5 years ago

    To answer the Q from the author of this article just read "Jim's" post below. This is how the pro-AGW folks have gotten their religion spread. Except he left out the art of taking away microphones from vocal opposition, shouting them off of campuses, blacklisting their opinions from scientific journals, and denying them mass media coverage, oh, and just simply poo-pooing them away as not being crackpots. Jim continues by complaining about the oil companies having a vested interest in pushing off AGW 'facts' but on the other hand I would suspect he is ok with Al Gore and his cronies becoming the first carbon Billionaires by pushing this junk on us. AND mind you, at the expense of every third world country's chance at development(doesnt that sort of make him a racist-"Better they just accept global welfare"-right?) not to mention every economy on the planet. But he's correct, deniers cant handle false/manipulated 'science' but they do perform well in a debate..Funny how that works out.

  • CentralScrutinizer 5 years ago

    uh, did Jean actually read the content of those 'hacked' emails? They say NOTHING, in regards to what she says that they say here.
    Jean, I urge you to get the file and read the information there... tey talk about HOW they could hoax it, not of 'their belief in it'

  • Brian 5 years ago

    This reporter is a dunce. She probably believes in Van Jones also.

  • WJGC 5 years ago

    Once again people confuse actual pollution with CO2 which shows the lack of intellect in the sky is falling camp. Brown fog in cities is not what Gore and the IPCC are saying is causing global warming it's CO2! However, even though Co2 has increased in the last 10 years the temperature has not. If you can not even point to events happening around you as proof of your theory then what the hell are you doing? But we all know this "article" is merely an attempt by the morally and intellectually bankrupt to get on top of this leaked email story and spin it in their favor. A very poor attempt at that. AGW is losing it's hold on the minds of the general public. All that is left is for the rabble of dooms-dayers to subject those who disagree with them to an ever more shrill and ridiculous story. "Pay it forward" That's quaint. Some pushing AGW have already suggested Nuremberg type trials for those who are not buying in. I can hear the approaching eco-jackboots now.

  • Wee-um 5 years ago

    It's crap like this why I DON'T believe in global warming. Did anybody else notice that the FIRST THING she did was attack the intellect of ANYONE who would dare question it?

    That's what LIARS do, sis.

  • Wee-um 5 years ago

    Just to add - if your SCIENCE was THAT STRONG, you wouldn't need insulting rhetoric like EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU uses.

    But I'll make a deal with you. ALL of you who believe in this need to set up YOUR thermostat where DC can control it and you have NO say in it. 80 degrees in your house? Tough. 40? Tough. Let those who are going to 'save' us from this phenomenon control YOUR life for ten years - and then come back and let's see what the data shows.

    Oh - and get rid of your car and start riding a bike, too.

  • Hoax 5 years ago

    >It is hard to believe that there are some people in this world,
    >who are educated people, that do not believe in man-made global
    >warming.

    It is hard to believe, how stupid you are.

  • Hoax 5 years ago

    > Did anybody else notice that the FIRST THING she did was
    > attack the intellect of ANYONE who would dare question it?

    Yes. EVERYONE understand, that this lady has now brain herself.

  • Cody 5 years ago

    This scares me to think how naive a lot of you are, the point is we know that carbon emissions are not good for the enviroment. You wouldn't inhale the exhaust coming out of your car because it could kill you, so why not try to create an economy based around cleaning our planet without polluting it. I agree nuclear power is a start but what do you do with all the spent fuel rods, since the U.S. won't reuse them like France. I'm sure most of you haven't seen the damage that open pit mining and mountain top removeal does to our envroment just so we can use coal, not to mention the hard metals that runoff into the local streams and rivers from these mining techniques. The bottom line is why not use solar, wind and nuclear energy to ween ourselves off of carbon emmisions while creatng a new robust american economy in the process. One more thing the arctic sea ice,and glaciers are disappearing faster than they can be replaced along with the warmest ocean temps ever recorded.

  • lenny 5 years ago

    This dummy is 180 degrees off of the true nature of the story. The hackers found that the scientists have been colluding with one another to hide evidence that global warming does NOT exist. They have manipulated data to fit a model that would progress their GLOBAL agenda, even using the phrase "hide the decline" in emails amongst themselves. The "decline" that they desperately needed to "hide" was the observation that global warming has completley stagnated over the past decade and has even begun trend toward cooler temperatures. This is HUGE!!! It's probably the biggest and most expensive fraud ever hoisted upon the human race with the target clearly being the US economy. Thank God this scam was revealed before the nation crippling cap and trade bill made it through the senate. Hopefully, the public is better at interpreting this story than this dyslexic charlatan.

  • Rich H 5 years ago

    Jean Scheid do you think about these things before writing them? To dismiss those who are sceptical of "global warming" and then show her own ignorance of the issue by siting smog as evidence of global warming is just sad.

    Jean, how about you actually try and understand a topic before you rant about others intelligence. How about you figure out why the earth has had zero temp increase in the past 10 years (adjusted by .02 degrees centigrade for the effects of el nino and la nina), and report on that.

  • lenny 5 years ago

    This dummy is 180 degrees off of the true nature of the story. The hackers found that the scientists have been colluding with one another to hide evidence that global warming does NOT exist. They have manipulated data to fit a model that would progress their GLOBAL agenda, even using the phrase "hide the decline" in emails amongst themselves. The "decline" that they desperately needed to "hide" was the observation that global warming has completley stagnated over the past decade and has even begun trend toward cooler temperatures. This is HUGE!!! It's probably the biggest and most expensive fraud ever hoisted upon the human race with the target clearly being the US economy. Thank God this scam was revealed before the nation crippling cap and trade bill made it through the senate. Hopefully, the public is better at interpreting this story than this dyslexic charlatan.

  • lenny 5 years ago

    This dummy is 180 degrees off of the true nature of the story. The hackers found that the scientists have been colluding with one another to hide evidence that global warming does NOT exist. They have manipulated data to fit a model that would progress their GLOBAL agenda, even using the phrase "hide the decline" in emails amongst themselves. The "decline" that they desperately needed to "hide" was the observation that global warming has completley stagnated over the past decade and has even begun trend toward cooler temperatures. This is HUGE!!! It's probably the biggest and most expensive fraud ever hoisted upon the human race with the target clearly being the US economy. Thank God this scam was revealed before the nation crippling cap and trade bill made it through the senate. Hopefully, the public is better at interpreting this story than this dyslexic charlatan.

  • mike 5 years ago

    This women is stupid indicative of the left.

  • Owen 5 years ago

    Agree; CO2 is a trace gas in the atm. Plants thrive as a result of having it available for photosynthesis. Man’s CO2 addition is about 2 to 3% of that very small trace and any regulating we do amounts to nothing in terms of changing the CO2 quantity. The 2 to 3% of a trace is nothing.

    Second, release of CO2 in nature is caused by climate change. Climate change is not caused by CO2. These fools have it backwards. And some of them know they have their science backwards because they think we will believe it enough to collect more tax revenue from us. Lastly, empirical earth radiant heat data does not support the claim that CO2 is causation of global warming. And ‘yes’ this author is not speaking to the science at hand.

  • john 5 years ago

    Good Lord. This is genuine obfuscation of the facts masquerading as journalism.'

    The Emails detail the fact that the models do not predict the fact that there has been NO warming for more than 10 years, and in fact, there might have been a reversal.

    They detail the researchers colluding to have editors and jurists at journals where they would like to publish fired if they don't toe the line.

    They detail these men discussing ways to statistically obfuscate the data to make declines appear as rises.

    And Jean Shied is doing her best to blow it all off without a SINGLE shred of discussion of it. This is not Journalism; it's fanatical, willful blindness to damning evidence.

  • Tim 5 years ago

    Hi reading this blog is giving me a headache! I find it sad that it is more of a finger pointing he said she said issue to most of you in this blog then just good discussion! I don't know for sure if man is heating the planet or it is a natural phenomena. But I do know that it "is" getting warmer! Just travel up north and see for yourself. As for C02 and global warming well what kills you the bullet or the shooter? How about a man made creature called a car that we feed fuel by the 10s of gallons per week. And that creature is owned by over 1.5 per household! The said fuel was locked away by nature for millions of years only to be burned in maybe 100 years or so. Look, we are just another parasitic virus to the earth and given time nature will deal with us appropriately! Stick around and you'll see.

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Smog is NOT global warming. No one argues that smog exists because of emissions from our cars. If that's what you want gone, then get your debate straight. As far as global warming is concerned, if you really want to know what's going on, don't just listen to the environmentalists. Listen to the physicists too (the ones that can do the math are not convinced carbon emissions are causing global warming).

  • Jimbo 5 years ago

    My God, they've got this woman for life, don't they?

    Collusion, bullying, skullduggery, deleting of evidence... it's all there. If this doesn't sound any alarms for you then you have to stop pretending that you are at all interested in the truth.

    The reason they don't call it a "hoax" is because they believe in what they do. They genuinely think they are right. They just think that they should be exempt from accountability, and be allowed to bully their opponents into frustrated submission. Do you trust "science" that operates in this way? I certainly don't.

    There is none so blind as he who will not see.

  • Moldavian Boy 5 years ago

    Liberalism is the worst type of mental desease known to men. In this particular case, women.

  • Tim is a tard 5 years ago

    First off Tim is a tard:

    "I don't know for sure if man is heating the planet or it is a natural phenomena...How about a man made creature called a car that we feed fuel by the 10s of gallons per week. And that creature is owned by over 1.5 per household!...Look, we are just another parasitic virus to the earth and given time nature will deal with us appropriately! Stick around and you'll see."-TIM

    I could have posted your whole comment but wow your an idiot, revealing yourself as a freak in only 4 sentences. "I dont think its a man made problem, BUT WE ARE A PARASITE AND WILL SURELY DIE!!! EXCEPT ME AND THE EARTH!!! It will me tim and earth it will be tearth" lol imagine that being said in as many frustrated TIM voices as you want.

    So, dearest Jean Scheid, can you please write a paper on how to get a CO2 tax passed through legislation around the world? Please please oh pretty please with a cherry on top? How about you help get it passed?

    Peace

  • Carlton 5 years ago

    This is not an article about human caused global warming. It is merely an opinion piece from someone who is neither a scientist nor a journalist. There is no reason to take this seriously.

  • Jami 5 years ago

    The lower temps over the last 9 years are further PROOF for global warming. Hold your hand over a glass full of ice in a warm room and you'll feel it to be cold . Look at the sun streaming in the windows and wait for that ice to all melt up. That nice cold feeling will be all GONE and it won't come back ! The freezer's broken , fix it now or bre the consequences. It's simple logic. maybe they concealed something because the general public is too stupid to take the data in context.

  • Spock 5 years ago

    If CO2 is really the cause of climate change, then they would outlaw exhaling, soft drinks, and beer. A developing theory is that the ice caps and glaciers are melting due to the ash from coal, and diesel fuel. NOT PASSENGER CARS!! Don't be a fuggin sheep... Do some reading, and FOLLOW THE MONEY!! The green economy is going to be fueled by 'Carbon Taxes'. They are going to tax us into the stone age! And the weather is not going to get better.

  • TD 5 years ago

    When correcting someone, you should first be correct in your grammar. "Your" an idiot is incorrect but often used by less educated people when they write an article. College graduates should know to use "you're" an idiot. In this case it applies to you and your over-the-top political correctness. Global warming is a theory. Try to keep that in mind, and maybe take a brush-up on basic grammar prior to writing more of your usleless drivel.

  • Spock 5 years ago

    If CO2 is really the cause of climate change, then they would outlaw exhaling, soft drinks, and beer. A developing theory is that the ice caps and glaciers are melting due to the ash from coal, and diesel fuel. NOT PASSENGER CARS!! Don't be a fuggin sheep... Do some reading, and FOLLOW THE MONEY!! The green economy is going to be fueled by 'Carbon Taxes'. They are going to tax us into the stone age! And the weather is not going to get better.

  • Spock 5 years ago

    If CO2 is really the cause of climate change, then they would outlaw exhaling, soft drinks, and beer. A developing theory is that the ice caps and glaciers are melting due to the ash from coal, and diesel fuel. NOT PASSENGER CARS!! Don't be a fuggin sheep... Do some reading, and FOLLOW THE MONEY!! The green economy is going to be fueled by 'Carbon Taxes'. They are going to tax us into the stone age! And the weather is not going to get better.

  • Spock 5 years ago

    Why is my other post repeating?

  • Tim 5 years ago

    Global cooling is only proof of global warming. I love that! I need to get that on a bumper sticker. With that in mind...the high unemployment rate is only proof that more people are working.

  • Tim 5 years ago

    Sorry but I have to reply to the attach on me by Tim is a tard. As I mentioned earlier "he said she said crap". As in I'm an idiot for having a point of view? Look I am saying whether mankind is the reason for global warming or not the planet is warming! And you cannot assume that because it is cooling a little over the past few years that it is not. You have to look at the average mean temperature over the past 100 to 1000 years or more for real results. They show an alarming trend to a hotter planet! Is it methane, CO2, the Sun, less cloud cover, deforestation, an algae die off in the ocean, or a combination of all of these. Wake up people the North pole will soon be under water and not ice! I call man a parasitic virus because we take from the earth but give nothing back. Most of us are arguing about who made the hole in our sinking boat while some of us can't even agree that we are sinking! Conspiracy! Yes it's headed by me the idiot!

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