Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Global Warming HYPOTHESIS

"But global warming is a popular hypothesis, Dr. Kennedy. It's not established. You remember the difference."

And talk about follow the money, do these folks think everyone is ignorant? Grants work as political pay-off, just the same as citing tainted Exxon-Mobile grant money does. What do you think the grantee wants in return -- Simple, political science which supports the hypothesis that the grant is aimed to support. It's a vicious circle. More here.

For the dictionary challenged ...

hy·poth·e·sis (h-pth-ss)
n. pl. hy·poth·e·ses (-sz)
1. A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
2. Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation; an assumption.
3. The antecedent of a conditional statement.

GLOBAL WARMING from made made CO2 is a HYPOTHESIS, it is not an established fact. In fact, what fact there is regarding CO2 forced global warming tends to support the notion that it is not true.


There is another popular notion out there, that being everybody should drive a 'Prius' or some similar hybrid vehicle. The Prius gets better fuel mileage, does more damage to the Earth's resources. Yes, that's right, more. Conveniently forgotten in all the hoopla about fuel mileage, we forget about manufacturing damage, what it costs in total to build one of these hybrids.
Through a study by CNW Marketing called “Dust to Dust,” the total combined energy is taken from all the electrical, fuel, transportation, materials (metal, plastic, etc) and hundreds of other factors over the expected lifetime of a vehicle. The Prius costs an average of $3.25 per mile driven over a lifetime of 100,000 miles - the expected lifespan of the Hybrid.

The Hummer, on the other hand, costs a more fiscal $1.95 per mile to put on the road over an expected lifetime of 300,000 miles. That means the Hummer will last three times longer than a Prius and use less combined energy doing it.

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