ICE CAP TO "VANISH" BY 2070
By Jon Christian Ryter
November 10, 2004
Jobs aren't leaving the United States fast enough to suit the globalists who are working diligently to complete the redistribution of the wealth of America and the industrialized nations of western Europe to the emerging nations of the world which possess the bulk of the unexploited human capital—primarily China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Mexico.
Virtually unnoticed in the world's media on Tuesday, Nov. 2 as America went to the polls to repudiate the socialist liberalism of John F. Kerry was an alarmist headline designed to scare America into willingly relinquishing more of the factories that spew toxic fossil fuel emissions into the atmosphere: Arctic Ice Cap Set To Disappear By Year 2070, Says New Report. The article, published in the Financial Times of London last Tuesday, Nov. 2, (and Bloomberg on Nov. 8) predicted that "[t]he Arctic ice cap is melting at an unprecedented rate, with potentially dire consequences." That was more than enough to grab anyone's attention. "Arctic ice," the article continued, "is only half as thick as it was 30 years ago, the Arctic climate impact assessment report has found. During the same period, the distribution of Arctic ice has shrunk by 10% according to the report, conducted by more than 250 scientists over the past four years, and commissioned by the Arctic Council."
The Arctic Council is comprised of a consortium of ecoalarmist, agendized globalist environmentalist scientists from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States (all of those nations who possess national lands within the Arctic Circle). The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, while controlled by the Europeans and Russia, was financed completely by the taxpayers of the United States. While the ACIA released details of their report on Nov. 2—and a more frightening modified version over the weekend—the Arctic Council warned that global warming now threatens to disrupt Arctic oil pipelines. Melting ice caps, the report states, will turn the permafrost into a "sea of mud." Oil platforms, built on thick ice sheets over the Arctic Ocean (under which lies about 25% of the world's known oil reserves), will collapse the ice shelves upon which they are built—some as thick as 200'—and sink to the frigid depths.
According to the ACIA report, which will be discussed at the UN Climate conference in Reykjavik, Iceland later this week, more than 900 thousand barrels of oil per day are pumped through the 800-mile Alaskan Pipeline. "Pipelines," Paul Prestrud, Vice Chairman of the Center for Climate Research in Oslo, Norway, said, "would be at risk as the thawing permafrost turns the tundra into a sea of mud...[with] oil and gas extraction [becoming] increasingly...disrupted." The latest press release, fed to the media through Bloomberg on Nov. 8, is an ominous but unspoken warning to consumers that $50 per barrel oil just might be the world's best bargain ten years from now if their predications are correct. "Climate change," Prestrud added, "is not just about the future, it is happening now. The Arctic is warming at twice the global rate."
The report will state, as fact, that since the survey began in 1974, Arctic sea-ice has shrunk by about one million kilometers, or an area about the size of Texas and Arizona combined, and temperatures are expected to rise another 7 to 13 degrees Fahrenheit in the next 100 years (pure guesswork without one ounce of fact, based on worst case scenarios). Widespread disintegration of permafrost in the Arctic, the report continued, could cause serious damage to buildings, roads, pipelines and other infrastructure in places like Alaska and Siberia. The melting permafrost could threaten a nuclear power plant near the Russian city of Murmansk, Siberia. It is the only nuclear facility in the world built north of the Polar Circle. Nicola Saltman of the World Wildlife Fund, whose scientists are part of ACIA, said: "This research provides incontrovertible proof that climate change is happening in the Arctic. It highlights the urgent need for Arctic governments to take action now by reducing their [carbon dioxide] emissions."
Global warming—and cooling—is cyclic. It has nothing to do with man and everything to do with the natural processes our planet experiences during the seasonal rotation of Earth while it travels, on its annual pilgrimage, around the sun—and, specifically, the resulting impact of cyclic solar activity on the sun that influences Earth's long and short term temperature swings on that journey. The four Ice Ages that Earth experienced in its youth were cyclic events which likely were intensified by natural phenomenas such as volcanic eruptions that blanketed the Earth with heavy layers of ash that made it difficult for the sun's warmth to penetrate to the suface of the planet, allowing the growing ice sheet to advance southward through Canada and northern Europe into the United States and central and southern Europe.
The same is true with what ecoalarmists now call "global warming" the result of man's careless use of fossil fuels—oil and coal—creating a greenhouse affect in which, environmentalists claim, man has created an "atrium shield" around the planet that is holding the heat at surface level instead of allowing it to dissipate into the atmosphere, causing surface temperatures to abnormally rise.
First, the ecoalarmists use the same argument that caused the Ice Age—a natural umbrella of sorts—blanketing the Earth to create an undesired effect that affects mankind. In the case of the Ice Age, it prevented heat from reaching the surface of the planet. In the case of melting ice caps, it is preventing heat from escaping into the atmosphere. Problematic to the theories of the anti-fossil fuel ecoalarmists is the fact that over the past 100 years, NOAA's temperature measurements show a net annual temperature departure of -.05 degrees. The Earth, as a sphere, is not warming—it is cooling. Remember the statement by Paul Prestrud, Vice Chairman of the Center for Climate Research: "The Arctic is warming at twice the global rate."
The ecoalarmists who have become the harbinger of the flooding coastlines theories in which the large coastal cities not only in the United States, but around the world, are largely funded by Standard Oil and the other oil giants that are part of the Seven Sisters oil conglomerate which are trying to reduce oil consumption while maintaining profit margins by charging more for less.
Furthermore, also funding the ecoalarmists are some of the world's best known banking families and the largest industrial giants in the world who are currently attempting to shift their manufacturing facilities from the United States and into the emerging nations where the bulk of the 21st century consumers reside, but need jobs—our jobs—before they can replace America as the primary consumers of the goods that will be manufactured in the next three or four decades.
The ecoalarmist headlines conveniently appear at a time when the United Nations is urging Russia to ratify the UN Global Warming Treaty which resulted from the Kyoto Protocol (that was largely penned by former Vice President Al Gore and then-former U.S. Senator and Clinton Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs Timothy Wirth), since the heavily developed Siberian oil fields are part of the area which the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Study claims will be under water by 2070.
Global warming is a myth designed by politicians specifically to expedite the job drain from the United States under NAFTA, and for no other reason. It is important to understand the nature of the Kyoto Protocol from which the UN's Global Warming Treaty was fashioned. The carbon dioxide emissions restrictions within the treaty apply only to manufacturing and industrial plants located in the United States, England, France, Germany, and the other industrial nations in Europe. They do not apply to industrial plants or manufacturing facilities in any of the emerging nations anywhere else in the world.
What that means is that the environmentalist organizations behind the treaty would have you believe that carbon dioxide emissions from the United States create a detrimental greenhouse effect in the atmosphere that will cause the ice sheets in both the Arctic and Antarctic to melt, but those same carbon dioxide emissions from new plants in India, Mexico, China, Indonesia and Pakistan will not.
Japan, which is one of the primary atmospheric polluters of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel plants (primarily coal since Japan has almost no oil of its own, and imports 100% of its petroleum needs) is exempt from the restrictions since, because of its fears of an economic war from an industrialized China, it would not sign the Protocol if it was included.
Here is the simple truth about carbon dioxide. Take it to the bank. Here, also, is the simple reality that politicians, bankers, industrialists and the oil giants who want to cut oil usage to about 1/3 of its current level while charging $60 a barrel for the oil that is used in order to maintain its profit margins, needed a believable scenario that would allow them to get away with shipping millions of jobs out of the United States and fool the American people into buy the products created by their former jobs—by workers in the emerging nations—when those goods were brought back into the United States through the tariff-free backdoor provided by NAFTA when the American consumers should have boycotted all foreign-made "American" goods. If they had, the jobs-drain created by Bill Clinton in 1993 when he signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, when have stopped in 1996 or 1998, and it would not have become an issue blamed, by Democrats, on George W. Bush in 2004.
Carbon dioxide is food that Earth requires. Take it away, and Earth—and everything on this planet—dies. Greatly reduce it and an even larger percentage of the growing population of Earth will starve. Why? Because carbon dioxide is the food that grass and the leaves on trees feed upon. The excrement from those "meals" is an element called oxygen. Without oxygen, we all die. The greenhouse effect which ecoalarmist environmentalists now lament as the cause of a mythical man-made global warming nightmare that will soon be causing millions upon countless millions of people to starve actually has had the reverse affect.
The greenhouse affect, like the atriums many Americans have in their homes to grow exotic plantlife, actually has dramatically increased food production on Earth. Since 1950 the U.S. government has been monitoring arable lands across America. Over the past 50 years, new forestation (unaided by man) has taken place in grasslands where trees wouldn't even grow a decade earlier. Farm yields have multiplied a hundredfold over the past three centuries when Thomas Malthus, the 18th century botanist first speculated that, by the year 2000, humankind would overrun the planet and half of the population would be starving while the other half would be warring for what little food remained. While much of the crop yield increases are due to modern agriculture techniques and fertilizers that have enriched the soil, much of that increase is due to increased levels of carbon dioxide that have increased oxygenation and, in turn, has increased rainfall in areas formerly unsuited for agriculture.
When the ecoalarmists and the agendized environmentalists win their war against carbon dioxide—and they will, the starvation they promised mankind if they didn't curb greenhouse emissions will then occur. The ecoalarmists will have conserved fossil fuels for the oil and coal barons for another hundred years, but at that time, man's primary concern will be to find enough food to eat—before he needs a fossil fuel fire upon which to cook it.
© 2004 Jon C. Ryter - All Rights Reserved
Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.
Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website. E-Mail: BAFFauthor@aol.com