Re April 18 article, “Coastal cities ponder how to prepare for rising sea levels”
Today’s article by Erica Bolstad warns all beachfront property owners to head for the hills because of “rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming” which will cease if only we stop burning fossil fuels. In the interim, each of us must shell out gazillions of dollars to minimize carbon dioxide release even though many climate scientists accept that temperature increases drive CO2 levels, not vice versa.
Global warning fanatics should check out the state of the art United States Climate Reference Network. According to this vastly improved system, the average temperature for July 2012 was 75.55 degrees F. This compares to an average temperature from July 1936 of 77.4 degrees. Proponents of “manmade” global warming should also compare a few metrics from 1936 and 2012 to see how ridiculous this concept really is.
In 1936, the population was 128 million. By 2012, it was 312 million, 2.44 times more people.
In 1936, there were 28 million cars, a number that had increased to 247 million by 2012, or 8.8 times more cars.
How can any sane person make a valid argument that “global warming” is caused by man given the huge difference in CO2 producing machinery in the 76-year span from 1936 to 2012?
The writer lives in Pawleys Island.