In response to a pretentious statement from "Ice Climber" the Dumbplumber weighs in on the lates hysterical outburst about the melting glaciers and global warming:
"We're in touch with the natural world like few people are. We can see the changes better than most people can", (Mark Bowen to the American Alpine Club. )
Well Mark, here's a newsflash for you. While mountaineers are whining about the loss of a few thousand years of ice to global warming, anyone that drives in the mountains gets a visual front row seat to hundreds of thousands if not millions of years of global change...if they take the time to look.
The cut banks on highway 299 alone reveal a tale of millions of years of atmospheric, seismic and geologic events that precluded all but the most basic of life's creatures. Indeed, diatoms, which in life are not visible to the naked eye, died for millions of years to create the great chalk walls near the Hat Creek Rest Area, east of Burney.
Oh, and by the way, diatoms exist only in the sea, so the earth had global warming back then. Mark, you might want to talk to Geologists and Paleontologists about the Miocene and Eocene eras-- some 30 to 50 million years ago-- before you get your panties in a wad.
Memo to snow skiers and ice climbers: Geologic history of the earth goes back some 4.5 billion years. Yes, that is Billion with a big B. But the timeline of man goes back but some 4 million years, when they were still scratching their butts and picking their noses in public and long before the first ski resort in Tahoe.
I submit that while man may be contributing Co2 to the atmosphere, the current Global Warming alarmists will be hard pressed to explain why today's 370 parts per million of Co2 were dwarfed by the 1000 to 2000 ppm of the Mesozoic era some 65 to 259 million years ago, far more than can be attributed to Hummers, hot air in Washington D.C., or the Limousine Liberals flying around in their G4s. That is unless you dial in dinosaur farts as a contributing factor.
Time for Al Gore to find a new hobby and for the drive-by Media to punch up Google, before creating the next hysteria.