Global Warming: Pop! Goes the Weasels!

By Mason I. Bilderberg – 5/8/2014

global-warming-Gore 02_225pxAs you might know by now, i have serious doubts about the global warming climate change climate disruption theory. Quite frankly, i’m not convinced. At all.

There’s just too much funny business going on with the language and the alleged “science.”

If you want a more comprehensive insight into the reasons for my doubts, i suggest reading two articles i recently wrote: Global Warming: I Have Questions and Global Warming: Heads they win, tails you lose.

weasel word 02_flat_400pxOne of the topics i hit upon in my second article (Global Warming: Heads they win, tails you lose) is the use of weasel words in the global warming debate.

This is a real hot point with me – the use of misleading language to distort the global warming climate change climate disruption argument. If you have to lie, distort and otherwise mislead people to sell your wares, there’s a problem.

As a recent example, over at techtimes.com is this ominous sounding headline:

Carbon dioxide, cause of global warming, hits record high level in atmosphere since existence of mankind

Scary, eh?

The first two paragraphs read:

Carbon dioxide levels are the highest they have been in the history of mankind, according to a new study.

Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, California made an analysis of carbon dioxide levels, finding concentrations at their highest level in 800,000 years. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Investigators found 401.33 parts per million of the greenhouse gas in the air.

To spot weasel wording you normally would look for some kind of qualifier language within the claim. In this instance, the phrase “800,000 years” jumped off the page at me.

So i naturally asked myself, “Self, why . . . why would they limit this claim to a time frame of 800,000 years when we know the earth is at least 4.5 billion years old and we know scientists have calculated carbon dioxide levels going back AT LEAST 500 million years?”

Here is why: to distort the truth.

Look at the graphs below. First thing to note is the Y axis on both graphs represents the level of CO2 concentration in parts per million (ppm). The Y axis on both graphs are of equal size, this allows you to have an accurate perspective when comparing the CO2 levels between the two graphs.

The top graph represents the last 1 million years. The blue squiggly line represents the CO2 levels for the last 800,000 years that are referenced in the techtimes.com article.

The bottom graph represents the last 600 million years. The blue line represents the CO2 levels for the last 600 million years.

Take a look:

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Now do you see why the techtimes.com article couched their scary headline within the 800,000 year time frame? Had they gone back any further they wouldn’t be able to write their tabloid headline! (Added bonus: 800,000 years allows them to use the catchy phrase “since the existence of mankind” which helps advance the “blame mankind” narrative.)

Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB)

More on my global warming climate change climate disruption perspective:

Keywords: Climate Change, Debunk, Global Warming, Perception, Carbon dioxide, concentrations, Global Warming, mankind, ppm, science, Tech Times, techtimes, techtimes.com

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