Sunflowers in Siberia – Guest Writer Mark Sowers


Here is a piece written by my husband.  I am so proud of this man and love the way he thinks!  What do you think?

Climategate. Copenhagen. Al Gore. Greenhouse gases. The debate over climate change continues.

Allow me to offer a few thoughts on the matter.

There appears to be a dearth of news coverage regarding the hacked emails. This is news only in that there is no news. Unless you are a reader of publications such as National Review or The American Spectator, or a viewer of Glenn Beck, you probably don’t even know that there is some controversy. The slipstream media (as I prefer to call them, since most noteworthy news seems to slip by them) has utterly failed to cover the story, never mind investigate it. I guess they were too absorbed with fact-checking Sarah Palin’s new book. I understand no one fact-checked either of Obama’s two books… but I digress.

The Copenhagen events (how did chewing tobacco come to be named after a European city anyway?) were very telling. The thugs, strongmen, and dictators of the world’s’ “developing” countries, showed up, like they do at the U.N., with their hands out, wanting more and more from the “developed” world. I would be inclined to give it to them, were I confident that those fine, upstanding individuals who attended the climate conference would not simply confiscate any aid, er, I mean money stolen from European and American taxpayers, for their own self aggrandizement. Does anyone really believe that Robert Mugabe is going to see to it that any funds his country receives as a result of a worldwide climate resolution actually make it to his people? Or Chavez? Ahmadinejad? Of course not. The latter two will simply use anything they get for further repressing their people and  increasing their stores of arms.

The term “greenhouse gases”, makes me wonder a bit. Aren’t greenhouses something people use to grow plants? So let’s extrapolate a bit. If the planet is really getting warmer, and I for one don’t believe it is, then how about we look at how that might affect things. Isn’t it true that people all over the world are starving to death? Yes? Ok. Clouds bring rain right? Good, we settled that. If the world gets warmer, is it safe to say that there might be more clouds? More rain? That’s a possibility? Alright. Isn’t most famine caused by drought? Yeah? So if there are more clouds, more rain, then the droughts would be, theoretically, alleviated. Doesn’t that mean world hunger might become a thing of the past? Those in the “developing” countries might be able to “develop” the means to feed themselves, without aid.

Ice. I read somewhere that about 2% of the world’s water is contained in glaciers and ice caps. I highly doubt that all glaciers the world over will ever totally and completely cease to exist. Therefore I believe its safe to say that even if 50% of the glaciers in the world melted, wouldn’t we still have a full 1% of the world’s water contained in ice? Yes? I did the math correctly? Good. So what would happen if the level of the ocean increased by 1%? Would the tide rise another inch or so? Maybe 3 or 4 inches? Is that enough to completely inundate the Maldives? The entire Eastern seaboard of the US? I kinda doubt it. And wouldn’t some of that 1% increase be dissipated through clouds, rain, rivers, lakes, ponds, swamps, bogs, wetlands? Somehow I don’t see it all ending up in the oceans…

Good ol’ Uncle Al. Heard somewhere that Comrade Gore was worth somewhere around 4 or 5 million bucks when he left the office of Vice President. In the time he’s been gone, his net worth has increased to somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. How did that happen? Could it be “green” energy investments? The ones he’s telling us all that we need so we don’t all just wither like a raisin in the sun. Also understand that he charges BIG bucks to give speeches. Hundreds of thousands just to talk. But its in his speaking contracts that he is not to be asked any questions by the audience that are not pre-approved by himself or his handlers. Anyone ever heard of censorship? Remember that whole flap about the Parents Music Resource Center some years back? The folks who wanted to put warning labels on records and cds to let parents know that here there be profanity? Remember who was the figurehead of that organization? Bet you didn’t guess correctly – it was the exalted Tipper Gore, crazy Uncle Al’s (is this debatable?) better half. Maybe censorship just runs in the family. Can I buy stock in censorship? I’d like to be worth over $100 million too, and I would be, if I could just hitch my “green” Radio Flyer to Crazy Al’s bandwagon. Hope he bought carbon credits for all the emissions we’re going to be blowing out…

So what really happens if the world is warming up? And hasn’t this happened before? Here’s what I really think. If you care. We have seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The temperature gets colder, then it warms up, then it gets cold again. Happens every year. You could write a calendar around it. Wait, sorry, that idea was already taken. Moving along. So it seems logical to me that if we have yearly seasons, maybe we have similar seasons as far as the worldwide climate is concerned. I recall in grade school, more years ago than I would like to admit, being told that we were still in an ice age. Now suddenly that’s all changed. The ice is disappearing and the world is turning into a blast furnace. Or maybe its just climatological summer. Whatever the case, there is one thing I’d love to see if the planet is getting warmer – Sunflowers in Siberia.

written by Mark Sowers

Please feel free to comment!  He’d love to hear what you think!

Until next time!

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