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Monday, October 24, 2016

Feltham Park Walk 

McKenzie Overpass Monday I walked a couple of kilometres roundtrip through Feltham Park Trail.

To my surprise, it joined up with Malton Ave. directly accross the street from our friends' house. I thought of dropping in for tea but remembered my wife was waiting for me back at the doctor's office near Torquay Drv.

I walked the trail through to the McKenzie Rd overpass before heading back.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Thankful for Everything in Life 

Thanksgiving is not just about turkey To my many readers, here's an update regarding the scant postings here since we became ill.

We are both down with flu-like symptoms but are well into the recovery stage as we speak.

Doctor's appointments -- after visiting the clinic over the Thanksgiving weekend -- today and tomorrow.

If there are no further posts here . . . you'll know I didn't make it ;-)

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Anthopogenic Climate Change is a Scam 

“The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over. If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.” -- Leonardo DiCaprio

Science is not based upon 'consensus'; science is based upon facts. The facts prove there is climate change and there has always been climate change on planet Earth. The real scientific question is, is it caused by humans putting carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere (anthropogenic) by burning fossils fuels. The answer is no.

CO₂ is not a pollutant, poison nor green-house gas. CO₂ is the essential building block of all carbon-based life forms on Earth for trees, plants, animals and humans. The more CO₂ in the atmosphere the more carbon-based life forms flourish. Why did the dinosaurs grow to such gigantic proportions? Because of the high levels of CO₂ (plus the real greenhouse gas: humidity, in the form of water vapour in the air) in the atmosphere during the Jurassic Period. The increased CO₂ at that time also provided the enormous plants for all life to feed upon. These giant plants are now mined from coal-seems to harvest -- by burning said coal -- the vast amounts of CO₂ they ingested to grow and provide food for animals to thrive. These composted plants also provide us today with vast amounts of fossil fuel which they originally ingested from the atmosphere. By burning these former plants, humans are simply releasing the CO₂ -- which made them what they are -- back into the atmosphere from whence it came.

Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 million years ago knew a world with five times more carbon dioxide than is present on Earth today, researchers say, and new techniques for estimating the amount of carbon dioxide on prehistoric Earth may help scientists predict how Earth's climate may change in the future. During the Jurassic Period, dinosaurs — ranging from the plant-eating Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus to the meat-craving Ceratosaurus and Megalosaurus — ruled the world. During this time, the Earth's interior was not standing still; rather, the supercontinent Pangaea had started to split into two smaller landmasses, called Laurasia and Gondwana. The scientists calculated how all the volcanic CO₂ emissions at the time would have added up. Because there was also less CO₂ being removed from the atmosphere by vegetation and by weathering rocks than today, total atmosphericCO₂ levels were probably five times higher than at the present (2000 ppm), the researchers said.

From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, something that might finally explain Al Gore’s behavior – too much time spent indoors and in auditoriums giving pitches about the dangers of CO2. One wonders though what the Navy submarine service has to say about this new research:

"We try to keep CO2 levels in our U.S. Navy submarines no higher than 8,000 parts per million, about 20 time current atmospheric levels. Few adverse effects are observed at even higher levels." – Senate testimony of Dr. William Happer

This is backed up by the publication from the National Academies of Science Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants which documents effects of CO₂ at much much higher levels than the medical study, and shows regular safe exposure at these levels. Data collected on nine nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines indicate an average CO₂ concentration of 3,500 ppm with a range of 0-10,600 ppm, and data collected on 10 nuclear-powered attack submarines indicate an average CO₂ concentration of 4,100 ppm with a range of 300-11,300 ppm (Hagar 2003). – page 46. The US Navy shows no concern at the values of 600-2500 ppm of this medical study from LBNL.

I figure if the Navy thinks it is safe for men who have their finger on the nuclear weapons keys, then that is good enough for me.

Therefore: Do I believe in climate change?


Do I believe in anthropogenic climate change?


The very fact that the only solution to this perceived problem by governments it to take money out of our pockets and put into theirs in the form of a tax-on-carbon should be a bit of give-away to even the most naive among us.


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