Hello All. I am new to ATS, though a long time reader (how many times have I read almost that exact same sentence written by others?), and I have
finally taken the plunge and plan to dive in.
Now, I am a former Alarmist who has become a firm Climate Realist since about 2006. Up to that point, I was so concerned about carbon dioxide that I
would lose sleep many nights. Every time we had a heat wave I would think, as a good AGW convert, "my race is destroying the Earth with Co2".
Around 2006 I decided to set aside my beliefs, and dive into the scientific literature. A year and a half later, I was firmly in a Realist.
Essentially, there is no scientific basis for the alarmist position that co2 drives climate, and is somehow making weather worse, droughts longer,
storms more violent, and all the other supposed ills caused by man's microscopic emissions of co2.
I have debated this topic in many forums, on facebook pages, with customers of mine, and in other venues of great diversity. I have been called a
shill for big oil, and accused of being funded by big oil. I have been called a Nazi Sympathizer, a person who would have supported the Holocaust,
and many other lesser names and accusations that are quite laughable.
I have never returned the favor, always opting to debate on the facts, and ignore the name calling and smearing that is so common of the AGW camp. In
the end, myself, along with scientists who backed me up, have been banned, censored, and blocked because we are simply right: Alarmism has no basis in
I have noticed ATS is largely warmist/alarmist, and I am here to, as always, try to bring facts into the debate, and de-emotionalize it.
I hope you all can treat me with some respect, as I will do the same for you. I will not call you names, and I do not care if you agree with me. I
am here to discuss facts, and if you do not wish to accept them, that is perfectly fine by me, so long as we can talk as friends and equals, in
respect, about the subject.
I noticed a meme on this page that I have oft seen. wind spills, solar spills, etc., don't cause pollution. My friends, this is simply not true.
Vast tracts of China are being destroyed in the pursuit of so-called green energy, harvesting and processing rare minerals needs in such construction
projects, and that's just for starters.
Green energy, as it's called, cannot power our needs. There are not enough reserves of the needed minerals on planet Earth to construct a green
energy grid sufficient to power even a fraction of our needs. It is a pipe dream. It's also an environmentally degrading pipe dream, and it condemns
billions of the world's poor to a life of suffering, and acute deprivation.
Now, once I get five posts churned out, I will make my own Topic threads full of referenced evidence proving this, as well as every other facet, of
the argument I'll be making. I look forward to it, and thank you all, realist and alarmist alike, for taking the time to talk about these things.
One last thing. At heart I'm an environmentalist. I have an organic farm, and I make my living from it, providing thousands with good healthy
non-GMO foods. We are the ideal low carbon family farm, but I will never used that term as it is the environmental cop out du jour. My goal is ever,
and always, the truth. My secondary goal is to reclaim the cause of environmentalism from the forces that have high jacked it in the name of slaying
a sky dragon called global warming.
edit on 30-8-2015 by FPV2015 because: Spelling errors. Generally, I will only ever edit for that, or to make things flow better.
And, of course, Ill keep filling this out ;-)
edit on 30-8-2015 by FPV2015 because: more spelling, and clarification