|The greenhouse effect is the
fact that molecules in the air with more than two atoms absorb the
sun's heat as it's re-radiated from the Earth, and so warm the Earth.
Without it, we'd freeze.
The most important gas keeping us alive and toasty
is water vapor, which accounts for 90% of the greenhouse effect.
Methane helps. So does carbon dioxide.
When man burns fossil fuels, he adds carbon
dioxide to the air. Greens claim that this will double the air's
content of carbon dioxide in the next century, enhancing the greenhouse
effect, and raising temperatures by one or two Celsius
There is good news and bad news about global
warming. I'll start with the good news.
The good news is that global
warming would be great for Canadians. It would give us warmer winters,
warmer nights, longer growing seasons, an expansion of agriculture into
higher latitudes, and, for what it's worth, lower heating
More good news! A warm spell in
the Middle Ages, like the one predicted for the 21st century, was a
vintage era for human beings world-wide.
The bad news is that enhanced
warming is a hoax. It will not happen!
The world has warmed about
half a degree in the last century, but it warmed before most of the
rise in carbon dioxide levels; temperatures peaked in the 1940s.
Satellite observations, the most precise way to measure global
temperatures, show that they have been flat to falling since the
70s—exactly when carbon dioxide levels were highest!
What explains warm spells like the one in the
Middle Ages, and cold spells like the "Little Ice Age" of the 1600s?
Well, science has discovered that the weather is warmer when the sun
shines more brightly, and cooler when the sun shines less
This shocking discovery is connected with
sunspots. The more sunspots, the brighter the sun shines.1 There were hardly
any sunspots in the late 1600s, and the weather got really
Predictions of global warming count on the air's
carbon dioxide doubling in the 21st century. But even that isn't
guaranteed! Not even if we keep on burning coal, oil and gas to our
heart's content. You see, science has made the astounding discovery
that there are things in the world that eat carbon
Plants eat carbon dioxide. The
more carbon dioxide in the air, the more plants there will be, and the
faster they will grow. The faster they grow, the faster they eat carbon
dioxide. Once they get up to speed, they eat a lot of
Trees and bushes are the most voracious eaters of
carbon dioxide, although grasses like wheat, rice and corn aren't bad
either. In recent years, and despite tree huggers' fears, trees and
bushes have been sneaking up on us. On average, forests have been
Agriculturist Sherwood B. Idso and his colleagues calculate
that we'll have to burn fossil fuels faster than ever to keep ahead of
those insatiable plants. We're just not burning them fast enough to
double carbon dioxide levels. The plants are gaining on us!
Science has also discovered that animals eat
plants, so the more plants there are, the more animals there are. The
result of burning coal, oil and gas is to turn them into living
plants and animals: it makes the world lusher.
Man's fossil fuel burning is his biggest, and by
far his most successful, recycling project! It
takes the carbon used by plants and animals of past ages, and returns
it to the air, so new plants and animals can use it.
Why haven't you heard all this? Because, although
man-made global warming is unreal, the greenhoax effect is
The greenhoax effect is the
process by which a "green" scientific establishment, polluted by tax
money, dreams up hoaxes to stampede you into supporting more
regulations, more bureaucracy and higher taxes. In the media, the
greenhoaxers drown out the voices of honest scientists.
Global warming is not the
only greenhoax. The panic about ozone depletion—despite the fact that
ozone is created in the upper atmosphere whenever the sun shines on
it—is another greenhoax. The old story that DDT makes birds lay
soft-shelled eggs is a greenhoax. The alleged unsafety of nuclear power
is a greenhoax.
Last, as well as least, the panic about "nuclear
winter" was a greenhoax.
How can you defend yourself from
Above all, think for yourself!
Rely on your own mind. Greenhoaxers count on you to take scientific
reports as revelations from an infallible priesthood. Don't do it! If
what they say doesn't make sense to you, that's probably because it doesn't
Find honest scientists through the internet, and
see what they have to say. Greens have a virtual monopoly over the mass
media, but nobody's been able to censor the internet!2 Wars of silence
against truth are obsolete in the age of internet.
Admit to yourself that the greenhoax effect is real.
Environmentalists aren't just poor thinkers—they lie a lot!
Some of them have said as much. (Check out the
quotations page on John McCarthy's site!)
Then, admit that rampant green dishonesty is
caused by rampant green hatred of mankind.
Environmentalism is just the latest mutation of
nihilism—i.e., of anti-selfishness.3
Greens view mankind as a blight on
the Earth, and their proposals are crafted to oppose human interests.
(I'm not making this up: see McCarthy's
quotations page.) They fear that if they were honest about
their hostility to men's interests, men would tell them to go to
How can you help others to defend themselves from
That's easy! Just copy and
spread articles like this one, articles that offer links to honest
scientists and that unmask the greenhoax effect!
In fact, copy and spread this article!
know sunspots are dimmer than the rest
of the sun, but they're surrounded by areas that are brighter than the
rest. The bright bits win out.
good place to start is S. Fred Singer's site at http://www.sepp.org/
Another great site is John McCarthy's at
great links on
Quackgrass Press' Outside Links page.
Quackgrass Press #10: Nihilist mutants.
needn’t despair at greenhoaxes—you can
become a Quackgrass activist! Copy this article! Keep the original for
future copies. Paper meetings with it! Paper your office! Leave a stack
on your business counter! If you expect hostility, use stealth and
cunning—it’ll drive your opponents wild! Be
ingenious! Have fun!
Miller is an engineer and Objectivist filosofer with thirty years of
experience. He had been a member of Boycott Alberta Medicare in 1969
and of the Association to Defend Property Rights from 1973 on. He
writes in-depth filosofical theory at his publication, Quackgrass
Press, which can be accessed at http://www.quackgrass.com.