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A comparison between reality and the predictions of global warming scientists from 1988 reveals an epic fail.

The uncertainty of science: A comparison between reality and the predictions of global warming scientists from 1988 reveals an epic fail.

Look especially at the charts at the link. While carbon dioxide emissions increased at a higher rate than predicted, the global temperature — predicted to increase from 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit — has instead remained completely flat.

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Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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  • Robert Benton

    While air temperature may be uncorrelated with CO2 content, it is clear there is a correlation between coal power produced, pollution, and ultimately life expectancy of those who live with a high level of pollution. Those living in some parts (think Beijing) of china face a life expectancy 5 years below west when only air pollution is taken into account, and even less when water pollution is factored in. Chinese CO2 production has soared by 500 % in the past 30 years and no amount of EPA rules limiting US coal plants will have much affect on the total global CO2 emissions. According to wiki for CO2 emissions, 82% of CO2 is produced outside US borders, and raising energy prices by eliminating coal and nuclear will only drive more jobs to low cost producers such as china and thus speed up the rate of CO2 increase. If the liberals really want to do something useful, perhaps they could (think google, facebook, etc) donate advanced coal pollution scrubbers to help keep mercury out of the food chain.

  • That coal contributes to air pollution is a completely different issue than the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. CO2 is not air pollution and causes no health issues of any note.

    It is important to make this distinction because trying to limit CO2 is not necessarily going to solve your air pollution problem. Better to focus on the aerosols, sulfur, soot (which is not CO2), etc., that actually contribute to air pollution.

  • Cotour

    Yes, the issue should be pollution in all of its forms, but CO2 being specifically identified as a “hot house gas” is purely a political tool that covers everyone doing anything, everywhere and because it is quantifiable it is theoretically taxable.

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