Sharon welcomed the listeners and talked about the importance of water in life and life in water. She said that it is imperative for everyone to realize the importance of water, to drink plenty of water and to carry water with them if they are unsure of a water source. Dehydration, or lack of water, is out of control in our world and causes or contributes to ailments from allergies to obesity.
Guest: William Hunt, MS
The "Truth" about Global Warming
William Hunt, MS (Bend, OR), author. "An Alternative View of Global Warming and Climate Change."
William Hunt is the author of the book Global Warming Challenged, available through www.newswithviews.com.
The book challenges the idea that global warming, if it exists at all, is man-caused, and questions whether humans are capable of altering the global environment. He notes that in the last 20 years, scientists have claimed that the global climate is warming up, cooling off, becoming wetter and becoming dryer.
His greatest concern is the politicization of science to conform a predetermined agenda and he cites evidence that there is simply no long term data on anything. For example, the oldest CO2 monitoring station was build in 1958, near Mauna Loa in Hawaii, which is notorious for its natural CO2 emissions.
Climate change has been going on, of course, since the creation of the world and there is some evidence that the global climate has been cooling since 2004. 1997, of course was the snowiest year ever in the Pacific Northwest and Antarctica has been experiencing marked cooling for the past few years (even as the Arctic has been warming).
Mr. Hunt's book discusses "conservation" at length, in areas such as stewardship, recycling, alternative fuels, water management and population growth. He points out that 100 years ago, "conservation" meant "wise or balanced use," or "multiple use." It now means "no use." And when environmentalist today speak of "sustainability" it means they intend to kill the industry (such as logging or automobiles).
Mr. Hunt cited the recent discovery of a "dead zone" off the Oregon coast, covering an area of 200 by 300 miles, in which most aquatic life has died off. This has been widely and loudly attributed to a myriad of human activities, with no mention of recent undersea volcanic activity in the region (related to sea mounts along the Cape Blanco fracture zone), resulting in numerous escaping gasses and a one-inch covering of sulfur over the entire region.
Categories: Diet and nutrition; health and wellness; 2009