I found the following here, and after reading same, thought it warranted commenting on.
“MIT scientists baffled by global warming theory, contradicts scientific data
Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. This is the first increase in ten years, and what baffles science is that this data contradicts theories stating man is the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. However, since all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year, it is now believed this may be part of a natural cycle in mother nature – and not the direct result of man’s contributions.”
What’s this? You mean to tell me once “the real scientific method ™ ” is applied to a given concern and religiously adhiered to, results are often time achived that go against “feelings” and “wishes”? Emotinal fodder others would have you believe is the truth?
Even though their “truth” (reached via consensus) HAS to be right? Why man is the ultimate evil and despoiler of this planet. Man alone has the power to change the flow and direction of rivers, denude pristine forests, cause eco-systems conniption fits, and of course make Moose and Polar Bears long for the days when all they worried about was Governor Palin looking for more meat for her family.
The article goes into a bit more detail about what their collected data told (or rather didn’t tell) them, and ends as follows:
“One thing does seem very clear, however; science is only beginning to get a handle on the big picture of global warming. Findings like these tell us it’s too early to know for sure if man’s impact is affecting things at the political cry of “alarming rates.” We may simply be going through another natural cycle of warmer and colder times – one that’s been observed through a scientific analysis of the Earth to be naturally occuring for hundreds of thousands of years.”
In short, though theories abound, hypothesizes happen. But unless real science is applied to the whole of the question. We will never come close to ever finding an answer. And to have individuals (Yeah Al Gore, you asshat, I am talking to you!) and groups with agendas which must be met regardless of existing facts/factual data (or the lack there of) not only hurts in finding valid answers and data, it makes it that much harder to get the public to believe it.
Still, if this is to be believed, it is nice to see some real data being gathered is causing scientists to start questioning instead of blindly accepting what is being passed off as gospel.