Scientists continue to use global warming/climate change as an excuse as to why ticks and the diseases they carry are proliferating. In scientific circles, global warming is being used as a key to obtain grants to fund more research propagating it. It’s circular reasoning at its best.
Please remember that Lyme disease began as an epidemic in Lyme, Connecticut in the 70’s. It is now a pandemic – in every continent but Antarctia and as Dr. Bransfield says, “Given enough time it will be found there too.” I do not believe for a minute that global warming and/or landscaping practices are causing what we are suffering with today.
This 30 page pdf points out that the steeper warming linear trend of historical GAST data used by the NOAA, NASA, and Hadley CRU, was accomplished by systematically removing the previously existing cyclical temperature pattern.
The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever –despite current claims of record setting warming. Finally, since GAST data set validity is a necessary condition for EPA’s GHG/CO2 Endangerment Finding, it too is invalidated by these research findings.
Abridged Research Report found here:
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-26-nasa-confirms-sea-levels-have-been-falling-across-the-planet-for-two-years-media-silent.htmlAl Gore states he needs $15 trillion to stop rising ocean levels, yet NASA shows Ocean levels have actually been falling for nearly two years dropping from 87.5mm to below 85mm. Even in the worst case scenerio, oceans rise at 3.4 mm per year – a foot per century! https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/
Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC’s fourth summary report released in 2007 candidly expressed the priority. Speaking in 2010, he advised, “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.”