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article imageGlobal warming may be 'politically correct'

By Karen Graham     Oct 10, 2013 in Science
New research has come to light on how global warming is studied. Yet many in the scientific community say climate change is being controlled by political and social groups bent on perpetuating a theory that went out of style in the 1960's.
According to a new study on global warming recently published by Camilo Mora, a biological geographer with the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and his colleagues, in about 10 years or so, Kingston, Jamaica and its environs will be sweltering in temperatures way off the charts, permanently.
And, according to the study, by the year 2047, the whole world will be under a new climate, and it is supposed to be a much hotter one, too. Calling the paper both "innovative and sobering," Oregon State University professor and former head of NOAA, Jane Lubchenco weighed in on the new research, but stopped short of fully embracing it.
The question needing an answer, and the basis of the study was this: "When will places have an environment like we have never seen before?" The researchers also decided to focus on the tropics because the temperatures don't vary very much to begin with.
It was suggested that a small increase in temperature would have a big affect on the ecosystems in the tropics, while a plus or minus three degree difference in temperatures would not have much effect in polar regions.
In the study, simulations were run on 39 different computer models, and thousands of different species, maps, and data points were plotted. In all, 265 cities around the world were studied.
Once the data had been compiled and studied, it was determined that the 2047 date for the world to be under a new climate was based on the continued release of greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and other natural gases. It was also determined that with reductions of these emissions, we could push the date forward to 2068.
Mora's forecast on when and where the heat will start
By the year 2020, Manokwa, Indonesia should be under unrelenting hotter temperatures, as will Jamaica. Several decades later, at least 59 cities around the globe will be affected. By the year 2043, another 147 cities will be sweltering in the hotter temperatures.
The United States was not left out of the study, with San Diego and Orlando being hit in 2043. By the year 2046, New York and Washington D.C. will be immersed in the oven-like heat, and by 2047, Los Angeles, Detroit and many other American cities will be added. The last city on the list is Anchorage, Alaska. That city has until 2071 before it gets hot.
To put the data in a different light, and for a particular geographic area, “the coldest year in the future will be warmer than the hottest year in the past,” said Dr. Camilo Mora, the lead scientist on the paper published in the journal Nature.
Questioning the global warming theory
There are any number of reputable scientists who will scoff at Mora's new study, calling it a hoax, and nothing more than a theory that promotes an increased use of governmental control over private business in being able to control the economy.
Some of those people against the theory of man-caused catastrophic global warming will tell us that this is the same as the practice of Lysenkoism, first introduced into Russian agricultural practices in the 1920's. Then, it was considered "politically correct," and embraced by many western institutions and governments. It all has to do with politics.
The theory of Lysenkoism came to be under the teachings of Trofim Lysenko, a Russian, born a peasant, but a strong believer in the theory that advocates that characteristics acquired by plants during their lives could be inherited by later generations.
In other words, he said that if a cotton plant were stripped of its leaves, then future generations of that plant would grow without leaves. This went against the Mendelian theory of genetics, but fit right in with many of the Marxist doctrines. Marxists believed that heredity had a "limited" role in the scheme of things, particularly in humans.
The trouble with Lysenko's theory was evident, in that he was unable to control the famines that devastated the farming collectives during that time. Needless to say, Lenin rewarded Lysenko with being admitted into the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and he was put in charge of agricultural affairs.
Surprisingly, it was not until 1964 that Lysenkoism was finally put to rest in the Soviet Union, it having been taught as the only correct agricultural theory allowed at the V.I. Lenin Academy of Agricultural Sciences since 1948.
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