Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, ISSN: 2454-7352,Vol.: 9, Issue.: 3
Comment on “An Indication of Intentional Efforts to Cause Global Warming and Glacier Melting” by J. Marvin Herndon
Nicola Scafetta1* 1Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Georesources, University of Naples Federico II, Largo S. Marcellino, 10 - 80138 Naples, Italy.
1Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Georesources, University of Naples Federico II, Largo S. Marcellino, 10 - 80138 Naples, Italy.
(1) Teresa Lopez-Lara, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Qro, Mexico.
(1) Rachana Pathak, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
(2) Leela Dhar Mangi, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu, India.
(3) Larisa Ivascu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania.
(4) José Martínez Reyes, University of the Ciénega of Michoacán State, México.
(5) Jesús M. González Pérez, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain.
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Aims: This is a critical comment on the recently published paper by Herndon (JGEESI 9(1): 1-11, 2017). I present compelling findings that Herndon’s main claim that the “air-drop material” found on February 14, 2016 in Harrison Township, Michigan (USA) is an evidence for a deliberate world-wide effort to cause global warming and glacier melting is misleading.
Analysis: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has determined that the found “air-drop material” was consistent with bird droppings because it morphologically resembles plant material, including leaves, seeds and fruit skins from berries. The 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard also stated that there was no indication that the substance came from any type of military aircraft.
Conclusion: Although the above relevant information about the Harrison Township event was already known since late February 2016, it is concealed in Herndon’s paper. Indeed, the climate of Michigan is optimal to grow blueberry and other winter berries and these are usual winter food for local birds. Herndon missed to properly investigate the more likely possibility that the air-drop material could simple be unusual bird scat.
Air-drop material; analysis of the evidences; scientific method; Harrison township.
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