Just reading the news about global warming can give you a headache. Take this story which blazes a headline 2008 to be in top 10 warmest years say forecasters. You then reasonably expect that the article will tell us how things will be warming up in 2008, but does it? No. The article then goes on to tell us that 2008 will be actually be cooler than the last seven years. This is a clear sign of global warming. Confused? Good, you're supposed to be.
The article stresses that it was very warm in the last decade but doesn't mention that there has been no increase in global temperature for the last seven years. They cite La Nina as a reason that 2008 will be cooler but don't worry, this doesn't mean that global warming got off track - it's going to get hotter, just wait for it.
The truth is that the average decline of temperatures over the last seven years and extending now into the forecasted temperatures for 2008 actually supports the beliefs of many climatologists that the warming period has peaked and "global warming" is pretty much over.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
In the debate on global warming and the nuclear family, it has been suggested that the destruction of the extended family and divorce are contributing causes of global warming. The debate rages on and of course, I have contributed to the rage by pointing out that global warming is merely another vehicle for social engineering. Has the destruction of the extended family contributed to climate change?
I say "No". Read why here.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
A Russian scientist has some chilling advice. Buy more fur coats, stock up on boots and mittens, there's cold times ahead. Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, Merited Scientist of Russia and fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, interjects some cool analysis into the hot debate over global warming and its cause.
Dr. Sorokhtin examines the earth's climate over vast periods and believes that earth is unlikely to experience a catastrophic climate disaster. Explaining that the climate is much more complex than just the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, he discusses solar activity, the earth's axis gyration, oceanic currents and salinity fluctuations as just some of the more complex ingredients in the recipe for climate change. The hothouse theory was invented in the late 19th century by a Swedish scientist and Sorokhtin claims, its validity hasn't been seriously re-examined since.
Sorokhtin further puts forth the astonishing statement that carbon is actually good for plants. It would seem to be common sense, since carbon dioxide is essential to plant life, but Sorokhtin further gives the example of the increase in global farm yields in the mid-20th century.
Sorokhtin doesn't deny that we are in a warm period but says that it has peaked and there's no place for the mercury to go from here but down. He warns that the next ice age will be worst than the last, with ice sheets covering Europe as far south as Moscow.
But take heart, he doesn't expect that to happen for another 100,000 years.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Yes, that's right. It's this photograph again. I have already written about the origins of this picture on this blog and exposed it for the benign nature photo that it is. Taken in summer, during a period of unusually heavy ice for the season, according to the dispatches of the crew of the ship from which it was taken. But this clip from ABC News in Australia demonstrates just how many media outlets (and Al Gore) have used this photo for global warming propaganda purposes, despite the fact that it does not depict the catastrophic scenario they describe. Most of what people know about global warming comes from the media - do they know that the media lie?