Monday, March 9, 2009

Yo Yo Global Warming/Cooling

Have you noticed that scientists who do not believe that global warming is man-made, all say pretty much the same thing? Sun activity, natural cycles and a coming cooling trend are the major themes, although each may vary a bit in their predictions.

On the other hand, global warming alarmists all tell a different story, and their stories and predictions keep changing. At first they said the below-normal cold temperatures and above-normal snowfalls that have plagued North America and Europe were directly caused by global warming. Then they decided that perhaps there was a La Nina event causing this cooling. Then they decided that global warming was going to return in 2009. Since it continued to get colder, they changed all that to global warming making a comeback after a decade of cold.

Despite the fact that a group of Japanese scientists have reversed their opinions and decided that global warming is not caused by man, the fear-mongers and power-mad global warming alarmists continue to warn us of the impending doom. The only problem is, they disagree on when that doom is going to be.

For instance, in this article in Discovery News we are told that some scientists, such as Kyle Swenson, are completely baffled by this cooling trend happening smack-dab in the middle of runaway global warming.

"This is nothing like anything we've seen since 1950," Kyle Swanson of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said. "Cooling events since then had firm causes, like eruptions or large-magnitude La Ninas. This current cooling doesn't have one.".... Swanson thinks the trend could continue for up to 30 years.

Thirty years of cooling is still considered to be a sign of global warming? How gullible do they think we are?

Pretty gullible, I would say, if you then read this article published only a day or two after the Discovery article.

There is a 50-50 chance the Earth's temperature will rise to a level of disaster over the next century, according to research from British climate scientists.

Even with heavy cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 3 percent a year from 2015, the chance of preventing the temperature rise from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius (3.8 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2050 is no more than half.

The article is entitled "Only 50-50 Chance of Saving Planet From Warming Catastrophe, Scientists Say". Well, I have news for them. In the long term, the chances for saving the planet are exactly nil. Our sun has already lived a large part of its limited existence. The long term being in the area of a few billion years or so, but the point is the same. Some things are going to happen naturally. The temperatures will go up, they will go down, weather will go in cycles, just as the earth's climate has changed and is changing throughout its 5 billion year history. At some point, when our sun collapses into a white dwarf and the Earth is a victim of its expansion and increasing heat, then the notion that we could save the planet by changing out our light bulbs will be seen for the ludicrous self-importance that modern man tends to display. Or it would, if any humans still existed.

1 comment:

Real Estate Agent in Toronto said...

Awesome article. And do you remember the predictions from about ten years ago? I remember the scientists saying that the global warming will be here for a very short period of time because it will cause a huge melting of all the ice in the north and south pole causing the temperatures in the oceans to fall down few degrees which would have a huge effect on the climate causing it to cool down rapidly and thus bring a new Ice Age. I wonder what ever happened to that prediction. Nevertheless, all of this global warming drama is typical for scientist. None of them can 100% agree on any prediction and that's just sad. So in the conclusion we can all just wait and see what happens.

Take care, Julie