Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It looks like it’s global cooling we need to worry about, not warming

It is easy to understand why so many people have bought into the idea that you and I, along with most everyone else living on the planet, are the cause of global warming. The news media, governments and ‘respected’ leaders have been relentless in preaching this message which has taken on religious fervor.

Since changing their tune of the 1970s that an Ice Age was coming to the complete fiction of dramatic global warming due to greenhouse gases, global warming fanatics have been able to influence policy at the international and national level. The problem for them should be that science does not support their extreme message but they and their syncophants ignore real scientific information. They have an unreasonable sense of moral superiority, contempt for anyone who disagrees and resistance to all forms of energy replacement except those not relying upon use of fossil fuels.

Scientists tell us that planet Earth is billions of years old and during that time it experienced many periods of extraordinary climate changes without the presence of humans. To claim that humans actually cause climate change is utter nonsense inasmuch the Earth reminds us almost every day how vulnerable the planet is to natural events. The news is full of reports of tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and wild fires; all of which have drastic effects on the environment and mankind.

Not long ago Investors Business Daily had an editorial entitled “The Sun Also Sets” in which it cited the views of Kenneth Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada’s National Research Council. In essence, Tapping says that global temperatures and events closely reflect solar cycles and solar cycles tend to last about 11 years. The researcher also says that solar activity such as sunspots, i.e., magnetic storms, “have been disturbingly quiet” of late. The lack of activity “could signal the beginning of what is known as the ‘Maunder Minimum’, an event that occurs every few centuries, which can can last as long as a century, and causes the Earth to cool. While solar cycles tend to last a relatively short time, the lack of normal or increased activity can trigger the Maunder Minimum".

The most recent Maunder Minimum was the mini-Ice Age that climatologists date from around 1300 to 1850. In the midst of this there was a distinct solar quiescence from around 1650 to 1715. Tapping reports there has been "no change in the sun’s magnetic field so far this cycle and if the sun remains quiet for another year or two, it may indicate a repeat of that period of drastic cooling of the Earth, bringing massive snowfall and severe weather to the Northern Hemisphere.”

The fear of ‘global warming’ is not as rational and scientifically based as the prospect of global cooling. If the events described continue, there will be a major threat to the Earth’s population because it means that food crops will fail and, with them, the means to feed livestock, and the rest of us.

Those paying attention to global weather reports, know that many places in the world have experienced unusual cold events. For example, China has had the heaviest snowfall in at least three decades. David Deming, a geophysicist, in a December 19, 2007 article in The Washington Times, noted that, “South America this year experienced one of its coldest winters in decades. In Buenos Aires, snow fell for the first time since the year 1918.” This occurred across the entire Southern Hemisphere. “Johannesburg, South Africa, had the first significant snowfall in 26 years. Australia experienced the coldest June ever.”

Unbelievably, cold events like these have been attributed to affects of global warming. It seems that any change in normal weather patterns anywhere on Earth, whether of warming or cooling, are ridiculously dismissed by global warming zealots as due to the effect of ‘global warming’.

Although climate changes of these kinds do not predict the coming of an Ice Age, a whole series of events should suggest a cooling cycle and that claims of drastic oncoming warming due to our emission of greenhouse gases is nothing more than a global warming hoax.

Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, Merited Scientist of Russia and fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, is staff researcher of the Oceanology Institute. Sorotkhtin recently published a commentary that a global cold spell could replace global warming and noted that the Earth has been warming about one degree Fahrenheit since the last mini-Ice Age ended around 1850. He believes “The real reasons for climate change are uneven solar radiation”, and he referred to the reports of others that there have been changes in the Earth’s axis gyration and of instability of oceanic currents.

Sorokhtin believes that - “Earth has passed the peak of its warmer period and a fairly cold spell will set in quite soon, by 2012. Real cold will come when solar activity reaches its minimum, by 2041, it will last for 50-60 years or even longer. There are two solar activity cycles, of 11 and 200 years experienced by the Earth and the Sun itself goes through periods of change”.

Until now the reality of the Earth’s known prior heating and cooling cycles has been ignored by global warming proponents in and out of government and the mainstream media. They have revered the ranting of Al Gore with his endless lies about imminent warming. It is understandable that people not aware of the contrary science believe the worst and fear the future so much they are willing to accept draconian changes to their lives.

Even reports by the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change are not based on hard science such as observations of solar activity, but on flawed, false computer models. These reports have also been the driving force behind the global warming hoax. There is no better way to gain political and economic control over the Earth and economies of successful nations than to create a global crisis.

Large numbers of scientists receive millions of dollars in research grants in return for issuing global warming lies but increasingly other scientists have been telling the truth. On March 2-4, several hundred ‘global warming deniers’, as they are called, will meet in New York for the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change and will offer papers disputing and debunking the global warming hoax.

In the United States politicians are seeking to impose all manner of regulation and limits on energy use based on the false assertion that greenhouse gas emissions are causing global warming. Unfortunately all of the likely contenders for the presidency in the November election have fallen for the nonscientific conclusions that those in our country need to change their lifestyle to ‘save the planet’. They want to mandate a “cap-and-trade” scheme that will make some people and industries wealthy selling credits that will permit greenhouse gas emissions based on the false assertion that greenhouse gas emissions are causing global warming. But it is not greenhouse gases we need to fear, it is the action of the politicians.

Ironically, at the very moment the Earth is on the verge of what is likely to be a very long cooling and possibly a full scale repeat of the last Ice Age, the government of the United States is restricting the discovery, extraction, and use of energy reserves that will be needed to cope with climate changes that will impact everyone in the country.

Wind turbines and solar panels will not keep you warm in your home when a short or long term cooling of the Earth occurs, or help you drive away to escape the cold (if that is possible), only continued availability of fossil fuels will do that. Environmentalists worry about ‘endangered’ polar bears in the Arctic; but polar bears are far more likely to survive than humans if we face an Ice Age.

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