More Inconvenient Truth For The Global Warming Crowd
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Maybe Al Gore got it right when he named his alarmist video about impending climate catastrophe “An Inconvenient Truth”. It appears there are an increasing number of inconvenient truths coming out about global warming but it appears they are more inconvenient for the movement than the planet.
A few days ago, I posted an article by Rogue Operator which took the issue of global warming head on. I won’t repeat his findings here (a link to it is below) but hard on the heels of that article comes new data from the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997. In fact, it appears we are headed for a serious period of global cooling.
Environmentalists have been talking about global warming since the turn of the new century. They have fretted and jetted all over the world in a desperate attempt to make the blind see and the deaf hear. They have protested, conferenced, accused, warned, worried and demanded great change and expenditure to head off global catastrophe as the direct result of man-made global warming and it now appears, they were three years too late. The earth isn’t warming at all, it’s cooling down and the causes have nothing to do with humanity.
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It is primarily solar dependent and that really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
The earth has been around for a very long time and has gone through significant periods of climate fluctuation.
Humanity has been around for a mere 100,000 years or so and has been industrialized for only the past two centuries. It would seem to suggest, just on that simple basis, that perhaps climate change is naturally occurring and is going to happen regardless of what we do.
Think about it. There was a mini-ice-age in the 1600’s followed by a period of global warming. In fact, the middle ages of the last eon saw both global cooling and global warming. Not only was it not man-made, humanity survived it quite well.
The hysteria around this issue has become absurd in recent years especially considering that the science continues to contradict itself as it unfolds. Climatologists are not in universal agreement on whether there is global warming, global cooling or what the causes of climate change are. When you know that little about something, you lose the right to lecture anyone else about it or to set or influence public policy.
Of course, funding and research grants are at stake so the rhetoric will continue because in the end, climate change was never about….well….climate change, it became an industry. It’s big business now that supports scientists, researchers, activists, NGO’s, lobby groups and politicians and political parties. A lot of jobs and grant money hinges on keeping the world focused on the fear of impending climactic disaster. (Not to mention those really neat conferences held in places like Denmark and South Africa).
In reality, this issue like so many others is more about money and control than anything else. Consider the latest nonsense coming out of the movement.
|Cliff Mass, Weather Blog: TV Weathercasters|
Climate change activists are concerned that there aren’t enough media meteorologists who support their cause and are now trying to petition the media to hire more meteorologists who believe in climate change.
It appears that the majority of media meteorologists do not believe in climate change and that has the environmental movement in a tizzy. It, of course, has not occurred to the climate change crowd that perhaps because they work with it every day, the majority of meteorologists don’t believe in climate change because they don’t see any significant long-term change in weather trends. Nor has it occurred to the movement that perhaps the failure lies within their own ranks because they have been unsuccessful at getting their message out in a consistent and responsible way. There aren’t too many people outside of the movement who take the Fossil Awards nonsense very seriously.
Perhaps, though the simple truth is that those who actually think for themselves instead of merely reacting to the latest “bumper sticker” cause are increasingly dismissing the entire climate change debate as predicated on conflicted science at best or junk science at worst and those who are screaming for sacrifice as misinformed activism, fanatics and the lunatic fringe.
And with good reason.
Since 1990, scientists predicted an ice age, then global warming, then climate change and now once again global cooling. Methinks the global warming crowd have cried wolf a little too often. When they finally get it right, if they ever do, perhaps then we can talk and reconsider ridiculous programs like the Kyoto Accord. Until then, I suggest we focus on more serious issues like unemployment, poverty, ending violence and war, crumbling economies and affordable healthcare.
Unlike climate change, those are real issues and we’ve wasted enough time on, and been distracted from, them by the global warming nonsense long enough.
George Carlin And The Bear On Saving The Planet
New data shows no global warming in 15 years
Environmental activists go after climate change deniers in the television weather business
Science and Public Policy Orgnaization – 35 Inconvenient Truths, How Al Gore Got It Wrong
Rogue Operator on the myths of Global Warming
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