"Oceans lash our coasts. Deserts burn. The sky provides no shelter. Turmoil of Biblical proportions threatens not just our weather, but life itself. Global Warming is upon us."
Those words aren't from the preview trailer of the silly, overblown, over-dramatic film, Day After Tomorrow that invaded theaters a few years ago. And, they aren't just carefully selected "scare" words, developed from a sweep through a thesaurus. These are the opening words to yet another hysterical diatribe passing as "news" these days on the subject of global warming. This particularly silly one greeted readers of a recent issue of Playboy Magazine. The article was, of course, accompanied by the obligatory pictures of smokestacks belching over a city, and the melting of icebergs.
You hear it everywhere. Global warming is a fact. It is here. It is now unstoppable. The Polar Ice Cap is melting. Polar bears are endangered. Greenland is actually turning green! Hurricanes are blowing with more force. Tornadoes are growing in numbers. Water levels are increasing, threatening to flood New York City. Human existence is threatened. And, of course, the deserts are starting to burn. We are assured that scientists are in near total agreement with the assessment.
Dearth Of Sunspot Activity To Herald New Ice Age? reads the headline on Alex Jones's web site. Actually it will be the lack of sunspot activity known as the Maunder Minimum heralded by the most recent sunspot cycles that has has scientists in the know concerned.
As stated before in a previous blog climate change is much more related to sunspot activity than the burning of fossil fuels since sunspot activity affects the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth's atmosphere. The increase in solar radiation reaching the earth's atmosphere as a result of large amounts of sunspot activity(solar flaring) increases temperatures in the world's oceans which in turn triggers greater emission of large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This is a natural cycle with the CO2 emission levels from the ocean's lagging the actual increase in earth's temperatures by at least several decades. Increased CO2 levels(green house gases) are a result of increases in average mean earth temperatures, not the cause of it. To be sure man's activities do produce CO2 through the burning of fossil fuels but this is a minor contributor compared to natural CO2 production.
A top observatory that has been measuring sun cycles for over 200 years predicts that global temperatures will drop by two degrees over the next two decades as solar activity grinds to a halt and the planet drastically cools down, potentially heralding the onset of a new ice age.As an example here is a climate report from NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK 545 AM AKDT FRI AUG 1 2008.
While the mass media, Al Gore and politicized bodies like the IPCC scaremonger about the perils of global warming and demand the poor and middle class pay CO2 taxes, both hard scientific data and circumstantial evidence points to a clear cooling trend.
Following the end of the Sun’s most active period in over 11,000 years, the last 10 years have displayed a clear cooling trend as temperatures post-1998 leveled out and are now plummeting.
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF 58.0 DEGREES WAS THE LOWEST AVERAGE HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF JULY EVER RECORDED SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1943. THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF 53.3 DEGREES MAKES JULY 2008 THE THIRD COLDEST JULY ON RECORD. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 39 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 21ST...WHICH WAS JUST ABOVE THE ALL TIME RECORD JULY LOW OF 36 DEGREES SET IN 1950.China recently experienced its coldest winter in 100 years while northeast America was hit by record snow levels and Britain suffered its coldest April in decades as late-blooming daffodils were pounded with hail and snow on an almost daily basis.
From iceagenow.com we read "Arctic Ice Refuses To Melt As Ordered"
15 Aug 08 - "Just a few weeks ago, predictions of Arctic ice collapse were buzzing all over the internet. Some scientists were predicting that the "North Pole may be ice-free for first time this summer". Others predicted that the entire "polar ice cap would disappear this summer".Could this be evidence of skewing the data to fit the "Global Warming" mantra?
"The Arctic melt season is nearly done for this year. The sun is now very low above the horizon and will set for the winter at the North Pole in five weeks. And none of these dire predictions have come to pass. Yet there is, however, something odd going on with the ice data.
"The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado released an alarming graph on August 11, showing that Arctic ice was rapidly disappearing, back towards last year's record minimum. Their data shows Arctic sea ice extent only 10 per cent greater than this date in 2007, and the second lowest on record (see link below to view graphs).
However, a comparison of maps derived from NSIDC data shows that “Arctic ice extent was 30 per cent greater on August 11, 2008 than it was on the August 12, 2007. (2008 is a leap year, so the dates are offset by one.)
"... ice has grown in nearly every direction since last summer - with a large increase in the area north of Siberia. Also note that the area around the Northwest Passage (west of Greenland) has seen a significant increase in ice. Some of the islands in the Canadian Archipelago are surrounded by more ice than they were during the summer of 1980.
"(The NSIDC graph) appears to disagree with the maps by a factor of three (10 per cent vs. 30 per cent) - hardly a trivial discrepancy.
"The Arctic did not experience the meltdowns forecast by NSIDC and the Norwegian Polar Year Secretariat. It didn't even come close. Additionally, some current graphs and press releases from NSIDC seem less than conservative. There appears to be a consistent pattern of overstatement related to Arctic ice loss.
And what of the Antarctic? Down south, ice extent is well ahead of the recent average. Why isn't NSIDC making similarly high-profile press releases about the increase in Antarctic ice over the last 30 years?
In 1997, a Gallop Poll of eminent North American climatologists showed that 83 percent did not support the claims of the green house theory of Global Warming.
In 2006 Professor Bob Carter, a geologist at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia, stated that the global warming theory is neither environmental nor scientific, but rather, "a self-created political fiasco." Carter explains that "climate changes occur naturally all the time, partly in predictable cycles, and partly in unpredictable cycles."
If you really want to know the truth behind the global warming frenzy, just follow the money.
Simply put, scientists know where the grants will come from to pay their salaries, Dr. Patrick Michaels, a leading opponent to the global warming scare-mongers, calls it the federal/science paradigm. He describes it this way: Tax $ = Grants = Positive Feedback Loop to Get more Grants.
Says Dr. Michaels,
What worker-bee scientist is going to write a proposal saying that global warming is exaggerated, and he doesn't need the money? Certainly, no one wanting advancement in the agency! There is no alternative to this process, when paradigms compete with each other for the finite funding.The only ones who can openly oppose the party line of the day are those who don't need the grants, or who have some other source of funding. There aren't many.
Praise be to God! Common sense has finally made it to the political arena. As usual the politicians are the last ones to get it!
DOHERTY: NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA JUSTIFIES REPEALING GLOBAL WARMING RESPONSE ACT
URGES STATE TO HOLD OFF ON DAMAGING NEW REGULATIONS AS CLIMATE CHANGE THEORIES CLASH
Responding to various new scientific reports questioning the concept of global warming, Assemblyman Michael Doherty today called on Governor Corzine to hold off on proposing any new regulations associated with the state’s Global Warming Response Act and urged the Legislature to repeal that act when it returns to legislative business after Labor Day.
"There are many credible members of the scientific community who have questioned the theory of global warming, and now we have some scientists actually suggesting the earth’s temperatures may be entering a period of dramatic cooling," said Doherty, R-Warren and Hunterdon. "With this growing level of scientific uncertainty, it makes no sense to enact a new set of economically damaging regulations prompted by the global warming hysteria of recent years."
The Global Warming Response Act was signed last year by Corzine with Mr. Gore in attendance, which requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. The law required the state Department of Environmental Protection to release a report detailing how the state would meet the goals, with recommendations now expected to be issued this fall.
Earlier this year, John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, stated that man made global warming is "the greatest scam in history," adding, "I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam." Coleman said the theory of global warming is based on fraudulent science.
"New Jersey’s tax and regulatory climate is already chasing jobs from this state left and right and these new regulations will make matters worse," Doherty said. "Rather than conforming our policies to questionable scientific theories, we should be looking at the concrete economic indicators that show our state’s economy is in trouble. And we should be taking steps to help people who are losing jobs and being forced out of their homes by this state’s anti-economic growth agenda – not making matters worse."
Finally Mr. Gore, you may wish to consult a trained meteorologist before investing huge sums of money in your next global political project. The people speak: Don’t buy that global warming myth!
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