Lord Crimson

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Maybe It’s Time To Rethink Global Warming

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New Ice Age

The doomsayers associated with global warming movement must be in complete denial about the latest climate news. At the least, the Algorians are now forced to wonder if their great leader is worthy of worship. His false promise of the earth turning into a sauna from man made causes is in danger of being a big fat lie. With no global catastrophe to lean on, where will they go? What will they do? Fear not ye worshipers of green, a new global scare is right around the corner. The ice is back!

“Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.”

“American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January “was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average.”

”Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.”

“We missed what was right in front of our eyes,” says Prof. Russell. It’s not ice melt but rather wind circulation that drives ocean currents northward from the tropics. Climate models until now have not properly accounted for the wind’s effects on ocean circulation, so researchers have compensated by over-emphasizing the role of man made warming on polar ice melt.

Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, shrugged off man made climate change as “a drop in the bucket.” Showing that solar activity has entered an inactive phase, Prof. Sorokhtin advised people to “stock up on fur coats.”

The last time the sun was this inactive, Earth suffered the Little Ice Age that lasted about five centuries and ended in 1850. Crops failed through killer frosts and drought. Famine, plague and war were widespread. Harbors froze, so did rivers, and trade ceased.

We can only wonder if this new Global Ice Age scare will be as popular as the Global Warming one has been. I suppose any global scare is good as long as there are people to scare and will support the Algorian cause with money and behavior.

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Written by Lord Crimson

February 26, 2008 at 1:44 pm

19 Responses

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  1. Hi LC,

    Good try, but no joy. It’s almost certain that it was warmer this year, somewhere, than last year, and that’s what will get the news coverage. Besides the Global Warming crowd has planned for this eventuality by mentioning for years that Global Warming may result in Global Cooling. While you have to wonder how anyone could fall for that load of bull, you also have to appreciate the fanatics’ attention to detail in setting up their scam.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    February 26, 2008 at 9:32 pm

  2. Hi Grit

    Good point. There has been much invested into keeping global warming the number one global crisis. With all that money, power and influence at stake it’s not likely the powers that be would allow another theory to derail their gravy train.

    It’s still fun to watch.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm

  3. Hmmmm. Global warming will produce lake effect snows across the planet, is the prediction.

    You say snow cover is higher than any time since 1966? In Canada, where the lake effect takes water from the Pacific, in New York where the Great Lakes contribute, in China, where opposite winds carry Pacific waters inland . . .?

    In other words, you and the “National Whatever” have little real understanding of what a global warming hypothesis suggests might happen, and when it comes true, you mistake it for the opposite effect.

    And you claim which side is hushing things up?

    Ed Darrell

    February 26, 2008 at 11:34 pm

  4. There has been much invested into keeping global warming the number one global crisis.

    That’s right. Environmentalists have been investing big time in this, putting more money into it than the oil companies ever dreamed possible. Which is why the oil companies are pushing for record profits, in order to keep up with the environmentalists in spending . . .

    /stupidsatire

    Ed Darrell

    February 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm

  5. I find this extremly funny. If you’ve ever read pretty much any study done on climate change you will notice one thing about the conclusion. It says, and I’m paraphrasing, that while we need more data and research to understand or figure out what is happening – it’s man made climate change. That’s what people have meant when they say there is no solid data. Because regardless of the arogance of scientist and politicians world wide, scientific consensus does not equal a scientific fact. The reality is no one knows what specifically is happening or why, although there are many theroys. So how can anyone say what effect we are having, especially in so complex a system as the WORLD.

    Martin

    February 27, 2008 at 12:29 am

  6. This is what happens when a scientific theory gets noticed outside the scientific community…everyone goes on and on about it, but few really have a good grasp of what is really going on.
    Weather is what is happening outside, right now (snow up here in Michigan, cold everywhere else in the States, etc.). Climate is what at least 13 years worth of weather reveal. Weather is now, climate is determined over quite a few years.
    The current global warming trend is a climatic phenomena…it will happen over hundreds and thousands and tens of thousands of years, and it has been happening now for approximately 14 thousand years (evidenced by the fact that where I sit typing was under a mile or two of ice around 12000 BC and that ice is long gone, melted by global warming…long before humans were pumping CO2 into the atmosphere).
    The controversy is not about global warming (except for the uninformed), the controversy is about whether our human activities in the last few hundred years have exacerbated what nature is already doing.
    I do find it funny, and predictable, how many folks are now mocking ‘global warming’ now that we’re having a real winter for the first time in 5-10 years.
    One last point…based on our current knowledge of the earth’s climatic history (and ignoring any effect humans may have) there is no way that climatologists will declare where we are going. We may be heading toward a warm period where all the ice caps melt, we may be in an interglacial period and we’ll end up with ice all over again…but that is all natural-it has happened before and will happen again. There is just no way to know (at this point) where in the natural cycle of warming and cooling we are. However, we humans are probably not helping matters out with what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, and it is not impossible that our influence may alter the normal cycle of hot and cold, and if that happens all bets are off (and this is what the current controversy is about…)

    Drake Weideman

    February 27, 2008 at 12:31 am

  7. Doesn’t global warming mean cooler winters and hotter summers? If so, this is what’s happening right now. There can be no doubt that with all the gases released to the world’s atmosphere, humans have got a part in this climactic changes. Whether it’s a sizable contribution or not, God forbid that we should wait for a disaster just to prove who’s wrong or who’s right.

    ERT

    February 27, 2008 at 1:21 am

  8. Climate science is rapidly accumulating evidence relating solar activity with climate. Svengard’s cosmic ray hypothesis is supported by recent studies, and proxy evidence is piling up to support the solar thesis.

    Climate science is still a baby science. It can change directions at the drop of a hat–because it is new. It has no gravitas. Still taking baby-steps, as any real scientist has understood for a few decades now.

    Al Fin

    February 27, 2008 at 1:29 am

  9. Hmm. I think you all are wrong. Global Warming is indeed happening; it causes extremities in both temperature scales. It causes summers to be longer and much more hotter, hence the California wildfires and Georgia drought, and winters to be a little shorter but much more intense, hence all the snowstorms. Check your sources, dude. I’ve done numerous research papers on this subject.

    My source: Pearce, Fred. With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change. Boston: Beacon Press, 2007.

    If you are a nonbeliever of global catastrophe, that is the book for you. It will change your opinion in the first few chapters.

    Chenoa

    February 27, 2008 at 1:39 am

  10. Chenoa:

    Were it not so pathetic I would find great humor in peoples’ (plural possessive) inability or unwillingness to distinguish between “warming” and “man-made” warming.

    Anyone with an ounce of intelligence will readily concur that warming occurs and may be occuring on a gradual scale. Golly, look at your typical day around here: sun up, warming occurs; sun sets, cooling occurs. Try extending the effects of our very independent and renegade sun over a course of several hundreds or thousands of years. Wow. And who’s to say where it will go from here? I mean, who’s to actually and accurately say where it will go?

    Not “science,” that’s for damned sure. Isn’t this doomsday crap exciting?

    The copiously reproducing human weasel is so absorbed with his own self-styled “intelligence,” and so convinced that humanity has evolved to a stage of finally knowin’ waz happenin’ that he consistently fails to recognize that exact pattern in the copiously reproducing human weasels of ages past.

    Take the witch burners, for example. A gentle natured lot, they were, who knew their advancement surpassed that of all who came before them.

    Thusly convinced, and in a display of classic humanity, they exercised and demonstrated their sublime knowlege by cleaning up the neighborhood. Just like today’s Algorian Droids who march lockstep and empty-minded (the ultimate state of a so-called “open” at-the-bottom-mind) toward the well-deserved scorn of future enlightened generations.

    Al Fin notes above that “climate science” is awakening. Science, as a hard rule, is shit. Scientists whore themselves out to whoever will pay for their research and subject themselves to whatever proclivities their “Johns” might harbor. Science, by and large, expends its energies in pursuit of the obvious.

    And now “climate science” is stirring under the suspicion that Ol’ Sol might do more than tan California beach babes. Golly. Good for them.

    Hugs & kisses,

    ara

    arationalaversion

    February 27, 2008 at 4:18 am

  11. One cold winter doesn’t disprove global climate change, any more than UNC losing one game proves that UNC sucks.

    seamus

    February 27, 2008 at 5:02 am

  12. Cow farts account for a greater percentage of CO2 production than man in that average statistic I find is that we produce about 20% of total output. Cows and other livestock we herd? 25%.

    Oh, and rainforests only absorb 20% of the CO2. About 75% is absorbed by…PLANKTON.

    Plus, they never tell you that the earth naturally goes through warming and cooling stages. We are leaving the last major ice age. These pussy urbanite “environmentalists” don’t even know most of the time what really goes into farming production. They never left SanFran or Portland. 😛

    As the daughter of a (now retired) conservationist who worked on soil erosion prevention and who worked quite often with farmers in the field, I had the advantage of seeing both sides of the arguments most people lack the ability to have.

    Jersey

    February 27, 2008 at 6:12 am

  13. Your article wasn’t too clear but what I’m getting out of it is that you think that global warming is a bunch of B.S. Are you serious? Just because “many places have more snow” this year doesn’t man anything! Global Warming is a process that takes centuries, if not millenniums to occur. We are speeding up the process so that it’s only taking decades but suddenly OH NO! Some places got more snow this year than they did last year! Stock up on winter coats people!

    Every glacier on the planet except for one is retreating. If global warming was just a fake scare tactic, glaciers should be chugging along just like they did at the turn of the century. Instead they are all (except for one) shrinking. Are global warming activists sneaking in the middle of the night and melting the glaciers with blowtorches to keep their theory alive? Or is global warming a real process that is occurring because our own actions? Seems like the 2nd option is more plausible to me…

    mtown

    February 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

  14. Global warming may or not be a real phenomenon. What is clear is that there are a billion Chinese people. That excludes the Chinese in other countries, like myself (I’m sort of a banana – yellow outside, white inside, non-GM, of course). What we do is bound to have a collective effect.
    Like, if the we chinese all jumped at the same time, the planet would tilt to one side.
    Similarly if we farted all at once, i think we’d have a massive methane explosion.
    So we can counter the effects of global warming together.
    If the seas rise, get the chinese drink more water! If it gets hotter, we all blow – or turn up our air conditioning. Hell if we chinese aint enough, we’ll get the Indian in as well. That’s 2/3 to half the world’s population!

    M

    February 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

  15. Damn reptoids, and their slushy machines under the earth’s crust…

    jeremy

    February 27, 2008 at 3:10 pm

  16. …geese…all these global warming scare tactics, brought to you by the little guys in all the third world countries, sponsored by the Kyoto Protocols from the great productions of the pitiful United Nations, pushed to the front of our faces by the likes of dellusional individuals like Al Gore and company, look people, maybe it was mentioned above in some manner, but this world of ours was once in an Ice Age, remember!. How the hell did we come out of that period, with all the dinosaurs driving their really big suv’s or something…?
    Gobal warming, my ass. How bout the third world countries trying to come up with some desparate scheme to force the larger industrialized countries, mainly the U.S., to slow down their overall production by scaring everyone into believing this global warming hocky puck so that they(banana republics) can have a bigger share of world GNP.
    C’mon people, wake up here!!!!!

    lou

    February 27, 2008 at 4:53 pm

  17. Nice try, but um, in Helsinki we’ve had no snow this winter. The grass is still green, there are even ladybugs and a few sporadic and confused snakes and blueberries in the forests. Don’t fool yourself with excess snow in the US, Iraq, and even in Athens, this year, the point is that climate is changing, and predictable patterns are becoming erratic. We haven’t had snow or sea ice in Finland this year. That is very odd.

    Maija

    February 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm

  18. Lou:

    We can’t really put it on Third World nations since we’ve shipped an incredibly high percentage of our manufacturing capacities overseas. We exchanged it all (1) for Willie’s second term and (2) for the slothful ease of the consumerism.

    Corporations responding to Willie’s NAFTA debacle sold out, and that’s when the CEO payscale really started going bonkers.

    Anyway, the issue is, again, one of control and domination. I honestly believe that the powers that be are shooting for a return to the feudal days, and I can see ourselves greedily setting ourselves up for just that eventuality in the way we so callously and ignorantly sacrifice our rights for a few beads.

    The Global Warming Hoax is real. Manmade global warming isn’t.

    ara

    arationalaversion

    February 28, 2008 at 12:47 am

  19. Lou, maybe if you spent 30 seconds to do some research you wouldn’t look like an idiot asking questions even 5th graders know.

    “but this world of ours was once in an Ice Age, remember!. How the hell did we come out of that period, with all the dinosaurs driving their really big suv’s or something…?”

    A. The dinosaurs were not around during the ice age. They died off millions of years before, just FYI…

    B. Our earth naturally goes through stages of warming and cooling because of 3 factors:
    1. Milankovitch Cycles: earth wobbling back and forth on its axis
    2. Obliquity: earth tilting up and down 1-2 degrees on its axis
    3. changes in the shape of earth’s orbit around the sun, changing from more elliptical to less elliptical.

    These three factors alter the climate and average temperature on earth every so many millions of years. Because of the factors above “stacking up”, or amplifying each other, the earth goes “warm” and “cold” periods (“cold” as in “the ice age”). These 3 factors can individually affect the climate and create mini warm and cold periods. This happens when the factors partially cancel each other out. Right now we ave reached the peak of a mini-warm period and should be starting to go into a mini-cold period, but instead the earth’s temperature has skyrocketed (compared to natural temperature changes) and its warmer than it has been in the last few million years.

    Hope you enjoyed that refresher course. Pay attention in school next time.

    mtown

    February 28, 2008 at 6:46 pm


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