Sunday, May 1, 2011
Whatever Happened to Global Warming?
By Alan Caruba
A recent Gallup Poll surveyed people in 111 nations to find out whether they regarded global warming as a serious threat and a slim majority responded saying, in effect, they did not.
Worldwide, only 42 percent said global warming was either a “somewhat serious” or “very serious” threat. In the United States, 53 percent still think it is a somewhat or very serious threat. That was, however, down from 63 percent in polling done in 2007 and 2008.
The Earth began to warm in 1850 after a long period of cooling that began around 1300. It was a natural response to that cooling cycle as the Earth has always gone through such warming and cooling events, some of which we identify as ice ages. The last cooling cycle is frequently referred to as a mini-ice age by meteorologists and climatologists, the latter of whom study long term trends.
The global warming hoax got a kick start in 1988 when Dr. James Hansen, employed by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), testified before a congressional committee that, unless carbon dioxide emissions were drastically reduced, the Earth would heat up. After that, scientists of every description climbed on board the global warming bandwagon and began producing billions of dollars worth of absolute rubbish based on computer models that were deliberately concocted to “prove” it was real.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change coordinated the hoax, periodically issuing reports predicting death on a massive scale unless people abandoned using “fossil fuels” such as coal and oil. According to the IPCC, even flatulent cows posed a threat to the Earth’s atmosphere.
The curious thing about global warming was the constant predictions that it would occur in five, ten, twenty, or fifty years. Mother Nature, however, had other plans in mind and, in 1998, the Earth began to demonstrably cool.
The cooling coordinated with well known sunspot cycles on the Sun; the fewer, the colder. They virtually disappeared In 2009, an international panel led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and sponsored by NASA, predicted that Solar Cycle 24 would peak in May 2013 with a below-average number of sunspots.
We’ve all been victimized by NASA and NOAA predictions, beginning with Dr. Hansen’s. In 2009, Dean Pesnell of GISS admitted that “It turns out that none of our models were totally correct. The Sun is behaving in an unexpected and very interesting way.” This is an obfuscation of the fact that all the models were the equivalent of a marked deck of cards or loaded dice.
According to a January 2011 announcement, one of the latest such models, ginned up by “researchers” of the government agency, Environment Canada, claims that, by the year 3000, global warming will cause the West Antarctic ice sheet to collapse and global sea levels to rise by about 13 feet. This, we were told, would occur if carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continued to accumulate in the atmosphere.
It is more of the same nonsense that verges on criminal conduct by all those who have been making such claims for the IPCC, NOAA, NASA, and every other citadel of science, including the world’s leading environmental organizations. They have in common an agenda that opposes the use of all the traditional sources of energy which, in turn, would crash the world’s economies and return us to a pre-industrialized era.
The November 2009 “Climategate” revelations about the IPCC scientists who colluded to deceive the world dealt a lethal blow to the global warming hoax, but the Gallup poll indicates that the news has gotten out rather slowly. The term “global warming” is no longer in use, having been replaced with “climate change.”
Climate change is, in fact, a good description of the Earth’s four seasons. The current global cooling cycle is a reminder that climate change has been occurring for the last 4.5 billion years on planet Earth.
At the very least, the next time you hear anyone using the term “global warming”, you can be sure they think you are stupid enough to fall for whatever he or she has to say on the subject.
These are the people pushing wind and solar power.
These are the people insisting we all drive electric cars.
These are the people doing their best to crash our economy.
These are dangerous people who, wherever possible, should be removed from positions, elected and appointed, of power.
© Alan Caruba, 2011