Tuesday, April 22, 2008

REAL Reason for Panic on Climate (maybe--but not what you think...)

Just what exactly is the instigator of the Biggest Scam in World History going to say when it becomes clear to the entire world exactly how rich big Al (and others) have been getting by perpetuating this fraud upon the entire planet? History may one day view Al Gore much as it now views Hitler, especially if the current trend continues (via The Australian)--but like the Germans of the 1940's, those who sat by and allowed the big lie to go unchallenged will be seen as equally accountable.

Bottom line--It's the SUN, stupid:

THE scariest photo I have seen on the internet is www.spaceweather.com, where you will find a real-time image of the sun from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, located in deep space at the equilibrium point between solar and terrestrial gravity.

What is scary about the picture is that there is only one tiny sunspot.

Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously.

All four agencies that track Earth's temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Christy group at the University of Alabama, and Remote Sensing Systems Inc in California) report that it cooled by about 0.7C in 2007. This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record and it puts us back where we were in 1930. If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.

There is also plenty of anecdotal evidence that 2007 was exceptionally cold. It snowed in Baghdad for the first time in centuries, the winter in China was simply terrible and the extent of Antarctic sea ice in the austral winter was the greatest on record since James Cook discovered the place in 1770.

It is generally not possible to draw conclusions about climatic trends from events in a single year, so I would normally dismiss this cold snap as transient, pending what happens in the next few years.

This is where SOHO comes in. The sunspot number follows a cycle of somewhat variable length, averaging 11 years. The most recent minimum was in March last year. The new cycle, No.24, was supposed to start soon after that, with a gradual build-up in sunspot numbers.

It didn't happen. The first sunspot appeared in January this year and lasted only two days. A tiny spot appeared last Monday but vanished within 24 hours. Another little spot appeared this Monday. Pray that there will be many more, and soon.

The reason this matters is that there is a close correlation between variations in the sunspot cycle and Earth's climate. The previous time a cycle was delayed like this was in the Dalton Minimum, an especially cold period that lasted several decades from 1790.

Northern winters became ferocious: in particular, the rout of Napoleon's Grand Army during the retreat from Moscow in 1812 was at least partly due to the lack of sunspots.

That the rapid temperature decline in 2007 coincided with the failure of cycle No.24 to begin on schedule is not proof of a causal connection but it is cause for concern.

It is time to put aside the global warming dogma, at least to begin contingency planning about what to do if we are moving into another little ice age, similar to the one that lasted from 1100 to 1850.

There is no doubt that the next little ice age would be much worse than the previous one and much more harmful than anything warming may do. There are many more people now and we have become dependent on a few temperate agricultural areas, especially in the US and Canada. Global warming would increase agricultural output, but global cooling will decrease it.

Millions will starve if we do nothing to prepare for it (such as planning changes in agriculture to compensate), and millions more will die from cold-related diseases. ...

This is not something to take lightly folks--he's not making this stuff up. Not only are we wasting billions every year on a threat that is completely false (which already is having catastrophic consequences to real people who are already dying), but we are also not even looking at what might be needed to respond to what actually might become the biggest catastrophe in human history (yes: even a greater catastrophe than an Obama Presidency or an Iranian bomb...).

Wake up and smell the coffee, Americans; you are being had. You are being taken to the cleaners by liars and thieves. And it isn't only costing you money, it is costing lives. Yet none of our politicians seem to be able to resist being the next person to step up to the mikes and state that this Emperor is wearing clothes, all evidence to the contrary...

1 comment:

ooGcM taobmaetS said...

Am I missing something? The plot seems to show that as sunspot activity declines (goes upward on the graph - note scale gets smaller as you go up) the temp goes up.

Or am I reading-challenged this morning?