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In the past few weeks I have noticed that Global Warming is in the news again and it doesn’t look good for all those green nuts that want the world to live on power supplied by windmills. Emails leaked to the AP show the U.S. and other governments pushed scientists preparing a new UN climate report due out to omit or downplay evidence that the earth’s atmosphere has stopped warming for the past 15 years. As a matter of fact Germany called for the reference to the slowdown to be deleted, saying a time span of 10 to 15 years was misleading in the context of climate change, which is measured over decades and centuries.
It seems anytime that there is a bad storm, (like Sandy in the North East) people come out of the wood work shouting that it was caused by Global Warming. I don’t understand, there have been major storms for centuries, before we had SUV’s, jets, cars, or even oil. Back in 1816, which they call The Year Without a Summer, there was a frost throughout Europe and in July and August, lake and river ice were observed as far south as Pennsylvania. Rapid, dramatic temperature swings were common, with temperatures sometimes reverting from normal or above-normal summer temperatures as high as 95 °F to near-freezing within hours. That was in 1816, oil was not even discovered yet, and these greenies shout Global Warming because we have a storm in the North East? I heard some nut on TV claiming that the floods we recently saw in Colorado was caused by Global Warming. Is there no end?
Rush Limbaugh said that global warming is a political issue, and I believe he is right. “It is as much a political issue to the left as abortion is. It’s as big a political issue as health care is. It is nothing more than another spoke in the wheel that advances the Democrat or leftist agenda. It’s not science. It has nothing to do with science. It’s simply called “science” because science is still an area where most people do not think it’s been corrupted.”
The U.K’s The Telegraph, leaked a report to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that has led some scientists to claim that the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century. If correct, it would contradict computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming. The news comes several years after the BBC predicted that the arctic would be ice-free by 2013. In a rebound from 2012’s record low, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin. The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year, forcing some ships to change their routes.
Professor Anastasios Tsonis, of the University of Wisconsin, said: “We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped.” Long-term cycles in ocean temperature suggest the world may be approaching a period similar to that from 1965 to 1975, when there was a clear cooling trend.
I am old enough to remember those days when they were predicting a new Ice Age, scientists were always on the news saying that we better prepare because the whole world will become one big freezer. Just like now there were many who fell for that line of crap. Since the world began, it has gone through periods of warming and cooling, it is natural and the way it should be. Don’t the Liberals ever get tired of being wrong?
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