Wednesday, December 6, 2006

New Ice Age, oops...Global Warming, oops...?

Temperatures are back to normal after going through a week of temperatures in the mid 60's - must be global warming!! Of course, one month ago we had the earliest heavy lake effect storm in history with nearly 3 feet of snow. The global warming scaremongers point to both events and conclude both indicate global warming.

I'm old enough to remember the scaremongers from the 70's who were so certain that we were about to enter another ice age. I even got caught up on this in high school reading a copy of Paul Erlich's book "Population Bomb".

As a scientist for 27 years, I can say with certainty that neither the 1970's ice age nor today's "Day after Tomorrow" scenarios represent anything but poor science paraded as fact. Most scientists have trouble predicting tomorrows weather, much less the temperature 100 years from now. Remember last spring "scientists predicted the worst hurricane season ever? Well, no hurricanes made landfall this year in the US. There are many scientists that do not buy into the CW about global warming. See this analysis of the Stern Report or this article on Why the Atmosphere is not warming.

There are many more urgent concerns that should be focus of our attention at the moment - HIV in Africa, malaria, suicidal Islamist's that are intent on obtaining nuclear weapons to name a few. But to the true believers a reduction in population will probably be a good thing.

This has become nothing but a political issue where "non-believers" are called "global warming deniers". What amuses me most about leftists is that although they dis people of religious belief they often fall into irrational belief systems that make religious people seem to be faithless.

Here's a funny take by Mark Steyn

And a quote by George Will

Over the millennia, the planet has warmed and cooled for reasons that are unclear but clearly were unrelated to SUVs. Was life better when ice a mile thick covered Chicago? Was it worse when Greenland was so warm that Vikings farmed there? Are we sure the climate at this particular moment is exactly right, and that it must be preserved, no matter the cost?

1 comment:

Diane Cipa, The Closing Specialists® said...

LOL You are absolutely right. BTW - I used your blog in a post. Maybe you'd like to sign our petition?