A very long time before George W. Bush destroyed the world, as you liberals imagined it, the Earth was much warmer than it is today; it has been much colder as well. Scientists have been studying our recent geologic past and are gaining a greater understanding of the Earth’s dynamic and cyclical climate patterns. These alternating extremes of temperature drove the advance and retreat of the Pleistocene glaciations beginning about one million years ago. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but that was 999,500 years before man started using fire in any quantity – the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. So, if the climate alarmist’s claims of man-made CO2 driving the temperature higher are true, then who had an industrial revolution a million years ago?
I do not accept the tainted, Kool-aid premise that CO2 has the properties to validate the climate alarmist’s argument. The Earth’s atmosphere is 0.038% CO2 and man-made CO2 is 0.00122%. There is not enough of it in the atmosphere and it does behave in the manner required to have the alleged effects and catastrophic destruction predicted. No, CO2 is not the villain. The real greenhouse gas–Earth’s thermal distributor–is water vapor.
I discussed this previously in “Hell Is ‘Still’ Green”:
“… You must take water vapor (clouds) into account if you’re going to consider a climate model. The computer models used to forecast future warming do not corroborate the known past when run backwards! Nor do they account for the effects of water vapor …”
In a recent article (that will never see the light of day on any MSM news network), Don J. Easterbrook, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, says that global warming is over. In fact, his research suggests that we are heading into a “cooling period” that will likely persist for the next three decades. His research looked closely at the past 20,000 years of climate data and found numerous correlations that demonstrated repetitive 30 year warming and cooling cycles. Here are some highlights of his article:
Global Cooling is Here
Evidence for Predicting Global Cooling for the Next Three Decades
by Prof. Don J. Easterbrook
Alternating warm and cool cycles since 1470 AD. Blue = cool, red = warm. Based on oxygen isotope ratios from the GISP2 Greenland ice core.
IPCC computer models have predicted global warming of 1° F per decade and 5-6° C (10-11° F) by 2100. However, records of past climate changes suggest an altogether different scenario for the 21st century. Rather than drastic global warming at a rate of 0.5 ° C (1° F) per decade, historic records of past natural cycles suggest global cooling for the first several decades of the 21st century to about 2030, followed by global warming from about 2030 to about 2060, and renewed global cooling from 2060 to 2090 (Easterbrook, D.J., 2005, 2006a, b, 2007, 2008a, b); Easterbrook and Kovanen, 2000, 2001). Climatic fluctuations over the past several hundred years suggest ~30 year climatic cycles of global warming and cooling, on a general rising trend from the Little Ice Age.
PREDICTIONS BASED ON PAST CLIMATE PATTERNS
Climate changes in the past 17,000 years from the GISP2 Greenland ice core. Red = warming, blue = cooling. (Modified from Cuffy and Clow, 1997)
Global climate changes have been far more intense (12 to 20 times as intense in some cases) than the global warming of the past century, and they took place in as little as 20–100 years. Global warming of the past century (0.8° C) is virtually insignificant when compared to the magnitude of at least 10 global climate changes in the past 15,000 years. None of these sudden global climate changes could possibly have been caused by human CO2 input to the atmosphere because they all took place long before anthropogenic CO2 emissions began. The cause of the ten earlier ‘natural’ climate changes was most likely the same as the cause of global warming from 1977 to 1998.
He also compared the relationships between glacial fluctuations, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and global climate change:
After several decades of studying alpine glacier fluctuations in the North Cascade Range, my research showed a distinct pattern of glacial advances and retreats (the Glacial Decadal Oscillation, GDO) that correlated well with climate records. In 1992, Mantua published the Pacific Decadal Oscillation curve showing warming and cooling of the Pacific Ocean that correlated remarkably well with glacial fluctuations. Both the GDA and the PDO matched global temperature records and were obviously related (Fig. 4). All but the latest 30 years of changes occurred prior to significant CO2 emissions so they were clearly unrelated to atmospheric CO2.
Switch of PDO cool mode to warm mode in 1977 initiated several decades of global warming. The PDO has now switched from its warm mode (where it had been since 1977) into its cool mode. As shown on the graph above, each time this has happened in the past century, global temperature has followed. The upper map shows cool ocean temperatures in blue (note the North American west coast). The lower diagram shows how the PDO has switched back and forth from warm to cool modes in the past century, each time causing global temperature to follow. Projection of the past pattern (right end of graph) assures 30 yrs of global cooling.
This is very enlightening and damning to the climate alarmist’s position. Don J. Easterbrook concludes:
Global warming (i.e, the warming since 1977) is over. The minute increase of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere (0.008%) was not the cause of the warming—it was a continuation of natural cycles that occurred over the past 500 years.
Common sense is required.
In my opinion, he is correct. There is no AGW crisis. Sea levels are not rising. Polar bears are not drowning and we have just as much polar ice as we’ve always had. This is another fraudulent scheme to separate you from your freedom and your wallet–the only thing that Obama is very good at doing. These Marxist malcontents do not care about the environment, you or your family. They care about wresting power from last bastion of freedom on the planet–the United States of America. They are tearing down our great country right in front of us!
Not not to diminish Professor Easterbrook’s work, but many of us, armed with little more than common sense and the basic rudiments of science, believed that this was the truth all along. We are grateful for some validation! We instinctively knew that these wackos were blowing smoke and this was bad science with an agenda. You cannot have a consensus in science. Science deals in absolutes–positive or negative, yes or no, on or off. There are no gray areas. And there is no “consensus.” Either it is or it is not!
Additionally, you cannot ignore the Left’s flagrant obfuscation of the truth as demonstrated by the Obama Justice Department’s proposed regulatory change that would weaken the Freedom of Information Act. Nor the exposed East Anglia Emails and the defection of many notable scientists who are not willing to prostitute themselves for this colossal Ponzi Scheme. The United Nations is behind this and has even confessed that the true motivation behind the AGW hoax is the redistribution of wealth. Chis Horner, author of Red Hot Lies and Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), has led the assault on the climate crisis criers. He has pursued the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) relentlessly, and recently exposed a UN plan to hide official correspondence via non-government communication accounts:
October 17, 2011
Originally published in Big Government
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has learned of a UN plan recently put in place to hide official correspondence on non-governmental communication accounts, which a federal inspector general has already confirmed are subject to FOIA requests. This “cloud” serves as a dead-drop of sorts for discussions by U.S. government employees over the next report being produced by the scandal-plagued IPCC, which is funded with millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.
Although this is seedy and unlawful at any time, it also goes in the “bad timing” file, especially for the Obama Administration and the UN.
Just as a brand new book further exposes the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (whose scams I dissected here, and in more disturbing detail here), and on the heels of the weekend surprise of a 2005 memo showing President Obama’s cooling/warming/population zealot of a “science czar” John Holdren is the kind of guy Mitt Romney turns to for developing his “environmental”’ policies, we’ve exposed the Obama administration and IPCC have cooperated to subvert U.S. transparency laws, operating domestically out of Holdren’s White House office.
With this morning’s Freedom of Information Act request, the explaining they have to do must begin by providing the taxpayer certain records regarding — including but not limited to — user names and passwords for a backchannel ‘cloud’ established to hide IPCC deliberations from FOIA, thereby also seeking to undermine the Presidential Records Act (PRA) of 1978. …
Apparently, there is no limit to the depths they will sink to either, as demonstrated by moon-bat liberal author/blogger Chris Mooney, who has written a new book called: “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Don’t Believe in Science (or Many Other Inconvenient Truths).” He portends to explain, “The real, scientific reasons why Republicans reject the widely accepted findings of mainstream science, economics, and history—as well as many undeniable policy facts.” Mooney believes that conservatives are genetically inferior:
“… there might be a combination of genes acting together that somehow predispose us to have particular politics, presumably through their role in influencing our brains and thus our personalities or social behaviors.”
What is mainstream history?
Is that what we are supposed to believe now?
Because that is what they told us?
How scholastic. … I have to laugh, as there is a very telling aspect to this that suggests that the author himself has an inferiority complex and needs serious mental health counseling. And, although this is utterly insulting on every level, it is illustrative of the Left’s depravity and desperation to invent some kind of resistance to the coming Constitutional Renaissance that will follow the 2012 elections.
A restoration of the Founding principles that made this country great will make it great again!