I realize this will piss off more than a few readers, but I am old enough to remember being taught of the coming ice age as a child. To that end, the entire idea of global warming is so much hot air (pardon the pun).
Here is a repost from Dec. 2007:
This is from The Daily Green - the consumer's guide to the green revolution--
The record melting of Arctic sea ice observed this summer and fall led to record-low levels of ice in both September and October, but a record-setting pace of re-freezing in November, according to the NASA Earth Observatory. Some 58,000 square miles of ice formed per day for 10 days in late October and early November, a new record.This piece goes on to describe with comparison photos of sea ice in the last 25 years. Now don't forget, in 1974 - just a few years before this alleged quarter century review of the sea ice was begun, Time magazine reported:
As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.Compare that to The Daily Green, again:
The record melting of Arctic sea ice this summer was widely viewed as a harbinger of global warming, though unusual wind patterns played a role and many factors affecting fluctuations in Arctic ice are poorly understood by scientists.At least they acknowledge scientists poorly understand the fluctuations!
When we look at weather over a generous period of time, and not just in snapshots, we learn the panic of Global Warming is nonsense.
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