“God is not the author of confusion.” That role was seized by Nobel laureates Al Gore (a divinity school drop-out] and the IPCC.
In March of 2000, the UK Independent ran this headline, “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.”
“Global warming…is now accepted as a reality by the international community.”
Dr. David Viner of the now infamous Climatic Research Unit (CRU) [home to Climategate and the key scientists behind the IPCC curtain] stated that “within a few years winter snowfall will become ‘a very rare and exciting event.’” [ reminds us of the Himalayan Glaciers that were scheduled by the IPCC to disappear in 2035.]
“’Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.’”
Fast forward ten years and the UK Express headline for 23 February blares, “UK Braced For Yet More Snow Storms.”
“Hope for a respite from the wintry weather were dashed yesterday…”
Sigh. Where is global warming when you want it?
Of course, the global warming crowd now tells us that all this snow is a sign! They were right! On his blog for 23 February, Al Gore declares this as “Fact. Climate Change [aka Global Warming] causes more frequent and severe snowstorms.”
A succinct comment on this conundrum was posted on Andrew Revkin’s blog:
“23. Eva – February 12th, 2010 – 4:25 pm
In 1899, Washington DC had 54 inches of snow. We are told that was because there was less CO2 and it was cold. In 2010, Washington DC had 55 inches of snow. We are told that is due to global warming.”
“Why does the global warming community expect the rest of the world to be as neurotic and confused as they are?”
Snow or no snow, heat wave or none, arctic ice decline or increase—none of these affect this key point: Earth has warmed over the last century and that warming is all within the bounds of natural climate change. As Freeman Dyson observed, “Climate change is part of the normal order of things, and we know it was happening before humans came.”
How much warming? The guess is something on the order of 0. 7 C since about 1880. [The shenanigans by the CRU ‘Hockey Stick Team’ and at NASA:GISS may require some modification of that insignificant number.]
So, when NASA puts out some headline like “End of Warmest Decade,” you have to ask two questions. 1) How much warming? [Nothing outside the bounds of natural climate change even if NASA’s figures have been manipulated like they were to make 1998 the warmest year on record over 1934.] and 2) Were you expecting cooler as Earth moves away from the last little ice age? [Never mind that NASA cannot count to ten and that the decade is not over.]
The second key point, the one that most affects the global governance agenda, is summed up by Dr. John Christy, who served as a lead author on the IPCC. The Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama—Huntsville, stated, “Our ignorance about the climate system is enormous, and policy makers need to know that. This is an extremely complex system, and thinking we can control it is hubris.” [THIS is the most important fact of the whole issue.] Ah, man’s ignorance and hubris–who would have guessed?
The third key point is what every high school student who has passed biology knows: CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential for life. More CO2 actually means better crops and forests. Reducing CO2 has will have no effect on climate change.
As Richard Lindzen, Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, has stated, “One of the things the scientific community is pretty agreed on is those things [CO2 ‘caps’] will have virtually no impact on climate no matter what the models say. So the question is do you spend trillions of dollars to have no impact? And that seems like a no brainer.”
And that brings us to another key point: We are the number one debtor nation [and that cancer may well turn out to be terminal] and spending trillions to fix a non-existent problem will be economic suicide. [Trying to sell the green agenda as a ‘jobs bill’ ignores the failures of this policy elsewhere. Spain’s green jobs agenda resulted in a loss of 2.2 jobs for every ‘green’ job.]
With all the hype and propaganda flowing out of NASA and the USA mainstream media, we need to keep reminding people, and especially our senators, of these key points:
- Any global warming has been within the bounds of natural variation. [No outside explanation of some ‘forcing factor’ is required–unless you get government grants.]
- Reducing CO2 will have no impact on climate change.
- CO2 is not a pollutant. [There are real pollutants and dangers that are now ignored by those who are selling this agenda.]
- It is the height of folly to spend trillions of dollars, debt or no debt, to ‘fix’ a nonexistent problem.
We face three key dangers [and the fictional ‘dangers’ produced by the computer climate models are not among them]:
- The “global governance” that is sought by Al Gore and President Obama, which would result in a socialistic, bigger government world.
- The big business bubble of carbon trading where people like Al Gore and entities like Goldman Sachs become richer while we become poor. [As President Obama has clearly stated, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” [along with the cost of EVERYTHING which takes energy to produce].
- Bigger deficits heaped on the backs of our children and grandchildren. [The deficit may already be beyond repair.]
We can revel in the midst of every exposé and all the weather news humor, but we need to do so keeping focused on key points. They never change.
Michael Snow is a fifth-generation family farmer. A graduate of the University of South Dakota, he served three years as an officer in the Marine Corps and nine years as a seasonal employee with the National Park Service. He earned his M.Div. at Earlham. Snow is the author of “Love, Prayer and Forgiveness,” and his writings have been published in several denominational magazines. Requests for his tract, “Your Child and Your TV,” have come from every state and from abroad.