Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Climate Change - Cold or Hot?

Tue Feb 13 2007 19:31:25 ET
Photo pictures New England as seen by NASA on above date. Photo found on Wikipedia.

I was planning to write about the global warming nonsense when I began this blog a couple of months ago. I made a comment in my post The No Microwave Challenge about the "farce of global warming", and one of my friends called me on it. I figured now is as good a time as any to jump into the fray.

First, let me point out that I am not disagreeing that it has been pretty hot the last few years. What I disagree with is the cause of the heat. Just taking into account the science education I received from elementary school on, I can reasonably assert that the earth has gone through some major climate changes over the years. There were Ice Ages, then the ice melted with intense heat and volcanic activity. Then the Ice Age returned, and went away. There was even a "mini Ice Age" in recent history. To me, again basing this on my blend of public, private, and home education, it seems pretty clear that there are climate cycles. Hopefully this at least is something we can all agree on.

I ask the following question before I continue. What brand of automobile were the dinosaurs driving when they contributed to their global climate change? I propose that we are no more in control of our global environment than the dinosaurs were.

In 1975, Newsweek published an article on the global cooling crisis. I found the quote at In an article written in April of 1975, Newsweek reports:

There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production – with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas – parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia – where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.
Think they are talking about global warming? Guess again. It continues:
To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advance signs of fundamental changes in the world’s weather. The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down. Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend, as well as over its specific impact on local weather conditions. But they are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. If the climatic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic. "A major climatic change would force economic and social adjustments on a worldwide scale," warns a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, "because the global patterns of food production and population that have evolved are implicitly dependent on the climate of the present century."
I will leave the rest of the article for you to read at your leisure. Let's move on.

I found an interesting read at this website: The following is an excerpt.

It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. Page six of The New York Times was headlined with the serious concerns of “geologists.” Only the president at the time wasn’t Bill Clinton; it was Grover Cleveland. And the Times wasn’t warning about global warming – it was telling readers the looming dangers of a new ice age.
For the sake of brevity, I will leave this article for you to read as well. The article discusses the global warming/cooling debate that has been raging for over a century now. Why hasn't anybody been correct yet? Are we warming or cooling? Apparently Newsweek wasn't the only source of global cooling speculation in 1975. According to the article, the New York Times stated "A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable."

I referenced this above with the picture, but here is more information about the U.N. canceling their global warming summit due to the snow storms of 2007.

The Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building has been postponed due to inclement weather. The hearing is entitled "Climate Change: Are Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities Contributing to a Warming of the Planet?"
I thought this was a perfect answer to the Global Warming fanatics.

As this is getting rather long, I will end my first salvo here. I fully expect to get flamed on this one. Let me say that I am 100% behind conservation for the sake of being good stewards of God's creation. I do not believe that we can destroy what God has set in motion. The constant cycle of destruction and regrowth of our world's forests is testament to the fact that God knew what He was doing when he made the Earth the way He did. He renews it daily. Let us conserve for His sake, and not because of some left-wing out lier that is making a pretty penny on this garbage.


Lora said...

Very interesting!

Griz said...

Thanks dude. This is very interesting. Always love hearing your perspectives. Love you guys!