Sunday, January 29, 2012

Til The Thames Freezes Over

Years from now the politicization of the Global Warming Debate will be the topic of great books. Not that anybody will read them or pay attention to their lessons. But this last ten years of Global Warming Hysteria will be compared to the religious persecution of Galileo and Copericus.

The problem is that science once again took the back set to power, profit and politics.  Former Vice President Al Gore will likely become the major villain in this low point in advancement of science, as he should well be.  By making science the pawn of politics he has made it impossible for legitimate scientific debate to even happen.  Opponents to the Sacred Scripture of Global Warming lost their jobs, were hounded into silence and had the careers destroyed.  

As evidence mounts that Global Warming IS NOT occurring and, in fact, we are already in a major cooling cycle, climate priests are changing their scripture to read "climate change," perhaps the most stupid acknowledgement of a truth as old as the earth itself.  If one thing has happened over the last 8 million years, the climate has changed..... over and often.

There is much we can, should do, and even must do to improve life on earth for all its peoples and its environment.  False hysteria for political power accomplishes nothing except destroy science itself.

From today's U.K. Daily Mail: 

Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again)

  • Met Office releases new figures which show no warming in 15 years

    The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.

    The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.

    A painting, dated 1684, by Abraham Hondius depicts one of many 
    frost fairs on the River Thames during the mini ice age

    Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.

    Be SURE to read the entire article (it's quite long and detailed) here:


Unknown said...

Excellent points. I enjoy your new format as well. It is good to have you back blogging again.

jimspice said...

The Mail, surprise surprise, mis-characterizes the referenced material, so much so, the Met responds:

“However, what is absolutely clear is that we have continued to see a trend of warming, with the decade of 2000-2009 being clearly the warmest in the instrumental record going back to 1850."

Bob Keller said...

jimspice = Excellent addendum. You are obviously knowledgable and staying close to these issues. I apprecaite your contribution.

I have no "horse in this race" and am confident that the climate will change, as it has throughout the entire history of the world.

I do feel our scientific investigation is hopelessly corrupted and dominated by political interests that are nothing more than the eternal quest for power.

I hope you'll become a regular here.