Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Convenient Truth

I hate to keep harping about certain subjects when there are so many pressing issues in the news. But as I sit here knowing that it's one whole degree Fahrenheit outside, with four inches of snow on top of two inches of ice on top of another three inches of snow, it is hard to focus on Egypt's woes and the thorough and complete incompetence of this Administration.

Recently, someone I know posted on Facebook a picture of a marquee outside of a local Baptist church with snow knee deep, a message that said, "whoever is praying for snow, please stop". In my usual tone, I put up a comment that said:

"Tell Al Gore to stop with the global warming stuff".

One of her friends replied:

"Unusual and excessive weather swings are a product of global warming. Personally, I consider this unusual"

Well, I looked up the information that I could find about that person and saw she was from Bloomington Indiana, a progressive bastion of moonbattery and every whacked out theory known to mankind. So needless to say, it wasn't hard to see where she was coming from.

So what we can now gather from all of this frigid weather and uncharacteristic snow patterns in the south is, we are now supposed to buy into the new argument that the cold weather proves that warming is man-made, and we must act now or we will all be headed for a certain perilous future.

Here is an interesting article written over a year ago, worthy of a look.

The article cites National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) American consul at Norway, George Ifft:

The Arctic seems to be warming up. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers who sail the seas about Spitzbergen [an island 12 degrees south of the North Pole – ed.] and the eastern Arctic, all point to a radical change in climatic conditions, and hitherto unheard-of high temperatures. In fact, so little ice has never before been noted. The warmth of the waters makes it probable that the favorable ice conditions will continue for some time.

Sounds like anyone from the current group of educated idiots who are propagating this lie. But if we read on we see:

Ifft’s report appeared in NOAA’s Monthly Weather Review of November 1922. Whatever caused the “favorable conditions” in 1922, it is certain man-made greenhouse gases had nothing to do with it, and the rest of the world went on with the political and cultural revolutions of the 1920s without noticing any catastrophic climate change.

Of great interest is Ifft’s comment that the unprecedented melting brought about “favorable ice conditions” everyone hoped would “continue for some time.” In the report Ifft also detailed an expedition made that summer which set a record, “sailing as far north as 81˚ 29’ in ice-free water.” Ifft published a follow-up report in the December edition of the same publication in which he explained researchers credited sun-spot and oceanic cycles with the “exceptionally favorable ice conditions.”

But in the present crowd of alarmists, we see nothing that would indicate a change of thinking despite the fact that the weather has been cooler than when this whole religious cult began. Nada, zip, zilch.

Instead, we hear the false prophets trying to rationalize their way out of their man-made farce, by now saying that the world will get cooler for a few years before it will get warmer. So in essence, the earth is cooling because of man-made warming and we must continue to invest billions of dollars in green technology so that big greedy corporations like GE can nurse off of the government teat.

Here's a news flash for anyone who is falling for this crap: It's called weather. And even with all of the new meteorological technology that is available, the weather man still gets it wrong sometimes.

In my lifetime as a person who is aware of his surroundings, I have seen a cold period in the 60s and 70s. I have also seen a warming period in much of the 80s and 90s. This was once known as El Nino and was welcomed by most people who live in areas where winters can be harsh. Now, we are seeing a cooling trend again. But just as soon as the next El Nino appears, you can bet Bro. Al and his medicine show will once again be proclaiming the sins of the world to another generation of gullible idiots who educate themselves from news sound bites.


Greg said...

A weatherman in my area - in response to questions from viewers - recently reported that temperatures in the area in the last 20 years are about 1 degree higher than the norm since they started recorded temperatures. No wonder I haven't noticed any global warming.

Climate is a complex subject. And man has only recently started studying it. We know so little. Yet, that doesn't stop certain people from making all kinds of predictions. I don't get it.

It does look like the earth is warming a little, more in some places than in others. I don't think anyone really knows what it means.

LASunsett said...

You are absolutely right, Greg.

It is a complex subject, which makes me wonder how Al Gore got to be the "expert". And as we saw with the CRU's climategate, even data can be falsified and skewed to look however a person wants.

But let's just say that the 1 degree your weatherman claims is correct. What was it 1 degree higher in Indy, LA, or anywhere else?

We can make certain predictions in the more finite sciences, but not in this area. It's never going to be as concrete as other disciplines. The environment is not controlled like it is in say chemistry or physics.

Z said...

Hi LA...ya, we hear global climate change advocate weather people say "this is the coldest it's been since 1912" and they still don't get IT'S CYLICAL, iT"S WEATHER! It's been that cold BEFORE so how can you say "global climate change is causing this!" don't they THINK?

LASunsett said...

//don't they THINK?//

Hi Z,

I don't think they think that we can think. But when you think about it, most of the people think getting their news from Jon Stewart and 5 sec. sound bites will help them think more clearly.

Chuck said...

If we completely ignore the fact that a lot of the data is cooked, GW is still a junk science.

"Recorded history" for temperatures is a 100+ years. Using data from ice samples is about 20,000 years. This length of time is grossly irrelevant when compared to how long we have been having weather.

To try to model weather with 20,000 years of data for a planet that has had weather for billions is nothing more than guessing.

This has always been my problem with this "science"

LASunsett said...

//If we completely ignore the fact that a lot of the data is cooked, GW is still a junk science.

"Recorded history" for temperatures is a 100+ years.

I agree. Here's the thing. I have no qualms about trying to conserve energy or protecting the environment in any way, for the sake of conserving energy and protecting the environment. But when someone comes along and tries to teach little kids that our planet will not exist in 10 years because of this BS, it really pisses me off.

They taught us to respect the earth in school back when I was in school, but never propagated this crap to scare us. We had enough to worry about with the possibility of a nuke attack from the USSR, and even with that fear, there were enough same people to reassure us that the Soviets had just as much to lose as we did because we had nukes too.

Al Gore is a fearmonger. As AC once said here.....he lied to us, he played on our fears.

Always On Watch said...

As one who has lived all her 59 years here in Northern Virginia, I can vouch for climate fluctuations.

After the cold 60s, our college profs were harping on the coming Ice Age.

Now, the profs harp on global warming.

You can't fix stupid!

LASunsett said...

//You can't fix stupid!//

No...but at very least they can help define it.