Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Frosted Ass Syndrome
Newsweeks Origiional Article
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.
The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950, with a resultant overall loss in grain production estimated at up to 100,000 tons annually. During the same time, the average temperature around the equator has risen by a fraction of a degree – a fraction that in some areas can mean drought and desolation. Last April, in the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars’ worth of damage in 13 U.S. states.To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advance signs more ...
...drum roll please... there lame attempt.
Remember Global Cooling?
Why scientists find climate change so hard to predict.
"More than 30 years later, that little story is still being quoted regularly—as recently as last month on the floor of the Senate by Republican Sen. James Inhofe, chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the self-proclaimed scourge of climate alarmists."
Little article my happy ass! I was in high school and well remember the libs of the day warning us of imminent "Frosted Ass Syndrome", due to the glaciers bearing down from
"But is that the right lesson to draw? How did NEWSWEEK—or for that matter, Time magazine, which also ran a story on the subject in the mid-1970s—get things so wrong?"
Maybe because Newsweek, Time and other libs organ pipes believed the liberal cook-scientist barking at the moon. We are curently experiencing record cooler September and October so far. Hmmm... Global cooling or warming?
"But in any case, climatologists now are mostly agreed that human impacts will swamp the effects of the Milankovitch cycles. The question has been, which specific impacts? In the mid-1970s, scientists were focusing on an increase of dust and "aerosols" (suspended droplets of liquid, mostly sulfuric acid) in the atmosphere. These, the result of increased agriculture and burning of coal in power plants, lower the Earth's temperature by reflecting sunlight back into space. Ironically, clean-air laws in North America and Europe had the effect of reducing aerosols (which cause acid rain), so the predominant influence on climate now is the buildup of carbon dioxide—which traps the Earth's heat in the lower atmosphere and contributes to global warming."
How are we to believe the cook-scentist today? They were wrong last time and are wrong now. It is well established that the Earth goes through many cycles of which we are just beginning to understand. The effects of our own sun are not even close to being known. So, how are we to believe this BS?
"The point to remember, says Connolley, is that predictions of global cooling never approached the kind of widespread scientific consensus that supports the greenhouse effect today. And for good reason: the tools scientists have at their disposal now—vastly more data, incomparably faster computers and infinitely more sophisticated mathematical models—render any forecasts from 1975 as inoperative as the predictions being made around the same time about the inevitable triumph of communism."
And the predictions of global warming will find the same path of error.
And this moonbat article (Humans living far beyond planet's means: WWF). I guess we will have to choose who's to die to save the planet. What a bunch of loons!