Inconvenient Fact: Possibility of Global Cooling

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What goes Up will come Down, No?  In the event of global cooling, will there be enough energy… for You?

If the blue, blue background in the image represented Earth’s geophysical history it would tell us our current atmosphere is CO2-starved and that changes in atmospheric CO2 levels are not related to global warming or cooling on any time scale. An exception is based on an examination of ice core data: that tells us increases in atmospheric CO2 cannot be the cause of global warming because it follows global warming by hundreds of years.

Sara Stein describes paradise, 50 million years ago, on Eocene-Earth as a lot warmer than today. “The world,” according to Stein, “that all the little brown furry things [mammals] inherited from the dinosaurs was paradise. The climate was so mild that redwoods, unable now to live much further north than California’s pleasant coast, grew in Alaska, Greenland, Sweden, and Siberia. There was no ice in the Arctic. Palm trees grew as far north as 50 degrees latitude, roughly the boundary between the United States and Canada. Below that subtropical zone—that was similar to Florida’s landscape today—was a broad band of tropical rain forest.”[Sara Stein, The Evolution Book. New York: Workman Publishing, 1986, pp. 245-246]

“With or without GW [global warming], alternative sources of energy must ultimately be developed. How successful this will be is far from certain… The economics of current renewable energy technologies is only even marginally viable because of subsidies and the availability of cheap abundant fossil fuel energy to implement and maintain them… Unfortunately, the academics, activists, politicians and bureaucrats leading the push for carbon dioxide taxation and use of renewable energy are non-producers who are woefully ignorant of both the economic reality of productive activity and the practical limits of technology.” ~Walter Starck

We know the Earth could be warmer; and, it could be colder. Does it really help to worry about it? And, should we believe those who have something to gain by telling us the Earth is heating up unimaginably fast right now? “In fact, the planet is currently its coldest in almost 300 million years.” ~Paul MacRae

“I’m old enough to remember when there was a scientific consensus on global cooling, and this was in the 1970s with all kinds of alarmist data on that subject. I’m enough of a businessman to know that the modeling and the use of the computer algorithms and forecasting the future is a very, very difficult undertaking… if one could predict the weather or patterns of storms even a year in advance it would be worth billions and billions of dollars to people engaged in energy trading or, insurance underwriting…” ~Robert Rosenkranz

How much do we want to admit that most of what we believe is shaped by government employees and a brainless media of blubbering talking heads spewing regurgitated nonsense through bleached teeth like sausage through a meat grinder?

“What I want to come to now is the 1970s that Robert Rosenkranz quite correctly reminded us of. Because then a crisis was announced. And I want to quote from three newspapers. The Christian Science Monitor, ―Warning, Earth‘s climate is changing faster than even experts expect. I really like that. Your own New York Times, ―A major cooling of the climate is widely inevitable. And in Newsweek, back to consensus, ―Meteorologists are almost unanimous that catastrophic famines will result from global cooling. That was the 1970s. And there are many headlines. And what I would like to stress is, it was a stress on consensus, it was faster than expected, the evidence came from the oceans, from polar bears, it‘s always polar bears, from the changing seasons and it‘s always disaster. Why do we believe them now?” ~Philip Stott

The notion of a future economy powered by sunbeams and summer breezes is a happy fantasy. ~Walter Starck

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About Wagathon

Hot World Syndrome—fear of a hotter, more intimidating world than it actually is prompting a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. A Chance Meeting– We toured south along the Bicentennial Bike Trail in the Summer of 1980, working up appetites covering ~70 miles per day and staying at hiker/biker campgrounds at night along the Oregon/California coast (they were 50¢ a day at that time). The day's ride over, and after setting up tents, hitting the showers, and making a run to a close-by store, it was time to relax. The third in our little bicycle tour group, Tom, was about 30 yards away conversing with another knot of riders and treating himself to an entire cheesecake for dinner. He probably figured Jim and I would joke about what a pig he was eating that whole pie and decided to eat among strangers. Three hours later after sharing stories and remarking on a few coincidences that turned up here and there, Tom and one of the former strangers realized they were cousins, meeting in this most unlikely place for the first time. ~Mac
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