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Global Warming? Hahahahaha!

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posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 01:43 AM
Where is Al Gore? I would like to send him my receipt for the snowblower I just bought! Anyway, here is an article I find interesting.

Snow Cover over North America highest since 1966!

Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age

Lorne Gunter, National Post Published: Monday, February 25, 2008

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.

The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."

China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.

There have been so many snow and ice storms in Ontario and Quebec in the past two months that the real estate market has felt the pinch as home buyers have stayed home rather than venturing out looking for new houses.

In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.

And remember the Arctic Sea ice? The ice we were told so hysterically last fall had melted to its "lowest levels on record? Never mind that those records only date back as far as 1972 and that there is anthropological and geological evidence of much greater melts in the past.

The ice is back.

Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.

OK, so one winter does not a climate make. It would be premature to claim an Ice Age is looming just because we have had one of our most brutal winters in decades.

But if environmentalists and environment reporters can run around shrieking about the manmade destruction of the natural order every time a robin shows up on Georgian Bay two weeks early, then it is at least fair game to use this winter's weather stories to wonder whether the alarmist are being a tad premature.

And it's not just anecdotal evidence that is piling up against the climate-change dogma.

According to Robert Toggweiler of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University and Joellen Russell, assistant professor of biogeochemical dynamics at the University of Arizona -- two prominent climate modellers -- the computer models that show polar ice-melt cooling the oceans, stopping the circulation of warm equatorial water to northern latitudes and triggering another Ice Age (a la the movie The Day After Tomorrow) are all wrong.

"We missed what was right in front of our eyes," says Prof. Russell. It's not ice melt but rather wind circulation that drives ocean currents northward from the tropics. Climate models until now have not properly accounted for the wind's effects on ocean circulation, so researchers have compensated by over-emphasizing the role of manmade warming on polar ice melt.

But when Profs. Toggweiler and Russell rejigged their model to include the 40-year cycle of winds away from the equator (then back towards it again), the role of ocean currents bringing warm southern waters to the north was obvious in the current Arctic warming.

Last month, Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, shrugged off manmade climate change as "a drop in the bucket." Showing that solar activity has entered an inactive phase, Prof. Sorokhtin advised people to "stock up on fur coats."

He is not alone. Kenneth Tapping of our own National Research Council, who oversees a giant radio telescope focused on the sun, is convinced we are in for a long period of severely cold weather if sunspot activity does not pick up soon.

The last time the sun was this inactive, Earth suffered the Little Ice Age that lasted about five centuries and ended in 1850. Crops failed through killer frosts and drought. Famine, plague and war were widespread. Harbours froze, so did rivers, and trade ceased.

It's way too early to claim the same is about to happen again, but then it's way too early for the hysteria of the global warmers, too.

[edit on 26-2-2008 by CreeWolf]

posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 11:21 AM
Great article. At least someone hasn't lost their mind.

posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by CreeWolf

This has already been posted here. I have commented on this 'story' in the other version of this post.


posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 08:36 AM
reply to post by CreeWolf

It hasn't been "global warming" since the 80s, by the way. Climate change is the problem, where human activity is artificially changing the climate we live in, which has dangerous effects on the planet and its life. Your post demonstrates that climate change is happening.

Next time try to keep your republi-trolling accurate, at least

posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 08:48 AM
reply to post by CreeWolf

i was listening to am radio this morning and we have had more snow in the usa iraq had its first snow in recorded history and the glaciers are growing at record rates.

the al gore myth was just a name recognition, and personal financial gain..

posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 08:54 AM
They now look like fools using the term global warming, gore should of just said climate change, as no one seems to know which way it will go.

posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 09:00 AM
Why do people seem to insist that Global Warming be a myth?
It is a very real phenomena that has been proven time and time again in the Scientific community.
Ah you only listen to the reports that spread the agenda of consumer spending and La La Land ideologies.
No one ever said that it was solely a 'warming' issue. The issues that arise because of the planets Global warming create more problems such as increased volcanic activity which puts more ash into the atmosphere which in turn creates problems with our earths protective covering from issues like the emerging threat from our Solar Cycles that can become the most dangerous problem we face in the very near future.
Ok if you need wordage to help you understand think of it this way, we went straight from Global warming to Global Cooling. There is that better?
Look forward to hotter and less bearable summers, massive power outages, loss of water, crop failure, increased pest problems that will destroy the healthy crops and food stores.
And then also expect to see an increase in winds and tornadoes, lightning and thunderstorms.
Then expect longer and less predictable winters like never experienced before in our planets written history, Massive blackouts and did I mention power outages? Loss of livestock on a major scale.
My suggestion is that you start spending 1 month per season living without power and or goods and services. Just to get the real perspective of how things will be in the very near future partly due to Global Warming/Cooling.

Deadly short summers/ Deadly Mini Ice Ages instead of Winters.

Read about sunspot 24 and the direction that is leading us into.

posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 09:54 AM
reply to post by antar

Is everyone aware that water falls as snow below 32 degrees F? It doesn't need polar temperatures.

As far as the climate change issue I don't understand why people are so frightened of this science that they try to villify Al Gore. It seems to me they are just greasing the wheels of their own destruction. As the global calamities rise how long will people continue to deny what is happening around them? I am remided of the frog sitting in a pot of water set on low heat. Will the frog come to its senses in time?

I checked out the sunspot 24 cycle as you suggested but I couldn't find anythin really alarming. They are predicting a 30-50% stronger cycle peaking around 2012. Seems they have a 98% success rate with the predictions of solar cycles now - a figure which gives me comfort.

I guess Al Gore is one of the lightning rods of the right.

posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by antar

Algore says it is a warming issue. Ipcc says it is a warming issue.

The northern hemisphere has just had its coldest winter for decades, do you not think that is a fact.

They are projecting this as warming, but we have the coldest winter in decades, so who you going to believe.

IPCC and gore both say its warming, so they will make science look bad if they are wrong, and they are the ones in la de la land.

posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 07:26 PM
The push for the term climate change is a new trend recently , it may have been used in the LATE 80's and early 90's , but for the greater most part the big push was the term global worming. Are humans influencing the earths environment and climate, most likely. BUT what about the fluctuations of the global climate which took place in the past. A few years ago popular science referred to the earth as a geothermic dynamo. Changes tectonic activity and the earths magnetic field are just the tip of the ice burg when it comes to natural systems which affect climate. Heck what about the dynamics of the earths orbit and the solars cycles.
I find it odd that the term climate change is now increasingly being pushed.

[edit on 27-2-2008 by OpusMarkII]

posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by CreeWolf me, debating this any more is like debating The Flat Earth theory 20 years after Columbus discovered it was round.... Time to move on.


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