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For over a year now, the few scientists who haven’t been intimidated or bullied into silence by the so-called “scientific consensus” we hear so much about, have predicted a rapid cooling of earth’s climate due to the ...wait for it.. activity of the sun. That prediction is tempered with the qualifier that sun spot activity has been virtually dormant for over a year and unless that activity returns soon, the planet will once again experience a “little ice age” like the one that ended during the 1850s.
While the evidence for this rash prediction is scarce, to say the least, equally scarce is the evidence in support of anthropomorphic global warming. Nevertheless there is a growing body of evidence, both anecdotal as well as scientific, that shows a sudden and rapid cooling trend over most of the planet.
When you consider that China is reporting the lowest temperatures in over a century and record snowfalls worldwide (including snow in Baghdad for the first time in recorded history), the thickening of both icecaps, with Arctic sea ice being up to 8” thicker than normal and confirmation by all four of the earth’s major temperature tracking services that the earth has cooled by as much as .75°C, then Al Gore’s prediction of going waterskiing across a submerged Central Park is just another disaster movie plot.
Those stalwart global warming denying scientists who actually challenged the assumption that man is responsible for the change in the planet’s climate are being vindicated, as the sun is proving to be a much more powerful driver of the earth’s climate than man would ever be capable of being.
I’m sure that by now many people reading this piece are probably saying, “hold on! We’re only talking about 12 months.” But that’s the beauty of the whole global warming debate as the hysterics who have been warning us of the sky falling are also doing so on the basis of a very limited body of evidence. As they say, “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” If proponents of anthropomorphic climate change can make their arguments on the flimsiest of evidence, then those arguing the opposite can do so likewise.
But, hey, there’s an upside to all this, as a cooling trend in the climate has much more serious consequences than a warming trend and will give the luminaries at the UN and their shills like David Suzuki and Al Gore a lot more to be hysterical about.
I can see brother Al angling for a second Oscar with a sequel to his movie An Inconvenient Truth. Perhaps he could call it The Cold, Hard Truth.
There is little doubt that if this trend continues and the planet does enter a sustained period of global cooling, the current crop of climate change hysterics will find some way to blame the whole thing on human activity. One of the main reasons that the warnings about global warming metamorphosed into warnings about climate change is exactly to cover the eventuality that the warming trend might reverse itself. This way it still gives the alarmist camp reason to advocate onerous regulations on human activity.
The key here is being able to continue to convince gullible souls that the sun has nothing to do with earth’s climate and changes therein are driven largely by the activities of humans. If this cooling trend continues for say, another four or five years, it’s going to make it difficult for the climate alarmist industry to continue advancing their agenda.
Considerations such as these usually have no effect on people whose worldview is seen through the lens of a disaster movie. They will merely move on to yet another catastrophic scenario with which to fill their otherwise mundane lives.