Another Conservative Pot-Shot at Global Warming

I can’t resist.  In the 1970s, we were warned of an impending global ice age.  Three decades later, the thermostat has been turned up.  The environmentalist idiots need to either make up their mind or just shut-up and watch the Weather Channel (whose founder has blasted global warming).

Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe is one of my favorite columnists of all times (along with Mark Steyn).  He is an inspiration – a conservative columnist in the most liberal state in the Union.  God bless Jeff.  He opines about global warming in his column today.

In South America, for example, the start of winter last year was one of the coldest ever observed. According to Eugenio Hackbart, chief meteorologist of the MetSul Weather Center in Brazil, “a brutal cold wave brought record low temperatures, widespread frost, snow, and major energy disruption.” In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years, while in Peru the cold was so intense that hundreds of people died and the government declared a state of emergency in 14 of the country’s 24 provinces. In August, Chile’s agriculture minister lamented “the toughest winter we have seen in the past 50 years,” which caused losses of at least $200 million in destroyed crops and livestock.

He cites a Russian scientist to make his point.  I’m not a fan of the Russians, but I love this one.

Sorokhtin dismisses the conventional global warming theory that greenhouse gases, especially human-emitted carbon dioxide, is causing the earth to grow hotter. Like a number of other scientists, he points to solar activity – sunspots and solar flares, which wax and wane over time – as having the greatest effect on climate.

“Carbon dioxide is not to blame for global climate change,” Sorokhtin writes in an essay for Novosti. “Solar activity is many times more powerful than the energy produced by the whole of humankind.” In a recent paper for the Danish National Space Center, physicists Henrik Svensmark and Eigil Friis-Christensen concur: “The sun . . . appears to be the main forcing agent in global climate change,” they write.

People treat global warming as if it were a fact.  Many folks in the scientific community act as if though there was authoritative evidence that us miserable humans are the cause of  “alleged warmer temperatures.”  Forget that.  Look at all of the places around the world that are experiencing record lows and incredible snow.  These doofs discount natural climatological patterns.

In any case, you and I know better.  My only advice is as follows:  The Senate should hold off on endorsing Kyoto or Bali or whatever.  Give things a few years, and we’ll be back to ice age warnings again.  Environmentalists are fickle.  And the uber liberals in the international community will continue to rush from place-to-place in order to assuage these idiots. 

Good grief!


8 thoughts on “Another Conservative Pot-Shot at Global Warming

  1. I put my trust in numerous scientists who posit that manmade global warming is a farce. Show me the data that supports the supposition. Jacoby simply lends a voice to those of us who recognize the manufactured global warming hysteria for what it is – a big fat lie.

    The data does not support your hypothesis. And further, any data to the effect that the earth maybe a little warmer than normal in some places does not discount normal climate shifts. The fact is that the global warming myth is totally without merit.

    Al Gore’s money-making “carbon credit” scam is short-lived. The scientific community is starting to discount this BS. I guess they have problems wondering why we were on the verge of an ice age 20-30 years ago and now we’re on the verge of becoming like Venus.


  2. Why is there always more emphasis placed on the relatively recent (and recently proven inaccurate) recordings of the last 100 years than the fact that recorded history has shown us long range weather cycles in the hundreds of years?

    There was a mini ice age just a few hundred years ago – and that was led into by a few hundred years of weather so warm that agriculture was able to expand to previously inhospitable places!

    Give me a BREAK! The world has never stayed the same all the time! Expecting it to do so now is just plain ridiculous. Enviro-acolytes of Gore drive me nuts.

  3. Airforcewife – there was supposedly a mini-ice age starting 30 years ago. I’m starting to thing the ice age theory has more credence than the global warming stuff. I wish these idiots would make up their minds. I don’t know whether to buy parkas or tank-tops.

  4. Because my store is named “Sedona Green,” I frequently have customers who want to discuss global warming. Sometimes it’s difficult to bring them down to reality. Some (adults, believe it or not) have been convinced that the country will be under water except for maybe an island in Colorado in five or ten years!

    It makes me furious that celebrities like Gore seek publicity by stirring up fear, particularly among the very young. Frightening kids about about climate change is just as damaging as frightening them about nuclear war. It teaches them that horrible things are ABOUT TO HAPPEN that are out of their control, and teaches kids to believe they have no participation over their own destiny. Very destructive and WRONG lesson.

  5. Phillip, you about KILLED me with the parkas and tank tops line! I’m sooo stealing that for future use.

  6. I’ll let you have it airforcewife. In the meantime, I’m not going to start getting worked up about global warming until Old Navy starts showcasing their new Winter Line of Speedos, Halter Tops and Bermuda Shorts.

  7. Glad we share the appreciation for both Jacoby and Stein. And think about it, they both reside here in the Emirate of New England.
    Now, I think the issue of global warming as applied to New England has just been given an accelerated test. Last Thursday it was 7 degrees and today it was 67. So Philip, it was not so much parka or tank-top (well, at 66 the latter doesn’t apply), and, but for the rain it could have been a day on my bike in shorts.
    But, how appropriate that Jacoby would enjoin us all with an article on the global warming stuff.
    We been getting sirrocoes of hot air from the northern reaches of New Hampshire in only a matter of few days. With all the candidates and press burning up calories there we get collateral heating.
    By the way, Jeff Jacoby is one of the most sincere and decent men I’ve met in my Massachusetts political life. I would even go so far as to say there’s a warmth in personality beyond his pen.

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