Monday, January 11, 2010
Baby, It's Cold Outside (And may stay that way for a while)
a professor at the Leibniz Institute at Germany's Kiel University and an author of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, believes the lengthy cold weather is merely a pause -- a 30-years-long blip -- in the larger cycle of global warming, which postulates that temperatures will rise rapidly over the coming years.In geologic time, 30 years is a mere half blink of an eye. But, the prediction of coming cold with, hopefully, returning warmth makes me wonder more about the whole climate modeling thing. Computer models of any sort depend on all the needed variables being present at the correct values. No small feat for climate predictions considering we easily may not know all the variables.
Mini ice ages are nothing new and Latif is not the only professor predicting colder weather to come.
The Little Ice Age is believed to have contributed to the end of the Norse colony in Greenland, which was founded during an interval of much warmer weather.Latif cleverly keeps the specter of global warming alive to allow the fears to continue. Continued cold worries me more as it would greatly threaten the world food supply and could bring world wide famine.
I also wonder if mankind hasn't developed a god complex. Not only can we supposedly accurately predict climate changes and conditions (when we so obviously don't), we can control the climate. I'm all for efficient, renewable, clean energy sources and minimizing pollution, etc. But, I still wonder about the true motives of many global warming alarmists. And, after ten days of below freezing temps, I'm looking forward to a little warmth.
Once again, it's about the money. Research funds, grants, etc.
They're a bunch of hypocrites.
All the best,
E. Steven Berkimer
Except sometimes power, though also sometimes a means to amassing money, is with some twisted souls with giant egos among the self anointed elite a means of using their superior intellect to direct the lives of the rest of us. For our own good of course.
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