Posts Tagged ‘Climate change’

Hello boys and girls, Today I want to take you on a little trip through the wonderful world of science. What type of science are we going to look at today you ask; well that will be…

Global Warming… Al Gore’s golden egg laying goose, the battle cry of the leftist and the sign of Earth’s doom. Now, even though I can play one on the internet, I am not a climate scientist but don’t let that stand in the way because the important part is that I’m not a dumb ass either.

There is a term that has been thrown around over the last couple of years and that is “prepper.” A prepper learns skills and has the supplies to make a minor disruption pleasant or to survive a major disruption. Everyone was freaking out over Y2K and I never blinked an eye. As usual, the Gunslinger was ahead of the curve,

what type of disruption would someone prepare for? In the late 70’s to early 80’s, that disruption would have been the coming of a new ice age. Yep, let me repeat that “Ice Age.” in a span of 30 years th scientific consensus went from years in bitter cold and ice to the earth was going to die from global warming. Hummmm… quite a shift there isn’t it. The leftist today just can’t belive that anyone could doubt the scientist, but if they were so wrong about the ice age, why should anyone believe them now?

Global warming became a religion and anyone who didn’t believe Al Gore was a heretic. Climate deniers, they don’t believe in science and on and on went the left. They have to demonize anyone who doesn’t agree with them. The reason that I’m writing this is because of a meme with Sen. Ted Cruz saying that there had been no warming in the last 15 years. Oh, the leftist loved to laugh but the problem is… that he is right.

Yeah, no warming in 15 years. When called on it the scientist simply changed the name from global warming to climate change and went right on blaming CO2 and humans and American humans in particular.

This climate change, also known as weather has divided the people. Both sides have things that they are right about but both sides are also wrong.

The polar caps are and all the glaciers are going to melt. The sea level is going to rise and flood all of the coastal areas world-wide scream the leftist. I’ve never been one to pull a punch so I’ll tell you now, THIS is the part that they have right. Sorry about that but, yes they are correct.

If you want to know the future, you have to look at the past. So let’s start on our little scientific journey.

New computer modeling suggests the Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in the summertime as early as 2014, Al Gore said Monday at the U.N. climate conference. This new projection, following several years of dramatic retreat by polar sea ice, suggests that the ice cap may nearly vanish in the summer much sooner than the year 2030, as was forecast by a U.S. government agency eight months ago.

One U.S. government scientist Monday questioned the new prediction as too severe, but other researchers previously have projected a quicker end than 2030 to the Arctic summer ice cap.

“It is hard to capture the astonishment that the experts in the science of ice felt when they saw this,” said former U.S. Vice President Gore, who joined Scandinavian officials and scientists to brief journalists and delegates.”

Well, the summer of 2014 has come and went and the polar ice is steady growing. Those who believe that the polar ice growing shows that there is no warming are just as wrong as the ones who believe that we can stop it.

Now, scientist say that the earth is 4.54 billion years old (See, I’m not arguing science) and through those billions of years there have been many changes. I’m going to hit the nail now so that anyone who isn’t interested will know and can go about their business.

Ok, the two main events that seem to repeat are the times that the earth is glacial, covered with ice as in the ice ages and interglacial, where there is no ice. There have been 5 major glacial periods with the last beginning some 3 million years ago and peaking around 20,000 years ago.

So what is the natural state of the earth? interglacial; having no ice at the poles and no glaciers. We are still in the last glacial period and the earth is returning to normal.

Bad news…

It turns out that we are most likely in an “ice age” now. So, in fact, the last ice age hasn’t ended yet!”

The melting of the polar ice caps has happened before and to believe that we are to blame this time is nothing but ego and arrogance. The very idea that we can change the normal cycle is absurd.

So, the ice is going to melt, the oceans are going to rise and the land is going to flood. It’s easy to know that because we know that it has happened before. The only difference is that this time, humans have built huge cities right on the flood plain. Nature say’s “Not my fault. I didn’t tell you to build them there.” Nature is going to do what nature does.

Just as when the mighty Mississippi decides to flood, you can prepare for it, you can try to protect things but can you stop the Mississippi river from flooding? No, and you’re not going to stop this.

The question is, how soon will this happen? I don’t know, nobody knows. Abrupt climate change means just that; abrupt.

On a shorter time scale, global temperatures fluctuate often and rapidly. Various records reveal numerous large, widespread, abrupt climate changes over the past 100,000 years. One of the more recent intriguing findings is the remarkable speed of these changes. Within the incredibly short time span (by geologic standards) of only a few decades or even a few years, global temperatures have fluctuated by as much as 15°F (8°C) or more.

For example, as Earth was emerging out of the last glacial cycle, the warming trend was interrupted 12,800 years ago when temperatures dropped dramatically in only several decades. A mere 1,300 years later, temperatures locally spiked as much as 20°F (11°C) within just several years. Sudden changes like this occurred at least 24 times during the past 100,000 years. In a relative sense, we are in a time of unusually stable temperatures today—how long will it last?”

A few years, a few decades, a couple of hundred thousand years… no clue

If it makes you feel better you can know that CO2 played a large roll in the melting. But it is not the cause. You laugh at Ted Cruz because he is right about a 15 year pause.. but here is the future… are you laughing about it?