“Scientific” validation of the global warming theory literally changes with the weather.
Those who prefer authoritarian government over liberty have adopted global warming/climate change as the perfect justification: global catastrophe looms if government doesn’t control, tax and ration energy production and energy consumption. When politicians control your access to energy they will control your life.
Legitimate science finds the global climate to be immensely complex and not readily understood or explainable in glib sound bites. But to support the political goal of exploiting the threat of climate catastrophe to increase the power of government “scientists” and others claiming to speak for “the overwhelming majority of scientists” have produced a chaotic series of simplistic reports and predictions packed with contradictions and inconsistencies.
Not long ago we were regaled by articles predicting the end of winter as we have known it. Some of these articles have recently disappeared from the web. But this one is still up. Published in January, 2008 in the online version of Environmental Magazine it directly linked global warming to the mild winters and resulting loss of winter sports opportunities in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The article titled “As Climate Change Takes Hold Our Coldest Season is the First Casualty,” included this excerpt:
[T]he overwhelming trend is clear: it’s getting warmer, and winter is losing force, intensity and duration, changing America’s ingrained habits in the process. If you’ve ever enjoyed ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowboarding or building a snowman, you should know that the future of these enshrined institutions is by no means guaranteed.
So you might think it logical that if mild winters validate predictions of future global warming then a winter with record low temperatures would contradict those predictions, right?
Wrong, according the the acolytes of the Global Warming/Climate Change political movement who would brand you an ignoramus. On Christmas Day The New York Times weighed in with an article by Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting at an atmospheric and environmental research firm. An excerpt (emphasis added):
As global temperatures have warmed and as Arctic sea ice has melted over the past two and a half decades, more moisture has become available to fall as snow over the continents. So the snow cover across Siberia in the fall has steadily increased.
The sun’s energy reflects off the bright white snow and escapes back out to space. As a result, the temperature cools.
Some obvious questions that global warming disciples refuse to answer:
- Would any observable weather pattern contradict the theory that climate catastrophe will result if human behavior does not change dramatically, under the heavy hand of government? Or, do all possible weather patterns confirm it?
- How would we know if the vast expansion of government power the climate change movement demands actually stopped the dreaded global warming? Would winters be warmer or colder? Do we have to just wait and hope the “scientists” who pore over computer models behind closed doors would tell us?
- We’ve always been told global warming results from humanity generating carbon dioxide that traps the sun’s heat in the earth’s atmosphere. Yet this article says that same phenomenon ultimately resulted in the sun’s energy escaping back into space! Is this part of a natural climate mechanism that might prevent the predicted disaster?
- Can we really trust that the global warming establishment, a coterie of scientists, computer modelers, environmental zealots, “green” business interests and politicians is fully competent to both predict and prevent the imminent cataclysm by seizing our liberty and regulating our lives – and enriching themselves in the process?