Tuesday, 18 August 2009

It looks like they were right all along...so much for global warming...

... Newsweek on April 28th 1975 predicted a new Ice Age ...The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down... The evidence...has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it...A survey completed last year reveals a drop of half a degree in average ground temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere between 1945 and 1968...satellite photos indicated a sudden, large increase in Northern Hemisphere snow cover in the winter of 1971-72...the amount of sunshine reaching the ground in the continental U.S. diminished by 1.3% between 1964 and 1972...the Earth’s average temperature during the great Ice Ages was only about seven degrees lower than during its warmest eras – and that the present decline has taken the planet about a sixth of the way toward the Ice Age average. Other (scientists) regard the cooling as a reversion to the “little ice age” conditions that brought bitter winters to much of Europe and northern America between 1600 and 1900 – years when the Thames used to freeze so solidly that Londoners roasted oxen on the ice and when iceboats sailed the Hudson River almost as far south as New York City. Just what causes the onset of major and minor ice ages remains a mystery...some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve...and THIS MONTH from the US National Solar Observatory...
...But something is unusual about the current sunspot cycle. The current solar minimum has been unusually long, and with more than 670 days without sunspots through June 2009, the number of spotless days has not been equaled since 1933...The solar wind is reported to be in a uniquely low energy state since space measurements began nearly 40 years ago.Why is a lack of sunspot activity interesting? During the period from 1645 to 1715, the Sun entered a period of low activity now known as the Maunder Minimum, when through several 11- year periods the Sun displayed few if any sunspots. Models of the Sun’s irradiance suggest that the solar energy input to the Earth decreased during that time and that this change in solar activity could explain the low temperatures recorded in Europe during the Little Ice Age...
...and yet the hysterics of Planet Gore continue to insist "the science is settled", the planet is warming and rising sea levels and 1000 other plagues and pestilences will make large areas uninhabitable...bah ! humbug !

3 comments:

MK said...

"...and yet the hysterics of Planet Gore continue to insist "the science is settled", the planet is warming...."

Yep, and they're getting ever more shrill at it.

Ayrdale said...

...as they will do as Copenhagen approaches. The smart politicians know deep down that it's a crock, but are frightened still of the MSM, so they're making appeasing noises and playing for time (and science) to prove the green left wrong...

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

I was watching Close-Up tonight where they featured the film Age of Stupid.
As I have blogged tonight, we are in the Age of Stupid , though not for reasons the greenies would have us believe.