Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday was a great day for polar bears, but a not-so-hot day (literally) for the scaremongers and political opportunists who've been pushing "man caused climate change." Because Tuesday was when the American Astronomical Society announced that the sun appears to be going into a quiet period unlike any we've seen in hundreds of years...and that the result may be a new ice age.
Scientists say the key is looking at sunspot activity, as there is a correlation between fewer sunspots and lower temperatures here on Earth. And way back in 1645...before industrialization, Humvees, Al Gore, "carbon credits," or the EPA...a lack of sunspots occurred at the same time as the "Little Ice Age" - a devastatingly harsh period of freezing temperatures that lasted 70 years.
Put another way, comparing Man's impact on the climate to that of the sun is like comparing a seagull fart to a Category Five Hurricane. Our climate changes and cycles, as it always has...because the sun changes and cycles, as it always has.
The records of history and climatology are perfectly clear. But politicians, opportunists and pseudo-scientists continue to spout nonsense...as they always have.