Monday, February 11, 2008
It seems that not every scientist is part of Al Gore's mythical "consensus”. In 1991 the Danish Meteorological Institute released a study using data that went back centuries that showed that global temperatures closely tracked solar cycles. Now, Canadian scientists are studying our sun, which has a bigger impact on Earth's climate than all the tailpipes and smokestacks on our planet combined. And they're now worried about global COOLING!! According to Kenneth Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada's National Research Council, solar activity, which fluctuates in 11-year cycles, has been disturbingly quiet during the current cycle. This lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century. Such an event occurred in the 17th century and corresponded with a period of bitter cold that began around 1650 and lasted until 1715. Frigid winters and cold summers during that period led to massive crop failures, famine and death in Northern Europe. Tapping warns that if the sun remains quiet for another year or two, it may indicate a repeat of that period of drastic cooling of the Earth, bringing massive snowfall and severe weather to the Northern Hemisphere. The biggest impact on the Earth's climate over time has been the sun. There is excellent correlations between the regular fluctuations of the sun and earthly climate according to R. Timothy Patterson, professor of geology and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center of Canada's Carleton University. A Hoover Institution Study a few years back examined historical data and came to the conclusion that "The effects of solar activity and volcanoes are impossible to miss.” "---try as we might, we simply could not find any relationship between industrial activity, energy consumption and changes in global temperatures." according to Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz . The study concludes that if you shut down all the world's power plants and factories, "there would not be much effect on global temperatures." Note: This was exerpted from an article in Investers Business Daily. If you care to see the complete article go to: http://ibdeditorial.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=287279412587175
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
China is having the harshest winter weather in decades. My suggestion to them is they need to do what we do here in America. BUY MORE SUVs TO CREATE MORE GREENHOUSE GASSES. This should solve their problem. Oh wait; they already produce more greenhouse gasses than any other country in the world. Oh well, maybe manmade greenhouse gases are not the source of global warming after all. Maybe I should create a documentary. I understand a former vice president has made a fortune this way.