Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Global cooling? Yes!

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

If you’ve noticed temperatures getting cooler sooner or more and more news reports about a phenomenon called “global cooling,” fear not, because this only indicates that Mother Nature has determined that it’s time for a change:

I am convinced that all of the preaching about global warming is just hot air. Of course the planet is getting warmer (even if only by a sweltering 1°F (.17°C) every  100 years … ouch!). Moreover, I have no doubt that humans (especially Americans) are marginally to blame But I also have no doubt that this warming is simply due to natural climate variations (i.e., a cyclical phenomenon).

[…Final word on global warming, The iPINIONS Journal, August 8, 2006]

Frankly, I’ve been throwing cold water on the heated rhetoric of global-warming alarmists like Al Gore for years.  But, as the above quote suggests, this is not because I deny that we’ve experienced some global warming. Rather it’s because I find the science behind the assertion that global warming is nothing more than a naturally occurring cyclical phenomenon irrefutable.

Therefore, I always welcome “new” scientific data which show that the warming cycle of recent decades is now changing to a cooling cycle … naturally. And most notable amongst the scientists providing irrefutable proof of this fact is geologist Don Easterbrook.

Specifically, after examining warming and cooling trends over the past four centuries, Easterbrook reportedly found an “almost exact correlation between climate fluctuations and solar energy received on Earth, while showing almost no correlation at all with CO2.” In other words, the man-made greenhouse gases that prophets of global warming have been warning about had absolutely no affect on what little global warming we’ve experienced in recent decades.

More to the point, here’s how Easterbrook concluded his findings:

It’s practically a slam dunk that we are in for about 30 years of global cooling.

Incidentally, nothing demonstrates the speciousness of global-warming orthodoxy quite like the inconvenient truth that just 30 years ago these same “environmentalists” were warning us about global cooling.  (See Newsweek April 28, 1975)

Not mention reports by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that “almost all of the lost ice in Antarctica has come back.” Which must be a tremendous relief to all of the polar bears that have been featured in recent years – for global-warming propaganda purposes – clinging on to melting ice for dear life.

Finally, to punctuate Easterbrook’s forecast, here’s what the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the oldest and most respected meteorological publication in the world, predicted in its September 2008 issue:

We at the Almanac are among those who believe that sunspot cycles and their effects on oceans correlate with climate changes. Studying these and other factor suggests that cold, not warm, climate may be our future.

So, here’s to a cooler winter

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