Yes, when the summer is hotter than normal or different from someone remembers we have global warming. However, when the winter is colder or there are more blizzards, higher than average snowfall, etc. we have global cooling. So say all the experts who really can’t agree on anything rather than the scare tactic that we as humans are destroying the earth with our carbon footprints, incandescent light bulbs, and industrial waste. So they have now gone to the ambiguous phrase climate change. But really for all the scare tactics, studies and reports what are we really experiencing?
The climatic Research Unit in Norwich, UK provides all these scary details including the work they do, the past climate history and its impact, the causes of climate change, and our prospects for the future. Sounds very much like we are headed for some dystopian nightmare should we continue on our path of climate decadence and casual waste of fossil fuels. We must be destroying the world with our way of life. Well here is the thing. They have this handy-dandy graph on their home page which I have put up here for your viewing pleasure. I want you to take a good look at it and tell me what you see. Yeah, well here is what I see. The graph is a flat line. No really, think about this, they have calibrated the graph in tenths of degrees. Since when do we measure in tenths of degrees except when taking our own temperatures. Just about never. If you were to look at this graph in whole degrees what would you see. I can tell you it would be a flat horizontal line for the last one hundred and seventy years! But alas, that doesn’t cause any uproar, why no one would pay attention, so you change the graph to tenths and suddenly you see this pattern emerging showing the just how bad the situation is becoming. Well, I’ve got news for you, nothing is happening. If the whole graph is a flat line, there is no warming.
Look on the graph just after 1880, when it starts to go down. Yeah, right there about 1883. What is special about 1883 you ask. Well 1883 is the year Krakatoa erupted spewing tons of ash and chemicals into the sky. The explosion was so loud it was heard over 3000 miles away, ash was catapulted 50 miles into the air and the shock wave from the explosion circled the earth 7 times fully. It snowed ashes in the United States, the earth cooled rapidly and the temperatures did not recover for five years. Um, did we detonate Krakatoa, nope it blew itself up. Did it irrevocable change the world, no the earth fixed that little problem too. So What are we doing cowering in fear that the earth is going to change in temperature so much the polar ice caps are going to melt and all the polar bears will die, and then so will we. The poles are around -40 degrees C, and ice remains frozen at 0 degrees. So who is predicting a 40.1 degree swing in temperatures to bring the whole thing crashing down on us? A bit crazy isn’t it.