The global warming debate, now dubbed “climate change,” since no one can agree on its proper name, since naming it defines it, continues to rage across the planet, culminating in the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit.
Many people, already confused by this debate, have determined that global warming is a fact due to: “This is the hottest summer we’ve ever had.” “Look at that drought in Australia, must be global warming.” “Scientists say the ice caps are melting, too much carbon dioxide in the air.” And on and on ad nauseum. Extrapolating localized weather patterns into world wide climate changes, only adds fuel to an already out of control fire that’s burning up intelligent, scientific discoveries regarding the truth of our always changing climate.
Professor Henrik Svensmark, a physicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, said the recent warming period was caused by solar activity. He said the last time the world experienced such high temperatures, during the medieval warming period, the sun and the earth were in a similar cycle.
Medieval Warm Period
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The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) or Medieval Climate Optimum was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region, lasting from about AD 800–1300. It was followed by a cooler period in the North Atlantic termed the Little Ice Age. The MWP is often invoked in discussions of global warming. Some refer to the event as the Medieval Climatic Anomaly as this term emphasizes that effects other than temperature were important.
Little Ice Age
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The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling that occurred after a warmer era known as the Medieval Warm Period. While not a true ice age, the term was introduced into scientific literature by François E. Matthes in 1939. Climatologists and historians working with local records no longer expect to agree on either the start or end dates of this period, which varied according to local conditions. Some sources confine the Little Ice Age to approximately the 16th century to the mid-19th century. It is generally agreed that there were three minima, beginning about 1650, about 1770, and 1850, each separated by intervals of slight warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes areas affected by the LIA:
Evidence from mountain glaciers does suggest increased glaciation in a number of widely spread regions outside Europe prior to the 20th century, including Alaska, New Zealand and Patagonia. However, the timing of maximum glacial advances in these regions differs considerably, suggesting that they may represent largely independent regional climate changes, not a globally-synchronous increased glaciation. Thus current evidence does not support globally synchronous periods of anomalous cold or warmth over this timeframe, and the conventional terms of "Little Ice Age" and "Medieval Warm Period" appear to have limited utility in describing trends in hemispheric or global mean temperature changes in past centuries... [Viewed] hemispherically, the "Little Ice Age" can only be considered as a modest cooling of the Northern Hemisphere during this period of less than 1°C relative to late 20th century levels.
As you can see, trying to determine the climate patterns of the entire earth, for any extended period, is practically impossible.
Carbon dioxide (chemical formula: CO2) is a chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom. It is a gas at standard temperature and pressure and exists in Earth's atmosphere in this state.Carbon dioxide is used by plants during photosynthesis to make sugars, which may either be consumed in respiration or used as the raw material to produce other organic compounds needed for plant growth and development. It is produced during respiration by plants, and by all animals, fungi and microorganisms that depend either directly or indirectly on plants for food. It is thus a major component of the carbon cycle. Carbon dioxide is generated as a by-product of the combustion of fossil fuels or the burning of vegetable matter, among other chemical processes.
Large amounts of carbon dioxide are emitted from volcanoes and other geothermal processes such as hot springs and geysers and by the dissolution of carbonates in crustal rocks. As of March 2009[update], carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is at a concentration of 387 ppm by volume. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide fluctuate slightly with the change of the seasons, driven primarily by seasonal plant growth in the Northern Hemisphere. Concentrations of carbon dioxide fall during the northern spring and summer as plants consume the gas, and rise during the northern autumn and winter as plants go dormant, die and decay. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas as it transmits visible light but absorbs strongly in the infrared and near-infrared. (Wikipedia online)
Not quite the bogyman you were expecting? Would reducing such destroy what little plant life we have left? Do you want your scientists fiddling around with the very air you breathe?
The term "carbon dioxide" has been used as a hypo-trigger by the media on the uninformed masses making them believe that all this "dirty air" is falling on their very heads. Through various publicly displayed protests and lawsuits, the environmentalists, now known as the green movement, has prevented power companies from expanding to meet the ever growing needs of the United States. Meanwhile, the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, is suing major utilities for not spending untold millions of dollars on redundant apparatus to "clean up" their emissions.This is the same EPA who, 2 days after 9/11, declared the air clean and safe, thus assuring rescue workers and clean-up crews they could work with impunity. Now these workers are dying in droves from eye and lung diseases from the unseen but persistent particles of dust that remained in the air and the government refuses any and all medical help or money for these brave but haggard workers who gave their lives on the word of their lying, corrupt and inhuman government. The now re-christened Green movement has made a new religion out of worshipping the earth. "Reduce your carbon footprint" is their commandment and Gaia is their goddess. Under the direction of the Elites, they have hi-jacked an entire planet. These illiterate and compliant slaves cannot stand the notion that entire populations are using electrical power to improve their lives. It is too polluting, according to their insane ideology. The Pew Research Center for People and the Press reports that 79% of Americans have cable or satellite TV, 59% have home computers; 16% have DVD players. Add to that refrigerators, electric can openers, lights and other comfort devices and you have a populace totally plugged into the matrix of easy living.Scrambling to prevent third world countries from tapping into current technologies developed by the West, they are fighting to keep these wretchedly poor and desperate people from raising their standard of living. And in turn, they are admonishing and pushing the well off and well fed people of the West to reduce and curtail their consumption of the greatest discovery of all time that has brought health, safety, inventiveness and the advancement of civilization; that gift that Prometheus sacrificed himself to steal from the gods to benefit all mankind: that fire from the sky: electricity.
I would now like to introduce my newest guest columnist, Professor Robert M. Carter, of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University in Australia. He is a brilliant scientist and one of the few lone voices shouting into the wind of this global warming madness.
He has written a detailed and very excellent piece entitled: The Futile Quest For Climate Control. As it is very long, I will be presenting in several parts. His science and study of this problem is unparralled anywhere. I urge all my readers to read and pass this vital information along to others.
I leave you now with a final word from Lord Monckton, a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher:
“As anybody knows who follows the opinion polls in Britain and Australia and the US, in the last few weeks and months there has been a rapid collapse in the global warming chimera so while we still have our freedom, let us speak out.”