Time Magazine Cover, 8 April 1977
The powdered-wig climate dandies of the Royal Courts are suffering from convulsions of Arctic Madness, as the snow piles up and their predictions continue to fail. Here’s an article reminding us all of what was, only recently.
Little Ice Age Is Coming (?)
by Lowell Ponte
The record-breaking snowfall and cold that hit the Northeast in December 2010 forced cancellation of 5,000 airline flights and one NFL football game, prompted six states to declare states of emergency, and left nearly 55 percent of the U.S landmass covered in snow.
This is far from the greatest winter devastation in recent history.
The great blizzard of 1888 piled snow more than 20 feet deep in parts of New York City, forcing some residents to enter and exit their homes from third-story windows.
The year 1816 was called the year without summer because in the Northeast snow remained year-round in the shade of rocks and trees. It was apparently caused by the added chill of high-altitude volcanic ash circling and shading the Earth, happened during what today we call the little ice age that gripped the Northern Hemisphere from around 1400 A.D. until around 1850 A.D.
From America’s Revolutionary War we have records of British soldiers dragging heavy cannons across the thick ice from Staten Island to Brooklyn.
During this era the harbors in Boston, New York City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia repeatedly froze shut in winter. The winter at Valley Forge was far more severe than those today.
We may be sliding back into a little ice age, as I argued long ago in my book "The Cooling." A bit of global warming might supply the atmospheric moisture that could make such a rapid return to Earth’s normal colder ice climate happen.
But you would never know this listening to global warming advocates, who in recent days have proclaimed that global warming is the cause of the record-shattering cold and snow in the Northeast, Great Britain, and much of Europe. .
A Dec. 22 editorial in Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) put its finger precisely on the fallacy in such thinking. As philosopher of science Karl Popper observed, to be valid science a claim must be "falsifiable," testable in a way that can prove it wrong.
But the global warming zealots now claim that any and every extreme of weather – hot or cold, wet or dry, stormy or free from almost all hurricanes – purportedly validates their belief in global warming.
"This isn’t science," said IBD, "it’s a kind of faith. Scientists go along and even stifle dissent because, frankly, hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants are at stake. But for the believers, global warming is the god that failed."
For many of these cultists, whom I long ago dubbed climarxists, "their real agenda has nothing to do with climate change at all," opined IBD.
Weeks ago warming scientists, including some caught lying in "climategate," and radical activists convened in Cancun, Mexico, and felt record cold in this tropical resort.
But the failure of their predictions led to no recantation of their dogma. What emerged instead from Cancun was a recommendation that by 2020 the world’s rich nations should transfer $100 billion per year to poorer nations to "mitigate" the harm they will suffer from global warming we purportedly have caused.
"This is what global warming is really about," said IBD, "wealth redistribution by people whose beliefs are basically socialist. It has little or nothing to do with climate."
And the largest share of wealth redistribution these climarxists intend via the pretext of global warming will go not from rich to poor, but from the private sector to the public sector, from private property and capitalists to socialists who control government and are eager to grab control over everything.
One such socialist is President Barack Obama, whose Environmental Protection Agency is now defying a vote by the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate that refused to give the EPA unlimited power to regulate so-called greenhouse gases as if they were environmental toxins.
Such power could give the EPA dictatorial power over your body, which with each exhalation emits the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a byproduct of the biological processes that keep you alive.
Such environmental and ideological extremists are unwilling to acknowledge that you are as much a part of "nature" as any other living thing.
They refuse to acknowledge that a human skyscraper or internal combustion engine is therefore just as "natural" as a bird nest or an anthill.
Or that natural climatic change is too vast and complex for today’s primitive and politicized science to comprehend.
How much longer will thinking people be fooled by the power-grabbers’ global-warming snow job?
JD Note: Journalist Ponte references the very same Little Ice Age that the global warmers have been deliberately erasing from textbooks and internet sites, by the way. In normal man’s terms, such erasure of facts is called "Lying" or "Censorship", and the left-wing promoters are exceptionally good at it. When it happens in science, it once was reasonable cause for demotions and firings — though in the modern era of scientism, where "peer review" demands self-censoring out of all material with politically-incorrect implications, don’t expect it to happen.
The ‘We’re Gonna Freeze to Death Because of Global Warming’ Headline of the Day
Berlin sees most snow in December since 1900s
Miami Florida: Coldest December on Record
UK: WINTER MAY BE COLDEST IN 1000 YEARS
Not To Worry Department: The ever-faithful NYT’s is on the issue, however, not about to give up its desperately clung-to, newly-found religion.
Bundle Up, It’s Global Warming
This NYT article is riddled with lies-of-omission. But after the revelations of academic "climate-gate" lying and cut-throat behavior by the top recipients of funding for climate research, with nobody being punished in the least for their unethical conduct, what authentically educated person is going to believe it? Sad to see the top climatologists now falling into the same lie-pit as the nuclear power plant vendors did back in the 1970s — remember "nuclear power will be so cheap, it won’t even pay to meter it"?
Even without including the record-cold December 2010 averages found in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with a week to go before the end of the year, the NYT’s "opinion writer" who staked his professional reputation on a warmer and drier Earth will astonishingly proclaim "2010 will probably be among the three warmest years on record, and 2001 through 2010 the warmest decade on record." Well, sorry, no it won’t, and no it isn’t.
The warmest years for the 20th Century were several in the 1930s, and also 1998. Those were El Nino years, by the way. But of course, the "revisions" made by the IPCC in their "hockey-stick graph", which deliberately and unethically erased the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age, is what allows such nonsense to be passed off to a public whose willingness to swallow academic-government lies decreases as goes the temperature. Or, as goes their economic situation.
Here’s an excellent analysis of the NYT propaganda:
The Abiding Faith Of Warm-ongers
And here’s a rather blatant admission mirroring what’s in the Investor’s Daily article. I’ve spoken about this before, that there is a decidedly hard-Marxist agenda behind the CO2 "climate change" legislation, Kyoto Treaty and such, and particularly the new global-tax schemes being floated by the United Nations. A top IPCC UN official spills the beans:
UN IPCC Official Admits ‘We Redistribute World’s Wealth By Climate Policy’
And when the redistributionists can’t get people to agree to their agendas by rational argument, there’s always the lumpenproletariat…
Cancun Climate Protesters Throw Feces, Destroy Property
Global-warming protesters in Cancun for the United Nations COP16 climate summit poured human feces in the streets, threw eggs at police, attacked American fast-food establishments, and generally went on a rampage demanding “action” and “climate justice,” among other things. …
A McDonald’s restaurant was one of the targets. It was spray painted by masked climate vandals dressed in all-black costumes. Other protesters used what was described by a German media outlet as human waste to make their point. But some of the activists, however wrong they might have been, were at least more civilized.
As usual, protestors representing all sorts of causes and organizations were present at the confab. They included anti-globalization demonstrators, communists waving flags featuring mass-murderer Ernesto “Che” Guevara, save-the-trees types, native American groups, and countless more. Most were upset about different aspects of the “climate” negotiations going on inside – secrecy, bullying, exclusion, bribes, and countless other problems – and were there to demand some sort of remedy. Others were simply upset with “capitalism.”
The new eco-fascism, where violent Marxism returns to the soil, literally.
"Who are you going to believe? Our grand and costly socialist theory on global warming? Or your eyes, and the icicles hanging from your nose?"