To hear the media and any number of politicians and climatologists who have come on board with the concept, the world is facing a crisis because of the onset of global warming. Not so fast, say paleontologists, who are coming out to show otherwise.
Back in May I did a piece regarding the changing of weather and temperature patterns around the globe and the back and forth teeter-tottering that climatologists have been putting the world through since the 1970's, as well as other agenda driven science. Before that there was my article showing how 400 scientists around the world disagreed with the man-made global warming concept, and of course there is the report by Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, entitled 35 Inconvenient Truths, The Errors in Al Gore's Movie.
Glaciers in Peru are melting so quickly that by 2015 almost all of them may have disappeared. This is not just a problem for Peru but for the whole Andean Community of Nations, including Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador. These countries generate around 73% of their electricity from hydro energy. Ironically, this renewable source of energy risks disappearing because of melting glaciers caused by climate change.
The report, Climate change knows no borders, provides a chilling reminder of the catastrophic impacts of climate change on the Andean region. The evidence predicting the rapid loss of glaciers and a fiercer, more frequent El Niño effect, where ocean temperatures rise along the coasts of Ecuador and Peru, causing droughts and floods, reveals an uncertain and potentially destructive future for the region. The El Niño of 1997/8 had a devastating impact, leaving thousands dead or homeless, crops ruined, roads and bridges left smashed. The bill ran into billions of dollars.
Recent remarks by Northern Ireland’s Minister of the Environment on a leading scientific climate change report have sparked controversy among scientists and green groups, with the claims being branded as ‘ludicrous’.
Environment Minister Sammy Wilson raised the suggestion that the IPCC’s latest report was adapted to remove evidence that human activities had little or no impact on global warming. Wilson had previously gained a reputation as something of an enviro-sceptic due to his opposition to the creation of a dedicated independent environmental protection agency in the region.
The so-called scientific basis of the climate problem is within my professional competence as a meteorologist. It is my professional opinion that there is no evidence at all for catastrophic global warming. It is likely that global temperatures will rise a little, much as IPCC predicts, but there is a growing body of evidence that the errant behavior of the Sun may cause some cooling in the foreseeable future.
SYDNEY (AFP) — Thirty-seven people were arrested at a climate change protest in Australia on Sunday when they blocked a railway line delivering coal, police said.
Organisers said as many as 1,000 people attended the protest march from Newcastle to the nearby Carrington coal terminal, where some demonstrators broke through a fence and chained themselves to a stationary coal train.
Police said 37 people had been arrested for a number of offences including trespassing.
A gathering storm (in the words of Winston Churchill) is on the horizon and it spells real trouble for mankind. The planet is warming and we are the dominant cause.
There, I said it. I know this statement will send many into convulsive spasms. Climate change, the politically correct label for it, never fails to generate detractors. There are no shortage of deniers, contrarians, and ideologues who will argue that 1) the planet is not warming; 2) it's warming but so what; 3) it's a problem but not worth the effort and money that is required to mitigate it or; 4) global warming is caused by "natural variability" and we're helpless to do anything about it so why try.