Global warming: Happens every 1,500 years
The response to my column on global warming February 5 was a balanced mix of those who believe in the “warming theory,” and those who don’t. The column was headed: “Humans Prefer Warm Over Cold Climates.”
The “global warming” warriors, led by environmental extremist liberal Al Gore, now despise me for believing in scientific facts and not “junk science” (radical theories).
Here are the real-world facts as written by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery in their latest book, “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years.”
The thesis of their book, based on extensive research, is that the slight warming of Earth at this time is simply a part of the long-established cycle involving activity with our sun. According to the authors, this activity is not dangerous, and is not something we could do anything about even if there any need to, which there isn’t.
Global warming activists, they point out, have not come even close to demonstrating that human-generated greenhouse gasses are contribution to global warming.
“The Earth continually warms and cools. The cycle is undeniable, ancient, often abrupt, and global,” Singer and Avery learned in their massive research. “It is also unstoppable. Isotopes in the ice and sediment cores, ancient tree rings, and stalagmites tell us it is linked to small changes in the irradiance of the sun.”
That’s right! The sun’s flares are causing the global warmings every so many centuries.
How else could human beings heat up the Earth with all of their industrial activities?
The environmental activists claim carbon dioxide is “killing us,” a refrain supported by ignorant and lazy journalists looking for sensational stories for Page One of their publications. Sensationalism sells, especially in the liberal media, from the New York Times and Time magazine, to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and other media outlets.
The evidence that human activities produce greenhouse gasses are destroying the planet is based on suppositions, not hard, indisputable facts.
Singer is professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia and serves as distinguished research professor at George Mason University.
Singer was the founding dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences at the University of Miami, and first the first director of the U.S. National Weather Satellite Services, as well as serving five years as vice-chairman of the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmospheres. He is a widely published acadmic and author.
Avery is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a former senior analyst at the U.S. State Department. He’s written extensively on environmental matters.
The authors found that for at least the past million years, the Earth has continually gone through warming and cooling phrases that have lasted about 1,500 years and were in no way correlated with carbon dioxide levels.
Some of the warmest periods of the Earth’s history – including during the period of the Roman Empire and during the Middle Ages – took place when pre-industrial humans were not putting greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.
Even in the 20th Century, when the temperature of the Earth did rise for the entire period, global temperature did not tract with the levels of human generated greenhouse gasses.
Much of the 20th Century’s warming came before 1940. From about that year until about 1975, the period of the most rapid and intense industrialization on the planet, temperatures actually went down, before starting back up again in the 1980s.
All of these scientific data flies in the face of the doomsday scenarios concocted by anti-capitalists and anti-free enterprise critics who are opposed to America’s economic system.
Not to worry, folks – the sky is not falling! Perhaps in a few hundred million or a few billion years from now, but not in the foreseeable future.
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