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February 16, 2008

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We may be able to breath a sigh of relief, now that the horror of Global Warming induced extended growing seasons may be on hold.

Kenneth Tapping, National Research Council (Solar "Expert"):

It is the opinion of scientists, including me, that global warming is a major issue, and that it might be too late to do anything about it already. If there is a cooling due to the solar activity cycle laying off for a bit, then the a period of solar cooling could be a much-needed respite giving us more time to attack the problem of greenhouse gases, with the caveat that if we do not, things will be far worse when things turn on again after a few decades.

I feel so much better; I can hardly wait for the North American and European crop failures:

No wonder there is so much talk recently about global cooling. I certainly hope that’s wrong, because a Dalton type solar minimum would be very bad for our world economy and agriculture. NASA GISS published a release back in 2003 that agrees with the commonly accepted idea that long period trends in solar activity do affect our climate by changing the Total Solar Irradiance (TSI).
Posted by Cjunk at February 16, 2008 2:56 PM
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Do I have have this right.

A period of global cooling will serve to allow more time to deal with global warming.

And they have the dates for these cooling and warming trends firmly booked.

Timing is everything eh?

Posted by: John West at February 16, 2008 5:08 PM

The solar scientists have all been paid off by Exxon. David Suzuki is sending in SWAT teams as we speak.

Posted by: otter at February 16, 2008 6:23 PM

I have always said that if we even went back to the cooler temperatures of the 1970s, we would have big, big world food production problems.

But hey, Gore/Suzuki 'scientists' needs to have half the world starve before they realize it.

And Bush will not be around to blame it on.

Oh, the embarassment of it all.

Posted by: rockyt at February 16, 2008 6:56 PM

rockyt,

Why not they are still blaming Reagan

Posted by: Stephen at February 16, 2008 7:09 PM

"It is the opinion of scientists, including me, that global warming is a major issue, and that it might be too late to do anything about it already. If there is a cooling due to the solar activity cycle laying off for a bit, then the a period of solar cooling could be a much-needed respite giving us more time to attack the problem of greenhouse gases, with the caveat that if we do not, things will be far worse when things turn on again after a few decades."

So, let's get this straight. The sun's impact is negligible when compared to man's influence on the environment when we're in a heating phase, but suddenly, this appears as an admission that we can expect the sun to have an impact after all now that we're about to enter a cooling phase.

Rightttttt!!!!!

I'm beginning to suspect that that American spy satellite that is about to fall to the earth isn't really malfunctioning after all but is being dragged down by our atmosphere ballooning, thus increasing drag, due to increased solar activity and global warming.

Just kidding.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 at February 16, 2008 7:58 PM

Like the true snake-oil salesmen these guys are,they will try and spin everything to suck the gullible in. So after the natural cooling period(caused by a decrease in the sun's ouput), the following warm-up period will still be man's fault? Riighhtt. And Suzizki didn't accidentally inject some fruit-fly genes into himself. Oh wait.

Posted by: Justthinkin at February 16, 2008 8:18 PM

Oh crap! I was just starting to look forward to global warming. Now we have gone full circle. Decades ago we were supposedly headed for another "ice age". It seems like these "scientists" are changing the forecast so quickly that they are getting dizzy from turning so often.

Posted by: Gus at February 16, 2008 8:28 PM

Talk about a hedge fund! So now if it starts to get cooler as a result of the decreased activity of the sun (which has a negligible impact on the earth's temperature) whatever temperatures we experience will be the result of man-made global warming (even though it's cooler) and we will have to buy our carbon indulgences (going to countries which can pollute to their hearts' content) in order to prevent a subsequent warming which will occur, (maybe) as a result of the activity of the non-influential sun pushing temperatures up higher than they are, or aren't now.
I've always wondered what it would be like to be a liberal for just five minutes -- sort of like trying one hit of LSD (not that I would). That boyish curiosity that lurks at the back of one's adult mind!

Posted by: DrD at February 16, 2008 8:46 PM

Maybe Kate's going to get her famine after all? I'll be in Puerto Rico if y'all need me.

Posted by: The Phantom at February 16, 2008 9:20 PM

Hey, climate mongering is izzy munney for the fake scientists, why would they want to change their position?

Nothing worse than a gubmint that won't fess up for sometin on global warming.

Us big ass science fakers KNOW whats good for mankind.

You worship us, or WE WILL THROW YOU IN JAIL!

Take a laxitive Suz, you need one.

Posted by: rockyt at February 16, 2008 9:21 PM

the newest spin, Global Cooling will outstrip Global warming to give us a chance to battle what we cant control.

Posted by: cal2 at February 16, 2008 10:22 PM

Wait until Jimmy Hansen gets word of this.

Posted by: Free Thinker at February 16, 2008 10:36 PM

Cal2

"it's cruel to be kind, in the right measure"

Nick Lowe

"it's cool to be warm, in the right measure"

Kenneth Tapping

Posted by: h2o273kk9 at February 16, 2008 10:38 PM

Global warming is a fruad and a big time lie there are unscruploius persons behind it

Posted by: spurwing plover at February 16, 2008 10:40 PM

I have always found Michael Chrichton's "The Case for Skepticism on Global Warming" to be a brilliant analysis of the folly of global warming hysteria. What I like is that, among other things, the essay captures historical context. The idea that by cutting back on CO2 emissionwe can "save" or even make life easier for people 50 or 100 years from now is absolute idiocy. Good essay: http://www.michaelcrichton.net/speech-ourenvironmentalfuture.html

Posted by: LindaL at February 17, 2008 12:15 AM

Actually, Kenneth Tapping has come up with some important information about future climate based on solar energy. I find it pathetic -- laughable really -- that he finds it necessary to trot out his token support for the theory of man made global warming in the light of this phenomenal realization about the impact of the sun. It shows the degree to which many scientists have become intimidated by the powerful advocates of global warming. I wonder how many would express their skepticism if they did not fear some sort of career repercussions.

Posted by: LindaL at February 17, 2008 12:22 AM

it's always better to freeze to death than to die any other way/

Posted by: old white guy at February 17, 2008 11:16 AM

What is important here is to understand where the global warming hysterics will be going with their arguments. Understand the reasoning clearly so you can counter:

1. Global warming is caused by man. It is going to destroy the universe.

2. The planet is not warming as expected, due to natural effects; otherwise it would already be even hotter.

3. Natural effects are not more powerful than man's effects. It's just temporary.

And here is the counter-argument:

Of course, if natural effects were not more important than human agency, then why are temperatures not rising? One can't simply say that "it is so, but because it is not so, then it is so".

Posted by: RW at February 18, 2008 5:05 PM
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