Today, of course, environmentalists' theme of "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" has changed to incessant chatter about global warming.
Comes this recent article from the Daily Caller:
If you think the Earth is hot now, try wearing plate armor in the Middle Ages.Read the entire article HERE.
A Swedish study found that the planet was warmer in ancient Roman times and the Middle Ages than today, challenging the mainstream idea that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main drivers of global warming.
The study, by scientist Leif Kullman, analyzed 455 “radiocarbon-dated mega-fossils” in the Scandes mountains and found that tree lines for different species of trees were higher during the Roman and Medieval times than they are today. Not only that, but the temperatures were higher as well.
Increasingly, scientists are looking away from human causes and looking at solar activity and natural climate variability for explanations of why the planet warms and cools.
“All other things being equal, adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere will have a warming effect on the planet,” Judith Curry, a climatologist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, told the Los Angeles Times. “However, all things are never equal, and what we are seeing is natural climate variability dominating over human impact.”
The Kullman study points to mounting evidence that climate is largely out of human control, as humans were not burning large amounts fossil fuels during Roman and Medieval times....
Environmentalists may not always be wrong. After all, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while, and even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
On the other hand, the agenda of environmentalists often seems twofold: to scare people so as to keep them in panic mode, and to preach to us "scientifically" that we are evil consumers whose very existence threatens the existence of Planet Earth.
Your thoughts about global warming?
My thoughts about the reality (the first photo taken on December 9, 2013, and the second photo taken on December 10, 2013, here at the AOW household):
We're not in the deep freeze now, but it is clearly much colder than usual for this time of year!