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Monday, December 16, 2013

About Global Warming

Back when I was in college (1968-1972), I heard quite a bit in my science classes about "the coming Ice Age." 

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.

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....
Read the entire article HERE.

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!


  1. Fascinating! And did you hear it snows in Cairo the other day...enough to cover the city and stay on the ground? I think it said "first snow in 112 years"...something like that. Which tends to make us realize weather is mercurial enough to fool even LIBERAL "we want there to be warming so we can make Gore rich" scientists :-)

  2. Funny how I have ALWAYS KNOWN from the moment the term reared its ugly head that "Global Warming" was just a stinking Communist Plot to grab more control over our lives -- and wrest more money from our wallets.

    That's REALLY all those people care about -- ever-increasing POWER and CONTROL.

    They HATE liberty, and being mostly atheistic or "social gospel" types, take the dimmest possible view of human nature. The word TRUST is not in their vocabulary, except as it pertains to their obvious trust in the ultimate goodness of TOTALITARIANISM.

    It's the truth, but of course, we're no supposed to talk bluntly about ANYTHING anymore, are we? Along with their hatred of freedom is their even-greater hatred of HONESTY.

  3. The old Alinsky trick. One has to keep folks revved up and upset. For some reason they latched onto this climate change, Global warming bit, and apparently a good pick.

  4. "The Kullman study points to mounting evidence that climate is largely out of human control,"

    Absolutely but the "Chicken Little" alarmists are within control. That's why we have mental institutions. Gore and his band of minions are CERTIFIABLE !

  5. Unless you happen to be a complete idiot, and by complete idiot I mean anyone left of the political center, then you know that the history of planet earth is also the history of climate change. Government encourages fear among the population because a people who fear the worst are easily controlled. It is the same with under-educated citizens: easily fooled. Wake up America and repudiate the socialist fascism in our government.


    From each, according to his assets to Al Gore, according to his GREED!

  7. Heh. I concur with AOW- this area is MUCH colder and much snow-ier than it should be. We normally don't get any snow until late December at earliest. Must have been real warm to cover every square inch in a layer of ice.

    I always said we have global bipolar-ness, because the weather does seem to change rapidly (at least in this state.) It actually makes sense that humans have done very little to nothing to change things- sorry, I find it hard to believe that we are really THAT powerful.

    But of course, liberals do think humans are all mighty, and thus have to be super careful or else we will destroy the earth (with a million movies, books, etc; given to children to promote that fear. Example: Wall-E)

    Sheeple will be sheeple. They blindly believe and follow leaders who are masters of manipulation. Fear, of course, being the easiest and most effective way to control others. This is as old as history itself- and won't end anytime soon.


    1. Wildstar,
      I've seen these early "cold spells" before here in Northern Virginia.

      Still if you we at this page and scroll down to "VIRGINIA'S HISTORIC WINTER EXTREMES," we see that such cold spells here in Virginia are quite rare.

      That said, notice this entry:

      The Winter of 1960-1961: The stormy pattern of the last couple winters continued with three more significant storms. The first one was December 10-12, 1960. Heavy snow and high winds hit from Virginia into New York. In Virginia, snow fall ranged from 4 to 13 inches in the north and west. There were seven fatalities in Virginia attributed to the storm. The next snowstorm struck on January 19-20 from North Carolina to New York. Virginia saw up to 12 inches. It caused a great traffic jam in northern and central Virginia and DC. Two deaths were blamed on the storm in Virginia, due to overexertion and accidents. The third storm struck February 3-5 and hit like a blizzard with severe cold and gale force winds. Eight inches fell in Washington, 2 to 13 inches across Virginia with as much as 36 inches in New York. There four fatalities in Virginia.

      We were off from school so much that assignments were broadcast over the radio. The snow drifted to over my head and even above Dad's shoulders. And the following year, we had a snow thrower for the tractor.

  8. I'm just glad that we Australians finally elected a semi-Conservative government that's finally going to get rid of our stupid, expensive and ultimately useless carbon dioxide tax. It cost us a lot of money and achieved nothing so far but still the lefties insist it's worth keeping. To them it's a faith, reason and hard facts have no place there. They've become another church we have to keep out of the public space.


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