The doomsayers associated with global warming movement must be in complete denial about the latest climate news. At the least, the Algorians are now forced to wonder if their great leader is worthy of worship. His false promise of the earth turning into a sauna from man made causes is in danger of being a big fat lie. With no global catastrophe to lean on, where will they go? What will they do? Fear not ye worshipers of green, a new global scare is right around the corner. The ice is back!
“Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.”
“American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January “was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average.”
“Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.”
“We missed what was right in front of our eyes,” says Prof. Russell. It’s not ice melt but rather wind circulation that drives ocean currents northward from the tropics. Climate models until now have not properly accounted for the wind’s effects on ocean circulation, so researchers have compensated by over-emphasizing the role of man made warming on polar ice melt.
Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, shrugged off man made climate change as “a drop in the bucket.” Showing that solar activity has entered an inactive phase, Prof. Sorokhtin advised people to “stock up on fur coats.”
The last time the sun was this inactive, Earth suffered the Little Ice Age that lasted about five centuries and ended in 1850. Crops failed through killer frosts and drought. Famine, plague and war were widespread. Harbors froze, so did rivers, and trade ceased.
We can only wonder if this new Global Ice Age scare will be as popular as the Global Warming one has been. I suppose any global scare is good as long as there are people to scare and will support the Algorian cause with money and behavior.