Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Why isn't this con artist in jail?
According to a piece by Gene Koprowski there is a growing consensus amongst the scientific community that the earth is actually cooling and is expected to get even cooler.
"The hottest new trend in climate change may be global cooling, some researchers say.
Contrary to the commonly held scientific conclusion that the Earth is getting warmer, Dr. Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University and author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, has unveiled evidence for his prediction that global cooling is coming soon.
'Rather than global warming at a rate of 1 F per decade, records of past natural cycles indicate there may be global cooling for the first few decades of the 21st century to about 2030,' said Easterbrook, speaking on a scientific panel discussion with other climatologists. This, he says, will likely be followed by 'global warming from about 2030 to 2060,' which will then be followed by another cooling spell from 2060 to 2090.
Easterbrook spoke before a group of about 700 scientists and government officials at the fourth International Conference on Climate Change. The conference is presented annually in Chicago by the Heartland Institute, a conservative nonprofit think tank that actively questions the theory of man's role in global warming. Last year the Institute published Climate Change Reconsidered, a comprehensive reply to the United Nations' latest report on climate change."
This begs some questions; if in fact(and it is a very well documented fact according to recent reports on NPR) the earth has not warmed in the past decade as is claimed, then just how much cooler will it get?
Is it true that the carbon dioxide emitted from the volcano in Iceland has more than surpassed any reductions in emissions humans have made? (Psssst! Yes, this is true!)
Is it also true that the ash and various green house gasses emited from that volcano will contribute significantly to global cooling for the next two to three years? Yes, according to the National Weather Service and NOAA.
Is THAT cooling figured into Easterbrook's predictions? I understand it isn't!
Hmmm! 'Nuther couple of questions; Should I cut another couple of cords of firewood for this winter? Wonder if Al Gore's foundation will award grants for heating low income American homes this winter? Chuckle!
It seems it's only the highly educated and those making money from global warming that still believe in and promote this scam!