Sunday, May 23, 2010

More bad news on climate

Geologist Declares 'global warming is over' -- Warns U.S. Climate Conference of 'Looming Threat of Global Cooling'

... the bad news is that global cooling is even more harmful to humans than global warming and a cause for even greater concern because:

1. A recent study showed that twice as many people are killed by extreme cold than by extreme heat.
2. Global cooling will have an adverse effect on food production because of shorter growing seasons, cooler growing seasons, and bad weather during harvest seasons. This is already happening in the Midwestern U.S., China, India, and other places in the world. Hardest hit will be third world countries where millions are already near starvation levels.
3. Increase in per capita energy demands, especially for heating.
4. Decrease in the ability to cope with problems related to the population explosion. World population is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, an increase of 50%. This means a substantial increase in demand for food and energy at a time when both are decreasing because of the cooling climate.

... The possibility of temperatures dropping to the level of the Dalton Minimum is suggested by the recent passing of the sun from a solar grand maximum to a solar grand minimum similar to that of the Dalton Minimum. The unusually long sun spot cycle 23 and the solar magnetic index suggest that a solar minimum similar to the Dalton is very possible. A fourth possibility is that we may be approaching another Maunder type minimum and another Little Ice Age. ...

Maybe soon we can begin to see a retreat from disastrous green policies.

Then again, if you "follow the money", maybe not.

[via FOS]


Anonymous said...

Maybe new taxes to create a huge government program to release more carbon into the atmosphere will solve the global cooling problem. We must act now be fore we have all the facts. The debate is over.

syncrodox said...

Brrrr... I think I'll leave the diesel running tonight.


Anonymous said...

Tax breaks for Hummer's...

McGuinty you listening?

David in North Burnaby BC said...

"We must act now before we have all the facts. The debate is over. "

Absolutely. The science is settled. Burn all heretics. Start with Suzuki.