I just got done taping the latest episode of The Current Podcast and we touched on something that I’d like to elaborate more on, the transition in terminology from global warming to climate change.
It was a subtle change, most of you probably didn’t even realize it had happened. But the liberals pulled a fast one on all of us, and suddenly what was once the end of the earth (global warming) has become a less frightening term that doesn’t really provide a whole lot of detail.
In 2006 at the height of the global warming scam, the earth was warming. Stories filled the airwaves about record setting temperatures and that each year we were getting hotter and hotter, and if something wasn’t done the earth would explode in a massive fire ball of death and plague. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that doomsday-ish, but it was certainly an uproar of mild panic. All I heard from my peers was how global warming needed to be stopped, and it made sense to at least do something about it.
Then reality set in. The earth stopped warming, it suddenly got cool again. Ah shucks, the liberals said, we can’t call it global warming if the earth is no longer warming. So they decided to switch it up, it’s simply climate change.
Well a lot of good that does, it’s not unprecedented for climate to change, and besides which direction is it changing in. Are we still warming? Have we plateaued? Or are we cooling now? It’s almost like God put the earth through a giant microwave, we started out frozen, thawed out, were cooked on high for about 10 minutes, and now we’re cooling back to a consistent room temperature.
The point is, the earth stopped warming, the stories of record breaking heat ended and the liberals could no longer call it global warming, after all it’s hard to sell something with “warming” in the title when there’s no more warming going on. The American public collectively told the liberals “don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”
So the liberals stopped peeing, but yet they continued to tell us it was raining. The dropped the “warming” and the “global” and simply referred to it as “climate change.” An all encompassing phrase that could refer to any upward or downward change in global temperatures, no more sticky PR situations to battle through.
However, there was one pesky thing standing in the way of their shiny new terminology; the facts. Unfortunately the earth wasn’t warming anymore, despite the fact that CO2 levels were still going up. As you can see from this graph, despite temps stabilizing, and even going down, CO2 levels continued to climb, or at least not drastically fall.
So we’ve got be getting warming, right? Nope, we’re not.
Check out this graph from December 2009 to November 2010 of temperatures in United States. As you can see only two regions out of nine saw temperatures much above normal, the rest were either slightly above normal or near normal.
We did have a warm summer in 2010, as you can see from the graph below, most of the country saw temperatures much above normal.
However, the year before we saw a cooler summer with four of the nine regions seeing temperatures below normal. Does that mean we’re cooling? Just as much as the summer of 2010 proves that we’re warming. In short, it doesn’t prove anything.
What does this all prove? Weather changes, it doesn’t stay the same, and there are hundreds of factors that change the weather. There’s been indications that temperatures drive CO2 levels, not the other way around. And there has been strong evidence to prove that the sun’s solar activity is a better predictor for global temperatures than CO2 levels.
Furthermore it was in the 1970′s that we were concerned of an ice age coming, scientists were completely wrong then, who’s to say they’re not wrong now? If we had immediately acted on their predictions in the 70′s we would have wasted hundreds of millions of dollars bracing for an ice age that didn’t happen. And if we listen to them now we’ll probably waste hundreds of millions of dollars bracing for earth ending fireball that won’t happen.
This article isn’t meant to disprove global warming – oh I’m sorry climate change – I couldn’t possibly do that in only 800 words. My intention is to raise doubt and questions. We are very inclined in this country to take science at face value and not question it, when questioning is the backbone to science. However, we can’t let people with a stake in the outcome do the questioning. So far politicians are the only ones questioning scientists on the matter of climate change, why not let the American people ask questions at a traveling town hall? We don’t have massive investments in wind farms and renewable energy, we are the most unbiased questioners you can find. Here’s a list to start us out…
-Is the earth still warming, and if so how do we explain a cool summer last year and two straight years of below normal winters in the United States?
-Scientists continually claim that their predictions from the 80′s and 90′s don’t matter anymore because so much has changed with technology and prediction method, what specifically has changed? And do you anticipate another change that would alter your opinion in the near future?
-How, specifically, is climate change and global warming responsible for colder temperatures and more vicious snow storms?
-If climate change/global warming is suppose to increase ocean temperatures, why have the past several hurricane seasons been particularly anti-climatic?
-If climate change/global warming is suppose to increase ocean temperatures, why has multiple NASA studies proven ocean temperatures to have stayed largely the same?
-If climate change/global warming is suppose to melt the ice in the arctic, how will that lead to increased ocean levels, wouldn’t a removal of ice lead to lower ocean levels?
Those are just the beginning of hundreds of questions we could ask the most famed global warming scientists, and I have a hunch they’d have a tougher time answering the questions of the American people, than the questions of greedy politicians on Capitol Hill.
So what are you waiting for? Be a skeptic, go out and ask the tough questions, we are talking about billions and billions of YOUR dollars that are being spent, we should care, we should verify that this is accurate if politicians are going to spend OUR money on it!