Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Your SUVs are destroying sun spots

How does it feel to be a liberal, all snug and cozy in your conviction that you are so very scientific and that everything you believe is scientific fact and then every single day something else proves you wrong?

I'm sure everyone has seen the Drudge story about the sun lacking its spots but maybe only we 'global warming unbelievers' noted this paragraph:

In the past 1000 years, three previous such events -- the Dalton, Maunder, and Spörer Minimums, have all led to rapid cooling. One was large enough to be called a "mini ice age". For a society dependent on agriculture, cold is more damaging than heat. The growing season shortens, yields drop, and the occurrence of crop-destroying frosts increases.

Of course, this problem of the sun spots NEEDS MORE STUDY! Unlike global warming which, as we know, is settled science (can you read my sarcasm here?)

Or, did you read with hilarity, the sentence that breathlessly exclaimed: The event is significant as many climatologists now believe solar magentic activity is an influencing factor for climate on earth.

Damn! There's a big orange ball in the sky! Do you think that influences the earth's climate? Dang... quick look in a book and see if this is settled science.


Anonymous Kevin S. Willis said...

This sort of news has no effect on the True Believers. Keep in mind that Global Warming is a religion, not a "scientific consensus" as it is routinely, and incorrectly, portrayed.

As such, the data that indicates the planet is cooling is ignored. The ignoring of it will become more obvious and strained if this particular lack of sunspot activity continues, because we will be in for some cooler summers and some bitter winters. I'm thinking we might get snow in Memphis the way we used to when I was a kid.

The fact that temperatures shift radically with the seasons doesn't suggest to them that there might be macro seasons--even though ice ages, glacial activity, and the historical record all indicate there are larger macroseasons that effect our planet. El Nino? A mini-macro season. But when it comes to Global Warming, it's all about the SUVs.

But we're also approaching a point where Climate Change is the key phrase, not Global Warming. Isn't this convenient? Whatever happens with the weather, mankind is responsible and draconian taxes must be levied now, along with business-strangling regulations, to stop the evil scourge of capitalism . . . oops, I mean, "Climate Change".

I've talked with plenty of liberals, and see posts on blogs, and nothing will ever make them think Global Warming is not real, an immediate threat, and completely athropogenic. This is a frequent knock against Sarah Palin--she doesn't believe in Global Warming, but she believes in (oh no! save us!) God.

Translation: Palin doesn't believe in the liberal God of the First Church of Climate Change.

Unfortunately, McCain has drunk the Kool-Aid on Global Warming but at least Palin has not. And maybe more news like this will make it harder for McCain to sign on to something like Kyoto. Polls tend to indicate that much more of the public is dubious about the myth of Global Warming than the MSM and the left wants any of us to believe. But the fact is, their doomsaying doesn't match up to what people experience in every day life. And, when you're a doomsayer, eventually some sign of the apocolypse has to show up, or all but the Truest of True Believers begin to doubt it's happening.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I read the article a few days ago - and I wondered if it would affect the northern lights.

They are on my to do list--

ps. it's early chilly here.

12:25 AM  

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