Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Global climate swings bring monster blizzard to midwest

The scene outside my home
My contribution to global warming 

OMG My fireplace burns carbon!!! I guess that stove caused all this snow!!!

Wow what a snow storm! I live in Mid Missouri,and believe me, we have been hit hard by the worst snow we have had in years! In fact for the first time that anyone can remember in this area we were put under a blizzard warning by the national weather service.

At the time of this writing-4:27 p.m. Feb.1 2011- we have at least a foot of snow on the ground and it's still coming.

You may be wondering about the title of this post"Global climate swings brings monster blizzard to Midwest". I chose that as a result of a Matt Lauer interview Michio Kaku with  a few days ago on the Today Show.

Matt was interviewing a prominent pop scientist that claimed the heavy snows we are seeing are a result of "climate swings" caused by global warming  (If video won't work click here)

Give me a break! This guy say's that the common sense idea that we are having colder weather because the world is cooling is wrong!

Here is my take. Many scientists say that global temperatures have remained constant or even cooled in the last several years. I contend that these "cycles that Mr. Kaku attributes to "global warming" are actually the "cycles' that most of us call weather!

To his credit Mr. Kaku does say that there is no proof that humans are responsible for the alleged global warming that are causing the ubiquitous "cycles' that are causing these extremes in our weather.

There is precedent for what we are seeing today. In the period from the 16th to 19th centuries there was what has been called "The little ice age"

During this period there were times of extreme winter weather interspersed with warming periods.
All of life follows cycles,and,what we are experiencing now is just another cycle in the long history of the Earth.

The Earth has seen dramatic swings over the millennia  Everything from times when most of the earth was a rain forest. To epochs when the globe was a giant snowball.

Weather comes and goes. In my life I have seen us go from very hard winters during the seventies_when the scientists said man was bringing on an ice age- to warm years in the eighties and early nineties-when scientists really got on the man made global warming band wagon-all I know is this just seems part of the natural rhythm of our planet.

It's time for everybody to calm down and realize we are so insignificant when compared to this Earth that there is no way we have permanently altered the climate of an entire planet. To believe so is the height of arrogance and hubris.
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