How much do scientists and politicians really know about the future of the Earth?
Could the Earth be headed into another Ice Age?
Instead of melting, the Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large mass for a second straight year to reach a 35 year high, according to the Washington Post. This summer Arctic ice increased by 60% as shown in NASA satellite photos.
This should be bad news and good news for Al Gore. Bad news because he predicted in 2007 that because of Global Warming, the polar ice caps would be melted by 2013 causing the oceans to rise.
It’s good news because he won’t have to use sandbags to keep the water from the rising oceans out of his $9 million ocean view villa on the Pacific. (ironically with six fireplaces)
Besides the polar ice caps Himalayan glaciers, polar bears, and penguins are thriving. Source
Recently AGW scientists predicted that seven to eleven Atlantic storms would become hurricanes and three to six would become major hurricanes this year. In reality 2013 has had the fewest hurricanes since 1982. Source: Miami Herald
Scientists who make a living by scaring the crap out of people studying the climate are scurrying to understand why so many of their predictions and computer models have gone so horribly wrong.
Because so many Global Warming conferences and pep rallies have had to be postponed because of blizzards, it got embarrassing to keep blaming blizzards on Global Warming. So they started saying Climate Change.
No one is disputing that the Earth has had climate changes for the billions of years it has been around. Those who study such things believe there have been at least five Ice Ages which may have lasted for a thousand years or so and were not pleasant for the life forms around at the time. Some became extinct. Then the Earth warmed up and Life went on for around 10,000 to 15,000 years, a period which we are now enjoying.
In the 1970’s we were warned that the next Ice Age was coming. It seems that some scientists today believe it is true and all those pesky CO2 emissions from internal combustion engines and cow farts may be actually delaying or blocking the next Ice Age.
From the Telegraph.
Carbon emissions to block next ice age
Carbon dioxide emissions will delay the arrival of the next ice age,
according to a new study.
From the Huffington Post
Next Ice Age Delayed By Global Warming Gases,
The Global Warming Policy Foundation said the study demonstrated that man-made carbon dioxide emissions were preventing a "global disaster."
Or have climatologists been taking incorrect temperature readings for 20 years, as another team of researchers believe?
Thermometer manufacturer destroys
greenhouse gas warming myth
Sept. 26. An independent climate science think tank produces evidence from a leading infrared thermometer manufacturer proving that climatologists were mistakenly taking incorrect readings of atmospheric temperatures. Latest findings are set to trigger a paradigm shift in climate science.
Researchers from Canada, USA, Mexico and Britain this week announce a startling discovery that destroys 20 years’ of thinking among government climatologists. Source
Whether greenhouse gases are destroying the planet, blocking the next Ice Age, or have been incorrectly measured, one thing seems certain: the climate of Earth will continue to change in ways no one can predict with any certainty.