So Is Europe About To Turn Into A Desert Or Experience A Mini-Ice Age?
We’ve had hysterical environmental scaremongers predicting gloom and doom because of greenhouse gasses for decades. Through the seventies and into the early eighties, the big scare was over global cooling. Yes, unless we retarded progress and shackled the economy with incredibly expensive new technology of dubious worth, look out, Ice Age, here we come.
Then, most of the hysterical environmental scaremongers made a 180 degree turn and claimed that greenhouse gasses were going to cause global warming. Yes, unless we retarded progress and shackled the economy with incredibly expensive new technology of dubious worth, look out, deserts and heatwaves, here we come.
Now, we have hysterical environmental scaremongers both predicting global warming and global cooling at the same time.
“Policy makers, businesses and individuals must act now on a range of environmental matters or pay a heavy price later” says the European Environment Agency (EEA).
The four hottest years on record were 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004, it reports. Ten per cent of Alpine glaciers disappeared during the summer of 2003 alone. At current rates, three quarters of Switzerland’s glaciers will have melted by 2050. Europe has not seen climate changes on this scale for 5,000 years, says the EEA.”
From the New Scientist:
“The ocean current that gives western Europe its relatively balmy climate is stuttering, raising fears that it might fail entirely and plunge the continent into a mini ice age.
The dramatic finding comes from a study of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic, which found a 30% reduction in the warm currents that carry water north from the Gulf Stream.
The slow-down, which has long been predicted as a possible consequence of global warming, will give renewed urgency to intergovernmental talks in Montreal, Canada, this week on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.”
It’s fascinating, isn’t it? They can’t tell you whether Europe is going to be turned into the Sahara Desert or the Arctic in fifty years, but they can definitely tell you that mankind is responsible, despite the fact that there have been severe climate changes on earth since there were T-Rex’s chowing down on Triceratops.
Yet, if you — very reasonably — suggest that we do more research on the weather or suggest that we try to come up with some cheaper and more efficient technology that would allow us, if we so desired, to reduce greenhouse gasses without doing massive damage to our economies, you get hysterical demands that we act now, even though we’re probably decades away from truly understanding what’s happening.
We’d probably all be better off if these environmentalists and scientists — who’re trying to get attention by making these wild, far reaching pronouncements about what they theorize the weather is going to be like in 50 years — spent more time actually studying the weather and less time doing press conferences.