The heated debate about global warming suddenly has cooled off. It's no longer between the fanatic adherents of global warming (AGWers – Anthroprogenic [human-caused] Global Warming adherents) and the more sober-minded, so-called "deniers." It's now between the warmiacs and Mother Nature, and she’s winning handily.
If you doubt that, take a look a national temperature charts that show below-zero temperatures as far south as the nation's lower midsection, a blizzard in Las Vegas and snow in New Orleans, and a fire-ravaged Malibu — and all happening before winter really sets in.
This is only the beginning. If I'm correct about what I've been saying since 1997, (The Ice Man Cometh http://www.pvbr.com/Issue_1/global12.htm) the onset of an ice age, little or big, is now upon us, and what's ahead is anything but pretty. This winter will tell the story.
What we're experiencing now is going to prove mild in comparison to what is waiting in the wings. Before this winter ends — and that won't be until late May or early June — most of the world will be in the deep freezer and under the incredible amounts of snow that record-breaking blizzards will continue to bring us.
This is not to say that the now-panicky members of the Gore brigade will throw in the towel — they'll be telling us that the frigid weather is a result of global warming. But by that time, nobody will be listening, and even if they were, they wouldn't be able to hear anything through their earmuffs.
What we are now witnessing is the triumph of reality over shabby and fraudulent scientific theory. The only hockey sticks we'll be seeing will be in the frozen hands of NHL players.
In my 1997 series, I showed how the scientific community was wedded to the possibility that we were approaching the end of the present interglacial period and headed for a new ice age.
"Understanding Climate Change," which the National Academy of Sciences published in 1975, makes these observations on page 181: "The present interglacial interval — which has now lasted for about 10,000 years — represents a climatic regime that is relatively rare during the past million years, most of which has been occupied by colder, glacial regimes. Only during about 8 percent of the past 700,000 years has the earth experienced climates as warm or warmer than the present.
"The penultimate interglacial age began about 125,000 years ago, and lasted for approximately 10,000 years. Similar interglacial ages — each lasting 10,000 plus or minus 2000 years and each followed by a glacial maximum — have occurred on the average every 100,000 years during at least the past half-million years.
“During this period, fluctuations of the northern hemisphere ice sheets caused sea level variations of the order of 100 meters."
On page 189, the question is asked: "When will the present interglacial [period] end?
"Few paleoclimatoligists would dispute that the prominent warm periods (or interglacials) that have followed each of the terminations of the major glaciations have had durations of 10,000 plus or minus 2000 years. In each case, a period of considerably colder climate has followed immediately after the interglacial interval.
“Since about 10,000 years have passed since the onset of the present period of prominent warmth, the question naturally arises as to whether we are indeed on the brink of a period of colder climate."
"The question remains unsolved. If the end of the interglacial is episodic in character, we are moving toward a rather sudden climatic change of unknown timing ... If on the other hand, these changes are more sinusoidal in character, then the climate should decline gradually over a period of a thousand years."
A study prepared for the 95th Congress in 1978 agreed with the National Academy of Sciences position as explained in the above-quoted study. The document “Weather Modification: Programs, Problems, Policy and Potential” warned:
"In geological prospective, the case for cooling is strong ... If this interglacial age lasts no longer than a dozen earlier ones in the past million years, as recorded in deep sea sediments, we may reasonably suppose the world is about due to slide into the next ice age."
That made sense then, before the global-warming gravy train brought billions in research grants to global warming researchers, and it makes sense now.
Moreover, Mother Nature has now begun to show her hand by pouring ice water on the AGW hoax.
The mere fact that we are overdue for a new ice age itself lends great credence to the idea that the great freeze is upon us. Current increasingly frigid weather enhances it.
In a contest between Al Gore and Mother Nature, she holds all the cards. And she's playing them now.
Stay warm and Merry Christmas.
Phil Brennan is a veteran investigative journalist who wrote for National Review as Cato in the 1960s and served as a staff aide in Congress and in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. He authored a book on the Shroud of Turin as well as several other works with the late Ralph de Toledano. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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