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The Real Test for Global Warming

Wednesday, 07 May 2008 08:36 AM

By Phil Brennan

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Cooling? Wait ‘Til Next Year

Last December I predicted that the winter of 2007/2008 would force Al Gore to trade in his Nobel Prize for a dunce cap and while I haven't noticed it gracing his rather large noggin yet, the sudden realization among cooler heads that "gee, where's all that global warming gone?" seems to be widespread.

Now I understand that one cold winter doesn't mark the onset of an ice age, little or big, but all the signs suggest that Mother Nature is about to make Al Gore a bigger fool than he's been. And while that's an outcome much to be desired, what's seems to be in store for the rest of us, is decidedly bad news.

The winter now reluctantly ending began to show us just how wrong Mr. Gore and the global warming advocacy community, anthroprogenic (human caused) global warming (AGW), have been. It awakened a host of slumbering potential global warming skeptics who were blissfully unaware of some very basic truths such as the fact that rather than steadily barbecuing the planet, the earth stopped heating 10 long years ago, and it's gradually but steadily been getting cooler ever since.

While the Gore subservient media and all his other acolytes continued to sound the AGW alarm, parroting such nonsense that the Arctic regions are warming, it's those which are the very areas which have been creating and sending bitterly frigid cold fronts southward. As I've tried to point out, the Arctic is our refrigerator and broken refrigerators don't produce cold air.

In recent weeks we've witnessed wave after wave of utterly destructive tornadoes wreaking havoc all across parts of the U.S. The media refuses to report that the fact that the storms are the result of unusually frigid air coming south from the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas of the hemisphere even as spring arrives, and running head-on into sun warmed air headed northward.

All across the globe Mother Earth has been on a rampage, the most recent manifestation being the eruption of Chile's Chaiten volcano which has been silent for thousands of years. I won't bother citing the record breaking cold waves that one after another have put areas of the planet into the deep freeze, or of typhoons such as the one that just devastated Myanmar.

The earth's tectonic system has been ringing like a bell with earthquakes occurring in such unlikely places as Reno — 5,000 of them — and the Aleutian Islands. (See http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php for a list of quakes over the past seven days.) Forests all across the world have been burning to a crisp, record -reaking rainfall and snow storms are becoming commonplace. Clearly something very significant is happening.

Anybody who has read my 1997 series, The Iceman Cometh (http://www.pvbr.com) will recognize the signs that portend the onset of an ice age. Past ice ages have been preceded by a 20-year period marked by incredible violence, with each year being more destructive than the last.

Are we living through that 20-year period now? I think we'll soon have the answer. And you may not want to hear it. If it is, past records of ice ages indicate that humanity may be about to go extinct.

It is important to consider this, and get your moral house in order which you should in any case because none of us is immortal. And if you don’t live in one, well follow the old Roman maxim edite, bibite, gaudete, nam cras moriemur

(Eat, drink, rejoice, for tomorrow we will die).

When I was a youngster in Brooklyn, we shrugged our shoulders when our beloved Dodgers closed out another in a long series of losing seasons and said "wait 'til next year."

Does the ice man cometh? Wait 'til next year. Then we'll know.

Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist and World War II Marine who writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s.

He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers.

He can be reached at pvb@pvbr.com.

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