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The Earth's Not Flat, and It's Not Warming

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 09:26 AM

By Phil Brennan

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It boggles the mind. Years after global temperature rises peaked around 1998 — and the world has been cooling ever since — we're still hearing shrill warnings that we are doomed to be deep fried by Mother Nature.

It's almost like insisting the world is flat even after Columbus made it to the New World without plunging over the edge of the earth.

And the warming alarmists have the gall to compare the growing number of scientists and others who scoff at their specious claims to flat-earth believers.

Whatever warming that took place as the world slowly emerged from the last little ice age has stopped. The cold hard fact of the matter is that the world is getting cooler. Spring and fall seasons are getting shorter, and all the evidence points to the onset of a new little ice age, if not a big one.

We don't have to worry about proving the case for global cooling. Mother Nature is doing the job for us. I'm willing to bet that as this winter gets underway, she's going to put on a real winter carnival for us, with blizzards of unprecedented fury, shoulder-high snow falls, and temperatures so cold as to be in some cases life-threatening.

Global warming is a fraud.

Listen to award-winning NASA astronaut and moon-walker Jack Schmitt: "As a geologist, I love Earth observations. But, it is ridiculous to tie this objective to a 'consensus' that humans are causing global warming when human experience, geologic data and history, and current cooling can argue otherwise. 'Consensus,' as many have said, merely represents the absence of definitive science . . . the 'global warming scare' is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes, and decision-making. It has no place in the Society's activities."

According to the Nov. 13 issue of Britain's Daily Mail, scientists claim we are actually heading towards a new global ice age:

"It has plagued scientists and politicians for decades, but scientists now say global warming is not the problem.

"We are actually heading for the next Ice Age, they claim. British and Canadian experts warned the big freeze could bury the east of Britain in 6,000 ft. of ice.

"A taste of the future: Most of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England could be covered in 3,000 ft.-thick ice fields. The expanses could reach 6,000 ft. from Aberdeen to Kent — towering above Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain. And what's more, the experts blame the global change on falling — rather than climbing — levels of greenhouse gases . . .

"Lead author Thomas Crowley from the University of Edinburgh and Canadian colleague William Hyde say that currently vilified greenhouse gases — such as carbon dioxide — could actually be the key to averting the chill. The warning, published in the authoritative journal Nature, is based on records of tiny marine fossils and the earth’s shifting orbit."

Says geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, emeritus professor at Western Washington University, who has authored eight books and 150 journal publications, "Rather than drastic global warming at a rate of 0.5C [1 degree F] per decade, historic records of past natural cycles suggest global cooling for the first several decades of the 21st century to about 2030 . . .

"Climatic fluctuations over the past several hundred years suggest ~30 year climatic cycles of global warming and cooling, on a general rising trend from the Little Ice Age . . .

"The . . . cool mode has replaced the warm mode in the Pacific Ocean, virtually assuring us of about 30 years of global cooling, perhaps much deeper than the global cooling from about 1945 to 1977."

The public in Europe and Australia are demanding an end to the crackpot economy-destroying schemes of the alarmists to tackle climate change as the global financial crisis threatens jobs and economic growth. Opinion polls show public support wavering for dealing with climate change if the economic cost is too high.

Omniclimate.com reported that, "As expected a few days ago: October 2008 has seen the fastest Arctic sea ice extent growth ever recorded. According to the data published by IARC-JAXA, the amount of growth has reached 3,481,575 square kilometers for the month, or 112,319 sq km per day on average.

"The previous maximum was October 2007, with 3,330,937 sq km for the month and 107,450 sq km per day on average. Record shrinkage remains July 2007, with 2,913,593 sq km lost and 93,987 sq km per day on average. Growth should be starting leveling off now. November values could be as high as 2,179,844 sq km (2002) or as low as 964,688 sq km (2006).”

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 United States 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 pvb@pvbr.com.

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