While the direction of climate change cannot be determined based on a single event, the collection of record-breaking winters shows that the planet is getting colder, climate expert John Casey tells Newsmax TV
"Just about every American can now see that we've had a series of brutal, record-setting winters that are starting earlier, staying longer and breaking records that are 100 and 150 years old," Casey told J.D. Hayworth, who was joined by Republican strategist Ford O'Connell, on "America's Forum" Wednesday.
"Clearly, the planet is getting colder," said Casey, president of the Space and Science Research Corp.
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"The warming community has utterly failed in its climate models and predictions about the climate," he said. "We are facing some stark realities right now that say without doubt that we are heading into a new cold era."
Casey, who worked as a consultant for NASA and was a White House space program adviser, is the author of "Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell,"
in which he argues that the planet is currently undergoing a cooling trend.
"If we look at the facts based on the five major global temperature data sets that our company tracks and evaluates on a regular basis, we see that the story of 2014 being the warmest year on record was in fact just a story," he said.
"According to our analysis, using the best science and technical data available, 2014 was a warm year, an important year, but merely another warm year in a strain of years that have been essentially stable for the last 18 years — where there has been no effective growth in global warming," he said.
"That's a stark change from what we've been told."
Casey continued: "The reality is, there's been no growth, no global warming for 18 years. On the contrary, our analysis shows the trend lines are definitely heading south and the planet is definitely getting colder."
While the Northeast has been hit with a record amount of snow this winter, Casey said that that fact alone is not enough to make a case for global cooling.
"The reality is, this isn't a single event and this isn't a single winter," he said.
"We've had many winters now that are record-setting winters — none of which, by the way, are supposed to be happening at all," he added.
"We've been told by UN scientists that we're actually not even supposed to be having any snow, much less seven feet of snow in Buffalo, and a record three feet or more snow in Boston."
While Casey agrees that human activity does contribute to climate change, he says that it is "so minuscule that it's almost insignificant."
Rather, "we must accept ... that the sun is really the most powerful force in the solar system, not humans on planet Earth.
"The sun is going into a deep hibernation for the next 30 years," he said. "There's nothing we can do about it. We need to learn about it, and we need to adapt."
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