Is 2008 the Year Climate Change Becomes a Global Growth Industry?

Wed, 2008-01-30 13:05Ross Gelbspan
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Is 2008 the Year Climate Change Becomes a Global Growth Industry?

In about 4 hours, the temperatures in the midwestern US dropped about 50 degrees. Further south, wildfires prompted a state of emergency in Texas. At the same time, China deployed 500,000 troops to rescue people from one of the worst winter storms on record, while a blizzard roared through parts of the Middle East, closing schools and blanketing parts of the Holy Land.

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I found this beautiful and appropriate winter poem and thought that it might be a comfort to all AGW cultists.

" WINTER "
a poem by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre

" SHIT, It's Cold ! "

The End

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Considering that today it was -50 deg. C, and if the most dire predictions of Global Warming are correct -- I don't want to have to explain to my great-great-grandchildren, 100 years from now why it's only -48 deg. C.

The horror ... the horror ... !

Again, you confuse the terms weather and climate. Learn the difference before writing another ignorant post on DeSmogBlog (or on any other blog, for that matter).

Laughs, ohh come on, be serious thats all Rob ever posts. Asking him to stop is like asking CO2 to stop being a greenhouse gas.

In cold climates (like ours) you tend to get cold winter weather. In warm climates (like Bali) the weather tends to be pleasant. I guess that's why the warmist con-artists staged their last big piss-up in Bali rather than in more readily accessible Murmansk. All that nasty CO2 emitted by their jets --- THE HORROR.

And Stephen, why don't you cut the bullshit about the inaccuracy of equating weather with climate. The warmists do it, with the help of their CBC - CNN sock puppets, every time that there's a heat wave or a January thaw.

Climates evolve, weather changes, and those of us whose brains haven't been frozen in a good ol' Canadian winter, don't want to waste vast precious resources trying to adjust the earth's thermostat.

Deny, deny, deny.

Wow, the 'warmists' run CNN. Who knew?

Granted, CNN isn't in the same leauge as CBC when it comes to propaganda. I doubt that there is a media organization on earth that is as openly biased about as many pet issues as CBC.

However, here's a challenge. If your stomach is strong enough, sit down in front of 3 continuous hours of CNN broadcasting and, every time "global warming" or "climate change" is mentioned, feel the love.

"Again, you confuse the terms weather and climate."

Did I? That's odd, as I don't seem to have used either of those words in my comment.

Evidently, you are the one who is confused.

"Learn the difference before writing another ignorant post on DeSmogBlog (or on any other blog, for that matter)."

Yes, boss! Right away! Please be sure to let me know if you have any more orders.

Your post refers to a winter weather extreme, so you didn't need to type the word. A global climate trend doesn't mean an end to near-term fluctuation from things like ocean-atmosphere dynamics, the decadal solar cycle (currently at it's minimum), and the ENSO cycle (currently in it's cool phase).

"Your post refers to a winter weather extreme"

No, it didn't. Maybe to you that's a "weather extreme". It's actually quite typical around these parts.

"A global climate trend doesn't mean an end to near-term fluctuation from things like ocean-atmosphere dynamics, the decadal solar cycle (currently at it's minimum), and the ENSO cycle (currently in it's cool phase)."

What?! Surely you're not suggesting there's a cyclical component to climate?! That sounds like a lot of denieralist talk to me, buddy. The science is settled!

I'm starting to get tired (well, not starting, but finally have got to that point where I am tired) of responding to your posts, Rob. Until you actually have something constructive to say, I will ignore your blathering.

Or are you just tired of making a fool of yourself?

(Oops! Sorry, did I just confuse "weather" and "climate" again? Be sure to let us know. LOL!)

I don't know why I'm doing this, but where has anyone said humans are the only influence? The amplified greenhouse effect has become the dominant sustained forcing factor, but that's along with the usual fluctuations. Note I said "near-term". The decadal solar cycle (accounting for about 0.3 W/M² between minima and maxima), and ENSO have nothing to do with the longer-term trend. They're up & down, not up, up, up. Sorry, please try again.

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