by Alan Caruba: Big
Green Lies Are Imploding
for a decade that the Earth has been cooling, it was rather disconcerting
to receive a news release from Accuweather reporting that “The
year 2010 is on track to become the hottest year on record since
modern record keeping began, according to climate researchers at
the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).”
It turns out
there is an explanation for the unusual levels of heat from Russia
to Pakistan to Japan. It is a meteorological phenomenon called “blocking
events” and they are related to the jet stream.
An August 10
article by Michael Moore in New
Scientist explained, “According to meteorologists monitoring
the atmosphere above the northern hemisphere, unusual holding patterns
in the jet stream are to blame. As a result, weather systems sat
still. Temperatures rocketed and rainfall reached extremes.”
has been buffeted for decades as the global warming fraud produced
reams of reports that the Earth was heating dramatically. It wasn’t.
In November 2009, the “Climategate” scandal broke, revealing
that the data put forth by the United Nations Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was rigged, false, a scam.
A handful of
rogue climatologists working together from East Anglia, England,
to Penn State University provided deliberately false information.
At the time their private emails were leaked they were seriously
worried because a natural cooling cycle had begun in the late 1990s.
news of 2010 being potentially one of the hottest years since 1880
seems to give new life to the discredited global warming claims,
Scientist article further explained that, “Renowned for
its influence on European and Asian weather, the jet stream flows
between 7 and 12 kilometers above ground. In its basic form it is
a current of fast-moving air that bobs north and south as it rushes
around the globe from west to east.”
Tim Ball, took note, writing on August 16 that, “Finally,
a weather person has mentioned the word ‘blocking’ when
talking about the heat and fires in Moscow. It’s a natural
event as the world shifts from the warming trend of the 1990s to
a cooling trend since 2000.”
The IPCC assaults
on valid and verifiable measurements of the Earth’s actual
climate were difficult for people with no knowledge of meteorology
to debunk, but NOAA has been engaged in similar chicanery. Its report,
“State of the Earth’s Climate 2009,” prepared under
the direction of the U.S. National Climate Data Center, was equally
flawed and deceptive.
in both the IPCC and NOAA reports is the fact that countless faulty
weather stations, often placed near heat sources, and malfunctioning
weather satellites make it virtually impossible to make any kind
of accurate evaluation of short or long term climate trends.
the Earth is warming or cooling, all manner of unusual weather events
always occur. They are, in themselves, literally meaningless
when it comes to forecasting trends.
That is why,
in the midst of a new and natural cooling cycle based on reduced
solar sunspot activity, we are having a very warm summer and possibly
even a very warm year thanks to a jet stream experiencing “blocking
We all need
to get passed the notion that humans have anything to do
with the weather. It is too vast, too chaotic, and too unpredictable
to rationally suggest that a little bit of carbon dioxide is driving
the whole thing. It has virtually nothing to do with the climate
whereas the Sun has everything to do with it.
There are rumors
that the Senate will attempt to take up yet another version of the
Cap-and-Trade bill passed in the House during a lame duck session.
Based on the bogus global warming, it is a total fraud, a scheme
to sell “carbon credits” and make a few people rich while
the rest of us are fleeced by rising energy costs. If it passes,
those that vote for it will truly be traitors because they will
have doomed any economic recovery. It is a nation-killer.
from Warning Signs.
Caruba founded The National Anxiety Center in 1990 where this series
is posted. An author, business and science writer, he blogs daily