Scientists increasingly moving to global cooling consensus

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Reporter: Jack Minor November 2, 2013 in Politics,

Critics of those who claim that man-made global warming is a serious threat to the planet and settled science frequently point to the fickleness of scientists on the issue, noting that in the 60s and 70s scientists were warning of just the opposite. It now appears the critic’s claims may have merit as a new consensus is beginning to once again return to the global cooling model.

Adherents of man-made global warming have supported the issue in a way akin to that of religious zealots, even to the point of attempting to cover up evidence that runs contrary to their beliefs or portrays it in a negative light.

Global warming has been blamed for every recent catastrophe including wildfires in America even when they have been started by human activity, Hurricane Sandy, and even for the recent rash of cold spells that have descended upon much of the world.

However, even in the midst of their support for the theory, they appear to have acknowledged there are serious issues with claiming that record cold winters are the result of global warming. In the 1990s, they frequently made calls for governments to take steps to issue regulations to curtail “global warming.” However, they now generally do not use the phrase any longer, instead calling on combating “climate change.”

It is unclear exactly how that is supposed to happen since the very definition itself means that if the weather changes from one day to the next that is climate change.

However, scientists are now beginning to rethink their climate change models and are seriously discussing the possibility the earth is entering into a period of global cooling.

Environmentalist Lawrence Solomon writing in the Financial Post cites the fact that solar activity is currently decreasing at one of the fastest rates as anytime the last 10,000 years. Because of this, he says many scientists are actually reverting from the mantra of global warming and are now subscribing to the possibility of global cooling as occurring.

“Now an increasing number of scientists are swinging back to the thinking of the 1960s and 1970s,” Solomon writes. “The global cooling hypothesis may have been right after all, they say. Earth may be entering a new Little Ice Age.”

He further goes on to note that Columbia University’s George Kukla- who warned the US government about the dangers of global cooling back in 1972 claimed that global warming “always precedes an ice age… The warming we saw in the 1980s and 1990s, in other words, was expected all along, much as the calm before the storm.”

One of the public-relations problems facing man-made global warming adherents is that individuals are able to look around and see the effects of increasingly cold weather that they are able to experience personally. Europe and many parts of America have experienced record snowfalls at even later periods in the year in recent years. This causes people to ask if the alarmists are warning about the planet getting warmer, then how can they explain it getting colder.

Rather than blame man-made activity for weather change on the planet, scientists have recently begun looking at solar activity as a predictor of world climate. Data available has revealed that low solar activity has been connected with cold eras in human history, while the opposite has occurred during higher solar activity such as what happened during the recent period form the 1950s to the 1990s.

Evidence of solar activity affecting climate appeared on Mars, when a probe revealed that the planet’s icepack was also experiencing global warming and receding. This prompted skeptics of man-made global warming to mockingly say that it is amazing how our probes are now causing global warming on Mars.

About Jack Minor

Jack Minor is a journalist and researcher who served in the United States Marine Corps under President Reagan. He is a book editor and ghostwriter for, of which he is also the founder. Also, he has written hundreds of articles and been interviewed about his work on many TV and radio outlets.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gary Rondeau
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 21:33:01

    Hi Lloyd’s…. Since you came and visited my blog it is only reasonable to return the interest. This title caught my attention. My interpretation of the recent cold winters is slightly different. Basically, recent climate change i warming the poles faster than the equator. This results in less of a temperature gradient from pole to equator which in tern reduces the normal “drive” for the jet stream. The jet stream is more likely to meander north and south in big loops. These big loops of jet stream bring unseasonable weather from either the north or south that linger much longer than they used to. We notice this as more extreme weather – not just colder winters. In fact there are also plenty of warm spells int he winter in some places – but that is not as newsworthy as the cold spells in the winter. In the summer – newsworthyness happens with the hot spells. Are the winters getting colder globally on average — I don’t think so and would have to see proof. Are there more extreme cold withers in some places than in previous years — I think that is likely to be very true.


    • Lloyd's of Rochester
      Nov 13, 2013 @ 00:24:38

      Thank you for commenting! I hope you don’t mind the following observations. I remember back in the 70’s we were at meetings and were talking about an impending mini-ice age. Now warming. Whatever. I now take a much MUCH longer view of things. As far as I can see from:
      1. looking at ancient fossils in the rocks with ferns and other tropical plants/creatures in them (ALL over the globe!)
      2. living in an area that was once covered with thick glacial ice (scientists estimate about 10K years ago) but is now clearly NOT (southern coast of Lake Ontario down through southern New York and beyond)
      3. reading about the farming colonies on the west coast of Greenland for a few hundred years around 900 A.D. (along with the persistent tales of the Northwest Passage that were pursued for some time after that)
      4. the subsequent cooling that lasted several hundred years, at least (“The Little Ice Age”)
      5. “The Year Without a Summer” in 1816 as a result of the eruption of Mt Tambora in 1815 (only one of uncounted numbers of volcanoes over the history of our earth)…

      …it appears to me that “climate change” is the “rule,” not the exception. The larger view indicates we are simply noticing a tiny slice of the natural cycles of the earth that are is affected by many things, of which this short historic account implies we are just a VERY tiny part.

      Certainly we should not pollute and irresponsibly make and spew out chemicals with unknown long-term effects (oh, the effects! but I am not on a Minor Rant at this time), but to use these natural cycles as a means of forcing change in human actions is at least historically uninformed and short-sighted, quite possibly knee-jerk irresponsible given unknown consequences, and smacks of delusions of grandeur to think that our puny selves this late in the geologic game can have a greater effect than all the HUGE stuff that came long before.


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