Thursday, February 19, 2015

Global Climate Stagnation - You Heard it Here First!

I remember when there was talk about "Global  Cooling" of the climate and the doom and gloom was plentiful. We were about to enter a new ice age, and it was going to be really bad. Automobile and factory emissions and cans of spray paint were the cause, we were told. Neither of the Bushs had been elected president yet, so it wasn't blamed on them. I don't remember exactly who it was blamed on, probably fat cat rich industrialists, or something like that.

Much to some folks dismay, the climate wasn't cooling, and instead, it might even have been warming a bit. The same folks changed their tune and got all spun  up over "Global Warming" of the climate. The ice was going to melt, it was never going to snow on the East Coast, and the oceans would rise, flooding the lower areas of the continents. Again, Automobile and factory emissions, and cans of spray paint were the cause, we were told. This time it was blamed on the Bushs.

Unfortunately for those folks, the ice didn't melt, although it melted in some places, and increased in other places. None of the lower elevation places flooded. Some parts of the world were warmer, and some were colder.

Again those folks re-grouped, and re-labeled it as "Global Climate Change", since it didn't seem to be really getting warmer everywhere or colder everywhere either. They couldn't prove it was going either way, so they just called it change, and then they were covered either way. Once again, Automobile and factory emissions, and cans of spray paint were the cause, and it was still Bush's fault somehow.

The reality seems to be that it isn't really changing much at all, although it seems to vary from year to year, one way or the other, and one location or another. Actually, that's what weather and the climate seems to do all the time anyway. Probably always have, I'll bet.

So, where are these folks going next? "Global Climate Stagnation" ! Yep, you heard it here first!

I think it's safe to assume that Automobile and factory emissions, and cans of spray paint are the cause, and somehow it's still Bush's fault.


At Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Merle Morrison said...

How about starting a pool on which "news agency" will pick up on it first?


At Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:08:00 PM, Blogger B said...

Actually, the ORIGINAL hypothesis and model was that, starting in the 70's we'd have about 30 years of temperature stagnation followed by 50+ years of cooling.

So far, it seems to be working out that way

At Sunday, March 08, 2015 6:55:00 PM, Blogger Billll said...

Given the extreme lack of predictability either way, I think I'll go with the Great Global Climate Spaz Attack.


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