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Too Interesting

Posted by Nancy on March 10, 2008

As we struggle to keep our sense of humor through this long winter, punctuated by the Blizzard of ’08 last Friday and Saturday, I found an interesting post on American Thinker tonight.  You can read it in its entirety here.*

This post points out something many have already noticed – there is no longer talk of man-made global warming.  No, no.  That is so yesterday.  So out of vogue.  No, now it is climate change, since you can’t be wrong with this one as the climate is always changing.  He proposes this new terminology has occurred because we are just about to wave bye-bye to the coldest winter in the past century, but I think it began earlier.  It seems to have started about a year ago, the same time serious climatologists were predicting a cooling period over the next decade or so.  Talk about your inconvenient truth.

“Ferenc M. Miskolczi  (pronounced Ferens MISkolshee), a first-rate Hungarian mathematician, … has  published a proof that “greenhouse warming” may be mathematically impossible. His proof involves long equations, but the bottom line is that the warming models assume that the atmosphere is infinitely thick. Why? Because it  simplifies the math. If on the other hand, you assume the atmosphere is about 100 km thick (about 65 miles) — which has the big advantage of being true — the greenhouse effect disappears!  Miskolczi once worked for NASA, but resigned in disgust when they would not allow him to publish his work.” 

(Gasp!  A government agency censoring scientific free speech?  No way.)

“When this farce is finally exposed, heads must roll. Not for being wrong about the global warming hoax, because anybody can be wrong — but for politicizing normal scientific debate. Politicized science kills science. This is one festering boil that has to be lanced.   Scientists are pretty ruthless with open failure.”
Take that, Al Gore.

I checked the weather for the coming week and it looks like pretty normal fare for March, with highs in the 40’s and an occasional 50.  Colder and rainy on the weekend – don’t you hate it when that happens. 

The robins are late returning this year, but I have been hearing their spring songs for several days now.  Much of the snow from the blizzard is already gone and daffodils are poking through what’s left out front.  There is hope for spring yet. 

Maybe we’ll be lucky and the global cooling will hang around to moderate July and August.

*  Thanks, Jill, for teaching me how to post links.


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