‘What to Make of a Warming Plateau.’ That was the headline recently in the New York Times. Though the Times writer clung to the debunked theory that we as humans are causing the world to heat up the evidence is now swamping the global warming alarmists.
The Times calls what’s happening a “plateau” or a “slowdown.” NPR said a few years ago that global warming was on vacation. (And they weren’t even trying to be funny) All this despite record amounts of what the alarmists keep telling us is ruining the planet: carbon dioxide.
It’s time to face the music. The theory from Al Gore and the rest of the hysterics was that we were spewing CO2 into the atmosphere and the result was the planet was going to heat up. We are spewing CO2. It’s not a poison, by the way. It’s what plants need in order to thrive. Despite our spewing, temperatures are not rising. In fact, all of the climate models have been wrong.
Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. John Christy of the University of Alabama-Huntsville have been tracking global temperatures for years. They recently published a graph that plots 73 climate models and compares those models to the actual temperature trends taken from satellites since we’ve been tracking the earth’s temperature which started in 1979. Every climate model was way off. They all predicted a huge increase when temperatures, since we first started measuring with satellites, have been flat.
Why have the climate models been wrong? Because they all assumed a cause-and-effect of carbon dioxide and temperature rise. As CO2 levels have risen global temperatures have flattened out. You don’t have to be a scientist to figure this one out. Manmade CO2 has little or nothing to do with temperature. There are so many other variables that have a much greater effect on global temperatures.
One of the major theories supported by Dr. Spencer is water vapor or global cloudiness. Dr. Spencer refers to this as the sun shade. Some scientists are studying how global cloudiness affects the global temperatures and they still don’t have a handle on it but they do believe this is where we should be concentrating our efforts rather than on CO2.
Another theory is an obvious one that, for some reason, is completely ignored by those determined to blame man for the destruction of the planet and that’s the sun. The sun, naturally, is a huge determining factor in temperature. How it behaves, even the slightest change, can have major repercussions on our planet. The problem is if it’s the sun then there’s no one to blame and, in turn, no one from whom they can redistribute the wealth.
For, you see, that’s what this whole global warming argument has been about. If Gore and the rest of the warmists can convince you that you’re to blame for destroying the planet then they can get you to go along with a carbon tax to atone for your sins. The producers of energy will pay those who aren’t producing. The money-changers who facilitate the transaction pocket the commission and become billionaires in the process.
It’s a brilliant plan. There’s only one problem. It’s all a lie and now the proverbial chickens are coming home to roost. They were hoping they could frighten us with their climate models and force us into cap-and-trade laws but we were able to stall them for far too long. Long enough for their climate models to be proven a complete hoax.
One sure-fire way to tell is someone is lying is to look at their track record.