Thursday, June 21, 2007

Get Your Coats Back Out

From and article in The Financial Post by Timothy Patterson:
Climate stability has never been a feature of planet Earth. The only constant about climate is change; it changes continually and, at times, quite rapidly. Many times in the past, temperatures were far higher than today, and occasionally, temperatures were colder. As recently as 6,000 years ago, it was about 3C warmer than now. Ten thousand years ago, while the world was coming out of the thousand-year-long "Younger Dryas" cold episode, temperatures rose as much as 6C in a decade -- 100 times faster than the past century's 0.6C warming that has so upset environmentalists.

It's things like this that, to me, make me question the modern global warming scare tactics.

The earth's climate by it's very nature has huge swings over time.

We were supposed to have cloudiness and rain all day yesterday, but the sun shone and late in the evening it clouded up and rained briefly.

Today, however it is cloudy with rain coming and going.

If they can't predict the weather accurately from one day to the next, how am I supposed to believe the 50 and 100 year forecasts?

The answer is, I don't.

1 comment:

Sunni Kay said...

My thoughts exactly. I am all for conservation and reducing the use of fossil fuels when practical as I happen to like our world as pretty and clean as possible. I am not a big fan of the current global warming hype though, and anyone buying carbon offsets is moronic. After all, you can go down to the nursery and buy your own trees and plant them :P I did it just last week.