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Page first featured Nov. 8, 2008

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Scientific documentation and ramifications of global cooling from both human as well as natural causes.


A scene from an astonishing 2010 winter in Russia, where they saw sometimes 20 feed of snow.
A scene from an astonishing 2010 winter in Russia, where they saw sometimes 20 feed of snow.

Proponents of this view of "global cooling" claim is that the world is not warming as often alleged, but it has in fact been cooling recently.

For example, on October 31, 2008, Bob Tisdale commented:

"If the Antarctic is getting warmer, as claimed, than why has the ice cover there increased by far more than that 'lost' at the arctic? 

If the arctic is loosing ice at an 'increasing rate', than why has this year seen record early ice formation and record extent? 

If the earth is getting warmer, than why have record low temperatures and record early snowfalls been occurring across the Northern hemisphere this year (and temperatures becoming lower for the last 5 years)?"

We must bear in mind that natural cycles go up and down like a saw-tooth. Though we might be on a short-term downward trend, the more important question or issue is where the longer-term trend is headed.

In bringing attention to this "cooling" camp of thought, we at PES Network do not intend to imply that the need for renewable energy solutions is any less significant. There are an abundant number of good reasons to go renewable, not just to avert "global warming."

Contents

In the News

See also: News:Global Warming

  • Global Warming / Cooling >
    Utah delivers vote of no confidence for 'climate alarmists' - The Utah State Assembly has passed a resolution decrying climate change alarmists and urging "the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its 'Endangerment Finding' and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of climate data and global warming science can be substantiated." (Guardian; UK; Feb. 12, 2010) (HJR 12)
  • Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'? - If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the Internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That) (Telegraph; Nov, 20, 2009)
  • 7,000 buildings collapse in China under heaviest snow on record - This is the second year and a row that China has been hammered by massive snowstorms. About 20 months ago, the most severe snowstorm in five decades in southern China caused an estimated $22 billion in direct economic losses, destroying 29.4 million acres (11.9 million hectares) of cropland, and forcing the government to hand out 63.3 billion yuan of subsidies to farmers. (Disclose.tv; Nov.13, 2009)
  • Global cooling is here - "Global Warming is over, and Global Warming Theory has failed. There is no evidence that CO2 drives world temperatures or any consequent climate change," Imperial College London astrophysicist and long-range forecaster Piers Corbyn wrote British Members of Parliament on Oct. 28. "According to official data in every year since 1998, world temperatures have been colder than that year, yet CO2 has been rising rapidly." That evening, as the House of Commons debated legislation on so-called "global-warming," October snow fell in London for the first time since 1922. (Slashdot) (Seattle PI; Dec. 18, 2008)
  • Rare snow covers south Louisiana, Miss. - Up to 8 inches of snow was reported in parts of Louisiana. Snow also covered a broad swath of Mississippi, including the Jackson area, and closed schools in more than a dozen districts. (Yahoo News; Dec. 11, 2008)
  • Next decade 'may see no warming' - A new computer model developed by German researchers, reported in the journal Nature, suggests the cooling will counter greenhouse warming. (BBC News; May 1, 2008)
  • World heading towards cooler 2008 - Data from the UK Met Office shows that temperatures in the first half of the year have been more than 0.1 Celsius cooler than any year since 2000. (BBC News; August 21, 2008)
  • Global temperatures 'to decrease' - Global temperatures for 2008 will be slightly cooler than last year as a result of the cold La Nina current in the Pacific, UN meteorologists have said. (BBC News; April 4, 2008)
  • NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe - The average temperature across both the contiguous U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008) was the coolest since 2001, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. (NOAA; March 13, 2008)
  • It was the coldest Easter for more than 40 years - We may not see spring weather until April. The icy Easter weekend was declared the coldest for 44 years yesterday as forecasters warned of more bad weather for the rest of the month. (DailyMail; March 2008)
  • Global Cooling - Amazing pictures of countries joining Britain in the big freeze (Mail Online; Feb. 21, 2008)
  • China battles "coldest winter in 100 years' - Millions remained stranded in China on Monday ahead of the biggest holiday of the year as parts of the country suffered their coldest winter in a century. (Reuters; Feb. 4, 2008)
  • Br-r-r! Where did global warming go? - In South America, for example, the start of winter last year was one of the coldest ever observed. According to Eugenio Hackbart, chief meteorologist of the MetSul Weather Center in Brazil, "a brutal cold wave brought record low temperatures, widespread frost, snow, and major energy disruption." In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years, while in Peru the cold was so intense that hundreds of people died and the government declared a state of emergency in 14 of the country's 24 provinces. (Boston Globe; Jan. 6, 2008)

Trends

  • Global Cooling >
    Snowed Under in Russian Winter 2010 - An amazing collection of photos from the most recent winter in Russia, where they might be having a hard time believing that the globe is getting warmer. (IziSmile; Feb. 2010)
  • Global Cooling Cartoons - Daryl Cagle's collection of syndicated cartoons lampooning "global warming" during the very cold winter of '09-'10. (Cagle.com compilation)
  • Global Temperature Report - January 2009 - As part of an ongoing joint project, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, NOAA and NASA use data gathered by microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth. (Newswise; Feb. 12, 2009)
  • "Global Cooling is really Global Warming" - The authoritative SPPI composite index of global mean surface temperature anomalies, taking the mean of two surface and two satellite datasets and updated through November 2008, shows a pronounced downtrend for eight full years. Not one of the climate models relied upon by the IPCC had predicted this downturn. (Science and Public Policy Institute; Jan. 5, 2009)
  • Coldest in Years Plains to East Coast - This is about as bad as it gets folks. Sure its been very cold at times over the past 14 years, but the total area impacted by this cold wave will be huge. Extremely cold air will chill the entire area from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard, and the cold is also going to reach the Deep South. Only the far West will be unscathed. (AccuWeather; Jan. 9, 2009)
The Little Ice Age
  • 1250 for when Atlantic pack ice began to grow
  • 1300 for when warm summers stopped being dependable in Northern Europe
  • 1315 for the rains and Great Famine of 1315-1317
  • 1550 for theorized beginning of worldwide glacial expansion
  • 1650 for the first climatic minimum

In contrast to its uncertain beginning, there is a consensus that the Little Ice Age ended in the mid-19th century.

  • Media Hype on ‘Melting’ Antarctic Ignores Record Ice Growth - Contrary to media hype, the vast majority of Antarctica has cooled over the past 50 years and ice coverage has grown to record levels since satellite monitoring began in the 1979, according to peer-reviewed studies and scientists who study the area. (US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works; March 27, 2008)
  • Santa Saved. The North Pole Doesn’t Melt. - Now we’ve reached the end of the melt season. There were an extra 150,000 square miles of ice over last summer’s totals when the ice started to expand again. I suspect that we’ll have another cooler winter and a continuation of ice buildup at the pole, but I doubt you’ll ever hear about it, much like you didn’t hear about 2007 having an unusually small hole in the ozone layer. (American Sentinel; Sept. 24, 2008)
  • Legislation Has Little Impact on Climate Change, Critic Says (Video) - There's really nothing you can do to substantially reduce emissions," he said. "If every nation in the world followed the Kyoto Protocol, the amount of warming that would be prevented is 7-hundredths of a degree Celsius. ... We have no idea how to reduce emissions - these amounts that are being talked about in bills like Lieberman-Warner, 70 percent reductions in 42 years? Give me a break." (CNSNews; June 1, 2008)
  • Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Believers in Heated NYC Debate - Before the start of the nearly two hour debate the audience polled 57.3% to 29.9% in favor of believing that Global Warming was a “crisis"?, but following the debate the numbers completely flipped to 46.2% to 42.2% in favor of the skeptical point of view. The audience also found humor at the expense of former Vice President Gore’s reportedly excessive home energy use. ("US Senate Committee on Public Works; March 16, 2007)

Research

Image:Atmoshpheric co2 500.gif
  • CRU Emails - Searchable - "On 20 November 2009, emails and other documents, apparently originating from with the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. If real, these emails contain some quite surprising and even disappointing insights into what has been happening within the climate change scientific establishment."

Temperature Tracking

Government & Politics

The U.S. Capital was pounded with 3 feet of snow in the winter of 2010.  Climate Change proponents say it is from added moisture; but it seems that this winter has been not just wetter but colder as well.
The U.S. Capital was pounded with 3 feet of snow in the winter of 2010. Climate Change proponents say it is from added moisture; but it seems that this winter has been not just wetter but colder as well.
  • NOAA Claim Relative to 2008 is BS - In the midst of cold arctic air that set or nearly set all-time local and state records (Maine at -50F and Rochelle at -38F), a NOAA press release pronounced 2008 was the 8th warmest since 1895 and that now all top ten warmest years have occurred since 1997. To which I and most other climatologists and meteorologists respond, “BS”. (IceCap; Jan. 19, 2009)
The fact that the GW discussion is not about science, reasoning, evidence, and deliberation but rather about promoting governmental control, funding for environmentalist programs, vilifying the West and the United States, and conducting guerilla warfare against capitalism. Leftists believe "progress," "modernity," and science led directly to the horrific warfare in the 20th century, when actually it is how many used this technology that was the problem. Irrational fervent nationalism, irrational drives to "unite" people under socialism, fascism, or communism led to the deaths of millions. Science was "hijacked" by these irrational ideologues the way terrorists hijack the Quran to kill "infidels." The point is, leftists don't respect science or reasoning per se, but they cherry-pick it as a means to their own dubious ends. Since leftists don't respect science or rational discussion, there is no reason to respect them when they attempt to commandeer science for their own radical and foolish goals. Just ignore them. It will be so sweet and lovely when these maniacs are completely discredited in a few years." reasonsjester on 2/27/2008 6:49:23 PM


  • U.S. Senate Report - Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007 Senate Report Debunks "Consensus". (Dec. 20, 2007)
  • A Skeptic’s Guide to Debunking Global Warming Alarmism - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the outgoing Chairman of Environment & Public Works Committee, is pleased to announce the public release of the Senate Committee published booklet entitled “A Skeptic’s Guide to Debunking Global Warming Alarmism. Hot & Cold Media Spin Cycle: A Challenge To Journalists who Cover Global Warming.” (Sept. 26, 2006)

Regarding CO2 -

"This is about abstract computer modeling being falsely elevated to the level of science and then presented as if it were science. Modeling produces objective computer generated conclusions based upon input assumptions and processing. In order for models to be approximately predictive, the assumptions must be realistic and work backward as well as forward. In most complex cases, modeling is GIGO. GIGO is their real value; eliminating hypothetical possibilities.
"Politics operates on GIGO propaganda - secondary causation not on first principles. Science or first principles do not affect government decisions in democracies. When a politically correct model gives the politicians an advantage to manipulate politically correct voters in an election year, democracy becomes extremely unpredictable." Francis Manns, Ph.D., P.Geo. (Ontario) 323 Blantyre Avenue Toronto, ON M1N 2S6 Canada

"This (CLimate ChANgE) is nothing more than a scheme to raise TAXES (cap & trade) and INCREASE government power." Posted by: A&P | Jul 5, 2008 7:42:32 AM

CO2 Not the Enemy

"There is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth." Global Warming Petition Project

(CO2 is the "Breath of Life" for the Plant Kingdom). What happens when plants can't get their daily dose of CO2? They die.

  • Carbon Dioxide: A Satanic Gas? - These findings lead inescapably to the conclusion Carbon Dioxide is not a "pollutant," and plausibly argue that it is a net benefit. ("Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs U.S. House of Representatives"; Oct, 6,1999)


"Carbon dioxide is a minor greenhouse gas that occurs naturally in the atmosphere and helps to maintain the earth at a temperature suitable for life - the principal greenhouse gas is water vapour. Carbon dioxide is essential to the growth of all plants. Without it plants could not grow and all animal life would die. In no way is this gas a pollutant. To call it one is misleading.
"Calling carbon dioxide a pollutant is a political statement, not a scientific one. Behind the politics is the claim that the small observed global warming trend is due to the burning of fossil fuels rather than being of natural origin." Gerald E. Marsh, Chicago, IL 60615, US

CO2 is plant fertilizer. If carbon dioxide levels drop below 200 parts per million, things stop growing.

"The rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, although miniscule relative to other gasses like water vapor, is not the CAUSE of warming, but the EFFECT of warming. To illustrate this it in layman's terms, bring a bottle of Coke close to the point of freezing. Open it. Very little carbon dioxide escapes (its dissolved in the water). Take another bottle and warm it to 150 degrees F. Then open it. You get a jet of water because carbon dioxide is escaping.
"Large bodies of water act the same over decades or centuries, absorbing and releasing carbon dioxide in a delayed synchronization with changes in global temperature: lakes, oceans, calderas. First the temperature rises, then these bodies of water release the carbon dioxide. When global temperatures drop, carbon dioxide follows and is reabsorbed into water." ronjamin on 2/27/2008 11:51:55 AM

Remedies

Educate people with scientific fact, instead of political correctness.

Mitigate soot, reducing the pollution in the air and we will breath easier.

Skeptics

Discussion

See Discussion page

  • The Climate Scam - Followup of the "International Conference on Climate Change". (March 10, 2009)


Videos


(4.58 Minutes) Infowars.com: Climate-Gate Pt 1 ***EMERGENCY VIRAL TRANSMISSION***
Hackers break into University emails and uncover the global warming conspiracy. (YouTube; Nov. 23, 2009)

See Videos: Global Warming

Directories

  • IJIS Site - The IARC-JAXA Information System (IJIS) is a geoinformatics facility for satellite image analysis and computational modeling/visualization in support of international collaboration in Arctic and global change research at the International Arctic Research Center in corporation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Advanced Earth Science and Technology Organization of Japan.
  • Global Warming is not Real - This site is set up to expose what many of us are being told, and question those experts, their science and beliefs.
  • ScareWatch - You cannot argue with scientific fact. Political agendas are not scientific fact.
  • Global Warming Petition Project - The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climatological damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.
  • IceCap - ICECAP, International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, is the portal to all things climate for elected officials and staffers, journalists, scientists, educators and the public. FAQs and Myths
  • Wikipedia:Little_Ice_Age - It is generally agreed that there were three minima, beginning about 1650, about 1770, and 1850, each separated by slight warming intervals.

See also

CLIMATE CHANGE FOOTER

CLIMATEGATE

MANMADE MANIPULATIONS

GENERAL NATURE

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