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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Why They're Calling it "Climate Change"

Because now the earth ain't warming anymore, it's cooling. A piece in the Miami Examiner tells us
- New data produced by more than 3,000 sophisticated ocean buoys scattered across the world’s oceans indicate average water temperatures have been decreasing since 2003, not increasing as would be the case in Gore’s globally warming world. NASA’s Josh Willis, who studies the output of the sophisticated buoys that take temperature readings from thousands of feet below the surface, says the significance of the new data is unclear.

- The average land temperature of the globe dropped precipitously last year, according to the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction. The temperature drop — more than enough to “wipe out most of the global warming of the past 100 years,” according to the online technology publication Daily Tech — was also recorded by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

My guess is you will not be seeing or reading much about these findings in most mainstream media, it will be an inconvenient truth...for a while. After a spell, however, as the cooling trend continues, we may see a small item in the New York Times, perhaps front page but beneath the fold, that reads similarly to the following.

Scientists and environmentalists are viewing with increasing concern a slow but steady drop in the earth's average temperature and are calling for bold new government initiatives to address what they see as a looming crisis. There are also calls for a United Nations conference so that proposed solutions may be co-ordinated among governments worldwide.

Editorials calling for same will appear later and the fire will be lit. The bold initiatives for global cooling will bear a striking resemblance to these now proposed for global warming: increased governmental control of the economy (in those remaining countries where it is still market-based) and of our daily lives; in short, socialism. Again.

The central-planning enviros must have seen this coming for a while because lately they have backed away from the notion of "global warming" in preference for "climate change," a nicely ambiguous concept that will never become obsolete since the earth's climate is constantly in flux. They may thus continue their prophecies of doom and demands for ever more bold initiatives that push us further down the road to serfdom, while the earth's temperature continues its jolly coursing up and down, just as it always has these four-and-a-half billion years, as the sparks fly upward.

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