Environ Nut 01

Recent news came out that I’m quite sure was not music to the ears of those who claim that the planet is getting hotter by the minute, and it is all the fault of you and me.  It comes to us in the form of a new study out of, all places, the United Kingdom.  You see, it’s this new study that predicts planet Earth is about to go through a major climatic shift that could mean decades of cooler temperatures resulting in fewer hurricanes hitting the United States.  At the very same time that Barry was recently heard decrying the ‘fact’ that there will be more and stronger hurricanes and we also heard Al ‘Not-So’ Sharpton blaming the storms in Texas on ‘climate change.’

You see, apparently, we seem to have some actual scientists at the University of Southampton who are now predicting that a cooling of the Atlantic Ocean could cool global temperatures by at least a half a degree Celsius and may even offer what the study called, a “brief respite from the persistent rise of global temperatures.”  According to Dr. Gerard McCarthy, one of the guys involved, this cooling phase in the Atlantic will influence “temperature, rainfall, drought and even the frequency of hurricanes in many regions of the world.”  The study’s authors based their results on ocean sensor arrays and 100 years of sea-level data.  Not faulty computer models.

McCarthy, the study’s lead author, said,  “Sea-surface temperatures in the Atlantic vary between warm and cold over time-scales of many decades”  And he went on to say, “This decadal variability, called the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO), is a notable feature of the Atlantic Ocean and the climate of the regions it influences.”  And Dr. David Smeed, a co-author, said in a statement, “The observations of [AMO] from [sensor arrays], over the past ten years, show that it is declining.  As a result, we expect the AMO is moving to a negative phase, which will result in cooler surface waters. This is consistent with observations of temperature in the North Atlantic.”

Researchers argue that a negative AMO will bring “drier summers in Britain and Ireland, accelerated sea-level rise along the northeast coast of the United States, and drought in the developing countries of the Sahel region.”  Interestingly enough, the study also predicts fewer hurricanes hitting the U.S. as a result of a cooler Atlantic.  Atlantic cooling can impact the climate for decades, according to researchers, on timescales from 20 to 30 years. This means cooler global temperatures and changing weather patterns could unfold over the next two to three decades, possibly extending the so-called “pause” in global warming.

For years, scientists have been debating why satellite temperature data shows that there has been about 18 years with no warming trend. Surface temperature data shows a similar pause in warming for the last 10 to 15 years.  So far, the dominant explanation seems to be that oceans have absorbed a lot of the heat that would have otherwise gone into the atmosphere. And most scientists argue the world will continue warming because of increasing greenhouse gas emissions.  Some scientists, however, have been arguing the world is indeed headed for a cooling phase based on solar cycles. Scientists from Germany to India have argued that weakening solar activity could bring about another “Little Ice Age.”

Jürgen Lange Heine, a physicist with the German-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) wrote, “The stagnation of temperature since 1998 was caused by decreasing solar activity since 1998.”  He went on to write as well, “From 1900 to 1998, solar radiation increased by 1.3 W / m², but since 1998 it has diminished, and could reach values similar to those of the early 20th century. A drop in global temperature over the next few years is predicted.”  The Virginia-based Vencore Weather recently reported that “[n]ot since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots.”

It was Vencore Weather experts that also noted, “We are currently more than six years into Solar Cycle 24 and the current nearly blank sun may signal the end of the solar maximum phase.”  These experts went on to say, “Going back to 1755, there have been only a few solar cycles in the previous 23 that have had a lower number of sunspots during its maximum phase.”  McCarthy and his colleagues, however, argue there could be a reprieve from warming based on natural ocean cycles– not solar activity. The British scientists argue that weaker ocean currents are carrying less heat northward from the tropics.  Either way, the evidence says it’s not caused by man.

So if these scientists are correct, and this supposed “global warming” is actually not being caused by man, what’s an environmental scam artist like Al Gore to do?  And doesn’t Barry look like even more of a liar when he tells Coast Guard graduates that ‘climate change’ is a very real threat.  So, will the cadre of ‘climate change/global warming/climate disruption’ goons now simply set out to assassinate the character of these ‘bogus’ scientists who insist upon denying that the planet is now heating up?  So can these scientists now consider themselves as being counted amongst those of us who are commonly referred to as “deniers” or flat-earthers?”


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