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Global Cooling: A Far More Dangerous Fate. Humans thrive during warm spells. We die in the cold.
Pajamas Media ^ | 11/23/2012 | DR. TIM BALL AND TOM HARRIS

Posted on 11/25/2012 5:21:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind

A poll conducted on November 5 by Rasmussen Reports found that an all-time high of 68% of “likely U.S. voters” say that global warming is “a serious problem”; 38% of them thought it was “very serious.”

Considering the benefits of warming and the fact that even the UK Met office shows that there has been no global warming in the past 16 years, this demonstrates the degree to which the population has been propagandized into believing the opposite of reality. We are the first generation in history to believe that climatic warming is a bad thing.

In a warmer world, less energy is needed for heating and transportation, resulting in less air, land, and water pollution. Snow and ice that seriously hamper movement and increase the costs of land and water shipping are reduced. Roads, bridges, and other infrastructure maintenance costs drop, as there would be less freeze/thaw and ice damage. Clothing expenses obviously reduce in a warmer world, and construction costs plummet as less insulation is required in all buildings.

The benefits of warming are especially prominent in agriculture. Longer frost-free periods will extend growing seasons as well as the extent of agriculture in middle- and high-latitude regions. More and greater varieties of food are then possible in areas that are currently agriculturally marginal.

Contrary to the assertions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a warmer world is a wetter world with less, not more, droughts. This is because evaporation increases with warming, putting more moisture into the atmosphere.

This week, we’ll be hearing in The Dirty Weather Report from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project that global warming will lead to more extreme weather. This is wrong. In the exceptionally unlikely event that the world warms significantly due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures at high latitudes are forecast to rise the most, reducing the difference between arctic and tropical temperatures. Since this differential drives weather, we should see weaker mid-latitude cyclones in a warmer world — less extremes in weather, not more. Rising global temperatures would produce a tranquilizing effect on weather, something we would all welcome.

Far more people die due to excessive cold than due to excessive warmth. Cold weather is obviously much harder on our bodies than is warm weather. That is why people retire to Florida or Arizona, and not Alaska.

History demonstrates that warming has been good, and cooling bad, for civilization. That is why geologists named past warm periods “optimums” and cold times “dark ages.”

It was during the warmest period since the end of the last ice age, a time called the Holocene Optimum between 9,000 and 5,000 years ago, that the first civilizations flourished in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East. Other warm periods, climate optimums during Minoan, Roman, and Medieval times, and of course, the modern warm period, have all resulted in increased food productivity, lower death rates, and greater all-around prosperity.

In contrast, cold periods have been very rough on societies. The Dark Ages Cold Period between about 600 and 900 AD was a time of great retreat of agriculture and depression of human activity. There were plagues and starvation in many regions and people were forced to migrate away from farms in central Europe and Scandinavia.

The Little Ice Age (LIA) from about 1350 to 1850 was even worse; there was great misery for people around the world. Alpine glaciers overran mountain villages in Europe, and cold and wet weather killed millions of farm animals and ruined crops. With famine weakening the population, more than a third of Europeans died due to bubonic plague. People resorted to making bread from tree bark, and in some parts of Europe cannibalism was common. Later in the LIA, a million people died in Ireland and a million more left the country due to the Potato Famine brought on by the cold weather. Storms ravaged coastal settlements in both Europe and across the Pacific.

The IPCC 2007 Working Group II report on “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” states: “A focus on key vulnerabilities is meant to help policy-makers and stakeholders assess the level of risk and design pertinent response strategies.”

They are right. But it is impossible to do this without understanding the benefits of warming, and even more importantly, the dangers of cooling. The experience of India, which has prospered while warming over the past 50 years, demonstrates how well humans, even those living in hot climates, can adapt to warming. But cooling is a killer, and — scientists are increasingly telling us — a more probable event as well.

It has been found that the Earth is warmer when the Sun is more active as indicated by sunspot count. Our planet is cooler when there are fewer sunspots. The current 11-year sunspot cycle, Cycle 24, is already showing less spots than predicted, and expectations are for lower numbers still in Cycle 25, expected to start in about ten years. Not surprisingly, global temperatures have leveled and show signs of declining. By the mid- to late 2020s, conditions comparable to the LIA are a distinct possibility. Beginning to plan for adaptation to such a cool period should be a priority for governments. Besides, if you plan for cooling and it warms, adaptation is much easier than if you plan for warming and it cools.

President Barack Obama said in his victory speech last Wednesday: “We want our children to live in an America … that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.”

In the real world, we must forget about vainly trying to control global climate and instead get ready for the destructive power of a cooling planet.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming
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1 posted on 11/25/2012 5:21:15 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I happened to see a YT video made by a college girl. She was a resident of NJ and was basically driving along showing and commenting on the carnage post-Sandy.

Her comment was “we have to stop this global warming, they taught us in high school this was going to happen.”

There’s a LOT of work to do.....


2 posted on 11/25/2012 5:25:37 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SeekAndFind

The little ice age is clear evidence of that.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 5:26:24 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


4 posted on 11/25/2012 5:28:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nascarnation

We can start by taking away her cars keys. That’ll fix her.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 5:28:37 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

Global warming may exist....so what...you really think you can compute what the temperature of the earth should be or will be based on historical data? Even the concept is ridiculous. There are just too many variables.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 5:35:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

can’t get this out of my mind, everytime this subject comes up: The Midnight Sun, an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.
...The Earth has begun moving away from its usual orbit and is gradually falling in its rotation towards the sun...A prolific artist, Norma, and her landlady, Mrs. Bronson, are the last people in their apartment building. Everyone else has either moved north where it is cooler or perished from the extremely high temperatures... As mentioned by a radio reporter, all citizens are to remain indoors and be prepared for a looter rampage. The radio reporter also states that you can “cook eggs on your sidewalk and cook soup in the oceans”...The thermometer surges past 120°F, and eventually shatters...
The scene cuts to the apartment at night. In the inconceivably frigid darkness outside, the weather is anything but hot. The same thermometer reads -10°F, and there is a blizzard outside. Norma is bedridden with a high fever, and is accompanied by Mrs. Bronson and a doctor. She was only dreaming that the Earth was moving closer to the sun. In reality, the Earth is moving away from the sun and will eventually freeze over. Norma tells Mrs. Bronson about her nightmare, adding, “Isn’t it wonderful to have darkness, and coolness?”
Mrs. Bronson replies with a sense of dread in her voice, “Yes, my dear, it’s... wonderful.”


7 posted on 11/25/2012 5:38:05 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: SeekAndFind

cold kills. in more ways than one. our food needs warmth to be planted and grow.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 5:39:36 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: dontreadthis

I remember that show


9 posted on 11/25/2012 5:43:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nascarnation

“68% of “likely U.S. voters”

Are mushrooms. Kept in the dark and fed $h1t by or own
government through it’s controlled media. This is one of
many fact proven lies intentionally pushed on the American
public with the approval of the federal government. They
know it’s a lie and believe it’s to better the common good.
Mushrooms. The only thing this proves is liberalism is
about creating and maintaining a general population of
dumba$$es. And they have a 69% success rate so far.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 5:50:41 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: dontreadthis
She was only dreaming that the Earth was moving closer to the sun...

I've been having dreams where the "darkness" consists of marxism and loss of individual liberty and imminent collapsing of the dollar. When I wake up, these fears for some reason don't go away...

11 posted on 11/25/2012 5:51:03 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

All day today on the History channel they have been running shows about the earth and what happens when it cools.

From the dinosaurs 65 million years ago to humans as recently as the Little Ice Age, animal life cannot survive very well in extraordinary winter conditions.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 5:53:10 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.Reid)
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To: SeekAndFind

On Drudge, a Pravda headline: Obama “re-elected by illiterate society”. This is all related. I think we are in some real trouble here. A nation this stupid cannot remain number one in the world for long.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 5:53:19 PM PST by Reddon
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To: SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama said in his victory speech last Wednesday: “We want our children to live in an America … that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.”

%%
It's another manic Maunder (mi-ni-mum)
But O's got funds to launder,
The Treasury to plunder.
No opportunity to squander-
Can't be another manic Maunder...
%%

14 posted on 11/25/2012 5:53:23 PM PST by mikrofon (Gore-bull Warning)
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To: C210N

“you’ve just crossed over into, The Obama Zone”.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 5:55:28 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: SeekAndFind
To quote one of my most hated sayings when I tell people I like Summer better than winter: "...at least you can put on more clothes when it's cold."


16 posted on 11/25/2012 6:00:39 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe in colder climates you have a larger percentage of a stronger society, more people who survive the cold, become acclimated, work with it and adjust their diet usually are stronger and liver longer. In other words a cooler climate weeds out the weaker. having lived in Alaska for the last 20 years I can see the differences in the culture against the people say from LA or Houston.


17 posted on 11/25/2012 6:00:45 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: All
C’mon now, folks.

We're conservatives, we pay our own way.

Times are tough on a lot of us, but if you've got a job, really, $5 a month? You're going to miss that? How about turning off the lights when you leave the room? How about dropping the thermostat a degree while you're not at home? How about skipping that fancy pants coffee twice a month?

All we're asking for is $5 a month. Get out that wallet, input your Debit/Credit card #, set up a monthly and forget about it.

If this ham-n-egger can be a dollar a day guy, you can pony up $0.17 a day. Seventeen cents a day for all the time you spend on FR?

Cerainly, a bargain at twice the price, don't you agree?

You'll feel much better about your time on FR.

18 posted on 11/25/2012 6:03:45 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Reddon

The 20 somethings,teenagers, and current children will not have the opportunity to be stupid as middle-aged adults. They will either learn some really hard lessons or starve by the time 2030 - 2040 comes around, if not sooner. Our economy cannot produce any other outcome at this point.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 6:14:00 PM PST by L,TOWM (No one in the US is free of the spirit of entitlement)
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To: Sacajaweau
Even the nuttiest global warming zealot claims that the temperature of the earth will rise by 1 or 2 degrees, max. Over 100 years.

Not exactly time to break out the bikinis in december.

20 posted on 11/25/2012 6:16:17 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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