Friday, August 29, 2008

A Chilling Effect

Global cooling gains momentum among scientists
Aug 25, 2008 9:40 AM, By Elton Robinson Farm Press Editorial Staff

Two weeks ago, after writing about the possibility that the Earth may actually be entering a cooling phase, I braced myself for a torrent of icy missives from the global warming crowd suggesting that the heat must have fried my noggin.

By the way, it is very difficult to discuss global cooling in the midst of a summer when temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees and crops are wilting. As one friend and colleague from the sweltering Southwest noted after reading the column, “Please send some of that cooling this way.”

However, one response opened my eyes to the growing community of global warming skeptics out there, most of them merited scientists. I thought it might be worth presenting their thoughts — a little equal time if you will. Marc Marona, a global warming skeptic who works for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works, sent me these excerpts from a U.S. Senate report.

Russian solar physicists Galina Mashnich and Vladimir Bashkirtsev are so convinced that global temperatures will cool within the next decade they have placed a $10,000 wager with a United Kingdom scientist to prove their certainty. The criteria for the $10,000 bet will be to compare global temperatures between 1998 and 2003 with those between 2012 and 2017. The loser will pay up in 2018, according to an April 16, 2007, article in Live Science. Read More

The global warming crowd has claimed that the debate on this subject is over and now we need to do something about it. Meanwhile some scientists, apparently not knowing that the debate was over, continued to research the topic and are finding some very different conclusions. Before the government pours billions into fighting global warming, they should make sure that it is happening.

1 comment:

lightninboy said...

I agree with you about the global warming theory being a bunch of hot air.