13 August 2015

What's Going On With the Weather?

I'm not a subscriber to so-called man-made global warming. For one thing, warming isn't happening everywhere.

Second, I don't believe we have the power to effect anything as powerful as that. There are periods of world history when it was much warmer than it is now. There wasn't any industry, nor any automobiles, to produce carbon monoxide and other pollutants.

The emissions level to which the so-called experts wish to roll us back are roughly equivalent to that of the U.S. during the 1860s. Clearly, this isn't even possible.

And if you're of a certain age, you can easily remember a time when smog was BIG problem near cities, and the air was much, much dirtier 50+ years ago than it is now.

And it's not hard to go back to the late 1800s, when coal was burned in furnaces and fireplaces, and the air was so toxic that people literally dropped dead from the pollution.

Yes, Beijing and other individual places have pollution that bad - but most of the world doesn't. And that includes the U.S.

So, where does that leave us?

The near-term forecast for early winter in Alaska calls for warmer-than-normal temperatures. But why?

I'm glad you asked.

It's "more the product of unusual short-term events than than the gradual long-term warming" predicted by those who believe in human-caused warming.

El Niño, the" blob" (a large stationary mass of warm water in the Pacific), and other cyclical factors such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and sunspot activity are all factors playing a role in the ups and downs of temperature fluctuations.

In other words, it's a normal weather process. And it's been going on for a long, long time.


Rob said...

I firmly believe that there is no global warming as many folks, (insert name here), tree huggers, Libs etc. Just the normal circle of life cycle.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Rob.

Cathy said...

Absolutely spot on, Rev. Paul.
We're little players in the big picture of climate change.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Cathy. I'm not sure we're players at all, but your point is well-taken.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

There are man made problems, such as smog as you pointed out, and ozone depletion possibly caused by fluorocarbons. Most of the "climate change" effort is for people control and power grabs.

Chickenmom said...

The only 'weather' changes I worry about is 'whether' it's gonna rain, snow or be sunny...

Rev. Paul said...