To the editor:
It started as global warming. When that wasn’t working out, they re-named it climate change, now every weather event that happens around the world can be blamed on climate change. A team of climate scientists (only 4 percent of the news media reported they were scientists) recently went in search of evidence of the world’s melting ice caps, but instead, have been forced to abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is too thick, the most in years. Chris Turney, a climate scientist and leader of the expedition, was going to document “environment changes” at the pole. He said they expected melting ice to play a big part in the expedition. But instead, the ship has been stuck in ice since Christmas eve day. And so far ice breaking ships can’t reach them because the ice is just too thick. It’s too bad Al Gore wasn’t on the ship with them so he could have experienced some global warming also.
For the past 17 years, there has been no measurable global warming and in the last 12 years, there has been a slight cooling according to RSS satellite data. Warmer temperatures increased for 20 years, from the late 1970’s to the late 1990’s but have stopped warming and have begun to cool, many scientists say. The Atlantic hurricane season was the slowest in 30 years, and with no major hurricanes forming, the least since 1994 according to NOAA. Over 2,000 snow and record cold records have been broken across the U.S. Europe, North America and many other areas of the Earth have experienced unusually low temperatures.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in damage control. The IPCC chief, Raj Pachauri, admitted in early 2013 that there has been a 17 year plateau in global temperatures, then later in the year he denied it. Remember these are the same guys, back a few years ago, that got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, fudging numbers and tweaking their so-called facts. So where is the warming we are preparing for? Does anyone really think global warming causes global cooling? Sorry to say, but some people do.
Ron and Debbie Boggs