Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Gee, this seems to be ...

... well, snowballing:

Let's start with Clouds. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

And there's this from India: Experts question theory on global warming.

There's this from the New York Times: A Cool $25 Million for a Climate Backup Plan ("... most of the horror-movie scenarios are looking less and less plausible. Climate change will probably occur not with a bang but with a long, slow whimper, as you can see in the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.")

There's also this from Fox, though we know we can't trust them, right: On Global Warming: Follow the Money Indeed! (Hat tip, Mark Yost.)

Most significant, though, is this global cooling link.

Update: Steve Clackson sends along this link: Stone Age Cemetery, Artifacts Unearthed in Sahara and comments that "Their remains still lie there, found in older archaeological layers and surrounded by harpoons, fishhooks, other tools, and remains of their catch.We are on a long long continuous climate change and so it goes."

And there's this: Study: Glacier melting can be variable.


  1. I find the "greedy environtmental groups just want money!" thing ludicrously hilarious. I have no doubt that there are plenty of people who want to/are making money off of global climate change (I believe it is occurring, but that's not what this is about), but to that traditional big business, which makes (in some cases gouges) more money in a day than Greenpeace probably gets in a decade, has no interest whatsoever in denying climate change for its own reasons.

  2. Don't underestimate the amount of monet nonprofit organizations arke in, Frank. (The Sacramento Bee's Pulitzer-winning environemtal writer did a series on this some years ago.) And bear in mind that their money is used to exert political influence. A scientist who gets money from Greepeace or the World Wildlife Federation is working for them.
    As for global warming, I think it is happening, but is a naturally recurring phenomenon. And I think the prepoderance of evidence supports that view. That said, I certainly am in favor of reducing excess carbon emissions. Why? Because it seems a commonsense thing to do. Kyoto would reduce those emissions by 0.07 of a degree Centigrade - far too little for the price of ruining the economy. Mark my words: The solution will be technological and will come about sooner than expected.

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