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Sixty years ago, the USS Skate surfaced at the ice-free North Pole.
The Bush family immediately recognized it as an opportunity to wage war with Russia.
So nothing has changed over the last 60 years, except that the ice is a lot thicker now.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
The claim was that the ozone hole was going to cause skin cancer in Australia by allowing too much ultra-violet light through the atmosphere.
There are lots of problems with this claim.
First problem is that the ozone hole never extends beyond Antarctica, and only appears in the winter, when there isn’t any sunlight. Ozone is created in the upper atmosphere by sunlight. You can’t get skin cancer from sunlight during times when the sun isn’t shining. As soon as the sun comes back out over Antarctica, the ozone hole disappears. How are people in Australia going to get skin cancer from an ozone hole thousands of miles away during winter when the sun is low in the sky?
Second problem is that the ozone hole size varies tremendously from year to year, despite relatively steady levels of CFC’s in the atmosphere. It is quite clear that CFC’s are not the controlling factor.
Just like the global warming scam, the ozone hole scam was another opportunity for government to tax and control, and another opportunity for scientists to imagine themselves saving the planet.
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
H. L. Mencken
A reminder that progressives are not only experts about climate, but many other scientific topics too.
Gavin is now researching how people caused global warming 56 million years ago.
Sad that they burned all of our fossil fuels! As far as I can tell there is no evidence of any intelligent civilization now, so unlikely there was one 56 million years ago.
It has been thirty years since CO2 hit 350 PPM and NASA’s James Hansen warned that the Midwest was going to burn up and dry up.
Since Hansen predicted heat and drought for the Midwest 30 years ago, they have had above normal precipitation almost every year.
Maximum temperatures and the occurrence of heatwaves in the Midwest have plummeted to record lows.
Hansen predicted that global warming would lower the water level in the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes water levels are near record highs.
The Midwest is having their coldest April on record.
Michigan gives James Hansen the big thumbs up for promoting some of the worst junk science ever dreamed up.
Climate prophet Hansen predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free and Lower Manhattan would be underwater by this year.
James Hansen has an incredible record of misprediction and junk science, which is why Democrats love him so much. To his credit – he did get one thing right though.
The EPA claims that spring snow cover is declining, and fall/winter snow cover is remaining steady. They say it is evidence of global warming.
Climate Change Indicators: Snow Cover This indicator measures the amount of land in North America that is covered by snow
Decreases in snow cover have largely occurred in spring and summer, whereas fall and winter snow cover have remained fairly steady
Since CO2 hit 350 PPM 30 years ago, April 1st snow cover has increased 10%.
Fall and winter snow cover have also increased.
Exxon Suncor = Floods, fires, less snow
Boulder, Colorado – home of a nearly perfect climate – has three year old children suing Exxon over climate change. The last flood we had here was five years ago, last fire was six years ago, and snowfall has been increasing for over a century.
I spent a summer in Boulder when I was three, and the main thing I remember is that it was really hot. It never gets really hot any more.
If oil companies stopped selling their product here, Boulder progressives would be desperately hysterical in about 12 hours. But they are that way most of the time anyway.
Over the past 19 months, more than one trillion tons of new ice has formed on Greenland’s surface. This is because a lot more new snow accumulates each year during the long winter, than melts during the short summer.
Greenland’s largest glaciers are also expanding.
The surface is rapidly gaining ice, and glaciers are growing. So scientists and the press (of course) report the exact opposite.