The tone of the article bugs me somewhat (as does the whole argument in fact!) with the use of these stupid names thrown around in the global warming debate. Warmists, alarmists, believers, skeptics, deniers, bla, bla, bla, (im all of the above) but he does make some good points and brings up some important information. Yes, the climate of the earth is probably changing (although I have yet to see any thorough, worldwide non ‘corrected’ data-sets saying there is anything to get worried about), it always will change and there is nothing we can do about it. Up, and down, down and up. Unequally from one place to the next. The cycles of time, the Milankovitch cycles, the glacial cycles, the solar cycles and all the other cycles we do and don’t know about are far bigger and more powerful than we are. I’m just amazed they are still trying to implement more taxes based on this completely ridiculous idea it will change the temperature of the earth (what do they want anyway, warmer or colder??) or even stop the temperature changing. Hahah, Bollox it will!
Warmists may be winning the big grants, but they’re not winning the argument, says Christopher Booker.
Ever more risibly desperate become the efforts of the believers in global warming to hold the line for their religion, after the battering it was given last winter by all those scandals surrounding the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. One familiar technique they use is to attribute to global warming almost any unusual weather event anywhere in the world. Last week, for instance, it was reported that Russia has recently been experiencing its hottest temperatures and longest drought for 130 years. The head of the Russian branch of WWF, the environmental pressure group, was inevitably quick to cite this as evidence of climate change, claiming that in future “such climate abnormalities will only become more frequent”. He didn’t explain what might have caused the similar hot weather 130 years ago. Meanwhile, notably little attention has been paid to the disastrous chill which has been sweeping South America thanks to an inrush of air from the Antarctic, killing hundreds in the continent’s coldest winter for years.
Currently the Earth is tilted at 23.44 degrees from its orbital plane, roughly half way between its extreme values. The tilt is in the decreasing phase of its cycle, and will reach its minimum value around the year 10,000 C.E.. This trend, by itself, would tend to make winters warmer and summers colder.