FIAF- Where’s Winter? Edition

Another group of scientists speak out against the Global Warming movement.

Alarmism over climate is of great benefit to many, providing government funding for academic research and a reason for government bureaucracies to grow. Alarmism also offers an excuse for governments to raise taxes, taxpayer-funded subsidies for businesses that understand how to work the political system, and a lure for big donations to charitable foundations promising to save the planet.

The biggest argument against Teh Global Warming crusade has been the LACK of actual, you know, warming in the last ten years. We are in the midst of a larger warming trend unrelated to CO2, or man’s activities; trends that have been experienced throughout man’s existence on earth. From the late 1770s:

“A change in our climate however is taking place very sensibly. Both heats and colds are become much more moderate within the memory even of the middle-aged. Snows are less frequent and less deep. They do not often lie, below the mountains, more than one, two, or three days, and very rarely a week. They are remembered to have been formerly frequent, deep, and of long continuance. The elderly inform me the earth used to be covered with snow about three months in every year. The rivers, which then seldom failed to freeze over in the course of the winter, scarcely ever do so now. This change has produced an unfortunate fluctuation between heat and cold, in the spring of the year, which is very fatal to fruits. From the year 1741 to 1769, an interval of twenty-eight years, there was no instance of fruit killed by the frost in the neighbourhood of Monticello. An intense cold, produced by constant snows, kept the buds locked up till the sun could obtain, in the spring of the year, so fixed an ascendancy as to dissolve those snows, and protect the buds, during their development, from every danger of returning cold. The accumulated snows of the winter remaining to be dissolved all together in the spring, produced those over flowings of our rivers, so frequent then, and so rare now.” (From observation 1772 to 1779)

Read the whole thing – it’s pretty darn interesting.

And, next time you find yourself listening to someone complaining about how “the weather now” is “scary”, just laugh and laugh and laugh at them.

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One Comment on “FIAF- Where’s Winter? Edition”

  1. beasn Says:

    I am not in the mood for winter this winter and am very happy we haven’t had much of it so far.

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