Does Climate Change Ever Get Better? What About Global Cooling?

Climate Change lunacy isn’t President Obama’s only insanity.
Climate Change lunacy isn’t President Obama’s only insanity. After winning the Nobel Peace Prize, this intellectual giant went on a war-mongering rampage. Drawing courtesy Carlos Latuff, used with permission.

Have you ever noticed that the media only talks about climate change being bad? I mean, we’ve had climate change for 4.5 Billion years, and we have to ask, “Was none of that good?” Oh, please! That doesn’t make any sense. Have the media, United Nations, NASA and President Obama gone entirely crazy on this subject?

In actual fact, there are two “climate changes.” One is the real, scientific term which refers to global warming, global cooling, fast, slow, steep, shallow—every possible combination of temperature change, plus every other type of change in climate. The other term is the pretender—the fake which wears a scary mask and refers only to some very modern and short-lived phenomenon. Only the phenomenon is itself a fake, because humans are not responsible for global warming. I’ll explain more on that in a moment.

But it gets worse. This fake problem has another fake embedded in it. Not only are humans not responsible for global warming—as if that were a bad thing—global warming is actually good. Confused? Even though I understand this stuff, I get a headache thinking about how twisted this entire topic has become.

Climate Change is Real

I’ve heard this phrase—climate change is real—so many times in the media, it seems that someone is trying to convince others of this fact. That by itself is curiously strange. Of course “climate change” is real. It’s been real for as long as Earth has had an atmosphere—for the 4.4998 Billion years before humans came on the scene and beyond.

Why are they saying it? Because they’re not talking about “climate change,” they’re talking about “Climate Change!” And that’s the problem when the Orwellian elite start dinking around with the language, trying to force another definition in place of a perfectly good definition. So, what do they mean? They mean only the “Warming” type of change for which humans are supposed to have been responsible. And they’re excluding all of the other climate change that nature handles.

Humans Are Not Responsible for Climate Change

Climate Change: Al Gore
Climate Change leader, Al Gore, at SapphireNow 2010. Photo: Tom Raftery (CC-BY-SA-2.0).

Are humans responsible for climate change? Not much. When I once believed that sob story, right after first seeing Al Gore and his lovely fantasy called An Inconvenient Truth, I used to say, “Either humans are responsible for global warming or they are irresponsible.” Cute. I love turning a clever phrase. But I love caring about our planet far more.

I knew CO2 is a greenhouse gas. I knew that adding more to the atmosphere would cause some warming. That’s all simple science. But nothing about the climate is simple. In fact, the climate—and the weather, for that matter—are decidedly complex. And that works in our favor. We have positive and negative feedbacks which make climate remarkably stable, for the most part. For instance, all that water in the oceans helps to resist changes. Things heat up, but heat causes water in the oceans to evaporate which cools things down. And all that water vapor—all other things being equal—results in more clouds which also help to cool things down. Remarkable how all that works.

Carbon dioxide currently takes up 0.04% of the Earth’s atmosphere. It’s considered a trace gas—in other words, rare. Humans are adding 0.00016% per year, on average. If you compare CO2 to water vapor, for their greenhouse contribution, CO2 tackles about 5% of the greenhouse warming and water vapor takes on roughly 95%. So, CO2 is a wimp in this category. This means that humans are adding 0.02% to the greenhouse effect every year—far less than 1%.

As small as that amount is—and it doesn’t sound like much—it could prove dangerous if the positive feedbacks were to outweigh the negative feedbacks. Positive feedbacks add to the warming effect, like adding a little CO2 to the atmosphere warms everything a little, creating more evaporation which puts more water vapor into the atmosphere which warms it up a little more. Negative feedbacks add to the cooling effect, like the evaporation and cloud shading. The big question remains, does the added greenhouse effect of extra water vapor (H2O) overpower the cooling effects of evaporation and clouds? Apparently not!

For one thing, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a political arm of the very political United Nations) and their climate scientists have been producing climate computer models which are all running too hot. Even their mildest projections are far above reality. They’re running on the assumption that there are more positive feedbacks creating more warming than there actually is.

Climate Change: Clouds over the valley.
Partly cloudy skies shading the Earth, affecting climate change. Photo: Nicholas A. Tonelli (CC BY 2.0).

For another thing, we need only look back at Earth’s history to see that the feedbacks were never so positive as to cause a runaway greenhouse effect, what some warming alarmists are threatening will happen.

With 4,000 ppm (10x the current CO2 level) and average global temperatures of 20 °C warmer, climate remained relatively stable for 14 million years during the Cretaceous Thermal Maximum (~94–80 Ma), and life thrived. This is not to say that there weren’t problems; there are always problems when things change. That’s part of life. But life did more than merely survive.

Humans are contributing to climate change. There’s no dispute about that. The big question is, “How much?” Are we contributing a tiny amount or an insignificant amount? Is our contribution equivalent to dumping a teaspoon of water into the ocean to cause “some” sea level rise? We don’t know the exact amount. But more and more, it seems that the amount of effect humans have on warming the Earth is vanishingly small.

Climate Change Driven by Nature

The only other culprit in climate change is nature itself. We have the shape of Earth’s orbit, the tilt of the Earth, the tilt of Earth’s orbit with regard to that of the other planets, the path of the solar system through the galaxy, the solar wind, the intrinsic brightness of the sun, the number of sunspots and other factors.

By far, the largest factor is relatively simple: the sun!

Research by Svensmark and others have uncovered a very interesting relationship between the solar wind, cosmic rays and cloud formation. If there is a great deal of solar wind, then cosmic rays are less able to make it down to Earth. Cosmic rays help in the formation of clouds. More sunspots equals more solar wind equals fewer cosmic rays which equals fewer clouds. Fewer sunspots equals less solar wind equals more cosmic rays which equals more clouds.

Climate Change: Holocene Chart
Climate change has been a constant throughout the Holocene. We’ve had warm periods once every 1,000 years. Chart © Rod Martin, Jr. Based on data from Prof. Ole Humlum, U. of Oslo, and work of Alley, et al. Click to see larger.

So, during the Little Ice Age, when there were very few sunspots, solar wind was running extremely low, cosmic rays were able to penetrate the solar system and bombard the Earth, creating far more clouds. The extra clouds helped to shield the Earth from sunlight, leading to global cooling, more energetic storms and failed crops.

Looking at the climate history of the last few thousand years, we see warm periods spaced roughly once every millennium. We are currently experiencing the Modern Warm Period. About a thousand years ago, we had the Medieval Warm Period, which was slightly warmer, allowing grapes to be grown in Northern England. And contrary to the claims of some warming alarmists, the Medieval Warm Period was global in scope. We have several peer reviewed papers showing a warming in the Southern Hemisphere, too, during that period. During the time of Christ, there was the Roman Warm Period. And a thousand years or so before that, we had the Minoan Warm Period.

This means that we would have had a warm period, with or without SUVs. In other words, humans may have made the existing warming a tiny amount warmer, but not enough to beat the Medieval Warm Period. Sorry, not warm enough to grow grapes in Northern England this time around.

Climate Change as Global Cooling

Climate Change: Iceberg
Climate Change includes Global Cooling. And that produces things like this iceberg. Photo: Christopher Michel (CC BY 2.0).

If the cycles of the past are any indication, the sun is headed for another period of minimal activity and Earth will experience more cosmic ray-induced cloud cover. In other words, we’re headed for another cooling trend.

Because we reside in an ongoing Ice Age, those little white things at the poles are likely to get a tiny bit larger. And if the average length of an interglacial is any indication, then we’re already 500+ years overdue for the Holocene (the current interglacial of the current Ice Age) to end. Yikes! That would mean lots of Global Cooling.

Everything, except sea level rise, that the warming alarmists have said about Global Warming is a lie. In fact, all of that dangerous stuff only happens during Global Cooling. Talk about twisted! They have it all 180° turned around in the wrong direction!

During Global Cooling, evaporation from the oceans largely shuts down. And that’s a good thing. We don’t need evaporation cooling the Earth any more. But that creates a problem for life. Less evaporation means fewer clouds and less rain. This means more droughts and more desert. Because life dies without water, the soil loses its plant cover and soil erosion and flooding becomes a more serious problem when it ever does rain.

What about storms? Global Cooling makes it worse, because ice crowds in closer to the equator. When you bring extreme cold closer to extreme warmth, you get more sparks! More energy driving the weather. On Venus, where the temperature is a balmy 462 °C at the equator and at the poles, no appreciable difference means no wind. The air has no motivation to move. Heat alone doesn’t move the wind and doesn’t create storms. You need thermal potential (temperature difference) to do that—like Ice Age glacial cold near tropical heat.

Most troublesome about the United Nations and NASA promoting a fear of warmth is the fact that they are promoting something that could kill Billions of their fellow citizens. Imagine how much food we can produce when all of Canada, half of the United States and half of Europe are buried in permanent snow on its way to becoming a new Ice Age glacier. Imagine how much food we can produce when most of the farm land no longer gets any rain because of the lack of adequate evaporation.

Big Bad Climate Change is Not So Bad After All

Global Cooling can be bad for us during an ongoing Ice Age, but not all change is bad. If we have warming to thaw the ice, then that’s a good thing.

This notion that people are shouting about “Stop Climate Change” as if climate change is intrinsically a bad thing, is nonsense. “Keep things the same!” “Stop the Earth in its orbit!” But—oops!—if we stop the Earth from orbiting, it’ll fall into the sun. Then, we’d have Global Scorching and Vaporization to worry about. Ouch! See how crazy this notion is? “Stop Climate Change” is like “Stop Time” or “Stop Life.” Change is one of the few real constants in this universe.

Looking at the Climate Change Scam in Context

Perhaps that’s why the perpetrators of this modern, international scam chose the term “climate change”—people don’t know its real definition. So the scam artists kidnap the term and kill its real meaning with innuendo. The media talks about “climate change” being bad, but that’s only if it means Global Warming, right? Not any longer. Because we haven’t had Global Warming for the last 18 years, Climate Change is a problem all by itself. But how? What does Climate Change mean, if it’s not Global Warming?

That’s what they don’t talk about in the media. They want to sell us Carbon Tax, but that is only effective to get rid of Global Warming, or so they promise, but even that is a lie. There’s currently no Global Warming, but there’s this mysterious “Climate Change.” What’s changing? They’re looking at anecdotal effects of the weather and making a big deal about anything out of the ordinary. But, if you look back through meteorological history, you’ll find that nearly everything they point to as strange is actually quite ordinary. Storms? We’ve had them for thousands of years. Droughts? That too. Floods? Ditto!

Global Warming is good, because it gets rid of most extreme weather events and calms things down. Getting rid of all that ice at the poles eliminates the thermal engine that drives wicked weather. All we have left about which to concern ourselves is rising sea levels.

And so, we need to ask ourselves: Which would we prefer:

  • Global Cooling
    • Massive deaths from cold and starvation.
    • Bigger deserts and more droughts.
    • Larger, more energetic and more frequent storms.
    • More dust in the air from the lack of rain.
    • Falling sea levels, making existing ports useless.
    • Loss of millions of square kilometers of land from new glaciers.
  • Global Warming
    • More rain, more food, more life.
    • Smaller deserts and fewer droughts.
    • Smaller, weaker and less frequent storms.
    • Less dust in the air.
    • Some loss of coastal real estate, but millions of square kilometers gained from Greenland, Antarctica and lands now gripped by permafrost.
    • Inconvenience of having to move people to higher ground, but no one dies, unless they’re foolish enough to stay behind.

See? Climate change isn’t so scary when you know the truth about it. Now, the next big climate change question is: “How can we prepare for Global Cooling so people don’t have to die? And, if possible, how can we end the current Ice Age, so Global Cooling doesn’t happen?” Ideas? Please leave your thoughts in the comments.

This article was originally published 2016:0119 on GlobalWarmth.org.
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