(I'm no fan of counterpunch, but, this piece was actually worth reading)
Excerpts in blue below- Read entirely at the link above.
As we continue on with consistently much cooler then seasonal norm temperatures and lots of rain. This past week end was down right chilling! My mother in law was using her space heater (not wanting to turn the furnace on in June!) Mistakenly I opted to wear shorts, accompanied by goosebumps, this week end. Used the oven two days in a row so I would not have to turn the furnace on. In mid June. Everyone and I mean everyone is talking about how unusually cold it is!
Oh and AGW believers?
Seaway rebounds after slow start to shipping season- Heavy ice in April saw vessels unable to reach ports
Despite a slow start to the shipping season due to heavy ice in April, the St. Lawrence Seaway saw a rebound last month, both the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. and Chamber of Marine Commerce said in a release.Counter Punch
“Since Climate Change (CC) has been a constant of life on Gaia .......”That’s right- climate change has been a constant on this planet- As has been said many times previously.. Where I reside was under miles/kilometres of ice and there is no yearnin’ in my heart for those ‘good old days’
“Even before the UN-initiated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) formed in 1988, the common assumption was that carbon dioxide was the key greenhouse gas and that its increases were the driving force solely responsible for rising climate temperatures. At that time, anthropogenic (human caused) GW was declared to be the existential crisis of our time, that the science was settled and that we, as a civilization, were running out of time.”
“In the intervening years, uncertainty remained about GW’s real time impacts which may be rooted in the fact that many of IPCC’s essential climate forecasts of consequence have not materialized as predicted”
Before the IPCC formed, NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii registered co2 levels at under 350 ppm (parts per million) with the explicit warning that if co2 exceeded that number, Mother Earth was in Big Trouble – and there would be no turning back for humanity. Those alarm bells continue today as co2 levels have risen to 414 ppm as temperatures peaked in 1998.
From the outset, the IPCC controlled the debate by limiting its charter
“to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.”
In other words, before any of the science had been done, the IPCC’s assumption was that man-made activity was responsible and that Nature was not an active participant in a process within its own sphere of interest. As an interdisciplinary topic of multiple diversity, the IPCC is not an authority on all the disciplines of science within the CC domain."
I’ve relinked two older reports pointing out the manipulative nature of the IPCC. By limiting the science to the agenda, the debate was limited, creating a contrived reality in order to push an agenda.
2013:Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrong
2015: The global warming slowdown is real — but that’s no reason to question climate science??
The aims of the IPCC are to assess scientific information relevant to:
- Human-induced climate change,
- The impacts of human-induced climate change,
- Options for adaptation and mitigation.
Once the IPCC excluded the sun, ocean currents, volcanoes etc., they and their scientific spin doctors were free to spin AGW lies to their hearts content and they did! Oh yes, they did!
CP: “While there is no dispute among scientists that the Sun and its cyclical output is the true external force driving Earth’s energy and climate system as part of a Sun-centered Universe, the IPCC’s exclusion of the Sun from its consideration can only be seen as a deliberate thwarting of a basic fundamental law of science, a process which assures a free inquiry based on reason and evidence. It is the Sun which all planets of the solar system orbit around, that has the strongest gravitational pull in the solar system, is the heaviest of all celestial bodies and its sunspots in relation to Earth’s temperatures has been known since Galileo began drawing sunspots in 1613. Yet the IPCC which touts a ‘scientific view of climate change’ would have us believe the Sun is irrelevant and immaterial to the IPCC’s world view and Earth’s climate; hardly a blip on their radar.
In the GW debate, co2 is dismissed as a colorless, odorless pollutant that gets little credit as a critical component for its contribution to life on the planet as photosynthesis does not happen without co2. ( co2 gets regular credit at PFYT for it's necessity to life) A constant presence in Earth’s atmosphere since the production of oxygen, all living organisms depend on co2 for its existence. As a net contributor to agriculture, plants absorb co2 as they release oxygen into the atmosphere that we two- and four-leggeds depend on for sustenance and oxygen as necessities for survival on Earth. There are scientists who believe that Earth has been in a co2 ‘famine’ while others applaud Earth’s higher co2 levels in the last three decades as a regreening of the planet.
The single most significant revelation of the ice core studies has been that GW could not be solely attributed to co2 since carbon dioxide increases occurred after temperature increases and that an extensive ‘lag’ time exists between the two. Logic and clear thinking demands that cause (co2) precedes the effect (increased temps) is in direct contradiction to the assertion that carbon dioxide has been responsible for pushing higher global temperatures. Just as today’s 414 ppm precedes current temps which remain within the range of normal variability.
Numerous peer-reviewed studies confirmed that CO2 lags behind temperature increases, originally by as much as 800 years. That figure was later increased to 8,000 years and by 2017 the lag time between co2 and temperature had been identified as 14,000 years. As if a puzzlement from the Quantum world, it is accepted that CO2 and temperatures are correlated as they rise and fall together, yet are separated by a lag time of thousands of year.
What is obscure from public awareness in the GW shuffle is that geologic records have identified CC as a naturally occurring cycle with glacial periods of 100,000 year intervals that are interrupted by brief, warming interglacial periods lasting 15,000-20,000 years. Those interglacial periods act as a temperate respite from what is the world’s natural normal Ice Age environment. Within those glacial and interglacial periods are cyclical subsets of global cooling and warming just as today’s interglacial warm period began at the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age about 12,000 years ago. Since climate is not a constant, check these recent examples of Earth’s climate subsets:
200 BC – 600 AD – Roman warming cycle
440 – 950 Dark Ages cool cycle
950 – 1300 Medieval warming cycle
1300 – 1850 Renaissance Little Ice Age
1850 – Present Modern warming cycle...
Of course there is more to read at the Counterpunch link
Let me state, that which has been previously stated. Co2 is absolutely necessary for our very existence. And the existence of all life on this, our beautiful planet. Period.
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