Monthly Archives: March 2009

Global Cooling But They Don’t Know Why

A new scientific study was recently announced that found that global temperatures are not rising.  Well, we knew that but the authors of the study find this troubling because:

“This is nothing like anything we’ve seen since 1950,” Kyle Swanson of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said. “Cooling events since then had firm causes, like eruptions or large-magnitude La Ninas. This current cooling doesn’t have one.”

Instead, Swanson and colleague Anastasios Tsonis think a series of climate processes have aligned, conspiring to chill the climate. In 1997 and 1998, the tropical Pacific Ocean warmed rapidly in what Swanson called a “super El Nino event.” It sent a shock wave through the oceans and atmosphere, jarring their circulation patterns into unison.

So they think they know why the Earth cooled before but they really don’t know what is causing this cooling except to speculate that “warming caused this cooling”.   But they are certain of one thing:

Swanson thinks the trend could continue for up to 30 years. But he warned that it’s just a hiccup, and that humans’ penchant for spewing greenhouse gases will certainly come back to haunt us.

“When the climate kicks back out of this state, we’ll have explosive warming,” Swanson said. “Thirty years of greenhouse gas radiative forcing will still be there and then bang, the warming will return and be very aggressive.” 

Now this sounds like statements from people that don’t really know what causes climate change.   And this change is so profound that the cooling may last for 30 years!!!! We can be certain, however, of what they do know.  They  know they will loose their gravy train of study money if this cooling continues.   

But more importantly,  this is the same crowd that is trying to get us agree to killing our economy based on their computer forecasts.  Computers forecasts that did not see this cooling coming.  These same computers that are predicting future catastrophes if we don’t drastically cut fossil fuel use.  How can anyone believe them?

The article cited in this blog can be found here: