Remember Al Gore’s predictions of monster hurricanes created by global warming?
You know, that other Nobel Peace Prize Winner?
The silence you hear is the 2009 hurricane season. It was a bust; the least eventful hurricane season in more than 10 years, which in my mind is progress, since I live a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
But for the climate change cult, this is depressing news. A discouraged BBC was forced to ask plaintively, “What Happened to Global Warming?”
Maybe the Left should consider putting the weather on trial; prosecute it for seriously impeding the climate change crusade. After all, human climate change skeptics have already been compared to holocaust deniers and sexual predators. And no person or group is doing more to undermine the cause of climate change and world salvation from carbon than the weather.It’s cold!
Look at the Sun
The sun continues to be extraordinarily quiet. This is a snapshot from today, October 14.
Spaceweather.com says, “Today, the sun is entering its 13th consecutive day without sunspots. Just a few years ago, such a stretch of blank suns would have been unthinkable. Now it's routine. So far this year, the sun has been spotless 79% of the time, topping the 73% mark recorded in 2008. Long after many forecasters thought solar minimum would be finished, the quiet is not only continuing, but actually deepening. Are sunspots gone for good?”
Here is my piece on the lack of sunspot activity and the threat of global cooling. In it, climate expert Dr. Pat Michaels told me, “Most scientists and economists would agree that a moderate warming would probably be beneficial, and a cooling of a couple degrees would probably be very, very bad. Remember that cooling it just a few degrees brings on an ice age, and that's quite a bit different than what would happen if you warmed it a few degrees. “
Don’t think it can’t get much, much colder? The year 1816, toward the end of what is known as Little Ice Age in North America, was called “18-Hunded and Froze to Death,” and “The Year Without a Summer.” In July and August, lake and river ice was observed as far south as Pennsylvania. Crops failed and commodity prices skyrocketed.
So don’t give away those old woolies just yet.