Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Year Of Global Cooling

by David Deming - December 19th, 2007 - The Washington Times

South America this year experienced one of its coldest winters in decades. In Buenos Aires, snow fell for the first time since the year 1918. Dozens of homeless people died from exposure. In Peru, 200 people died from the cold and thousands more became infected with respiratory diseases. Crops failed, livestock perished, and the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency.

Unexpected bitter cold swept the entire Southern Hemisphere in 2007. Johannesburg, South Africa, had the first significant snowfall in 26 years. Australia experienced the coldest June ever. In northeastern Australia, the city of Townsville underwent the longest period of continuously cold weather since 1941. In New Zealand, the weather turned so cold that vineyards were endangered.

Last January, $1.42 billion worth of California produce was lost to a devastating five-day freeze. Thousands of agricultural employees were thrown out of work. At the supermarket, citrus prices soared. In the wake of the freeze, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked President Bush to issue a disaster declaration for affected counties. A few months earlier, Mr. Schwarzenegger had enthusiastically signed the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, a law designed to cool the climate. California Sen. Barbara Boxer continues to push for similar legislation in the U.S. Senate.

In April, a killing freeze destroyed 95 percent of South Carolina's peach crop, and 90 percent of North Carolina's apple harvest. At Charlotte, N.C., a record low temperature of 21 degrees Fahrenheit on April 8 was the coldest ever recorded for April, breaking a record set in 1923.

This will not end the liberal-democrat fantasy that carbon dioxide is causing global warming. They are convinced it is that evil system of free-enterprise that is the root cause. To them, that must be ended and no facts are ever going to be allowed to get in the way. Of course since the liberal-democrats have passed laws against global warming, if it turns out that it does not exist, they will insist that their laws fixed it. No matter if the laws never did anything. It is all about impressions and feelings anyway. They "feel" that global warming is caused by carbon gases so it has to be true. The reality that carbon dioxide goes up or down as a trailing indicator of global heat, not a leading indicator, just never seems to get through to these chicken little idiots.


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