Humans should be stewards of the earth. But
A 30-years hiatus from global warming? Awesome! That will give us easy enough time to recover from our worldwide Establishment-induced economic coma.they should also shake off the chains of hubris that have thus far compelled them to think that humans can collectively destroy earth's climate. Al Gore: Mother Nature sniffs her nose at you. Go get a real job.
There is no consensus on the cause of global warming. But there are two ways by which a consensus could be established:
- The Bad Way - By the time Hitler reached the pinnacle of power in The Third Reich, he had achieved consensus--among millions of starstruck and otherwise dumb people. Leni Riefenstahl, videographer of the Hitler juggernaut, shows in her propaganda piece entitled "Triumph of the Will" how this came about. I pray to God that the preponderance of Americans do not become, in our soon-to-arrive economic hard times, as stupid as the overwhelming majority of Germans became during the hyperinflation in Germany during the 1920's and 30's.
- The Good Way - Honesty in the global warming debate, to coin a Billy Joel phrase, is such a lonely word. We need a gigantic dose of honesty, which will probably only come about if we knock our federal government down to the size of which was envisioned by our founding fathers.
...climate is known to be variable -- a cold winter, or a few strung together doesn't mean the planet is cooling. Still, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go into hiding for decades.The Discovery.com article goes on to say
Earth's climate continues to confound scientists. Following a 30-year trend of warming, global temperatures have flatlined since 2001 despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations, and a heat surplus that should have cranked up the planetary thermostat.
...one of the toughest problems in climate science [is] identifying the difference between natural variability (like the occasional March snowstorm) from human-induced change.Well...yah.
The authors of the study cited by the Disovery Channel are more than quick to point out that despite having been baffled by the current turn of events, they are nonetheless absolutely, positively sure that it will be really, really bad in the future.
Eager to avoid persecution, however, the authors of the study cited by the Disovery Channel are more than quick to point out that despite admitting to having been baffled by the current turn of events, they are nonetheless absolutely, positively sure that it will be really, really bad in the future--like it was supposed to be already. One of the study's authors, Kyle Swanson of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, says
...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.Thirty years? Awesome! That will give us easy enough time to recover from our worldwide Establishment-induced economic coma. Dependence on a failed social security system will have made me dispensable (and "dispatched" by government Fabians) by then, anyway. Also, by then our children will have become accustomed to us leaving to them our problems to deal with.
"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."
Man is not killing the globe. I hope someday that there will be a consensus around this fact. I'm not holding my breath, though. There are enough government-paid science whores who are already doing that.