(quote) Bernie-645443 said: Hi Paul,
Which volcano, Tambora, Krakatoa, or ??
Tambora erupted just a few years after the end of the Maunder Minimum, and there was no real summer the next year.
A one year effect.
You mentioned that the global warming was first noticed in the 1950s
Well in those days the worries were for a new ice age. In fact, one of the most vocal propenents of the new ice age in those days, became one of the leading global warming alarmists after being scoffed at for so many years for his worthless ice age theory. Life Magazine did one of their pictorial stories presenting the ice age nonsense.
So what have we had over the last several years? Proof produced that the programs used to predict this catastrophy are flawed and worse yet the programs were fed phony data.
In the South Polar regions glaciers are receding on one side of the Continent while growing on the opposite side.
The self proclaimed inventor of the Internet, Al gore and his minions, were caught cropping photographs of Polar Bears to make it seem they were stranded on receding ice floes. His award winning film shown to be pure unadulterated nonsense.
The data so damging against this nonsense that its proponents are forced to change the argument to "climate change" because the warming position is no longer tenable. But they don't explain what that is supposed to mean. And, of course, they cannot be wrong now, because climate is always changing. Trends persist for a time and then change to something else.
In another thread you brought up the fact that we just do not have enough money to be the world's policemen. I agree with that. But neither do we have enough money to continue pursuing unproven and largely disproven theories.
Man can a does effect local climates but those effects are not enough to change global climate. Maybe when the population of man reaches the point when we are all standing shoulder to shoulder and there is no open space left anywhere on earth because it is all covered with man made objects, man wil,l be effecting glbal climate. But that is unlikely to happen since Science tells us that population, world wide, will be decrasing over the next 25 to 50 years. That theory may also be nonsenses. But right now the trends support it.
Don't forget,in the 70s scientists told us we would run out of oil in the 90s as well as food and every other mineral and natural product man relies on. And today, contrary to that theory, we have more oil than ever. More food spoils before it reaches the people who need it. bUt if we could guarantee if would reach where it is needed and the people would eat it, starvation would disappear overnight.
If the stupid politicians in this country would get on the stick and allow full development of our own oil resources, we would have enough to sup[ply current world demand for 300 years and we would be paying the same price we did in the late 50's -- 13 cents a gallon for regular and when price warsbroke out among local service stations, one could often fill up for 9 cents/gal or less.
But its always these doomsday predictions we waste good money on and accomplish nothing but wasting good money and unduly alarming people.