The future has arrived
By Phil Brennan
The heated debate about global warming has suddenly cooled off. It's no longer between the fanatic adherents of global warming (AGW'ers: Anthropogenic – human caused - Global Warming adherents) and the more sober minded so-called "deniers." It's now between the warmiacs and Mother Nature, and she's winning handily.
If you doubt that take a look a national temperature charts that show below-zero temperatures as far south as the nation's lower mid-section, a blizzard in Las Vegas and snow in New Orleans and fire-ravaged Malibu and all happening before winter really sets in.
This is only the beginning. If I'm correct about what I've been saying since 1997, (The Ice Man Cometh) the onset of an ice age, little or big, is now upon us, and what's ahead is anything but pretty. This winter will tell the story.
What we're experiencing now is going to prove mild in comparison to what is waiting in the wings. Before this winter ends - and that won't be until late May or early June, most of the world will be in the deep freezer and under the incredible amounts of snow that record breaking blizzards will continue to bring us.
This is not to say that the-now panicky members of the Gore brigade will throw in the towel - they'll be telling us that the frigid weather is a result of global warming. But by that time nobody will be listening, and even if they were they wouldn't be able to hear anything through their ear muffs.
What we are now witnessing is the triumph of reality over shabby and fraudulent scientific theory. The only hockey sticks we'll be seeing will be in the frozen hands of NHL players.
In my 1997 series I showed how the scientific community was wedded to the possibility that we were approaching the end of the present interglacial period and headed for a new ice age.
According to "Understanding Climate Change," published by the National Academy of Sciences in 1975 on page 181 "The present interglacial interval -- which has now lasted for about 10,000 years -- represents a climatic regime that is relatively rare during the past million years, most of which has been occupied by colder, glacial regimes. Only during about 8 percent of the past 700,000 years has the earth experienced climates as warm or warmer than the present.
That made sense then, before the global warming gravy train brought billions in research grants to global warming researchers, and it makes sense now.
Moreover, Mother Nature has now begun to show her hand by pouring ice water on the AGW hoax.
The mere fact that we are overdue for a new ice age itself lends great credence to the idea that the great freeze is upon us. Current increasingly frigid weather enhances it.
In a contest between Al Gore and Mother Nature, she holds all the cards. And she's now playing them.
Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist and World War II Marine who writes for Newsmax.Com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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