We are led to believe that the earth is warming up catastrophically. Yet the predictions made by the global warming theory are falling more and more behind what is actually happening on this planet. Recent weather trends not only bear this out, but they also support the theories of global cooling.
Keep in mind that nobody honestly has a clue which theory is really true, or if either are. Climate changes may very well turn out to be a natural sequence for Earth. Consider that man has been around less than 1% of the time the planet has been, and science as it is today has existed for less than 100 years. Comparing that to nearly 4,500,000,000 years begins to give us an idea that not everything is easy to know or even speculate about.
Global warming theories predict a few things, strongly. This is particularly true of the catastrophic global warming theory currently held by media and others. According to that theory, as global temperatures have risen catastrophically, the ocean surface temperatures should rise rapidly everywhere. This should produce many hurricanes and typhoons, the likes of which we’ve never seen before.
Winters should also almost become non-existent. Water takes a lot more time to release heat than air. Rainfall should increase dramatically even in areas not normally receiving much rain.
What has really happened, though? In the last five years, there has been a major hurricane hit in the US. However, even then, there weren’t appreciably above normal numbers of hurricanes. It just happened that this storm hit a highly populated area, and the same area has been hit by a hurricane before.
There have been times of intense tornado activity, but not nearly as much as in decades past. The gulf steam has warmed up a slight amount, yet the pacific has cooled down.
In 2007, the Pacific Northwest received above average precipitation, most of it in the form of snow. This was predicted by the global cooling theories. This area wasn’t alone. Above average snowfalls were experienced through most of the mid to northern US, China, and Russia. Places that normally get 1-2 feet of snow (1/3 to 2/3 meter) were slammed by up to 12 feet (4 meters) of snow or more. Record low temperatures were recorded over a great area.
High winds buffeted the western coast of North America almost all winter long, when ocean temperatures were lower than normal. When winter subsided, the opposite was true; the winds were low and the temperatures relatively mild. Temperatures fell well within the last 30-year average, though a bit cooler than normal.
Spring of 2008 was colder than normal for many areas. Snow that normally would have melted out in the Cascades and Rockies by June was still along side the road in many places, blocking access to a number of campsites, lakes, and rivers. In Oregon for instance, many mountain lakes that are normally easily accessible and with the surrounding lands dry by the middle of June were still snowed in by the first part of July.
So far, the fall and winter of 2008 have already proven to be both colder and snowier than in the memories of many people. Both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, used to having up to an inch of snow, had well over fifteen times that amount of snowfall in just one storm. That hasn’t happened in well over 50 years, according to the weather service.
The Cascades were also plastered, and the storm moved east, dropping above normal amounts of rain and snow. The global cooling model predicts this, but the global warming model doesn’t, though global warming proponents have more recently tried to revise their model to hold with observed weather and climate patterns.
There is little doubt that the climate is changing. But it has been doing this for 4.5 billion years, and there is also no reason to assume it is going to stop changing. Recent weather trends are refuting the theories of global warming, though, especially those dealing with catastrophic changes in the climate. Does this mean that we are actually in a time of global cooling? Not necessarily. It does show though that what we don’t know far exceeds what we do know.