Global Warming versus Global Cooling

A pile of you trash me whenever I talk about Al Gore and global warming, but now, could it be – Gore is wrong and instead of global warming raising sea levels and bringing insane DESTRUCTION to the world that instead we’ll face global cooling that will bring DESTRUCTION to the world. For you see, it appears that during the month of August something happened to the sun that hasn’t happened in 100 years – zero sun spots! That’s right, can you count them with me?

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There, I knew you could.

Perhaps there is some truth to this global cooling argument. Read this article on the subject. Many climatologists believe solar magnetic activity is a factor in our climate. Read:

When the sun is active, it’s not uncommon to see sunspot numbers of 100 or more in a single month. Every 11 years, activity slows, and numbers briefly drop to near-zero. Normally sunspots return very quickly, as a new cycle begins.

But this year — which corresponds to the start of Solar Cycle 24 — has been extraordinarily long and quiet, with the first seven months averaging a sunspot number of only 3. August followed with none at all.

In the past 1000 years, three previous such events — the Dalton, Maunder, and Spörer Minimums, have all led to rapid cooling. One was large enough to be called a “mini ice age”. For a society dependent on agriculture, cold is more damaging than heat. The growing season shortens, yields drop, and the occurrence of crop-destroying frosts increases.

I can attest that the summer in Maine has been relatively cool, and last winter was longer than previous winters. Sure the Farmer’s Almanac is proclaiming it’ll be a cold winter, but they always say that. It’s September now . . . and it’s relatively cool up here . . . lots of rain this summer . . . egad! Maine would’ve been destination #1 if global warming hit, but if it’s a mini-ice age coming our way . . . should I move south now before the mass exodus begins and Maine property values have plummeted from the resulting cold? Should I join what will become a heavily populated south in search of a little warmth . . or should I stay behind in the Maine tundra and wait for the Caribou to return.

That’d be cool, Caribou coming back to Maine tundra. Ironically, it was also about a century ago that Caribou were last in Maine. I could go for that. Maine property prices in the toilet means I could score a small farm on the ocean to plant row upon row of root crops and then go hunting all winter in a snow cat – lol.

“Echo base this is Rogue 2. Wampa spotted on the north ridge. Ready the BMG – over.”

– Ranger Man

BTW:

U.S. strike on Iran is imminent according to Dutch intelligence that have been working with the CIA – read the article. Quote:

“The impending air-strike on Iran was to be carried out by unmanned aircraft “within weeks,” the report claimed, quoting “well placed” sources.”

According to the report, whether the United States and Western countries succeed in thwarting the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions diplomatically, through sanctions, or whether a US strike on Iran is eventually decided upon, Jerusalem has begun preparing for a separate, independent military strike.

Are YOU ready for the world war Iran is promising as a response?

15 comments… add one
  • Pav56C September 2, 2008, 7:18 pm

    I say wait it out Ranger Man. Use them survival skills you been sharpening!

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  • JimShyWolf September 2, 2008, 7:24 pm

    HooYah, RangerMan…stay put and buy the whole state: that’s what I plan doing. Then, again- why buy when it’ll be yours for the taking? (Or should it be, ‘yours for the harvesting’?) Caribou coming back to MN would be wonderful…fewer trips to Canada for them. Not to mention, with only you hunting them, they could become pretty pet-like and just wander to your stove for some heat. Hmm…maybe a bigger furnace?
    Seriously: I’ve always been more inclined to Global Cooling than warming due to an intense reading of Scriptures. (The last battles will be fought for fire.) Either way, my intentions are to hang on as long as I can in the northern tundra- even eskimoing if need be.
    Good post- like that kind of thinking.
    Shy

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  • pks September 2, 2008, 9:24 pm

    Uh, it’s not ‘global warming’ per se that’s the problem. If it turns out that Al Gore et. al. are correct, then the _temperature_ isn’t the problem. If the world gets warmer, we can just “run the air conditioners more”.

    The problem is global climate instability. It’s extreme climate variability that we should be worried about.

    If you take a system at equilibrium, it’s inherently stable. A shift in one direction is corrected through some other process. But if enough of a shift is applied, then the equilibrium is disrupted and no longer has that inherent stability.

    If our climate ends up like that, well, some really interesting things like say, farming, will no longer be viable in the sense that they are today.

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  • Bill September 2, 2008, 9:40 pm

    The science behind global warming is garbage. The truth is that no one knows why it may or may not be happening. The libs out there would have you believe that your truck or SUV is the real cause of it. The MEGA-libs would have you believe that people with large families are fueling the fire due to their large “carbon footprint”… ya, they’re that wacko!!!! Incredible……

    If you’re not familiar with the name “Irena Sendler”, then you should check this Youtube link out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVw1PANUcdg

    This makes me puke, although it speaks volumes. You can see that there is a propaganda war being waged on the people of the world by the global warming crowd that is gargantuan. Irena Sendler is yet one more victim of that war. If you don’t believe this Youtube clip, then do a Google search and find out for yourself. When I first heard this story, it made me literally yell F-bombs at my car radio.

    ALL HAIL AL GORE!!!!! ALL HAIL AL GORE!!!!! He should be ashamed of himself.

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  • mockum September 2, 2008, 10:29 pm

    Solar activity is very different than the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Both can be problems at the same time. If that’s the case, the climate instability may even be worse than scientists are calculating. It’s good to be a doomer, eh?

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  • Kyle September 2, 2008, 11:34 pm

    Just a thought, but any air strike on Iran would probably have to be a manned flight, right? Those armed recon planes can’t carry much payload, and damn sure can’t fly high or fast enough to evade anti-aircraft fire.

    Just a thought.

    I’m in Missouri, I can go either way with the climates. Just wish it’d make up its freaking mind already.

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  • Mama Squirrel September 3, 2008, 6:23 am

    JWR got a letter from a Oceanographer who said that the world’s ocieans have actually been cooling the past 1-2 years.

    But I do have to ask…since when has anything in human history ever been stable?

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  • SurvivalTopics.com September 3, 2008, 8:26 am

    If you have ever taken a jet over the east coast of the USA – and much of the world – looking at city after city after city – it is difficult to believe human activity on such a grand scale is not impacting the weather.

    The thin veneer of livable atmosphere surrounding the earth is only something like 10,000 feet (2-miles) thick. Spew enough junk (pollution) into it, as we have been doing, and one can see there could be problems.

    What many people are worried about is the tipping point. Suddenly humans can change the environment so much that it tips, things go very bad, and humans go bye bye.

    This has already happened in many areas of the world via depletion of land resources such as soil, for example, that change even the weather of the area – like the desertification of large areas in Africa. Imagine a global change.

    It is essential that mankind is aware of this, rather than blindly bumble along with business as usual while we manage to mess up the entire planet that, believe it or not, we require to function ecologically in order to survive.

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  • AleMaker September 3, 2008, 12:23 pm

    Thanks for getting these facts out there for balance. Such fukin taboo to doubt the official global warming spin… oooo, that means you hate the planet. Fuck you al gore.
    assuming everyone has seen this video… all opinions aside… just more logic to consider and can be applies as theory to any problem.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zORv8wwiadQ

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  • Babs September 3, 2008, 1:26 pm

    Hey Ranger, good article, as always!

    What a lot of folks seem to forget in the notion that it’s either global warming or is that it can be both. The factors aren’t absolute, and only some of them can be influenced.

    As I see it, we will have to wait and see on whether we end up hotter, colder or swinging between extremes. We probably don’t want to rush that process, assuming we can. However it comes down, I’m still more conservationist than conservative. It makes more sense to me to build a park where families can have fun together than a parking lot that goes empty because there’s no economic base to support yet another mall, and it makes even more sense to grow some of your own organics instead of paying double or triple the conventional price.

    But that’s me. Your mileage may vary.

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  • Luis in Utah September 3, 2008, 1:27 pm

    has anybody ever thought that maybe mars was like earth some million years ago? i mean, maybe the were wondering the same exact thing we are wondering right now. and then the whole planet is red and dry. maybe we should look for clues there??

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  • Guiding_Guardian September 3, 2008, 5:04 pm

    War with Iran, tough one, if ya “pull” the narssasistic’s off the street’s, gangbanger’s, drive by’s, that’s not much of a gene pool to add to our regular soldier’s, and a draft would likely start an internal war, but the bright side is that the illegal’s would bail before being drafted….man that’s a question I’d like to forget, but the inevitable is coming, soon, to a neighborhood near you…..

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  • The Cook September 3, 2008, 5:18 pm

    just out of curiosity, how many have seen the movie “the day after tomarrow”?. excellent movie, and it discusses how a small warming could lead to a big freeze…. watch the movie, then check out some of the facts, i did and was suprised at how close it was to what could actually happen…. just my .02…

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  • tweell September 4, 2008, 2:13 am

    In the vernacular of my military mentor, “Shit happens”. AGW got traction during the last couple sunspot cycles, which were more energetic than normal. The sun is much more of a factor than the human race is. This winter will be a cold one, and if the sun’s trend continues, we will have some cold years ahead. Fighting pollution is still a good idea, fouling the air we breathe and world we live in is not a good idea.

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  • Mike in Maine September 4, 2008, 8:24 am

    Clearly you have forgotten about the last time caribou were in Maine, imported thanks to the hubris of the tree huggers who thought it would be neat to bring them back.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE1DC1E3DF937A35752C1A966958260

    I already have a small farm on the coast of Maine. And not even in the gay ritzy Freeport to Kennebunk corridor. When you claim your plot maybe we could form an uneasy alliance and visit each other using biodiesel-powered snowcats with bottles of Allen’s coffee brandy and Orloff vodka on the dashboard, just like they have up to Sugarloaf.

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