Thursday, December 9, 2010

The latest bit of propaganda from apologists for reckless polluters has been the announcement by " a group of scientists" that we are experiencing a "new" Little Ice Age , which is being offered as an alternative explaination to industrial pollution and the burning of fossil fuels as the reason for undeniable climate changes which have increased over the past twenty years.

The Little Ice Age brought colder winters to parts of Europe and North America. The term was coined by Fran├žois E. Matthes in 1939. During the time of the "little" ice age, New York Harbor froze, which allowed people to walk from Manhattan to Staten Island. Severe winters affected human life.

Temperature increases since the middle of the 20th century have been caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases, which result from human activity such as the burning of fossil fuel and deforestation. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric aerosols blocking sunlight from reaching the surface have partially countered the effects of warming induced by greenhouse gases.

And now "scientists" are proclaiming The World is about to enter a "new" little ice age, beginning in 2014 and it is supposed to last decades if not centuries. One has to wonder, however, if the original little ice age of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries was occompanied by record breaking HEAT during the Summer as well. Temperatures have in fact increased per decade since 1979.

While there is plenty of emphirical evidence of ecological disruption due to pollutants, anyone seeking to challange the "facts" of scientists dismissing climate change will have to wait until 2030 if not 2201 for conclusive "proof" ( How convienient for The Oil Corporations ). In any event, it is time to cease The Debate on Climate change and simply acknowledge The Fact reckless polluters can lno longer be allowed to further destroy The Environment, no matter how man experts they pay to dismiss the seriousness of the threat of reckless industrial pollution.

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