For the last 30 years and more there has been a continuous reduction of man-made CO2 being released. Since Obama has been elected, the policy on global warming has shifted. There is a bill lawmakers are considering whose purpose is “to make energy more expensive” so we use less in order to effect a climate change for the better.
This is an interest story, because of my locality where the electric company has asked the state for an increase in rates. The United States is in a recession, so why would the electric company want to raise rates? Their reasoning is this, profits are way down, because they are not selling the electricity they once did. Did you see that? This is totally contrary to what lawmakers for the energy bill are proposing. So it appears the consumer is a bad position, if we use less our rates might go up, if we use more, our rates go up, who is this benefiting? Certainly not the average consumer or poor person! This sort of squeeze happens in the science aspect of it as we shall see in a moment.
The sun has been in a quiet mode so low in fact it’s creating records for the least activity in it’s known history. ICR reports…
“There were no sunspots observed on 266 of the 366 days in 2008 (73 percent), and as of May 7, 2009, there had been no sunspots on 109 of the 127 days since the year began (86 percent). Solar physicist Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center concluded, “We’re experiencing a very deep solar minimum.” Sunspot expert David Hathaway of the Marshall Space Flight Center agreed, stating, “This is the quietest sun we’ve seen in almost a century.”
The energy we observe coming from the sun is a major driving force for the earth’s climate system. It has been already observe that little or zero solar activity has caused global cooling for example, the Little Ice Age between about 1550 and 1750 A.D. It had nearly zero sunspot activity and temperatures were generally cooler over most of Europe.
Today, with low sunspot activity, we have been also seeing a cooling change in the climate, back in 2003, NASA reported that the world’s oceans have been losing heat. Temps since 2001, have been going down. Even in my locality, for this summer, the temp average is down 5.9 degrees. It hasn’t been a very hot summer at all, although it has had some hot moments.
So let’s say we eliminate the industrial age, would that be a cure all? No, this is where the squeeze comes in. Science daily reported man-made global warming happening 5,000 years ago! These types of studies imply, if man wasn’t around, the earth would be just fine.
In conclusion, man-made global warming is bad science but very profitable for those who study it and advocate it like Al Gore. The climate is a very complex system in which we do not fully understand. We do observe a temp flux on how the sun behaves rather than what man produces.
Historical warming and cooling are normal, we don’t have the power to alter the weather. Does that mean, we should pollute more with our cars? No, it would be nice someday to be driving all electrical cars that’s if it’s affordable, then it would be practical.