There are those who want you to believe that the last several years of deeply cold and snowy winters world-wide, are the result of 'man-made' global warming. This, even though every one of the IPCC reports has predicted that winters would get warmer, shorter, wetter.
This also despite the fact that the polar vortex dipping deep into the lower latitudes was responsible for the record cold winters experienced in the 60s and 70s- before claims that YOU are overheating the world, began to be circulated.
Let us also not forget that a close look at past history shows that the polar vortex is quite active during ice ages
The urge to blame YOU for everything climate hasn't always been the case. No. that politicization of science began in the late 70s / early 80s.
Before then, people used science to explain what was happening
, not to accuse.**
Hubert Lamb was one of those who studied past climate history as he attempted to understand the climate shifts which were (and always have been) occurring. So far as I know, he wasn't interested in forcing people to change their lifestyles in order to 'fix' the climate; he wasn't about demonizing the people who provide your home's winter warmth, and he wasn't about reducing the Middle Class to poverty status.
He was interested in learning from the past
, while those today seem to be all about ignoring the past.
What did he discover in his researches? Well, it appears that what we're experiencing with winters the past few years, was far more prevalent during the Little Ice Age
Polar Vortex Common In The 19thC
February 28, 2015
By Paul Homewood
I came across a chapter in Hubert Lamb’s “Climate, History and the Modern World”, which has more than a bit of topical relevance.
We are all well aware of the extremely cold winters in the eastern half of the States, both this year and last. This has coincided with warm winters in the west, the sort of extreme weather which warmists would like to blame on “climate change”.
Well it turns out that they had the same weather patterns in the 1850’s and 60’s, and the reason was just the same – a meridional jet stream.
HH Lamb – Page 253
Lamb believed that this meridionality was actually more common during the Little Ice Age, and there is plenty of evidence of the same phenomenon during the cooling period of the 1960’s and 70’s.
Remember: today's climate alarmists are all about making you believe that YOU are the cause of extreme weather events- such as the descent of the polar vortex.
And they want you to believe that this more or less began with the Industrial Revolution, which began in the 1850s, as humans began to pump CO2 into the atmosphere in greater quantities.
And yet, the polar vortex was operating during the entirety of the Little Ice Age- which ran for 600 years.
The polar vortex has Always been there. It always will be. It has always played a role in our weather- just look, again, at the comparison with the glaciation of the last ice age.
Learning about past climate shifts is key to *not* living in fear of the weather. We've seen it before- ALL of it. We'll see it again. And again. And Again... no matter what they force YOU to do. No matter what fool scheme they attempt to 'fix' the weather. No matter if it costs tens of millions of Middle-class families their futures, or hundreds of millions of human lives, as they attempt to 'fix' the weather.
** - ok, IF one excludes such things as Lysenkoism, eugenics, phrenology, 'jewish science'....
This is not the article I intended to write this weekend- that one Is related, though, and is in the works. It was sparked by a paragraph of such incredible Stupidity, that I had to write a response to it. What is that paragraph? You'll see soon enough. The really, REALLY bad part is, it comes from a supposedly scientific site- a site created and run by the current head of the Goddard Inst. for Space Science!