Steve G.

Global Cooling by Steve Kubby

In Libertarian on June 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm

The following is posted with the permission of its author, Steve Kubby. Steve is, of course, a longtime libertarian activist, the mind and spirit behind Prop 215 (which legalized marijuana for medicinal use in California), and recent LP presidential hopeful.

“Paleoclimatic records show that large, widespread, abrupt climate changes have affected much or all of the earth repeatedly over the last ice-age cycle as well as earlier – and these changes sometimes have occurred in periods as short as a few years.”
— National Academy of Sciences, 2002

The Green Party appears to be married to the idea of Global Warming. However, I believe the evidence points to just the opposite – Global Cooling.

The key to understanding what is happening with our climate is the melting of the polar ice cap, which now allows travel for the first time in recorded history, between Europe and Asia. Truly, this is the biggest global event of the past 10,000 years.

That’s because an open ocean in the Baffin Bay area will allow the violent arctic hurricanes that occur in that region to have more energy available to spin up to greater velocities. The concern is that a full-blown hurricane in the arctic could disrupt the entire planetary weather system. The distribution of glaciers during Ice Ages strongly suggest a pattern of extreme orthographic precipitation, brought on by some mysterious change. Could arctic hurricanes be the trigger that launches the next Ice Age?

In my view, the appearance of warm water in the polar regions, accelerated by the change in albedo from snow to water, and culminating in full-sized arctic hurricanes, could severely disrupt the normal jet stream patterns, allowing for a massive temperature correction otherwise known as an Ice Age.

Until recently, scientists considered any theory of catastropic change to be heresy. However, science has undergone an astonishing paradigm shift and now accepts the compelling evidence that Earth has already begun a catastrophic change:

“An example of an extremely quick climate change came during a period of time known as the Younger Dryas, which happened right after the last ice age ended, about 12,000 years ago. The Younger Dryas itself lasted about 1,000 years. What we didn’t know until recently was just how quickly the Younger Dryas started and stopped. In a period of less than 50 years, the climate from the eastern US and Canada to much of Europe went from climate conditions much like today’s, to frigid readings more like the Ice Age, at least a ten degree Farenheit change. That’s how it stayed for a thousand years – and then the climate flipped back to normal in as little as 20 years.”

Greenpeace has released a classified study, prepared for the Pentagon, that warns of increasingly unstable and violent weather. This Pentagon Weather Report paints a grim picture of the Gulf Stream failing to deliver warm water to the North Atlantice, triggering widespread weather disasters:

“A world thrown into turmoil by drought, floods, typhoons. Whole countries rendered uninhabitable. The capital of the Netherlands submerged. The borders of the US and Australia patrolled by armies firing into waves of starving boat people desperate to find a new home. Fishing boats armed with cannon to drive off competitors. Demands for access to water and farmland backed up with nuclear weapons. ”

Weather scientists are realizing that a major shift in the climate has taken place, marked by a 250 per cent increase in violent hurricanes in the North Atlantic and the first ever hurricane was recorded in the South Atlantic.

The idea that the Earth has been molded by sudden, catastrophic climate change is something that scientists have resisted for many decades, according to a scientific analysis of the past few decades of climate research by Spencer Weart, Director of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics. In an article published by Physics Today, Weart explains how weather scientists have historically refused to comprehend the evidence before them supporting rapid climate change. Each new discovery keeps shortening the time in which massive global climate changes are recognized and understood to have occurred. Shocking new evidence from Greenland now confirms that rapid global climate change has occurred on Earth in as little as five years, or less. In fact, Cal Tech scientist, Jason Saleeby reports major climate shifts have been documented to have occurred in as little as two years.

BTW, even if Global Warming were a proven fact, I would still oppose paying one penny to the government to fix it. Unfortunately, we can expect governments across the planet to engage in a tsunami of environmental tax scams, led by misguided and misinformed Greens, that will further burden all of us and accomplish nothing.

The real solution to the global climate change that we now find ourselves in, is to get the government out of the way, and let the free market develop solutions that must actually work, in a competitive economy, in order to succeed.

See details at: http://kubby.com/GlobalStorming/polarcyclones.html

  1. Weather scientists are realizing that a major shift in the climate has taken place, marked by a 250 per cent increase in violent hurricanes in the North Atlantic and the first ever hurricane was recorded in the South Atlantic.

    ” The paper, which simulated Atlantic hurricane activity during warming 21st century conditions, found 27 percent fewer tropical storms, and 18 percent fewer hurricanes. The strongest hurricanes, the researchers found, had slightly higher wind speeds.

    “This does not support the idea that we’ve already seen a large positive trend in hurricane activity emerging from greenhouse gases,” said lead author Tom Knutson, a Princeton, N.J.-based research meteorologist for NOAA. “In fact, it points in the other direction.”

    http://disinter.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/the-global-warming-causes-hurricanes-hoax/

  2. Mike Nelson’s “disinter” comment is based upon a terterary citation and therefore worthless. Furthermore, it has nothing to do with the sudden appearance of open water in the arctic or the increasing risk of full blown arctic hurricanes triggering a new ice age.

  3. Steve “the hypocrite” Kubby – no one is disputing that we are on our way towards an ice age.

  4. In other words, Nature corrects its own imbalances…no matter what we do, and in spite of what we think we should do.

    Now where’s my parka and sunscreen?

  5. The heavy jackets are in the closet behind the wagon.

    And you know that you shouldn’t wear sunscreen!

  6. There are serious problems some neglect to realize!
    The Sun is “BURNING OUT”, the governments must unite and work to “SOLVE” this total devatation! What? When? Oh, roughly in 7 billion years, but the govs MUST start NOW it will destroy mankind! They must increase the grant HANDOUTs to the scientists to start working on this NOW. We can’t afford NOT to allow the increases in TAXES and TOTALITARISM…

    The Chicken Littles of the world UNITE!…

  7. We should fund a study to find alternate stars to orbit around once the sun starts fading.

  8. “The real solution to the global climate change that we now find ourselves in, is to get the government out of the way, and let the free market develop solutions that must actually work, in a competitive economy, in order to succeed.”

    Steve,

    While I’m overall pleased with Representative Barr’s campaign performance so far, it’s clear to me HE NEEDS YOU AS A SPEECH WRITER.

    As a debate coach.

    As a campaign consultant.

    I hope you are either in that role, or being listened to through some sort of oopen channel.

    Thanks again for your dedication to Liberty, Science, Truth and a FUN PARTY.

    Joe

  9. It’s been a few years since I’ve really kept up with the current literature on climate change, but it was my field in grad school. It’s a very complex topic and, IMO, not easy at all to predict what direction it will take.

  10. Getting off of oil is good start. Carbontax ftw! Then the free market will be super motivated to come up with alternative solutions and adapt to them.

    I saw Barr on Glen Beck and he’s nuts. Why would anyone vote for him… seems like all it takes is that someone mention the word liberty and you’re all onboard.

  11. Stins: Not everyone is onboard with Barr. Far from it, in fact, since I wouldn’t vote for him if he was running for dog catcher, due to the Clinton impeachment fiasco. The man is well known for going on personal vendettas at any cost, and that is a character trait I absolutely will not tolerate in a presidential candidate.

    The impeachment of Clinton cost the American taxpayers about $80 million. Then when Barr got a taste of his own medicine, he filed a $30 million civil suit against Clinton and two others, claiming defamation of character. The case was thrown out, because the men were merely exercising their First Amendment rights.

    I cringe to think what someone like him might do as president, and I am not at all interested in finding it out the hard way.

  12. Getting off of oil is good start. Carbontax ftw! Then the free market will be super motivated to come up with alternative solutions and adapt to them.

    We don’t need a carbon tax. The incentive we need to develop alternative solutions is merely for the government to stop subsidizing some forms of energy – through, for example, military intervention in oil-producing regions costing tax victims trillions of dollars, automobile company bailouts, granting corporations non-concensual limited liability to exempt them from the consequences of their pollution and other risks and costs, Price-Anderson act, et cetera.

    Climate destabilization is real. Whether it produces cooling or warming, or extremes of both, is IMO beyond our ability to accurately predict – certainly at present, and, given the complexity of the system, quite possibly even in theory.

  13. By the way, maybe we can get George Phillies and Steve Kubby author accounts here? It would be nice to have them post their own articles rather than have ENM have to repost them.

  14. “I saw Barr on Glen Beck and he’s nuts. Why would anyone vote for him… seems like all it takes is that someone mention the word liberty and you’re all onboard.”

    There are multiple reasons for a principled libertarian to support Barr’s campaign. I’d get into it again, but I feel its been discussed to death.

  15. uesday, July 03, 2007
    How intelligent people fall for political tricks

    the pattern usually goes like this:
    1. observation of a problem
    2. one faction offers a context-free solution, usually involving totalitarian measures applied directly against the problem.
    3. another faction (often those who have something to lose directly from the context-free solution) argues that the problem doesn’t exist, contrary to all observation, and argues against the solution on the grounds of freedom
    (thus confusing freedom with ignorance)
    4. the original faction now appears to clearly be “in the right” on the issue
    (thus making liberty look “in the wrong”)
    5. the second faction says “even if ___ exists, it’s not a problem”
    (thus making liberty look immoral or inconsiderate)
    6. now the first faction takes the moral high ground
    7. context-free, most likely totalitarian solution is imposed, creating all new problems, as engineered by those behind both factions.

    This is called “the bishop’s con” when performed by “private” con-men.

    http://poxyhouses.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-intelligent-people-fall-for.html

  16. This is called “the bishop’s con” when performed by “private” con-men.

    And it’s been around with that name for centuries.🙂

  17. I’m soooo lucky to be (IM not so HO) a principled TX libertarian. I don’t have to vote for Barr to be concerned about ballot access, etc. TX does much more than a fantastic job of all that. In fact, depending on Barr’s future Freudian slips (see Beck interview), I may well organize a mass protest for that glorious day in November on which people will stand outside their polling places with signs encouraging others not to validate the broken system with votes for anything outside of local races or a write in for Ron Paul. (The local race thingie is my attempt at being pragmatic; I’m an anarchist at heart but, until recently, have only found the LP to be the only party worth my time at all.)

  18. write in for Ron Paul.

    http://mfoster.com/misc/write-in_rules_2008.html

    TX Rule 1 – Write-in votes will not be counted if the candidate does not file as a write-in candidate.

    What slate of electors are you casting a write-in vote for?

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