Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tipping Point



I'm afraid the results are in. Yes, the earth has cooled slightly since 2001. But that is the bad news. You see cooling may indicate that the climate is going into a consolidation phase, in which excess energy is gathered in various natural systems only to be spewed out later, with a vengeance. Swirling whirlpools of dead polar bears, for instance, can hold tremendous amounts of energy.

No, don't think cooling is good. The only thing worse than cooling would be a climate that remained unchanged for several years. Or a continuing slow rise in average global temperature, that would be bad too.

I don't want to come across as a know-it-all, but I've been looking into these computer models and I felt compelled to share my knowledge. Pretty much the only way you can know for sure what the future will bring is to gather the data yourself: Get an industrial grade thermometer and find a place for it outside of a ground level window. Check it every morning. If the thermometer is still there, we're doomed.

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