Yesbut, yesbut, yesbut...! It's all caused by global warming, don't you see? What are you, a flat-earther or something? Duh.
Great Britain suffered through its worst winter snow storm in 40 years this past week.
This image of the UK taken from NASA's multi-national Terra satellite on Thursday shows the extent of the freezing weather. (Daily Mail)
Climate scientists warned this week that a mini ice age is likely to last for the next 20 to 30 years.
The Daily Mail reported:
The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world's most eminent climate scientists.
Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy's most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in summer by 2013.
According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.
The scientists' predictions also undermine the standard climate computer models, which assert that the warming of the Earth since 1900 has been driven solely by man-made greenhouse gas emissions and will continue as long as carbon dioxide levels rise.
It's a good thing the Copenhagen climate change conference was a total flop, though it would have been pretty funny to watch these idiots spin a mini ice age just weeks after enacting globally devastating legislation to combat excessive warming. This should illustrate just how dangerous it is to allow political correctness and junk science to direct policy.
On a related note, the American public is continuing to lead the way for the so-called educated elites on this issue:
Public skepticism about the officially promoted cause of global warming has reached an all-time high. Fifty percent (50%) of likely U.S. voters now believe global warming is caused primarily by long-term planetary trends. Just 34% say climate change is due primarily to human activity, even as President Obama and other world leaders look for ways to curb that activity as the chief way to fight global warming.
Now that we appear to have dodged this bullet (aside from the EPA, which is another post coming soon), look for hysterical headlines about global cooling to begin soon.
There's my two cents.