Temperatures are actually decreasing

It’s time the brakes were put on the global warming hysteria and we take heed of recent findings relating to Earth’s temperature. All four of the major global tracking outlets, NASA, GISS, UAH and RSS, have released data that show there was no global warming in 2007 and that global temperature actually dropped significantly, resulting in a reduction from 0.65C to 0.75C. This drop erased much of the 1.0C increase of the last 100 years. According to the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction, this was due to the drastic reduction in sunspot activity last year which might not be reversed soon, resulting in another mini ice age such as occurred 400 years ago, resulting in massive crop failures and famines.

2007 saw the most snowcover in 50 years in North America. Antarctic sea ice reached record levels. Record cold hit much of the USA, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina and elsewhere. China had massive snowstorms and cold spells as never before. While this doesn’t prove that greenhouse gases don’t cause warming, it does show that the sun’s activities have far greater impact on Earth’s temperature.

Having greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could help to stave off potential catastrophe. We need to start using our own abundant sources of energy, as outlined in Doug Roulstone’s commentary of Feb. 27, thereby retaining the billions of dollars we are transferring out of the country. Imagine what this would do for jobs, our economy and our future!

If we’re in for another mini ice age, demands for energy will be far greater than now. Even more will be the need to develop our own resources. It’s time the politicians started working to solve our critical energy needs instead of spending their time and millions getting elected.

Robert Johnston

Camano Island

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