Climate Politics

Berry: Global warming is DOA

Letter to The Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Montana, on Sunday, March 29, page C9.

by Edwin Berry

Through March 15, 2009, 14 major weather stations in Alberta recorded their lowest March temperatures since the 1880s.

Canadian weather stations broke these records on March 10:

  • Edmonton International Airport reported an overnight low of -41.5 C, smashing the previous March low of -29.4 C set in 1975 by 12 C (22 F).
  • Lloydminster hit -35.2 C breaking its old March record of -29.2 C.
  • Fort McMurray broke its 1950 record with a reading of -39.9C.
  • Cold Lake, Slave Lake, Whitecourt, Peace River, High Level, Jasper and Banff, and other communities recorded record cold temperatures.

Something is happening and it is not global warming. Global temperatures have been falling for at least the past five years according to NASA’s weather satellites.

In 2008, Anchorage had the fewest 70 degree days since 1917. Alaska glaciers grew for the first time in 250 years. Arctic sea ice has grown this winter to an extent not seen since 1980.

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (of the northern Pacific ocean current) has entered its long-term low temperature phase. The present sunspot minimum mirrors the solar cycle that preceded the 100-year Dalton Minimum cold period of the 1800s.

The Leibniz Institute of Marine Science, the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology in Germany, the University of Wisconsin and several other scientists have forecast global cooling for at least 10 to 20 years.

Don’t worry about the polar bears or melting glaciers. Worry about yourself. Your heating and electric bills are going to skyrocket if we don’t get moving fast on using our coal energy to produce electricity with no restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions.

Our problem is not global warming. Our problem is the political agenda of the environmental groups that is trying to restrict and tax our use of energy on the basis of their pseudo-scientific delusion that carbon dioxide is heating our planet.

We must become politically active now to stop the global warming political agenda or we will pay dearly for our loss of energy freedom (and heat) in the next 20 years.

The Montana phrase, “Cold enough fer ya?” is going to take on a whole new meaning.

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