This is real. This is not made up. Nova Scotia is sinking. It has been sinking at a rate of about 15 centimeters per century. Steven Martin Saxby repeatedly warned that astronomical conditions would create exceptionally high tides on the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy. Later, Tim Webster confirmed that yes, Nova Scotia is sinking. This is so alarming that CBC ran a story about it. At last, proof of global warming and climate change:
These articles just leave out one, very minor detail. Steven Martin Saxby was a brilliant British meteorologist; he just died in March of 1883. He wrote his reports about Nova Scotia in 1868 through 1869. By the way, that storm which did hit in October of 1869 was named the “Saxby Gale” which was the original “perfect storm.”
So while the risk to Nova Scotia is real, it is not exactly new, and it is hard to blame a storm that occurred in 1869 on global warming. So, if there was no global warming, how did Saxby know a storm was coming? He predicted this based on the position of the sun and the moon on those dates. Some people still consider this to be a lucky guess, but the storm was very real.
So, yes, Nova Scotia is at risk of being under water, at least temporarily. But 15 cm (5.9 inches) per century means there is time to adjust. Actually Saxby recommended those adjustments by suggesting improvements of sea walls. That, by the way, is the same recommendation made by Tim Webster in 2009.
Many people are convinced that 99.999% of scientists agree that increasing CO2 levels are causing global warming. They believe this because the MSM reports this all the time. If you don’t believe in global warming you are stupid. It is indisputable. But, there are a couple of minor problems.
From 1940 to 1980, human production of CO2 increased the most. But, global temperatures actualy went down during this period. No one disputes this, they just ignore it.
The declining temperatures were well documented. In 1974 Times Magazine published an article called “Another Ice Age.” Here is a quote from that Time article:
“When meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe, they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.”
Newsweek published an article in 1975 called the “Cooling World.” This predicted a drastic decline in food production.
They were, fortunately, wrong. We now know that temperatures between 1980 and 1998 actually increased. This legitimate increase in temperature was the start of the global warming alarmist activity. But, real scientists know that global temperature actually stopped rising in 1998. This is well documented and contrary to scary articles in the Washington Post and the New York Times, undisputed. Even the IPCC admits this. They just call it a brief pause, an aberration, but not long enough to be a trend. But even if the facts were ignored, something had to be done. You can’t keep warning about the consequences of global warming if the earth isn’t, well, warming.
So…they responded by changing their hypothesis from global warming to climate change. This is perfect, because climate is always guaranteed to change.
This is why so many people say “climate change” but then they always talk about global warming anyway. This would be mostly amusing if it didn’t do such tremendous harm to our environment and the world economy.
Sadly, far too many people really believe that increasing CO2 levels are causing global warming and are willing to take drastic action to fix the problem. They know this because people tell them this all the time. All of the DNC candidates are promising drastic action to fight climate change. The Governor of California blames the wild-fires on climate change. I have even seen people blame the homeless crisis on climate change. If you are not on board with cutting CO2 levels you are dangerously stupid.
Real scientists know that there is no scientific evidence to support the theory that rising CO2 levels causes an increase in global temperature. As far as I can tell, the best evidence of the relationship between CO2 levels and global temperature came from the study of a 420,000 year old ice core drilled down 3,623 meters in Antarctica during 1999. This is considered to be the best representation of temperature, CO2 and deuterium over a long period of time. (Deuterium is a stable isotopic form of water.)
The people who studied this core published an article in 2007:
“…our [East Antarctica, Dome C] ice core shows no indication that greenhouse gases have played a key role in such a coupling [with radiative forcing]”
Their findings were not disputed, just ignored.
These scientists believed that temperature increase preceded CO2 increase. A lot of people, including brilliant scientists with no training like Al Gore, assumed that the graph developed by this study proved that CO2 caused global warming. But the person who wrote that graph warned that it was easily to misread, because:
“It’s impossible to see a lag of centuries on a graph that covers a million years, so I have re-graphed the date from the original sources. “
In other words, a lot of this appears to come from people who didn’t know how to actually read a graph. Actually, Al Gore may have known how to read the graph, which is why he deliberately separated the CO2 graph from the global temperature graph. If he had combined the graphs, it would have been obvious, to at least some people, that CO2 levels lagged increasing temperatures.
The final summary of that report based on the ice core said the following:
The bottom line is that rising temperatures cause carbon levels to rise. Carbon may still influence temperatures, but these ice cores are neutral on that. If both factors caused each other to rise significantly, positive feedback would become exponential. We’d see a runaway greenhouse effect. It hasn’t happened. Some other factor is more important than carbon dioxide, or carbon’s role is minor.
Some will argue that the scientific report on that ice core is wrong. That is ok. History tells us that many scientific assumptions are wrong. It is theoretically possible that rising CO2 levels will, at some point, increase global temperatures. There is just no evidence of that yet. Some may wonder why the hysteria? The answer is that scientists have been making dire predictions on what would happen if CO2 levels increased and this did cause an increase in global temperature. So far, as best I can tell, none of their predictions have come true. In fact, none of them have come close to being true.
It is true that the waters in the Artic and other areas are warmer than in the past. But, there are also well known Oscillations in our oceans. The North Pacific Oscillation was discovered by Sir Gilbert Homs Walker. He was a physicist and statistician. He was not a meteorologist, but he was hired to use statistical analysis to predict monsoons in India. He is also known for describing the Southern Oscillation and other global climate phenomenon. Since he died in 1958, he did not rely on CO2 levels for his analysis of global climate. Even though he was not a meteorologist he was President of the Royal Meteorological Society from 1926 to 1927.
So, the next time someone tells you we are all going to die because of CO2 levels, be sure to do two things. One, smile, because they obviously have done zero real research. Two, don’t sell your coat.