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Apr 7, 2014

My High Hopes For Global Warming Have Been Crushed

I had such high hopes for Global Warming.  I expected to be much more comfortable in Chicago winters as our climate warmed up.  However, there is a 35 foot high pile of snow stretching about 100 feet along the south side of the parking lot where I work.  It was so cold and snowy that I sent out an email to my co-workers from Mumbai explaining how to layer up to keep warm.  It seems to me that the fallacy of using 150 years worth of solid temperature data, and proxy data to estimate earlier temperatures, has become obvious to a lot of people.  If you are trying to understand how temperatures vary over tens of thousands of years, you need a lot more solid data.  Further, it looks to me like these models try to explain everything using only atmospheric conditions.  Don't you think the variability of the Sun's energy output might be a major part of any explanation?  Finally, I'm old enough to remember the global cooling scare of the 1970's.  It seems like politics are decisive in the formulation of climate models that justify more concentrated government power. The grant seeking scientists can't even get straight which way temperatures are going to move.  The only thing they consistently agree on is that the climate situation is dire and they need more government money to investigate. 

Wouldn't it be fun if Republicans promised, " If you like your climate change, you can keep your climate change, period.".