How does extreme cold
fit in ‘warming’ debate?
The Sun News front page headline on Feb. 19, got my attention: “Grand Strand braces for extreme cold.” Sub-headlines “Lingering cold leaves roads, transit in lurch,” and “Near-record low temperatures spur school delays” strengthened my attention.
Add to this the fact that in the past several months we have experienced “historic” snowfall in large parts of the nation, and record low temperatures as well. So the reason all this got my attention is the question, What ever happened to “global warming”?
Then I remembered that those who raised this warming issue attributed it to our use of vehicles that spew carbon particles, and other activities performed by us humans that clog the atmosphere. When they realized that the terminology might not be acceptable it was changed to “climate change,” with the same factors causing it. That makes such change a bad thing, right?
So I checked, and in reality, there has been no serious global warming in the past 10 years. There has been climate change, but that is because our climates change cyclically, with natural atmospheric changes making temperatures vary. How else could we explain the unusually high temperatures around the world during medieval times? Camel flatulence?
In this respect there are those who would call me a “denier.” Let’s look at reality: Who are the real deniers?