Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Global Warming? Global Cooling is Worse 

The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival is approaching, a time for family and friends to gather together. Family members who moved to larger cities for jobs, futures, education, etc. return home to celebrate this holiday.

Unfortunately for millions of Chinese, 2008 has begun with incredibly cold weather, the worst in 50 years. Millions have suffered power cuts and water shortages as crews attempt to fix the broken pieces of infrastructure. Millions more are without water.

Heavy snows and freezing rain are shutting down much of China's transportation. 500,000 train passengers are stranded in Guangzhou while other cities are closing airports. About 11,000 vehicles were piled up on the highways in eastern Anhui Province.

So far the Chinese are maintaining their calm and the government appears to be working as quickly as possible to either ask people to forego their trips home or provide temporary shelter. At present, deaths have been quite low.

We hear so much about the dangers of global warming but the real danger is global cooling. When bitter cold hits (as we are experiencing now in MN), it can become dangerous to have skin exposed outside for more than a couple of minutes. On a more massive scale, global cooling shortens farming cycles therefore decreasing food supplies. It also makes it more difficult to dry grains resulting in rot or bacterial growth that is harmful to humans. Global cooling means trees don't grow as far up mountainsides. When people have no heat, they huddle together, increasing the chance for the spread of disease.

Perhaps it is time we look at options for global cooling instead of buying into the leftist mantra of global warming. If severe cold continues over the next decade or so, we will have major adjustments to make. This winter has been rough in many places on the planet. What is our real issue? Warming or cooling?

A must read book: Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years