I encourage those interested to review the posts made here
As a result of solar output falling faster than at any time in the past 9300 years
, the convective winds containing the Polar Vortex are weakened, allowing the Polar Vortex to 'meander' and dump record levels of snow in more southerly regions (see chart above). This increases the albedo of those regions, whilst the sunless winter Arctic doesn't offset this increase. Thus Northern Hemisphere albedo increases overall, reflecting more sunlight back out to space before it can warm the planet... this is the amplification effect which, given enough snow coverage, tips the planet into glaciation events.
You'll note we're not even at the temperature of the Medieval Warm Period, let alone the Roman Warm Period nor the Minoan Warm Period. None of the prior warm periods coincide with a preceding rise in atmospheric CO2
lags temperature change at all measured time scales... the increasing global temperature increases oceanic respiration of CO2
in accordance with Henry's Law, as the solubility of gasses in water is temperature dependent). Hence CO2
is not a driver of climate, it's an effect of a climate changing from other causes.
As I described in the thread 'Logic
has been found to actually cause global cooling. Thus the Catastrophic Anthropogenic CO2
-induced Global Warming hypothesis (and that's all it is... a hypothesis. It cannot be called a theory, it has no empirical substantiation... in fact, the empirical evidence nulls the hypothesis... so it's a falsified hypothesis at that) is not only scientifically implausible, it's scientifically impossible
The Stefan-Boltzmann Law of Radiation and the Laws of Thermodynamics would be violated if CAGW were true.
The continued pushing of the already well-falsified CAGW hypothesis can mean only one thing... it's not about science, it's about politics. And it's a scam. A scam designed to blame you
for global warming, so the politicians can tax and control you to a greater degree.
In short, the CAGW proponents have conflated causation and correlation. They've conflated the correlation between the recent Solar Grand Maximum's (F10.7 flux peaked at ~230) global temperature increase with the increase of CO2
and attempted to state that it's the CO2
which is the cause of that temperature increase.
Of course, now that the sun has entered a quiescent phase (F10.7 flux
average 68.43... below 100 denotes global cooling), solar activity has fallen faster than at any time in the past 9300 years
, and it will remain in that quiescent phase until at least 2053, we have empirical evidence of global temperature falling by 0.6 C over the past 3 years
, global SST (Sea Surface Temperature) falling
, global land surface temperatures falling at the fastest rate in recorded history
, sea level falling by 2.75 mm over the past 2 years
, the typical weakening of the Polar Vortex seen during periods of global cooling (and its resultant record
cold and snow in further-south regions), a decline of between 5 and 10 C in the lower and middle mesosphere during the past three decades (ironically, correctly attributed to increased CO2
atmospheric concentration, while ignoring the ramifications of that correct attribution of the cooling effects of CO2
), causing thermospheric contraction (leading experts to project that space junk would stay in orbit for as long as 25% longer due to less atmospheric drag)... the CAGW hypothesis and the entire global warming scam is falling apart.
As such, those pushing the scam are scrambling to remain relevant and retain some semblance of credibility... some of them have revised sea level rise projections downward while the more alarmist (such as Mann) have doubled-down, dredging up the old "NY is going to be flooded!" Al Goreism, they were caught adjusting temperature records as they happened
in order to try to erase the current cold conditions, they've said the record cold covering most of North America, Asia, Europe and even extending to:
- there being more than 15" of snow in the Sahara Desert
- many frosts during summer in southern Brazil
(they're calling it the "Year Without A Summer
", a tribute to the year 1816),
- a record cold Australian winter
- the heaviest snow in Naples, Italy in 50 years
- the beaches of France being covered in 6" of snow (for the first time in 30 years)
- summer snow in New Zealand
...was just a "hole" in global warming, and they've actually stated "That snow outside is what global warming looks like.
"... yeah... in liberal NewSpeak, "Cold Is The New Warm".
Their cognitive dissonance must be clanging in their skulls like a bell on an old-timey fire truck... or it would if they actually believed the BS they shovel at the hoi polloi.
I have a most apropos adage: "Never attribute to stupidity that which can be attributed to greed."
The world currently spends $1,000,000,000 (one billion US dollars) a day in attempting to "prevent" their claimed (but in actuality, nonexistent) anthropogenic global warming... and the Paris climate accord, if fully implemented, would cost upwards of $100,000,000,000,000 (one hundred trillion US dollars), while by its own admission only "postponing" their claimed (but in actuality, nonexistent) anthropogenic global warming by 4 years.
In other words, Catastrophic Anthropogenic CO2
-induced Global Warming (CAGW) is the largest scam ever perpetrated upon the world.