Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Global Cooling???

NASA astronaut Phil Chapman wrote in The Australian today that deep space sensors are detecting near zero sunspot activity after some pretty signficant spots and flares over the past few years.

He says it could mean a significant cooling trend. He also says it could explain what has happened to global warming in the recent past.

Those who have been dealing in carbon credits and footprints have poo-pooed Chapman, saying sunspot activity has negligible effect on climate. They claim La Nina is the cause of the recent cool down.

I'm thinking both sides are selling junk science, but it is interesting to see the reaction of the Al Gore set and the media. It is hard to consider another theory once you've invested yourself in global warming.

Over at the UN Bolivia's President was showing his stripes, much to the delight of the libs of the world. President Evo Morales, the keynote speaker at a forum on Indigenous People, said: "If we want to save our planet earth, to save life, to save mankind, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system.”

And he's not too keen on bio-fuels because they take corn out of the mouths of babies and put it in our gas tanks.

Oh, and the United States owes Bolivia some money for the pain and suffering as a result.

Here's what a UN Radio reporter said:
President Morales called for an end to "unbridled industrial development, extraction of natural resources, excessive consumption of goods and accumulation of waste". He also demanded that trillions of dollars spent on wars be directed to repair damage done to the earth. (end of quote)

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