Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Global cooling strikes CA

It hasn't been the coolest summer on record, but it's been close, forecasters say.

The average temperature in July was 79 degrees, five degrees below normal, and the first eight days of this month also have been five to six degrees below normal, weather experts said.

That could put Southern California on track for a near-record-low summer, but it's still too early to say, according to weather experts. The Los Angeles area, in fact, has had below-normal temperatures every month since April

"The fruits and vegetables, the tomatoes and a lot of the citrus and things like raspberries are not ripening up because it's not getting hot long enough," she said, adding that some fruit could taste less sweet because less sun means less sugar content


And that’s the difference between global warming and global cooling. Warming increases food production. Cooling decreases food production.

Which one would a rational person worry about?

All through history periods of global cooling have been associated with war, famine and disease. Warmer weather brought expansion, a food surplus and advances in civilization.

Yet we are all in a dither over supposed global warming.

I think we should be storing food.

Note - Partially posed at the Jackson Sun forum.

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  1. We are currently experiencing a global extinction of phytoplankton in our oceans. We have lost 40% of their biomass so far and are losing them at a rate of 1% a year. (source Nature) The event is caused by hotter surface waters in the oceans which is caused by hotter air temperatures over the oceans.

    Phytoplankton are the base of the oceanic food chain. They make 50% of the oxygen in the oceans. If they die off, the oceans, for the most part, become barren. In short if they die off then humans die too.

    If you are under 30 years old today you will live to see it all happen.

    So, indeed, what should a rational person worry about?

  2. And the only thing that can save us is if we give Algore is rightful position as President of the United Nations, destroy all automobiles and begin substance farming..


    Civilization is such a drag.