Some, such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, claim we are in for warming or stable climate for millenia to come. I think such is simply wishful thinking. We are much more likely to get cold, though probably not for decades yet. It is still reasonable to suppose Manhattan will be under a layer of ice year-round in some few centuries. BTW, the old theory was that the North Pole would completely melt first (opening up the water for extra precipitation, mostly snow, which would accumulate year after year until the albedo was much higher (whiter), and the ice-growth cycle established year over year. It is possible they cycle has already begun. We could be facing failing crops and poor growing seasons within a decade or two.

Regardless, cold kills. Warmer is better.

Watts Up With That?

Story submitted by Eric Worrall

“WHAT if David Archibald’s book The Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short turns out to be right? What if the past 50 years of peace, cheap energy, abundant food, global economic growth and population explosion have been due to a temporary climate phenomenon?”

This is the first paragraph of Maurice Newman’s latest attack on the world’s infatuation with global warming.

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