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Dear All,

Could it be, are we headed into a mini Ice Age. Good scientists
everywhere are asking this question now, and it would be a disaster
with the population we now have. The only conceivable benefit of such
an occurrance would be that the Gorebots and their new Religion would
be totally and finally discredited. Reading the article below brings
this quote:

(snippet)
"In a speech at Harvard last November, Harvard physicist John Holden,
President-elect Obama's choice to be his science adviser as director
of the White House Office of Science and Technology, presented a "top
10" list of warming solutions.
Topping the list was "limiting population," as if man was a plague
upon the earth."

I hope that we do not get to see Dr Holden's wish in the form of the
mass starvation which rapid cooling, and the consequent reabsorption
of CO2 into the Oceans, would likely bring. I predict that in ten
years Dr Holden will be praying to the real God, for - Global
Warming.....

Happy New year......Ken Shock
Captain Cook, Hawaii
(on a warm, food exporting island)

ps: more moderately amusing IBD "warming" columns are here :
http://www.ibdeditorials.com/FeaturedCategories.aspx?sid=1802

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The Warm Turns
 INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY

Posted 12/30/2008

Climate Change: The Earth has been warming ever since the end of the
Little Ice Age. But guess what: Researchers say mankind is to blame
for that, too.

As we've noted, 2008 has been a year of records for cold and snowfall
and may indeed be the coldest year of the 21st century thus far. In
the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures
for the month of October.

Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in
the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008
temperature drop was not predicted by global climate models. But it
was predictable by a decline in sunspot activity since 2000.

When the sun is active, it's not uncommon to see sunspot numbers of
100 or more in a single month. Every 11 years, activity slows, and
numbers briefly drop near zero. Normally sunspots return very quickly,
as a new cycle begins. But this year, the start of a new cycle, the
sun has been eerily quiet.

The first seven months averaged a sunspot count of only three and in
August there were no sunspots at all zero something that has not
occurred since 1913.

According to the publication Daily Tech, in the past 1,000 years,
three previous such events what are called the Dalton, Maunder and
Sporer Minimums have all led to rapid cooling. One was large enough
to be called the Little Ice Age (1500-1750).

The Little Ice Age has been a problem for global warmers because it
serves as a reminder of how the earth warms and cools naturally over
time. It had to be ignored in the calculations that produced the
infamous and since-discredited hockey stick graph that showed a sharp
rise in warming alleged to be caused by man.

The answer to this dilemma has supposedly been found by two Stanford
researchers, Richard Nevle and Dennis Bird, who announced their
"findings" at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in
San Francisco. According to them, man not only is causing contemporary
warming. He also caused the cooling that preceded it.

According to Bird and Nevle, before Columbus ruined paradise, native
Americans had deforested a significant portion of the continent and
converted the land to agricultural purposes. Less CO2 was then
absorbed from the atmosphere, and the earth was toasty.

Then a bunch of nasty old white guys arrived and depopulated the
native populations through war and the diseases they brought with
them. This led to the large-scale abandonment of agricultural lands.
The subsequent reforestation of the continent caused temperatures to
drop enough to bring on the Little Ice Age.

Implicit in this research is that the world would be fine if man
wasn't in the way. We either make the world too cold or too hot, a
view held by many in high places.

In a speech at Harvard last November, Harvard physicist John Holden,
President-elect Obama's choice to be his science adviser as director
of the White House Office of Science and Technology, presented a "top
10" list of warming solutions.

Topping the list was "limiting population," as if man was a plague
upon the earth. This is a major tenet of green dogma that bemoans the
fact that the pestilence called mankind comes with cars, factories and
overconsumption of fossil fuels and other resources.

R. Timothy Patterson, professor of geology and director of the Ottawa-
Carleton Geoscience Centre of Canada's Carleton University, says: "I
and the first-class scientists I work with are consistently finding
excellent correlations between the regular fluctuations of the sun and
earthly climate. This is not surprising. The sun and the stars are the
ultimate source of energy on this planet."

Indeed, a look at a graph of solar irradiance from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows little solar activity
during the Little Ice Age and significant activity during recent
times.

Don't blame Dick and Jane blame sunspots.

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