BTW, it's not that I'm against trying to clean things up, I've said that many times. I just question the "science" that has guessed wrong so many times and the regulations that raise the cost of so many things that are not necessary to implement with such haste, so let's lay off the sarcastic comments regarding my opinion and stick to facts, okay?
The fact is that they guessed wrong about the ice cover. Let's revisit this next year and see if it's a blip or a new trend in a different direction. Hopefully we'll all still be here next year and not covered in salt water, eh?
Natural variability is definitely unforeseeable. But you keep spewing CO2 into the atmosphere and, regardless of the variability, the physical properties of the gas will cause what's inevitable.
Like I said, not against cleaning it up at all, we probably have influnced the rise according to the data, but CO2 has been naturally on the rise for thousands of years and does not necessarily correlate to temperature variations. It's just the earth aging.
While many of the 'Climate Models' were beginning to factor-in the amount of fresh water entering the North Atlantic due to the projected melting of The Greenland Ice Sheets, they weren't prepared for the event of the relatively rapid melting of the Polar Arctic Icecap.
BTW They were also expecting a dramatic shift of the Jet-Stream that mitigated the day to day weather, they were caught off-guard that it would effect the weather as rapidly and dramatically as it has.
That's my whole point, it's all just a big guess as to what Mother Nature is going to throw at us next. We give our puny selves too much credit for being able to influence such strong forces IMO.
...and my whole point was that the climatologists knew what to expect... ...they were just shocked how fast it's happened once we'd reached the threshold they'd predicted.
They've known that adding a sufficient amount of fresh water to the salt water would slow the Deep Sea Upwelling that could trigger an Ice Age, they simply underestimated how fast the melting of both the Polar Icecaps.
My thought is that if we've triggered a cooling trend... it MAY HAVE Bought Us a few years to clean up the atmosphere... if not I can make yet another "DOOM 'n GLOOM" Prediction:
You needn't take my word for it, watch IceRoad Truckers (or whatever that so-called "REALITY" Show is called) and listen to the truckers discussing their trucks getting boggged- down in thawing slush... and Houses in Alaska falling off their foundations and sinking into what HAD BEEN considered "PERMA-FROST".
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