Cold is our enemy and warmth is our friend

When CO2 drops under 150ppm plants die and then humans and animals die.
– Alan Stewart

Cold is our enemy and warmth is our friend

Alan Stewart

The Past and the Future

IMPORTANT:  Do not, repeat not, automatically believe the words below.  Question them!!  Think about them!!  Seek contrary views!!  Then and only then, decide on their veracity.   

For the young guys and gals still going to school you might consider going to college and studying in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  For many working in those fields it is so interesting that most don’t think of it as ‘work’ and the pay ‘ain’t bad’ either!!  One of the main tools in all the sciences is called a ‘graph,’ literally a picture and as the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius said; ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’  A picture tells a story and so let’s look at the story below.

Credibility

A theory may be defined as an assumption – a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, (but) without proof.  Empirical data is information collected by recorded observation.  Around 1970 we were told the theory that man’s burning of fossil fuels that emit CO2 (carbon dioxide) would create a worldwide Ice Age.  Around 1985 the same theory was brought forth excepting, now, Global Warming would happen. Hmmmm???? Think of the word credibility. Empirical data shows that Global temperatures have not risen for the last 20 years.

The story (above) is a history described in it’s title and the numbers around the graph are explained and pretty easy to understand.  For example at ~600 million years ago (~  means approximate) the earth’s atmospheric temperature was 22°C and CO2 was at ~2800ppm (parts per million).  Now, this graph does not show records to the present day and about 2.5 million years have to be added but that’s for another graph later.

All of this information comes from geological information (the study of earth and the processes acting on them, another science) and we’re living in the Holocene Era of life’s geologic history. Our present atmospheric temperature is ~14.5°C which is about 7.5°C lower, repeat lower than most of earth’s life. That is IMPORTANT.

Global Warming a HOAX

For many decades everybody has been told the Global Warming theory, #MAN BAD and #CARBON DIOXIDE BAD.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  As above we’ve been told that if man keeps using CO2 producing fossil fuels all life on earth will die!!!

We’ve been told that if earth’s temperature rises 2°C all human, animal and plant life will die. Not!!  Surf the net and find Jurassic and/or Triassic eras on Wiki or NatGeo (see graph).  There were no humans then but life was abundant.  The world was green and teeming with animal life.

We’ve been told that CO2 will make the oceans acidic and all life in them will die.  In those eras CO2 was, as shown, ~2800ppm which is about 5 times today’s level and the oceans then could not have been acidic as they were full of life.

Cold is our enemy and warmth is our friend

Another thing shown on the graph is at the very bottom right and look at the CO2 level which was at ~180ppm and that’s when life on earth nearly died.  Important: When CO2 drops under 150ppm plants die and then humans and animals die.  That was also when many more long periods of Ice Ages started.  If you live in the Northern parts of the U.S. or Canada you may have wondered why vegetables are so expensive at the grocery store in the winter.  It’s because plants don’t grow in the cold and they have to be trucked in from the warmer south.  Plants and humans are warm blooded and cold is our enemy and warmth is our friend.

Biological Clocks: Big numbers

Time is a funny thing for people.  A fun day at the beach passes so, so quickly and one hour in a boring classroom seems like one billion years.  To really understand the graph you have to get your bean into understanding Time.  The biological clock of earth and humans is massively different.  The earth is 4,600,000,000 years old.  That’s four billion, 600 million in words.  Today’s average human life span is 71.5 years and so earth’s life equals about 65,335,554 human lifespans. That sixty five million……..  Then just as important is understanding change.

Change and Climate

It has been said that the only thing constant is change.  Correctomundo!!  All life is constantly changing in nanoseconds (1 billionth of a second) including climates. Without change life will not go on.  Change is in your future and don’t fear it.  Embrace it as it is life’s most wondrous journey.  Next, Climate uses the number 30 (years), as establishing a defined type of climate which is defined as a set of weather events or patterns within that time period.  Weather changes because temperature changes and in the graph as the temperatures changed so did weather and climates.  In our present climate (since 1990) weather events have not become more severe or frequent.

Here’s another Not!!  There is no such thing as earth’s average climate or temperature.  Day and night there are 1000’s of different temperatures all constantly changing.  Also, there are hundreds of different types of climates.  To understand surf to Koppen climate maps.  Add in seasonal changes and the idea of an average temperature, although used, is misleading.  Hopefully you’re starting to ‘get the picture’ and might just start thinking about what you’ve been told!!  Remember this, skepticism is the road to truth.  Always question your teachers, without mercy.  Allrightey, a bit more before recess.

Star Trek and CO2

Everybody’s watched Scotty beaming down ‘Carbon Lifeforms,’ the C in CO2 but let’s explain that quickly.  It’s the chemical shorthand for a molecule of Carbon Dioxide. Di in Latin means two and so it’s 1 atom of carbon and 2 atoms of oxygen.  CO2 is the bringer of all life on earth, that you have been wrongly told is a dangerous pollutant.  Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. It is the second most abundant element in the human body by mass (about 18.5%) after oxygen, thus, ‘carbon lifeforms.’

Next is oxygen that animals (including fish) and humans need to live.  Here’s one of the miracles in the universe.  CO2 entered earth’s atmosphere about 4 billion years ago and then the miracle took place.  Plants, algae and cyanobacteria use CO2 and combined with water and sunlight (photosynthesis) they create the food (carbohydrates – sugar) for the plants to live on.  Here’s a giggle.  The pooh or waste products from plants is Oxygen!!!  Neato and BTW every time you exhale it’s all CO2 at about 40,000ppm.  So do you want to stop breathing to Save the World???

The Future

This author is angry!!!  For years you’ve been told that the future is bleak, grim and full of danger and yes even death because of CO2.  Frightening people, especially kids is immoral, wrong!!  Those who believe in the theoretical dangers of Climate Change will reply; ‘No, no we’re trying to save children, the science is real.’  But there’s a problem with that and here’s one of several similar statements.  Saikat Chakrabarti is Congresswoman A. Occasio Cortez’s chief of staff.  As I’m sure you know, she is pushing her Green New Deal to end climate change. Here’s a quote from Chakrabarti; “it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all … we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”  Now do you understand why many refer to Climate Change as a Hoax??

    Look at the graph and here’s the hidden story.  It goes back 600 million years and it is as said a story of constant change.  Millions of plants and animals have appeared, become extinct but new life has formed and proliferated.  There have been hot dry climates, cold wet climates, droughts, floods, typhoons, rising and falling oceans, ice ages, forest fires, volcanoes, tsunamis, torrential rain, pestilence, earthquakes, deadly snowstorms, avalanches and more.  Man is a newcomer, only about 200,000 years old and we’ve not only survived all those deadly things nature has thrown at us we’ve multiplied and prospered. The human race as children have made mistakes but we’ve learned to care for the Environment and will continue doing so.  Yes, the world may become warmer or as the history shows, colder.  Enjoy your every day and do not fear the future.  Remember President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous words; ‘The only thing we have to fear…. is fear itself.’

Ringy-dingy-ding-dong, school’s finished for the day. LOLLOL

ASW 07/26/2019


23 thoughts on “Cold is our enemy and warmth is our friend”

  1. This summer, the media have gone full catastrophic reporting about glacial melt in Greenland and Iceland. What a surprise! During high summer, when temperatures rise and the sun is out for nearly 24 hours/day at northern latitudes, you get some melting of the glaciers. Do you suppose this just might have happened in years past?

    Next, the AGW experts will report on how many billions of tons of ice have melted on Greenland. Sounds impressive, but what does it really mean? Is there anything new about the annual level of melting? And I remain skeptical as to the veracity of the ice melt estimates.

  2. For the last 160 million years or so atmospheric CO2 levels have been sharply declining! If we do not purposely reverse this trend all life on Earth is at risk. The foraminifera and coccolithophores that build their exoskeletons by absorbing calcium and CO2 from the surrounding seawater will produce thick layers of calcium carbonate minerals on the sea floor to be turned into limestone and marble in the course of geologic time but there will be NO LIFE to utilize it for countertops and flooring. Perhaps the reason we are stuck in an Ice Age is that CO2 is so abysmally low!

  3. As I am reading Mr. Stewart’s thoughtful lesson on CO2 and cold, I am looking out my window. It is the height of summer in the northwest. And I don’t think we have had a “steady” heat pulse this year. We have had a few 90s but not the usual unrelenting heat. We had near freezing events twice in July and in the draws some have already had overnight frost…and it is only the beginning of August.
    We have seen minimal of bumble and mason bees. and thankfully, the yellow jackets and fly’s seem to be non existent. The apple trees are ripening early and the soil has just gotten warm enough for the garden to be “happy”.
    As I look upon this, I see a coming winter that could be a record breaker for the northwest.

  4. Alan
    A thorough article done in a lively style.
    However, in your first paragraph you note that in the early 1970s the concern was cooling. Which was the story, but where you relate the cooling to carbon dioxide, the gas, the argument was that particle of carbon in the atmosphere would force the cooling.
    Physicist S.I. Rasool was pushing the story. I’ve seen a 1971 newspaper article about this. Later research indicated that James Hansen might have provided Rasool with some data or “modeling”.
    I tried to find evidence that Hansen had used the carbon story for the “cooling” fear and then for the “warming” fear.
    But that is as close as I could get.
    Maybe someone could take another run at it.

  5. “Man is a newcomer, only about 200,000 years old and we’ve not only survived all those deadly things nature has thrown at us we’ve multiplied and prospered. ”

    We’ve been essentially as we are now for 200,000 yrs, but our line of hominid evolution goes back ~3.6 B yrs. So, if one includes our whole line of evolution, without which we wouldn’t exist, we’ve survived a lot more than 200,000 yrs.
    IOW, we’ve been through a lot of “It’s the end of the world, as we know it, and I feel fine” (h/t to R.E.M.) moments, and we’re still here.

    BTW, I’ve been in Tennessee for 5 yrs, and although I have AC, I’ve never used it. I LIKE it warm, for Pete’s sake!
    I’m 69 yo, 5’8″ and 125 lbs. I used to be 5’9″, and weighed 193. My advice to the average American man, who is 5’9″, and 196 lbs, and the average woman, who is 5’4.5 and 166 lbs, is to put down the fork for a minute, and so be able to quit complaining about the heat, which is anyway decreasing steadily, and unfortunately.

    • James- When food disappears off the shelves, you’ll be wishing you had more body fat stored.

      On the other hand, you probably won’t be the cannibals’ first choice!

      Some people are designed to tolerate cold weather and some are designed to tolerate the heat. It’s one reason the human race has survived as long as it has.

      And some people seem to think that everyone should be just like they are because they are obviously SO perfect!

  6. There’s no changing the minds of global warmists. I predict this coming winter will be either hot, cold, or near normal. The headlines will be 1 of the following 3:

    1. “Hot Weather Proves Global Warming Is Real!”
    2. “Cold Weather Does Not Mean Glocal Warming Is Not Real!”
    3. “Last Year Was The Hottest Year Ever, And Next Year Will Be Even Worse!”

    There’s no winning. They are completely and utterly brain-washed to the core. You can literally show them scientific experiments, archaeological & geological data, ice core data, etc., etc.. and they will ignore it all to follow the “97% consensus” and refuse to listen to “Big-Oil” propoganda.

    I’m quite worried that if the “Greens” get enough power, all of the “skeptics/contrarians” will be rounded up and killed, and the “Green” followers will cheer, celebrating the death of the evil CO2 defenders. I just hope after we get killed that the surviving sheeple demand the removal of ALL CO2 in the atmosphere. We shall be in heaven laughing at them in hell.

    The earth will probably end up evolving a silicon-based life-form thereafter who will eventually evolve to be intelligent. In a few billion years, they’ll be laughing at us stupid carbon-based life-forms for destroying ourselves.

  7. “Around 1970 we were told the theory that man’s burning of fossil fuels that emit CO2 (carbon dioxide) would create a worldwide Ice Age.”

    Could we be shown a reference for the above quote, please?

  8. If it gets cold enough during an Ice Age, CO2 should drop out of the air and fall as snow to the ground.

  9. While I almost completely agree with this article, one refinement I would make is that “rain” is our biggest enemy going into the current ice age. While this solar minimum and the grand solar minimum that follows it will reduce solar energy, it is the increase in cosmic rays caused by the reduction in the Sun’s magnetism blocking them that will reduce the temperature more than just the reduced solar radiation. The Great Famine of 1300’s was caused by the grand solar minimum of their time which not only brought much colder winters caused by increased cloudiness, but caused so much rain that crops rotted in the fields, that farmers could not plant.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315–1317
    Background
    Famines were familiar occurrences in Medieval Europe. For example, localised famines occurred in France during the fourteenth century in 1304, 1305, 1310, 1315–1317 (the Great Famine), 1330–34, 1349–51, 1358–60, 1371, 1374–75, and 1390.[2] In England, the most prosperous kingdom affected by the Great Famine, there were additional famines in 1321, 1351, and 1369.[2] For most people there was often not enough to eat, and life was a relatively short and brutal struggle to survive to old age. According to official records about the English royal family, an example of the best off in society, for whom records were kept, the average life expectancy in 1276 was 35.28 years.[2] Between 1301 and 1325, during the Great Famine it was 29.84 years while between 1348 and 1375 during the Plague, it was only 17.33 years.[2] It demonstrates the relative steep drop between 1348 and 1375 of about 42%.[3]

    During the Medieval Warm Period (the period prior to 1300), the population of Europe exploded compared to prior eras, reaching levels that were not matched again in some places until the nineteenth century—indeed parts of rural France today are less populous than at the beginning of the fourteenth century.[2] However, the yield ratios of wheat, the number of seeds one could eat per seed planted, had been dropping since 1280, and food prices had been climbing. After favourable harvests, the ratio could be as high as 7:1, but after unfavourable harvests it was as low as 2:1—that is, for every seed planted, two seeds were harvested, one for next year’s seed, and one for food. By comparison, modern farming has ratios of 30:1 or more (see agricultural productivity).[2]

    The onset of the Great Famine coincided with the end of the Medieval Warm Period. Between 1310 and 1330, northern Europe saw some of the worst and most sustained periods of bad weather in the entire Middle Ages, characterized by severe winters and rainy and cold summers. The Great Famine may have been precipitated by a volcanic event,[4] perhaps that of Mount Tarawera, New Zealand, which lasted about five years.[5][6]

    Changing weather patterns, the ineffectiveness of medieval governments in dealing with crises and population level at a historical high made it a time for little margin for error in food production.[2]

    Great Famine

    Europe in 1328
    In the spring of 1315, unusually heavy rain began in much of Europe. Throughout the spring and the summer, it continued to rain, and the temperature remained cool. Under such conditions, grain could not ripen, leading to widespread crop failures. Grain was brought indoors in urns and pots to keep dry. The straw and hay for the animals could not be cured, so there was no fodder for the livestock. The price of food began to rise; prices in England doubled between spring and midsummer. Salt, the only way to cure and preserve meat, was difficult to obtain because brine could not be effectively evaporated in wet weather; its price increased from 30 shillings to 40 shillings.[7] In Lorraine, wheat prices grew by 320%, making bread unaffordable to peasants. Stores of grain for long-term emergencies were limited to royalty, lords, nobles, wealthy merchants, and the Church. Because of the general increased population pressures, even lower-than-average harvests meant some people would go hungry; there was little margin for failure. People began to harvest wild edible roots, plants, grasses, nuts, and bark in the forests.[7]

    A number of documented incidents show the extent of the famine. Edward II of England stopped at St Albans on 10 August 1315 and had difficulty finding bread for himself and his entourage; it was a rare occasion in which the King of England was unable to eat.[8] The French, under Louis X, tried to invade Flanders, but in the low country of the Netherlands, the fields were soaked and the army became so bogged down that they were forced to retreat, burning their provisions where they left them, unable to carry them away.[9]

    In the spring of 1316, it continued to rain on a European population deprived of energy and reserves to sustain itself. All segments of society from nobles to peasants were affected but especially the peasants, who represented 95% of the population and who had no reserve food supplies.[10] To provide some measure of relief, the future was mortgaged by slaughtering the draft animals, eating the seed grain, abandoning children to fend for themselves (see “Hansel and Gretel”) and, among old people, voluntarily refusing food for the younger generation to survive.[10] The chroniclers of the time noted many incidents of cannibalism, although, self-admittedly, “one can never tell if such talk was not simply a matter of rumor-mongering”.[10]

    The height of the famine was in 1317, as the wet weather continued. Finally, in that summer, the weather returned to its normal patterns. By then, however, people were so weakened by diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis, and so much of the seed stock had been eaten, that it was not until 1325 that the food supply returned to relatively normal levels and the population began to increase again. Historians debate the toll, but it is estimated that 10–25% of the population of many cities and towns died.[2] Though the Black Death (1347–1351) would kill more people, it often swept through an area in a matter of months, whereas the Great Famine lingered for years, prolonging the suffering of the populace.[2]

  10. After all that fossil-fuel burning the oceans are still not acidic. A pH of 8+ means that the oceans are alkaline! Acidic oceans are part of the Mickey Mouse science taught by global warming propagandists.

  11. First point. I don’t think showing a graph of the last 600 million years of CO2 and temperature is very helpful. Humans have been around for such a short time they barely register bottom right. What we need are graphs showing proper records for the last 100,000 years or so and with us humans actually visible on the X axis. Can we have that please? Oh and not some made up ones. The web is full of those. I mean proper independent graphs backed up by peer reviewed science.
    Second point. I’m undecided to what level humans have and are affecting the climate. Yes I know climate changes naturally… but its fair to say that temperatures have risen over the last 200 years or so. By how much and what part humans have played in that rise is in my opinion still open to question. What I do know is that if we continue to pollute the atmosphere and the seas we will surely poison the planet long before we fry (or freeze). And that’s before we even think about cutting down all the planets forests to make garden furniture.
    So, showing us a graph of what might have happened 500 million years ago is a bit pointless. Show me some independent research on what has happened since say 1800 with CO2 and Temperature. Not the IPCC stuff, proper independent data where no ones research grant depends on the outcome.
    I applaud Robert’s crusade against bad science but wish to know the truth from an unbiased view point.
    It seems to me the backlash against the IPCC from some people has resulted in an equally biased view the other way of what the global climate may look like in the next 50 to 100 years. Are we really going to have another ice age? or are we going to fry? which is it?

    • What contribution to temperature rise or fall is natural variation and what is man made. I’ve asked your question before and the answer is: They just don’t know yet. Ice core testing has flaws, but its as good as it gets. Roberts graph is as good as it gets.

  12. Alan’s implying that in the early 1970s that the reason for the cooling was based upon CO2 is not correct or clear.
    As I pointed out one of the touts was by Rasool who blamed cooling upon increasing amounts of carbon particulates in the atmosphere.
    These. like volcanic aerosols, would screen out heat.

    Editor: The article should be made more clear.

  13. I get what you are saying and it is true that with so many different outcomes theorys it can at times be hard to know what is the real facts and I think its a shame that it has gotten lost like that,for one thing Robert isnt tottely saying humans don’t have 0 impacts or caused clearly we have some slight influences especially in the Urban heat island effect.nor is he denieing climate changes.the true fact is climate has been changing throughout all of Earth history and both global warming and cooling are very real and earth has had many cycles of warming and cooling it very much works like a clock.and 3rd Robert dispite what some will say does not disagree that making earth a cleaner less pollution place is a good thing.his big point is humans simply can not out do the naturel cycles and or change them.and thats the big issue with the pro Agw group they want to prove that humans control the whole climate system and can out do all of the nature cycles.but let not ever for get we have had much hotter and colder and extream climate changes long long long before humans came into existence.what we are seeing today is tam compared to what past climate has been like.bottom line is no matter what we do these climate cycles will continue to keep rolling and sooner or later the next glacier cycle of the ice age cycle will happen again.as far as saying will it be 50 100 500 years from now is a harder question to really answer those from what past climates has taught us.we have went full on ice age max glacier cycles to warming cycles warmer then today and also very warm cycles to full on ice ages less then 20 years so climate can change very suddenly and why it’s important to know what to look for to help determined what is likely coming.and things seem to state that all of the cycles of the ice age beat is due. But you must also remember its all relative what may be due soon may still be hundreds of years away.or it could be sooner.as Robert as said many times one thing we will notice is food shortages which will be here long before many places are covered in ice.

  14. “For example at ~600 million years ago (~ means approximate) the earth’s atmospheric temperature was 22°C and CO2 was at ~2800ppm (parts per million). Now, this graph does not show records to the present day and about 2.5 million years have to be added but that’s for another graph later.”

    That is not what the graph says. The author has confused the blue line (temperature), with the black line (CO2). CO2 was not at 2800 ppm, but at 7000 ppm, as per the graph and other geologic data.

    CO2 does not dip down to 2800 ppm until the Devonian. The Cambrian peak is clearly at 7000 ppm.

  15. Actually, alkali is the enemy of life in the oceans. See the nifty charts and photos in this video featuring the inestimable Dr. Willie Soon, which show that where the acidic deep water wells up, somehow there’s a life-dense zone, and when you increase dissolved CO2… shelled critters grow huge! What a wonder!

    Acid Oceans, Osteoporosis of the Sea, and the CO2 Monster — Willie Soon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYbIdJBHAfk

    One should perhaps note that alkaline soil not so good for most terrestrial plants, either.

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