Why Worry about Warming? Cold is the Killer

“We live now in the latter days of the Holocene Warm Period. There may be short bursts of warming, but the big trend is down. Temperature has been trending down for over 3,000 years. A frigid period lies ahead.”
– Viv Forbes
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Why Worry about Warming? Cold is the Killer

by Viv Forbes
14 Nov 2020

Green alarmists are fanning a firestorm of fear about man-made global warming.

The Little Ice Age saw crop failures, famine, migrations, invasions, disease and death

Earth always cycles between warmth and cold. Every recent warm period (Medieval Warming, Roman Warming etc) was a time of plenty for all life on Earth, whilst cold periods like the Little Ice Age saw crop failures, famine, migrations, invasions, disease and death.

Sea levels rise as ice sheets melt, and fall as they rebuild. Coastal dwellers and offshore coral reefs must always migrate landward or seaward, or north/south, following the climatic environment they prefer.

Warming/cooling phases triggered by solar cycles

Warming/cooling phases are triggered by solar system cycles which are often accompanied by volcanism. These drivers are far more powerful than any human influences.

Oceans cover over 70% of Earth’s surface and dominate our weather and climate. When the sun or the volcanic trenches and rings-of-fire warm the oceans, two things happen. Firstly, water evaporates to form more clouds which shade, cool and rain on the Earth. Secondly, CO2 plant food is expelled into the atmosphere, like CO2 bubbles leaving a warming beer. This makes the oceans more alkaline.

Plants benefit from additional CO2

With the additional moisture and CO2 plant food in the atmosphere, all plants benefit – forests expand, deserts shrink and grasslands, crops and marine plants flourish. All animals that live on plants or on grazing animals are also well fed. Soon farmers, graziers, foresters, fishermen, city dwellers and tax collectors welcome better times.

Long brutal Frigid Periods

But climate is never still – changing climate and variable weather are normal conditions on Earth. For the last million years, Earth has basked in recurring short Warm Periods (about 12,000 years) followed by long brutal Frigid Periods (about 80,000 years).

A frigid period lies ahead

Evidence from the Greenland Ice Cores shows that Earth’s 1000-year average temperature peaked about 7,500 years ago and has been trending down for over 3,000 years. There are always short term fluctuations but we are past the warming peak. We live now in the latter days of the Holocene Warm Period. There may be short bursts of warming, but the big trend is down. A frigid period lies ahead.

Reconstruction of Earth’s temperature for the last 10,000 years from the Greenland Ice Cores. Plus the trend of solar heat received by the big northern landmasses (65N insolation). From “The Inconvenient Skeptic” 2011, by John Kehr, p115.

As cyclic solar heating declines, land cools quicker than the deep oceans. Moisture will still evaporate from the warm oceans and fall on the cooling land as rain and snow. Snow and ice will again advance over the northern grain belts. Continued evaporation triggers cooling of the oceans which then re-absorb atmospheric moisture and CO2.

Animals and humans face hunger and famine

Plants always suffer greatly in the developing cold, dry, CO2-starved atmosphere. And when plants suffer, animals and humans face hunger and famine. Industries and cities powered by coal, oil, gas and nuclear power are largely immune to changing climate. However we are making a huge climate gamble by demonising reliable hydro-carbons and nuclear power and rushing into intermittent, climate-dependent energy such as wind and solar propped up by “humungous batteries”.

The Holocene Warming is almost over.

After today’s bountiful warmth comes the cold, dry, hungry phase of Earth’s climate.

Fruitful warmth is no threat. Bitter cold is the real menace.

Viv Forbes
Washpool Qld, Australia.
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Further Reading

“The Inconvenient Skeptic” 2011 by John Kehr:
http://theinconvenientskeptic.com/the-book/

“Global Warming – a boon to Humans and Other Animals”
And “Climate of Fear” by Thomas Gale Moore
Hoover Institution.
https://www.hoover.org/site-search?keyword=thomas+gale+moore

Cold Kills, and Green Energy Does More Harm than Good:
https://saltbushclub.com/2020/10/26/cold-kills/

Climate Change and Health:
http://co2coalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Climate-Change-and-Health-WP-FINAL.pdf

Humungous batteries will be mainstream feature of renewable grids, says Tesla:
https://reneweconomy.com.au/humungous-batteries-will-be-mainstream-feature-of-renewable-grids-says-tesla-82071/

Deserts Greening from rising CO2:
https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2013/Deserts-greening-from-rising-CO2

Gone with the wind: why electricity shortages are becoming the norm:
https://spectator.com.au/2020/11/gone-with-the-wind-why-electricity-shortages-are-becoming-the-norm/


6 thoughts on “Why Worry about Warming? Cold is the Killer”

  1. However we are making a huge climate gamble by demonising reliable hydro-carbons and nuclear power and rushing into intermittent, climate-dependent energy such as wind and solar propped up by “humungous batteries”. – article
    Yes, but that’s all becoming a political movement and those who are demanding it will suffer the most for it. They have no idea how to do anything from scratch.
    Keeping track of the first cold days and snowfalls has shown me that they are coming a month to six weeks earlier than they used to. The earliest I’ve ever had to turn on the furnace was this year, on Sept. 9 (2020), and subsequently had to install a new furnace because the old one was dying. The shut off date was May 31, 2020 – very late for that, and I make a note of these things.
    Keeping a journal about these dates is a good idea: earliest date to start the heating system, furthest out date to shut it off.

  2. The typical believer in the government and MSM will resist facing reality until it damned near kills them….. In many cases it will kill them and they will die cursing those who spoke the truth accusing them of being tin foil hat conspiracy theorists.
    I suppose some archeologist 105,000 years from now might just dig into an ice lens and find a specimen of a liberal homo political correcticus with a strange expression on what ever is left of its face after they remove the mask.

    • He will have to dig deep; our energy civilisation based on Renewables will fall over with the first 10 years of the 0C tipping point. Liberal homo Political Correcticus will be found in the first 50M of ice.
      The other point is our hardest building material – Glass has an expected life of 50,000 years, after erosion would be left as unrecognisable fragments. Our future such as it is isn’t not clinging the equatorial temperate zone but moving our industry and civilisation off planet and away from the unforgiving ICE.

  3. Indeed. Humanity has a lot more to fear from the cold than it does a bit more heat. Nothing grows in winter, everything sleeps, hibernates or dies off. Imagine a winter 9 months of the year.

  4. Earth is locked in a many million year ice age. We would be very lucky if the ice age that started 2.6 million years ago would end, let’s say in the next 1,000 or 10,000 or 100,000 or 1 million years.

    It took the earth 50 million years to cool and they actually want you to believe a minor change in a trace gas is going to warm the earth into a hothouse. That idea is patently absurd, but they did convince the world of it.

    • What kinda whiskey you drinkin’ there Yukon? Whenever I ask folks how much or what percentage of the atmophere is CO2 they usally guess around 30% and MSM never calls it a trace gas and most folks don’t know a Tracy from a Stacy anymore or much less what a “trace” is. Sounds like a purdy highfalutin word for small I’m guessin’. The experts figure CO2 makes up over 400,000 parts per billion of the atmosphere and I know 400,000 is no small number. The globalists got it figured right. We need to start buyin ‘n driving Teslas to the veggie burger joints and get with the times to do our Dudley Do-Right part to save the planet.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q83Jqd2h0Yg

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