Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Jammy Dodgers

What a bunch of spawny gets! It's Humanity I'm talking about, the jammy bastards. We're pumping all this carbon dioxide into the atmosphere like there's no tomorrow, and now it turns out there is. A tomorrow I mean. Yesterday, we were running out of time. Global warming was proceeding at a greater rate than was predicted. Emissions aren't being cut back. Any technical solution is going to take ages to make any impact. It seemed there was nothing that could be done to reverse the heating up of the atmosphere. Nothing ... except the one thing we have absolutely no control over.
The sun.
It's gone into hibernation.
The sun spots have stopped.
Or rather they're late. And if they don't start soon, the Earth's temperature is going to drop by 1.5 degrees, which should balance out the rise due to global warming. If this a Maunder minimum that were about to go into, we could have about a century of no sun spots, and a little ice age. But unlike the 18th century, we've got 200 years of CO2 insulation, and some breathing space to try and solve the problems before the tropics fry.
Talk about luck.

2 comments:

cheeky minx said...

I am so happy that you have shown us all that the whole global warming thing is just kidology. I don't think anyone has a clue as to the planets warming and cooling periods so lets all just live and stop worrying.

Julie McAnulty said...

hi Deacon,

i'm afraid I have another death to report, that of John Crippen also known as NHS Blog Doctor.His fellow practitioner put a note on his blog today. Can't believe it..