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By Joe Bastardi · Jan. 24, 2013

The president’s Inaugural Speech contained many references to climate change and how he plans to combat it.

Is that what he really wants to do for his country?

Has he, or you, read this?

Forget global warming - it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again)

I didn’t think so. And I am sure the people driving the global warming train haven’t either, or if they have, don’t want you to.

Or how about these headlines:

Latest Empirical Evidence: The Abysmal Prediction Failure Of Taxpayer Funded CO2-Based Climate Models

NASA Warns Earth May Be Entering a Period of “Global Cooling”

No, that did not make the mainstream headlines. Nor did the record January 1 U.S. snow cover. Nor the biggest draw on Natural Gas for the week of the New Year because of the cold that had enveloped much of the nation. But anything that is a record (or portrayed as a record) the other way, and you can bet it’s mainstream news.

Google “global cooling” sometime and see how much is out there about this potential problem. And yet we are served up a menu of climate change talk and what to do about a problem that is not there.

Mr President, did anyone show you this chart comparing global temps and CO2?

Or the horrid performance of the models versus reality?

These are facts that should make anyone say, “Wait a minute, this is very different from what I have been told.”

The sun of course is the ultimate driver of the whole system. That we simply ignore its ups and downs is arrogance or foolishness. There is no in-between answer on its long term effects on the planet. Pretending that curbing the amount of a gas that comprises 1/400th of all greenhouse gasses (most prominent, water vapor) and 395 parts per million of the entire atmosphere (that would be paying 395 dollars on a million dollar income) challenges common sense. The idea that CO2 is absorbing enough radiation to then re-radiate it, warm the air and oceans, and change the climate is in even more trouble, for a sleeping sun means there is less incoming radiation to the whole system. But think how incredible the idea that the absorption of radiation by one four-hundredth of the greenhouse gasses would then control the entire vast climate system. It is a reach well beyond reason. And the facts prove it – CO2 is going up and the temperatures are not.

But I don’t think the sun is yet a factor, though I am becoming very concerned it soon will be, and that the talk of us returning to the temperatures of the Victorian era are not that far fetched. For my part, simple oceanic climate cycle theory explains perfectly what is going on. The Pacific started its warm cycle at the start of the satellite era, in the late 1970s. The earth was colder because the Atlantic and Pacific had been cold. The Atlantic started its warm cycle in the mid-90s. The Pacific flipped into its cool cycle again in 2007. The Atlantic will do so around 2020. The warming that was observed is perfectly consistent with the addition of heat by the warming of the Pacific and the Atlantic. Once the increase in heat from the oceans (which have 1000 times the heat capacity of the atmosphere) was absorbed by the atmosphere, the temperatures leveled off. The recent cooling is because the Pacific has flipped into its cool cycle and once the Atlantic does, this should return air temperatures to where they were in the late 1970s. This is not rocket science – it is a long standing theory that is ignored today, and with good reason. If correct, it is a huge threat politically, economically, and academically to positions that evolved as the warming started taking place!

Quite frankly, the CO2 theory of global warming is akin to turning on a hot shower in your bathroom, then claiming what warmed the bathroom was you turning on the light. There is a test in front of us, since we are turning off the hot shower (oceanic warm cycles), and yet the light (CO2) is still on. So the forecast from me, which was first issued publicly in 2007, is we will return to the temperatures of the late 70s by 2030. The sun is another, and perhaps bigger problem. A colder planet would lead to untold misery given the current policies geared toward the opposite.

What would I say to the president? “You have been compared to Lincoln and Kennedy, among others. Lincoln had a team of rivals. The only rivalry in your administration on climate change is how to implement draconian ideas, not whether they truly have merit. As for John Kennedy, as a confessed ex-democrat and John Kennedy fan, I am taking to heart the second part of his famous challenge: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country?’”

What can I do for my country? Fight against a fools errand that has no value in advancing the high ideals and standards this nation represents. That is what the climate fight is really about. The question for the president in this matter is this: “Will you allow true rivals to open your eyes to the mountains of evidence against climate change?” It’s only then that he will be able to answer the question: “What can you do for YOUR country?”

Joe Bastardi is chief forecaster at WeatherBELL Analytics, a meteorological consulting firm.

© Copyright 2013 The Patriot Post


jeffery in Weslaco/Texas said:

Finally a voice of reason is heard from the wilderness. I am glad that someone is speaking the truth hopefully I am not the only one listening!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Joe in Texas said:

It's not about fixing the climate. It's about redistribution of wealth and control of private industry. It's straight socialism brought upon by commie granolas who influence politicians. What better way to fight the rich by saying they're killing your children's future by spewing poisons like CO2 into the air.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM

rab in jo,mo said:

I remember all the doom & gloom in the '70s about the coming Ice Age, including many hare-brained schemes to prevent same. Then, all of a sudden, voila, the planet is warming & we're going to burn to a cinder. So, which is it? Hmm, could global temperature patterns perhaps be cyclical?

Yes, that great big heat engine 93 million miles away (i.e., the sun) has a direct effect on our weather. If the Earth was to change in it's orbit even slightly, we will suffer either extreme heat or extreme cold, depending on the deviation, and we won't be able to do a thing to change it.

The "climate change" crowd has it backwards - CO2 increase follows warmer temps, not the other way around. Their (in)famous computer models cannot reliably predict cloud formations or wind direction - why should their conclusions from these models be considered accurate? One volcanic eruption can throw their entire model in the trash can - remember Mt. Pinatubo?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Tapdaddy in Indiana said:

"This is not rocket science -- it is a long standing theory that is ignored today, and with good reason. If correct, it is a huge threat politically, economically, and academically to positions that evolved as the warming started taking place!"
The UN, AlGore and Barry O will all be rendered useless if proven wrong.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri said:

The answer is; no Obama`s eyes will not be opened. Obama is a committed Marxist ideologue and believes that big government is the answer to everything. This boob is too stupid to ever comprehend the fact that he`s stupid.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

"Oh look, Barack O'Zilla is attacking US(A) again!" Lucky for me---I have found his weakness---no HUMILITY! God will bring down the haughty and raise up the humble.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

64Husker in Nebraska said:

I have wondered about the effect of water vapor especially because I have not seen it included in any of the predictive models or in the interpretation of historic data. If you know of any analysis examining the impact of agricultural irrigation which has expanded over the last 40 years or including water vapor in a predictive model, please comment in more depth. Love your column - keep spreading the rational and common sense truth.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:48 AM

sfj in Alabama said:

Odumbo cares nothing about anything but power and taking over the whole economy to ruin this country. This "global warming" B.S. is just a handy way to get the job done.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM