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BP oil spill to cause climate change?

I doubt it

 Another attempt to blame humans
 
 
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23 Jul 10 - Signs of the Times (SOTT) recently ran an article suggesting that the BP oil spill could drive us into an ICE AGE.

Several readers sent me the link, but I didn't post it because I thought the concerns were overblown. (I still do.)

But on reflection I think I darn well should post it, because I fear that this could be yet another attempt to blame humans for a naturally occurring cycle (or cycles).

I fear that the global-warming alarmists (now they call it climate change) are beginning to realize that it is in fact cooling, not warming, and that they need a new way to make us feel guilty - and thus control us.

"Factual satellite images in the past several weeks are showing that the Gulf Loop Current is broken and may cease to function entirely!" says the article. "This will result in massive climate change and possibly an ice age for Europe!"

The SOTT link contains an audio with a very reasonable-sounding voice telling us that "I don't want to be a fearmonger, but..." (That's like having someone say, "I don't mean to complain, but..." And then go ahead and do it. They just don't want us to notice that they're complaining.)

The voice reminds us that this is "all hard-science data" and not from "conspiracy theorists," pointing out that the information comes from the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics and the Colorado Center for Astrodynamic Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Loop Current keeps Europe relatively warm and livable, says the voice, not buried beneath three miles of ice as happened to much of the American Midwest during the last ice age.

"It is a fact is that ice ages have existed," the audio continues. Scientists suspect that the tipping point comes when the global conveyor belt (the Loop Current) stops functioning. and that the transition period is often very abrupt, within a couple of years. (I agree that the transition period is abrupt.)

The loop current has broken, the audio continues. This is "unprecedented." It may be a temporary phenomenon, or it may be permanent. It may cause irreparable damage, and it may be caused by millions and millions of gallons of oil pouring into the gulf. It may generate a chain reaction of unpredictable critical phenomena and instabilities. It may have serious consequences." (Did you notice how many times they used the word "may"?)

"What it portends is ... in other words... ICE AGE !! No joke."

         Are we headed into an ice age? Yes, I think we are.

         Are humans at fault?Absolutely not. It's all part of three naturally
         occurring cycles - the sunspot cycle, the Milankovitch cycle, and a
         third cycle known as orbital stretch.

See:
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/212458-Gulf-of-Mexico-Loop-Current-Broken-Risk-of-Global-Climate-Change-By-BP-Oil-Spill
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe, Stephen C. Camidge, Craig Adkins, Steven Rowlandson, Willem Wolters, Jason Boughen, Victor E., Chad Olivent and Charles Patrick for these links

See also:
Risk of Global Climate Change by BP Oil Spill by Gianluigi Zangari


 





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