Not by Fire but by Ice


Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us


Ice Age, Not Global Warming, the Bigger Threat
By Philip Brennan

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30 Jun 09 – (Excerpts) - A sorry collection of 212 Democrats and eight shameless Republicans in the United States House of Representative sought to inflict serious economic damage upon the American people when they voted for a bill designed to combat a fantasy, global warming - a figment of their inflamed imaginations.

Republicans who dared to question the holy writ of anthropological global warming (AGW) were hooted down by the apostles of doom, their arguments based on solid science and good old fashioned common sense greeted with the kind of derision usually reserved for those who believe the moon is made of green cheese and the earth is flat.

That the opponents of this ruinous legislation had the facts at their fingertips, and could provide ample proof - if any is needed - that the planet is not warming but instead is rapidly cooling, made not a scintilla of difference. Mr. Gore's disciples know better. Al told them so.

Al told them a lot of things and most of them are demonstrably untrue, but Al told them and therefore it must be true. After all, Al's made 100 million dollars out of the global-warming panic and stands to pocket a billion dollars if the Senate votes for cap and trade and anyone who can pile up that much money must be right.  

There are big bucks to be made out of global warming – General Electric, for example, stands to pocket billions out of the cap and trade scam if the Senate is stupid enough to pass the bill - and most of that bonanza will come directly out of the pockets of America's families who will pay more for energy and pony up more in taxes. But hey, isn't it worth it if it will save the planet?

The bill seeks to reduce atmospheric CO2 but top scientists such as Canada's Dr. Tim Ball, for 32 years a Professor of Climatology at the University of Winnipeg, say it's nonsense:

"Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist," he wrote. "Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). This in fact is the greatest deception in the history of science. We are wasting time, energy and trillions of dollars while creating unnecessary fear and consternation over an issue with no scientific justification."

Meanwhile, out in the real world, it's getting colder. Here it is the end of June and around the northern hemisphere it has been more like winter in some areas.

As I wrote last week, it snowed in England early this month. Arizona has seen its coolest June weather since 1913, summer in Utah is coming a month late and there were record low maximum temperatures in 41 states and a total of 593 new records according to

It is becoming clear to more and more climate experts that something is happening and it is not global warming. Those who study the Sun and its demonstrable effect on climate - it does warm the earth and make it habitable after all - are expressing alarm over the near disappearance of Sun spots which many experts insist portends global cooling of at least 30 or more years.

A research paper published in February in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics and reported in forecasts another Dalton Minimum (little ice age).

Consider this: For the past five million years the earth has undergone a period of glaciation, each lasting about 90 thousand years followed by a period of about 10,000 to 12,000 years of temperate interglaciation. The last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago. That should warn us that our time is about up. An ice age may be upon us.

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Thanks to R. L. Newton and Stephanie Relfe for this link

This article was also published on Phil Brennan's website under the title
"Congress Bought a Fiction."

Phil Brennan writes for He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web ( and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers.

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