Record-breaking low temperatures and snowfalls recorded this fall have dramatically punctuated the data showing unprecedented evidence of cooling not equaled in many areas for over a century. Unsympathetic thermometers, snow accumulation, and other incongruences humorously challenge the seriousness of global warming groups as winter power outages, snowfall, and frigid temperatures preempt their symposiums and conferences.
These are not isolated cases of freak fronts or other singular weather anomalies, but startling continent-wide massive weather movements. North America, Asia, and Australia are battling global chilling in the true sense of the term. A very few recent examples below:
London is experiencing the first October snowfall in 74 years.
Arctic Ice is 28.7% greater than last year and still climbing.
Brisbane endures coldest October (Spring) morn in 32 years.
Ocala, FL records coldest Oct. 29 in 65 years. 2nd coldest Oct. day since 1850.
This graph illustrates a drastic crescendo and dip of temperatures over the last 4 years, returning to 1979 levels. Stabilized trend line shows dramatic fall.
NOAA published analysis from Mauna Loa Hawaii Observatory and data summarized with emphasis on the last 4-year period in the graph below clearly shows a dramatic correlation of CO2 rise with the extreme global drops in the above temperature graph.
Is this just coincidence? Previous erroneous conjecture of CO2 warming correlation did have the positive possibility of self-moderation because of an obvious decrease in fossil fuels for home and commercial heating with temperature rise. Less heating reduces the consumption of coal, fuel oil, and natural gas and thus a linear reduction of the byproduct, CO2.
The significance of CO2-induced cooling is that dependence on aid from behavior-enhanced control is problematic. The act of warming ones dwelling or business to combat inhospitable cold produces even more CO2 emissions that further raises the fuel required to achieve the same results of comfort. This increase in CO2 and subsequent decrease in temperature demands more and more CO2 producing fuel consumption in an exponentially increasing and self-feeding spiral of CO2 produced cooling. Since warming in winter is a natural human survival requirement, the avoidance of this activity is counterintuitive and naturally cannot be expected.
The survival instinct of man is the enemy of reducing CO2 though the failure to do so negatively impacts the survival of human kind. The failure to warm against a hostile winter cold negatively impacts the survival of the individual. There is nothing short of primal rewiring that can stop it. Merely talking about ways in which mankind may possibly overcome its eventual demise of freezing contributes to this process by producing exhalant CO2.
I hate to pile even more on a planet wrought with economic chaos and energy and political volatility but, after much thought on the matter I’ve come to the realization of the utter futility in solving what may be man’s last great struggle. I can’t think of a solution, so I suggest that instead of creating mass hysteria we keep this kind of low-key and make the best of it.
The sooner we come to terms on how helpless mankind is, the sooner we can concentrate on what can be done to comfort mankind as much as possible in this catastrophe. What will inhabitants of a cooling planet really need? Coats and sweaters! A really smart businessperson can capitalize right now with well thought out investments in cold weather gear and with the P/E ratios at fabulous levels due to the market drop, well folks, there are some great bargains out there. This is the ground floor and global cooling can do as much or more for the garment industry as global warming did for the private jet and public speaking industries.
You never know, there might even be a Nobel Prize in this.