When our temperatures were in the 30s and 40s, Robert Phillipoff, in a Jan. 8 letter to the Herald, quotes numerous "scientists" as predicting that potentially catastrophic global warming will happen much sooner than previously thought.
How inconvenient then that recent NASA satellite imagery shows that in the Arctic, ice covers nearly a million more square miles than it did last year, a 60 percent increase. Recently, 50 global warming enthusiasts and "scientists" were rescued from their ship which got stuck in the thickest ice in years.
In reality, over the past 15 years, the planet has actually cooled.
The Danish Meteorological Institute reported the summer 2013 Arctic temperatures the lowest since 2004. Now, more analysts are predicting a cooling rather than a warming trend.
Danish astrophysicist Henrik Svensmark observed that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and others have overestimated the influence of CO2 emissions on climate and underestimated the influence of the sun.
A previous little ice age from 1400 to 1900 is believed to have been caused by reduced solar activity. NASA scientist David Hathaway says "we now have the lowest solar activity in 100 years.
Peter Ferrara says that "sunspots run in 11-year short-term cycles. The number of sunspots declined substantially in the last 11-year cycle, but in the current cycle, sunspots actually collapsed."
German meteorologists say that the start of 2013 is now the coldest in 208 years.
Temperature changes are part of a natural cycle and according to research, significant spikes in temperature have occurred roughly every 100,000 years. Over the past 15,000 years, temperatures are the lowest they've been in the past 450,000 years, but Phillipoff urges us to write or call President Obama to tell him to reject the Keystone pipeline. Looks the only thing that would do is increase gas prices.