Greeting Bi Peds. This year, 2015 the world will have a new "Climate Treaty". We first visited this evolving process in 2012. At that time we had not yet learned of the long pause in global temperature climb, the Atlantic Ocean surface temperature inversion, the growing ice packs. While we have always been a bit skeptical about the Al Gore School of climate change the article below reflects a more reserved attitude since we didn't have the facts then that we have now. We have continued to monitor the process of the new treaty and today we are convinced that it will be formed on assumptions no longer supportable by facts and will be a disaster.
To give you an idea of why the coming treaty looks like a disaster, I decided to leave everything in the below post as it first appeared even though I didn't take issue with the Al Gore School as later facts revealed I should have. Right now it appears that the treaty is going forward on the assumption that the climate is warming, while we are clearly returning to the average temperatures seen in the 1945 -75 period which was viewed as exceptionally cold. Though the East Coast of the U.S. may or may not have an exceptionally warm winter, it has had an exceptional Fall. In reality the global average temperature between the recent warming period and the colder 1945-75 period was only about a single degree fahrenheit. A lot of time money and effort has been wasted on this new global "climate treaty". We wish to caution our maritime business readers to avoid making any long term capital commitments based on an assumption of global warming. Arctic Ice Cover is thickening and will be for at least a decade or more probably two. While a "Global Climate Treaty" sounds authoritative, it is simply a political instrument that went through a political process as if science and incoming climatological data stood still. We suggest consulting professional meteorologists / climatologists not in the employ of the U.S. government, or UN bodies, before investing in projects that are based on long term climate assumptions.
OCEANOGRAPHY , Climate Change
The Namazu School Revisited
The United Nations Conference On Climate Change In Bonn
Not as Bad as It Could Have Been, But Not Good.
Previously on March 22, 2012 our guest blogger Vic Socotra introduced our readers to the mythological Japanese giant catfish named NAMAZU. The Namazu of legend was a mythological explanation for Tsunamis and coastal earth quakes , pictured as the results of the wiggling of the giant catfish named Namazu. Vic used NAMAZU as an entertaining vehicle for an exploration of the causes, effects, and record of severe, sudden, climate change. He described for us such climate game changers as sun spots, orbit wobble, axis rotation irregularities, volcanic activity, meteor strikes, and various combinations of such.The point of the original NAMAZU article was that catastrophic climate change has happened in the past with no warning signs and has overtaken life on earth with catastrophic results.
In our second installment in the Namazu series we noted that the present climate crisis comes with lots of warning that it is on going. Unlike orbit wobble, or volcanic activity, we in theory, could do something about it if global politics and economics could for once work in tandem for the planet's health. There appears to be little time but there does appear to be time. In our second article built on the original NAMAZU article, we asked the question of what if we actually dodged the present clearly visible on coming bullet? Isn't it a mathematical certainty that one day when we least expect it one of the previous causes of massive climate change such as orbit wobble, sun spots, volcanic activity, axis rotation irregularities, or some combination of similar elements will again strike us as in the past? Our considered scientific answer is yes there will one day in the future regardless of how we handle the present self imposed crisis occur a massive climate change about which we can do nothing in terms of prevention or mitigation.