Stop worrying about *this* current crisis

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The current crisis we are referring to is Man-caused Global Warming. As Michael Crichton predicted a few years ago, the new term became Climate Change after some scandals broke relating to sloppy record-keeping about temperatures.

We don’t have to go over that, since even more scandals have come to light challenging the alleged proof that such a phenomenon was occurring. Many people still believe in MCGW, but they haven’t gotten the memo, or the 411, as some say.

Many people remember the 1970s, when global cooling was the big news for a brief time. Well, it could be back. We were delighted to read the following WSJ item yesterday:

Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace, a stunning revelation that suggests the cosmos could be headed for a colder, bleaker future, nearly devoid of light.
In 1998, Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess presented findings that overturned the conventional idea that the expansion was slowing 13.7 billion years after the big bang.
Their discovery raised a question: What is pushing the universe apart? Scientists have labeled it “dark energy,” but nobody knows what it is.
It’s “an enigma, perhaps the greatest in physics today,” the Nobel committee said.

What we love the most is the term “dark energy.” Wikipedia says: “The term “dark energy”… was coined by Michael Turner in 1998.” Also, the website which provided the illustration for this post is well worth a good long look.

This will fuel late-night radio shows for months, at least. And think how it will appeal to the gloom and doom crowd, like the ones doing “Occupy Wall Street.” It is tailor-made for the wacky Left, who are always on the lookout for a new crisis. We expect them to make full use of it.

Can’t wait for the new meme to take hold.

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One Response to Stop worrying about *this* current crisis

  1. astrowright says:

    Just two quick comments… Climate scientists have been trying for 20 years to get the public at-large to accept the term “climate change” instead of “global warming.” It was discovered with the advent of more advanced climate models in the late ’80s and early ’90s that the net effect of added energy in the climate system would lead to regional cooling in some areas at the same time different regions would warm (as a result of altered ocean circulation rates, etc.). Hence, scientists have been hammering away at the media/public to adopt “climate change” as the proper term because it is more accurate. (Not much success. “Global warming” is catchier and more politically useful for opponent to sustain in its inaccuracy.) The recent propagation of the term has nothing to do with the scandals of recent years nor Crichton’s book; it is instead the result of dilligent efforts on the part of researchers for many, many years.

    Secondly, the universe-accelerating effects of Dark Energy operate on billion-year timescales and don’t actually relate to the Earth at all. Our sun will have exploded and taken the Earth with it long before the “cold, bleak” future mentioned in the WSJ ever potentially comes to pass. Dark Energy only has relevance as a pure-science question of the ultimate fate of the universe (cosmology).

    Anyway, just wanted to point that out.
    Cheers,
    Ben

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