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There used to be a scientific consensus that the earth was about to enter a period of 'global cooling'. Read this 1975 Newsweek Article on Global Cooling (PDF)
GLENN: That's right, science can solve everything. That's why we've got to rush to solve global warming. The Science and Public Policy Institute. Sounds official. It's got the word "Science" in it. I bet Al Gore and Barack Obama are immediately going, "Wait, wait, wait, Science and Public Policy Institute? That's got to be good." They've released a report on global warming in the past decade. Honestly, I don't even know who these people are except I think they probably did this just to piss Al Gore off. And that's not very nice. Don't mess with Father Nature.
First of all, they point out that the rise in CO2 during the Bush administration halves the UN IPCC projection. Wait a minute, what? It's half as much as the IPCC report said it would be? Uh-oh. And that also throughout the eight years of George Bush's presidency, there was a down trend in global temperature at a rate equivalent to 1.1 degrees Celsius per century. Shhh, don't point that out. Quiet. Keep it to yourself. They say the IPCC projected a rise of 2.4 to 5.3 degrees Celsius per century but since 1980 it's rising at only 1.5 degrees. That's weird. That's far lower than even the low end of their projections. But don't question science! Shhh, quiet. Al Gore is going to hear you, you flat earther. The Accumulated Cyclone Energy index which, I get that paper every day, it's at a 24-month running sum of monthly energy levels in all hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. The Accumulated Cyclone Energy index hit a 30-year low in October 2008. Wait a minute, hang on just a second. I thought -- oh, it's going to be hurricanes and cyclones and witches and houses are going to be sucked up into tornadoes. I mean, all this is well and good, but this is one I think is a little over the line because I personally, this could throw Al Gore into a deep depression and I don't want him sad. If the Earth has a temperature and Al Gore is sad, won't we all die in a fiery flood?
Since Al Gore's climate movie Inconvenient Truth was launched in January 2005, global cooling has occurred at the equivalent of 11 degrees Fahrenheit, 6 degrees Celsius per century. Quick! Everybody grab a coat, a hat and some gloves because it could -- if it continues -- get very, very cold! Looks like the best thing that ever happened to global warming was Al Gore's movie, quite honestly. Maybe it was all the hot air in it, which was kind of funny because until all the fossils, you know, were entrenched in an icy grave, I mean, you know, I don't -- I didn't see the big SUVs that all the dinosaurs were -- but now the fossils are -- you know, I just thought of something. We're going to be the fossils, holy cow, in an icy grave. Oh, that's not going to be funny. Yeah, but let's laugh in the meantime, shall we?
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