by F. William Engdahl
Author of Full Spectrum
Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order
September 25, 2009
Scare stories about
melting Arctic ice
headlines but the scientific truth is different.
Obama just made a melodramatic
the United Nations for global
measures to dramatically curb what he called "the climate threat,"
current euphemism for what is more popularly known as Global
Warming, the theory that man-made CO2 emissions from
cars, coal plants and other man-made sources are causing the earth
to warm to the point the polar icecaps are irreversibly melting and
threatening to flood a quarter or more of the earth's surface.
There's only one thing wrong with Mr.
Obama's dramatic scenario: it is scientifically utterly wrong.
Since 2007 the polar icecaps have been growing not melting and the
earth has been cooling, not warming.
If the fear of death from
a fictitious Swine Flu were not
enough, the scare stories on world media such as BBC or CNN, showing
melting icebergs are dramatic enough to cause one sleepless nights.
The Secretary General of the UN, Ban
Ki-Moon even made a recent appeal while standing on an Arctic
ice-flow, claiming that man-made CO2 emissions were
"100 billion tons" of polar ice to
melt each year, so that in 30 years the Arctic would be
One organization, the WWF, claimed that
the Arctic ice was melting so fast that in eighty years sea-levels
would rise by 1.2 meters, creating "floods affecting a quarter of
Wow! That's scary. Goodbye Hamburg, New
The publicity stunt of Ban Ki-Moon was carefully orchestrated. It
was not said that
The reality about Arctic ice is quite
Although some 10 million square
kilometers of sea-ice melts each summer, each September the Arctic
starts to freeze again. The extent of the ice now is 500,000 sq km
greater than it was this same time last year which was, in turn,
500,000 sq km more than in September 2007, the lowest point recently
Cryosphere Today of the University of Illinois).
By next April, after months of darkness, it will be back up to 14
million sq km or likely more.
As British science writer Christopher
"even if all that sea-ice were to
melt, this would no more raise sea-levels than a cube of ice
melting in a gin and tonic increases the volume of liquid in the
The current global warming propaganda scare is being hyped by
politicians and special interests such as Goldman Sachs and other
Wall Street financial firms that stand to reap billions trading new
carbon credit financial futures.
They are making an all-out effort to
scare the world into a deal at the December Copenhagen Global
Warming summit, the successor to the Kyoto agreement on CO2
emission reduction. It's been estimated that the Global Warming bill
supported by Barack Obama and his Wall Street patrons, passed by the
House of Representatives but not by the more conservative US Senate,
would cost US taxpayers some $10 trillion.
In the UK, where Prime Minister Gordon Brown is fully on the
global warming bandwagon, the BBC, the Royal Society are proposing
wild schemes for "climate engineering," including putting up mirrors
in space to keep out the sun's rays, or lining the highways with
artificial trees to suck CO2 out of the air, to be taken
away and buried in holes in the ground.
Perhaps it would provide make-work for a
few thousand Britons unemployed by the ravages of the recent
financial collapse, but it would do nothing else than waste taxpayer
money already stretched to the limits in bank bailouts.
The entire farce has been compared to
satirist Jonathan Swift's Gulliver who meets a fictional
character trying to extract sunbeams from cucumbers.
A major new study published in the respected Journal of
Geophysical Research of the American Geophysical Union,
Influence of the Southern Oscillation on
tropospheric temperature, by scientists J.D. McLean,
C.R. de Freitas of the School of Geography, Geology and
Environmental Science, University of Auckland in New Zealand and
R.M. Carter, confirms that over the past fifty years, since
1950, fully 81% of tropical climate change can be linked to the
Pacific weather phenomenon known as
And the remaining 19% they linked to
increased solar radiation.
No man made emissions played a
Solar flares and not
man-made CO2 emissions are
the major factor influencing world climate
The Niņos, termed by scientists El
Niņo Southern Oscillations or
ENSOs, are believed by
climatologists and astrophysicists to be related to eruptions in
solar activity which occur periodically.
Dr. Theodor Landscheidt of Canada's Schroeter Institute for
Research in Cycles of Solar Activity, says ENSO is the,
"strongest source of natural
variability in the global climate system. During the severe
ENSO event 1982/1983, when the sea surface off Peru warmed by
more than 7° C, it was discovered that there are strong links to
weather in other regions as, for instance, floods in California
and intensified drought in Africa."
"El Niņo and La Niņa are subjected
to external forcing by
the sun's varying activity to
such a degree that it explains nearly all of ENSO's
irregularities and makes long-range forecasts beyond the 1-year
limit possible. This is no mere theory. My forecasts of the last
two El Niņos turned out correct and that of the last one was
made more than two years ahead of the event" (Solar
Activity Controls El Niņo and La Niņa).
Even James Hansen, one of the
outspoken protagonists of the Global Warming idea admits,
"The forcings that drive long-term
climate change are not known with an accuracy sufficient to
define future climate change... The natural forcing due to solar
irradiance changes may play a larger role in long-term climate
change than inferred from comparisons with general circulation
El Niņos are linked to floods, droughts
and other weather disturbances in many regions of the world. In the
Atlantic Ocean, effects lag behind those in the Pacific by 12 to 18
They tend to occur every three to eight
years. The Niņos are the associated cooling phase of the Pacific
According to the US National Oceans and Atmospheric
Administration, in North America, El Niņo creates,
warmer-than-average winters in
the upper Midwest states and the Northeast
California and the southwestern
US become significantly wetter
the northern Gulf of Mexico
states and northeast Mexico are wetter and cooler than
average during the El Niņo phase of the oscillation
in Asia and parts of Australia
El Niņo causes drier conditions, increasing bush fires
This sounds remarkably like what the
Global Warming scare chorus claims is the result of manmade CO2
emissions or as they now slyly term it, "climate change."
In Sweden a new study published by Haakan Grudd of the
University of Stockholm's Department of Physical Geography and
Quaternary Geology, confirms that the Arctic today is not warmer
than in previous historical periods centuries ago before coal power
plants or automobiles.
Grudd's study concludes that,
"The late-twentieth century is not
exceptionally warm in the new record: On decadal-to-centennial
timescales, periods around A.D. 750, 1000, 1400, and 1750 were
equally warm, or warmer. The 200-year long warm period centered
on A.D. 1000 was significantly warmer than the late-twentieth
century and is supported by other local and regional paleo-climate
Torneträsk tree-ring width and density ad
5002004: a test of climatic sensitivity and a new 1500-year
reconstruction of north Fennoscandian summers, Climate Dynamics,
Volume 31, Numbers 7-8 / December, 2008)
Put simply, the earth was warmer one
thousand years ago than today.
And there were no records of SUVs or
coal plants belching CO2 into the atmosphere back then.
The only problem with these serious scientific studies is that
mainstream media entirely ignores them, preferring dramatic scare
story scenarios such as
Barack Obama presented in his
United Nations speech or the UN's
Ban Ki-Moon in his staged Arctic ice drama.
Strangely enough, none of the Global Warming proponents that I am
aware of have tried to correlate ENSO activity with global
temperature changes. Should we instead be proposing to outlaw El
Niņos or forbid solar eruptions?
It makes as much scientific sense as
banning or capping CO2 emissions. Global Warming
as a new religion is one thing, but we should be clear that the high
priests are the same Gods of Money who brought us Peak Oil
religion a few years ago and the current trillion dollar financial
meltdown known as asset securitization.
The reality is that Global Warming like
Peak Oil and other scares are but another attempt by
powerful vested interests to convince the world to sacrifice that
they remain in control of the events of this planet.
It's a thinly veiled attempt to misuse
climate to argue for a new Malthusian reduction of living standards
for the majority of the world while
a tiny elite gains more power.