Global Warming – It’s a Swindle!

Many, many years ago while reading history books, watching documentaries and so forth, I learned that around twelve hundred years, ago global warming had allowed the Norse – commonly known as Vikings –  to travel across near arctic regions and settle in places such as Iceland, Greenland and North America.

By the time of Columbus in 1492, global cooling had again taken place making it impossible for farming communities to survive in Greenland, and the route the Vikings used to get to North America being via Greenland, was no longer viable, therefore North America was effectively closed off to Europeans until another and more direct route accross the ocean was discovered.

By the way: It is known that Viking maps would have been available to Columbus, and being the skilled navigator he was, Columbus would not have ignored any maps of the region he was potentially entering. Especially when those maps were common knowledge to the seafaring communities of Europe.

So when I first heard about how we are causing global warming and must do something about it now! I thought, “What a load of bullshit!”

Don’t get me wrong. I agree that we should conserve natural resources. I agree that we should not needlessly pollute the air. I agree that the ecosystem should be protected from big business, urban encroachment, vandals and the like. But buggered if I’m going to believe that I am ruining the planet because I have a car, a computer, a light and a fan.

We know that global warming and cooling is both an historical and an ongoing fact. That being said, why do they bother with the guilt trip they are forcing on us?

Like all guilt trips, look to see who gains from your feelings of guilt and the actions or lack of action they give rise to.

Following this little rant is an article by Robert Kemp, on global warming. The original can be found at It explains everything I have already said, and much more. Amongst other things, it also explains why I’m not the only person to doubt the lack of self interest behind the global warming, guilt-enhancement lobby.


P.S. Watch the BBC documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle on YouTube.

Robert Kemp writes: We are constantly being told by ‘experts’ that global warming is upon us and that in order to avert catastrophe, we must modify our behaviour in various ways, all of which involve self-denial and unpleasant consequences.

Even worse, if we do not Repent, the consequences of our selfishness will be even more dire. Whilst not denying that this very well might be the case, as an old and weary cynic, I mutter sotto voce to myself “Cui bono?”

I remain utterly unconvinced of the disinterestedness of those who are doing the shouting.

Global warming is being pushed as an incontrovertible fact, and a bad fact at that. No-one has a good word to say for it. Another universally accepted truth (unless you live in Alabama) is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. It is one of those things that everyone just knows to be right, without having even to think about it, but Darwin’s theory has never actually been proved to be true. I rather suspect that Darwin did in fact get it more or less right but, nevertheless, no-one has ever actually proved him to be right. Likewise, in some areas of measurement, there is solid evidence that the world is now a warmer place than it was a hundred years ago, but that doesn’t justify worldwide hysteria. And in any case, even if the world is getting warmer, is that necessarily a bad thing?

It seems to me that the temperature of the earth has always fluctuated and it has been getting warmer and colder for centuries. In the 17th Century, they used to roast whole oxen on fires lit on the ice covering the river Thames at London.

Can you remember the last Frost Fair, or even the last time that the Thames froze from bank to bank? No, neither can I, so the world must be getting warmer, but it doesn’t seem to have done us much harm.

In the 19th Century, when our collective subconscious formed its notions of the traditional Christmas, it was still pretty damned cold, as is witnessed by all those Christmas cards with skaters and holly and snow-drifts and what-not.

So the world must be getting warmer. QED, one might say, but before getting too excited, let us turn to the Greenland Question.

Greenland is the biggest island in the world, nominally part of Denmark, but virtually uninhabited and moreover largely uninhabitable. But it wasn’t always so.

When you come to think about it, Greenland is a pretty weird name for anyone to give to a country that is now 99% glacier or barren rock and 1% lichens. Not the sort of name that springs to mind for such a grey, treeless and windswept place, is it?

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But wait. A thousand years ago, Greenland was settled by the Vikings, who prospered, and grew wheat and flax there, and it was at that time that it received its name.

It was, 1,000 years ago, genuinely a green land.

At about the same time, monks in Yorkshire were tending their vines.

If the Vikings could grow wheat in Greenland, and monks in Yorkshire could grow grapes, it was pretty certain that those two spots did not enjoy the same climatic blessings as they do today.

Since wheat growing in Greenland is now impossible and grape growing in Yorkshire would be a distinctly unprofitable occupation, I would incline to the view that we could have a good deal more global warming without coming to too much harm.

If it was fine for the world to be that warm then, what’s the problem with it being quite a good bit colder now, even if the temperature is going up?

It should not be forgotten that these terrible doomsday scenarios are being peddled by those who have a vested interest in our believing them. Whether they are true or not is immaterial; it is whether we will swallow them which is important.

Those who propagate the global-warming-equals-catastrophe thesis are scientists, and other pseudo-scientific hangers-on, but they are first and foremost human beings, with the ordinary worries about ordinary life. Just like the rest of us, they want bigger and newer cars; they want more frequent and more exotic holidays; they want bigger houses; they want to be able to send their children to private schools and so on. Their ordinary life depends upon there being a pay-check every month, and the pay-check depends on there being a crisis. No Global Warming Crisis, and instead you have a domestic balance of payments crisis, consequent upon being fired by your lab.

No-one is going to cough up research grants to a laboratory which comes up with the notion that “It’s alright, chaps, nothing to fret about, just a minor blip well within the earth’s natural variation; just relax and pour another G&T”

Not many new Volvos in that kind of report, but plenty of P45s. Far be it from me to suggest that the scientists involved are corrupt, or self-serving, but they are hardly disinterested observers either and their findings should be viewed with scepticism.

Thousands of jobs worldwide are dependent upon the menace of global warming, and these people aren’t going to roll over and join the dole queue without a fight. For them, global warming has to be right; the mortgage payments depend upon it.

I remember 30 or 40 years ago the boffins were predicting that the next ice-age would shortly be upon us, with the Channel clogged, not by ferries and container ships, but by icebergs. The oil would have all been used up by 1990 and we should go to work on an egg, as it was good for us. Oh yeah?

The wallies who made all those alarming and totally wrong predictions are either now dead, or safely enjoying an index-linked retirement, in their egg-free, oil-fired homes, with nary even an ice-floe in sight, let alone a proper full-size ‘berg to scare them. Will one of the survivors kindly explain why we haven’t all died of salmonella poisoning or frozen to death in our unheated houses? If they could be that wrong then, why should we believe that the next generation of so-called experts is any better at getting it right?

When a scientist can convince me that it was fine for it to be warm enough to grow wheat in Greenland a thousand years ago, but that to move back to the same climate would be a catastrophe now, then I might start to get worried.

Till then, while we wait for some real scientists to do some proper research, pass me another G&T, there’s a good fellow.

Robert Kemp

Australian astronomical Society warns of global COOLING as Sun’s activity ‘significantly diminishes’

EPW Blog | June 29, 2008

A new paper published by the Astronomical Society of Australia has a warning to global warming believers not immediately obvious from the summary: Based on our claim that changes in the Sun’s equatorial rotation rate are synchronized with changes in the Sun’s orbital motion about the barycentre, we propose that the mean period for the Sun’s meridional flow is set by a Synodic resonance between the flow period (~22.3 yr), the overall 178.7-yr repetition period for the solar orbital motion, and the 19.86-yr synodic period of Jupiter and Saturn.

Or as one of the authors, Ian Wilson, kindly explained to me: It supports the contention that the level of activity on the Sun will significantly diminish sometime in the next decade and remain low for about 20 – 30 years. On each occasion that the Sun has done this in the past the World’s mean temperature has dropped by ~ 1 – 2 C. Oh. Global cooling coming, then. Obvious, really.