Yeah, just look where he’s from:
Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia,
Well I’ll be danged… The very university that broke the ‘news’, then got busted fudging the numbers on their ‘computer models.’ Henceforth, as Stang pointed out, suddenly ‘discovered’ “Climate Change”, the perfect CYA.
I’ll admit not finishing the article. (I don’t have ALL day for people who can’t quit digging their own holes.) But I did read enough to hear how confused good ol’ doc Jones claims he and his colleagues are.
Now, I realize that there is a great deal yet to learn about the climate, but I swear 17th century pirates weren’t quite that confused about oceanic currents and their effect on the climate as he claims to be.
All that aside, I know a guy who’s been warning of a ‘cooling off’ for 5 years, or better. (IIRC, as long as they’ve been screaming, “Global Warming.”) A quite intelligent guy, and though an engineer by trade, grew up as a farm boy w/a need and natural curiousity about the climate.
How’d he know? The lack of sun spots, which climatologists can see, and do count. It’s been shown time and again to lead to a major cooling off, and what lead to the great Europeon famines. The crops wouldn’t grow. Ergo, the animals starved, too.
And is exactly what they’re seeing now.
I’m not saying that we in the 21st Century can’t figure out how to overcome that. However, it would help if egomaniacs with self-serving agendas and visions of grants dancing in their heads were made to shut up, and those with not much to gain from the facts were allowed to be heard.
And of course quit feeding a major food source into combustable engines - which by now everyone knows tears them up. Which I’ve no doubt that as soon as they heard about, pushed it all the harder.
[Yes, the corn is “field corn,” meant to feed livestock, not “sweet corn,” meant for human consumption. Still, I doubt y’all need it explained that all those ZILLIONS of acres should be devoted to feeding livestock and humans; not cars.]
If the article goes into all that, my apologies for boring you.