Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Global cooling: In case you were wondering

Weather? Or climate? You decide: "Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming."

"Global warming"? Pfft.
Cold is more damaging than heat. The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans -- and most of the crops and animals we depend on -- prefer a temperature closer to 70.

Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum [800-1300] were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such as the Little Ice Age [1300-1600? 1800?], though, were uniformly bad news.
Can the media chatterboxes and enviro-fanatics move on to something real for once?

(Hat tip to Instapundit.)

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