Harry's view on cancelled school trip to Canberra.
Harry's view on cancelled school trip to Canberra.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Bitter cold is the deadly menace


Why worry about warming? Cold is the killer

GREEN alarmists are fanning a firestorm of fear about man-made global warming.

Earth always cycles between warmth and cold.

Every recent warm period (Medieval Warming, Roman Warming etc.) was a time of plenty for all life on Earth, whilst cold periods like the Little Ice Age saw crop failures, famine, migrations, invasions, disease and death.

Sea levels rise as ice sheets melt, and fall as they rebuild.

Coastal dwellers and offshore coral reefs must always migrate landward or seaward, or north/south, following the climatic environment they prefer.

Warming/cooling phases are triggered by solar system cycles which are often accompanied by volcanism.

These drivers are far more powerful than any human influences.

Oceans cover over 70 per cent of Earth’s surface and dominate our weather and climate. When the sun or the volcanic trenches and the rings-of-fire warm the oceans, two things happen.

Firstly, water evaporates to form more clouds which shade, cool and rain on the Earth. Secondly, CO2 plant food is expelled into the atmosphere, like CO2 bubbles leaving a warming beer. This makes the oceans more alkaline.

With the additional moisture and CO2 plant food in the atmosphere, all plants benefit - forests expand, deserts shrink and grasslands, crops and marine plants flourish.

All animals that live on plants or on grazing animals are also well fed.

Soon farmers, graziers, foresters, fishermen, city dwellers and tax collectors welcome better times.

But climate is never still - changing climate and variable weather are normal conditions on Earth.

For the last million years, Earth has basked in recurring short warm periods (about 12,000 years) followed by long, brutal frigid periods (about 80,000 years).

Evidence from the Greenland Ice Cores shows that Earth’s 1000 year average temperature peaked about 7,500 years ago and has been trending down for over 3,000 years.

There are always short term fluctuations but we are past the warming peak.

We live now in the latter days of the Holocene Warm Period.

There may be short bursts of warming, but the big trend is down.

A frigid period lies ahead.

As cyclic solar heating declines, land cools quicker than the deep oceans.

Moisture will still evaporate from the warm oceans and fall on the cooling land as rain and snow.

Snow and ice will again advance over the northern grain belts.

Continued evaporation soon triggers cooling of the oceans which then re-absorb atmospheric moisture and CO2.

Plants always suffer greatly in the developing cold, dry, CO2-starved atmosphere.

And when plants suffer, animals and humans face hunger and famine.

Industries and cities powered by coal, oil, gas and nuclear power are largely immune to changing climate.

However we are making a huge climate gamble by demonising reliable hydro-carbons and nuclear power and rushing into intermittent, climate-dependent energy such as wind and solar propped up by “humungous batteries”.

The Holocene Warming is almost over.

After today’s bountiful warmth comes the cold, dry, hungry phase of Earth’s climate.

Fruitful warmth is no threat. Bitter cold is the deadly menace.

Viv Forbes, Washpool


Harry's view on cancelled school trip to Canberra.
Harry's view on cancelled school trip to Canberra.


ANON. Plenty of people are on the dole and farmers need workers... do your maths. Oh that’s right, there are too many bleeding hearts in this country and when the government is handing out generous cash, why would you want to go and help farmers and the country out? It’s in the ‘too hard’ basket for pollies.

ORACLE. I struggled to understand both texts in today’s (16/11) TMB. Come on Editor, at least have a cursory look at what you’re accepting and printing to see whether it is even readable, let alone making sense please! Editor’s note: Sorry Oracle, we usually try our best to make them readable, however these two unforunately slipped through the sub-editing cracks...

GW, GRACEMERE. I have just read a couple of the texts in today’s?? MB They don’t even make sense!! Incorrect words/spelling used, no punctuation, people you really need to go back to school, because obviously you weren’t listening the first time you were there!!

ANON. It’s National Road Safety week, but sadly, somehow the message is still not getting through to some drivers. Take the case of a primary school teacher who drives through the “stop sign” at the end of our avenue every day - sometimes without even slowing down. So sad, as these are the folk that are given the responsibility of educating our children.


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