Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Gore Taking Heat for Global Warming
Philip V. Brennan
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006

Let's see, the earth is warming at an alarming rate and in no time at all it will be too late to keep us all from being barbecued by Mother Nature.

At least that's what the esteemed Albert Gore keeps telling us, in terms that get more shrill as each day goes by.

Moreover the distinguished United States Sens. Jay Rockefeller and the inconveniently named Olympia Snowe are so inflamed by Mr. Gore's alarm that they want to have anyone who contradicts him cast into the outer darkness with such nincompoops as those who think the moon landings were staged on a Hollywood set.

Global warming denial would be a crime if they have their way.

Would they not be better advised to direct their attention to the global warming fanatics who, for example, tell us that the Antarctic region is warming and the ice and snow cover are melting away? It's hard to conceive when we read that "An Antarctic hut used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott is being crushed under record snowdrifts, prompting a marathon digging effort by a New Zealand-led team.

"Four conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust [AHT] spent a week shovelling 85 tonnes of snow from around Cape Evans hut in a bid to prevent more damage being caused by snowdrifts one third bigger than it has faced in its 95-year history," according to the Trust.

Strangely, wherever Mr. Gore travels about the world sounding the alarm it suddenly turns bone chilling cold and mounds of snow pile up. But not to worry, say his supporters who explain that, those bitter cold fronts are the result of guess what . . . global warming! It would appear that the warmer the earth gets, the colder it gets. If it gets any warmer we'll all freeze to death.

Writing in Australia's on Nov. 17 Herald Sun, Andrew Bolt reported on the Gore phenomena writing that when Al Gore arrived in Australia last month to warn about global warming, Victoria got snow in November!

"Call it the Gore Effect — the uncanny ability of the world's most famous global warming alarmist to cool any place he tours . . . this has happened to the former U.S. vice-president and narrator of "An Inconvenient Truth" rather a lot.

"It was first noticed in Boston in 2004, when Gore was due to give a big speech in Boston on the imminent danger of the world frying. Bingo! The city had its coldest temperatures in almost 50 years. Same story with his speech that year in New York — delivered in near-record low temperatures.

"Or look over at New Zealand, which has just finished hosting another Gore tour . . . the place was just emerging from one of its wettest and coldest winters on record . . . and now the local papers report: "An unusually cold October has left Southland dairy farmers struggling."

"Of course, it's not just Gore who can bring a chill just by talking about global warming. 'A fortnight ago we read this in a Sydney newspaper: 'Thousands of people have marched through central Sydney, ignoring wet and windy weather to protest against global warming.'"

I don't know where Al Gore was a couple of days ago when much of the U.S. endured late-winter type temperatures and record breaking early snow falls.

I keep asking a very simple question of those who keep screeching that that the Polar regions are warming and the polar bears are headed for extinction: If the Arctic region that manufactures cold fronts and sends them southward are getting warmer, how can they keep sending colder and colder record breaking weather in our direction? Shouldn't they be sending us balmy breezes instead of blizzards and bone chilling cold?

In other words, if our arctic refrigerator is running out of coolant, how can it continue to create colder and colder weather fronts and send them spiraling down to us?

Just asking.

Now I'm going to stick my neck way out and make a prediction about the next two winters. I base it on my conviction that all the signs point to the onset of an ice age and that we are well into the 20-year period which history has shown to precede the onset of periods of glaciation — a phenomenon that occurs every 100,000 years or so. Paleological research has shown that for millions of years the earth has undergone an ice age every 90,000 years or so followed by about 12,000 years of interglacial periods such as the one the earth has been enjoying for the last 12,000 years. We are at the end of that cycle.

In that 20-year period, it has been shown that Mother Nature gets more and more violent and the climate gets colder and colder and snow fall gets deeper and deeper.

In his insightful Web site, Robert Felix explains the mechanism that brings about glaciation. Underseas tectonic activity — underwater volcanic activity and cracks in the ocean floor — leak red hot magma into the oceans heating them until they begin to send clouds of water vapor — the most potent of the so-called Greenhouse gases — into the upper atmosphere where it falls as rain in the spring, summer, and fall and as snowfall in the winter.

The hotter the oceans, the more water vapor sent heavenward and the heavier the precipitation.

Have you noticed the large number of record breaking rainfalls we've been seeing in the past couple of years — areas of the U.S. getting 20 inches of rain in a day or so? Twenty inches of rain would be 20 feet of snow in the winter!

Have I got your attention?

My prediction: Within the next 24 months some areas of the U.S. will have 20 feet of snow falling in just one storm.

We'll see.

Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist who writes for He is editor & publisher of Wednesday on the Web ( and was Washington columnist for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers.