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The Great Deep Freeze, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The Great Deep Freeze

By Beverly Hicks Burch

How many of you are old enough to remember the 1970s or for that fact the very first Earth Day? Unfortunately I can say I remember that dreadful decade. I mean give me a break…the clothes…the colors…the hairstyles…Studio 54 and disco!! Disco alone is the one thing that should have lead to mankind’s extinction and annihilation.

My “coming of age” era is not one of the golden oldies to look back on, not like the Roaring `20s, the 1940s – also known as the Greatest Generation, the Rock n’ Rock era of the 1950s or, heck, even the Gold Rush and Old West Days of yesterday. I mean really, who’s going to look back and say, “Man, I really, really miss those 1970s!!”? Uh, don’t think so…

One thing I distinctly remember was the approaching mass hysteria…especially in our beloved media concerning the impending, encroaching, foreboding new Ice Age! (Read that last sentence with your voice gradually rising to high pitch hysteria at the end, please.) The ever “cause” loving Time Magazine joined the bandwagon with an article on June 24, 1974 entitled “Science: Another Ice Age?”

I highly urge and recommend you click through and read this revealing article. Why? Well, according to this article meteorologist of the world had been interviewed and all agreed that the temperature across the globe had plummeted for three (3) straight decades on an average on 2.7°F. Yes, my friends, they were talking global cooling!

One researcher found that the snow and ice in the Northern Hemisphere had increased by 12% in 1971 alone and in regions of the Canadian Arctic, areas that used to snow free during the summer now had snow year round.

The article goes on further to say that the world’s temps had only been has high as they were at the time (in 1974) 5% of the time and that over time the Earth had gone through at least seven glacial periods that covered most of the planet. But, according to a climatologist at the University of Toronto named Kenneth Hare there was an impending disaster facing earth inhabitants worse than the forecasted Ice Age. The foreseen shadow was a threatened shortfall in worldwide crops and food supplies for mankind. According to Hare…quote, “I don’t believe that the world’s present population is sustainable if there are more than three years like 1972 in a row.”

Errr, well, dang guess he missed that one. A few more years than three have passed since 1972…or 1974 for that fact…

So, what’s the point? Well, maybe “know it alls” don’t really know it all! And maybe sometimes the “facts” they use are wrong, skewed and maybe even misguided. For instance, the current “global warming” dogma is largely based on info and junk science that doesn’t really have all the real facts and data to back it.

Recently it came to light that a Penn State researcher named Mike Mann had hidden and suppressed facts and used “tricks” over the years to make the “facts” fit his data or maybe we should say his desired results. Kinda like cheating on an exam, isn’t it? Mann who is the director of the Penn State Earth Science Center went as far as suggesting to others that emails be deleted that might otherwise contradict him. What a Prince!

If you would like some real facts on global warming I would highly recommend a UK website on the subject.

Now I don’t know about yall, but this global warming is freezing my tatas off! I can’t remember when I’ve been this cold…well, maybe not since the 1970s… Here in Alabama (Roll Tide by the way) we had snow before Christmas and the temps since Christmas have been frigid. No, I don’t mean by Alabama standards…I mean by even Minnesota standards…you know wind chills near 0! One evening this week one little town where T & H and I use to live had an overnight low of 8°. Yes, in Alabama! The high here tomorrow is going to be about 29.

Today we had more frozen precip to move through. They were predicting about 1 – 3 inches, but we managed to dodge that bullet…this time at least. I got off the phone with my sweet “adopted” son, Dustin in Knoxville and it was snowing like crazy there. He said the roads were like parking lots and there was about 2 inches of snow on the ground. Yep, folks…♪we’re having a heat wave…a tropical heat wave♪…

By the way, remember that reference to Earth Day? Well, did you know one of the primary concerns of the first Earth Day was global cooling? Oh yeah, buried in news archives are protest pictures of tree huggers carrying signs warning us all of global cooling and how we were all going the way of the dinosaur because of it. Just keep that in mind this upcoming Earth Day when you see apocalyptic global warming signs waved in your face by this generation’s tree huggers and you make Al Gore a little fatter and wealthier by buying his “carbon credit”.

I snapped a couple of pictures this morning and thought you might like to see what global warming looks like in Alabama…

CenterPoint 1-7-10

Snow falling in central Alabama…

CP deck3 1-7-10

Tall & Handsome’s beloved grill freezes it burners off 🙂

CP deck2 1-7-10

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

CP deck 1-7-10

I’ll pass on the seat…

© 2010 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

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