One of the magazines that I receive is the Canadian Geographic.
For the most part, it is a good publication on environmental, historical, and other issues about Canada, however, it has the same problem as other mainstream media.
It refuses to acknowledge that climate change is natural and reading the publication you would think that this is the first time that there has been climate change.
The January/ February 2019 issue has a very interesting article written by Leslie Anthony on research being done on the melting permafrost.
This article does a good job of documenting how the warming climate is causing change in the northern hemisphere to the permafrost.
What I found interesting about this article was what it did not say or acknowledge climate change. What it did acknowledge was that what is taking place, while serious, was not catastrophic.
The article makes a couple of references to the last ice age. He could have stated that the warming from the last ice age is still ongoing to some extent and will continue in some form until the next ice age starts which will likely be millennia from now.
Since the end of most of the glacial melt from the last ice age there have been minor cold and warm cycles.
The last warm cycle was what is referred to as the medieval warm period.
About four or five years ago while attending the Beef Industry Conference I talked to a well known meteorologist from Massachusetts and I asked him if they had any idea when that warm period started and he said as near as they could figure out it started about the year 850 and lasted to the early 1300’s. So it lasted about 450 years.
What seems to be a major concern with the melting permafrost is that large amounts of carbon dioxide and methane are released into the atmosphere.
One of the statements in the article states, “Should significant areas of permafrost thaw and release even a fraction of this carbon as greenhouse gases [GHGs], scientists warn it will create a feedback loop that could turbocharge the rapid changes to the climate we’re already experiencing”.
So there are major changes taking place due to the warming climate. For example, the northern coasts in Canada and Siberia are slumping into the Arctic ocean.
According to the article, the climate is warming faster in the Arctic than the rest of the planet.
It also stated that five of the last six years have been the warmest on record, which I take with a grain of salt. They said that before in the ’80s and it turned out that it was warmer in the ’30s.
It was warmer in the medieval warm period as the Vikings were farming on Greenland. Today that area is still solid permafrost.
If the permafrost was melted there at that time it must have been melted in most of the rest of the northern hemisphere.
That being the situation, there must have been large quantities of carbon dioxide and methane released into the atmosphere.
So then, according to the theory of the climate change proponents, that should have caused the weather to get even warmer.
In spite of all this GHG, the weather turned very cold about the year 1300 and stayed that way for 350 years. Our present warm period started before man caused an increase in GHG.
What I find frustrating about the proponents of C02 caused climate change is their absolute refusal to consider acknowledging the cause of climate change during the medieval warm period.
The reason, of course, is that if they did that they would not have an argument left to defend their position on C02 being the cause of climate change.
Sooner or later someone will have the courage to expose this fraud.
by Herman Schwenk