Like King Canute on the Seashore, Obama is going to Alaska to tell them all, do not worry, it will never get warmer there, instead, he decrees that he will bring back the good old Ice Ages again. Yes, this is evidently the plan. We are at the tail end of this present Interglacial which turned small, foraging naked apes into human beings who have to wear animal skins to stay alive. Here is one warmist website claiming we will NEVER see another Ice Age again thanks to the magic of CO2: Are we heading into a new Ice Age?
What ails all these global warmists? I see them demanding another Ice Age right about when another Ice Age is due! Note the words of this lunatic, Anne-Marie. She claims that there is few to no benefits from warming, say, like when Antarctica had fern forests and dinosaurs roaming there, to being warmer! Having both poles locked in deep ice is due to the last 2.5 million years of severe cooling punctuated by brief, very brief Interglacials.
Every event that is even slightly warm-related gets hysterical treatment by the press while cold events get the cold shoulder. We finally had a somewhat summer here on my mountain off and on the last couple of weeks though it is so cool even on warm days, I don’t open the windows at night. At no point in time anywhere on earth has it been consistently warmer than say, the Medieval Warm Period much less, the Roman or Minoan Warm Periods.
Instead, vandals work hard, on government contracts, to minimize how warm it was back then and elevate this feeble warming (probably the last gasp before the next Ice Age) into ‘Warmest Year EVAH!’ It is quite disgusting for I lived in the deserts of the Southwest during the 1950’s to 1960’s including a stint at Death Valley for the nuclear bomb tests and it is no where near so hot there as back then.
Yes, poor old California is having a brief drought after 30 years of unusual levels of rain. The Great Drought that destroyed thriving Indian cities and farming communities of the Medieval Warm Period when it didn’t rain in parts of the Southwest for 50, yes, 50 years…this two to three year drought is nothing. But it is being elevated to hysteria status.
My great, great, great grandaddy came to California during the Gold Rush. He was a talented painter and ended up making his living painting Yosemite Park on great big canvases that were taken to NYC and Boston and Chicago. So, my family has a long, long history in California and 99% of the people there today are newcomers. The Spanish population there was very small back in 1848 and although Catholic priests entered California at the end of the Great Drought, they found few people to preach to because most of the natives died or moved eastwards to the Mississippi Valley to escape the dire drought.
My grandpa used to sit on his porch of his home built back in 1890, in his rocker saying to me, ‘Damn all these dratted newcomers! They should go home!’ He was right in the center of the Los Angeles basin in Pasadena and was born out there back in the horse and buggy days. He hated all the cars and smog.
Now we have millions of people moving to Florida, California, etc. because IT IS WARM!!! Warm places attract people, cold repels. The flow to the north was for people seeking a free ride on welfare or serious jobs. When serious jobs are finished, famously, people retire in the deep warm south, as close to the equator as possible. They do NOT move to Alaska.
I have a brother-in-law who was given a great job in Alaska and boasted about living there and how tough he was, for he grew up in the seriously cold regions of northern New York. But then after ten years, he suddenly fled to the south to Oregon instead. Now his wife worries about the planet roasting to death. I cannot make up this sort of silliness. She really thinks it should be much colder! This is the definition of insanity. But she can’t get along with liberals unless she claims that Alaska is better than Oregon and a perfect world would be much colder.
As for fixing our climate in place so it never changes: Goethe in ‘Dr.Faust’ mentions that the Devil wins the soul of Dr. Faust only when he exclaims, ‘How perfect it is, I wish this would last forever!’