Once again, Red Deer Advocate columnist Bill Greenwood struggles to pull the wool over our eyes on the global warming issue by stating that “the Earth has been on a cooling trend since 1998.”
Anyone with eyes in their head, a computer and a Red Deer Public Library card can access the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica and see what a crock this is.
The very first diagram in the Britannica entry shows the graph of global temperatures over the past 150 years.
The year 1998 was indeed the warmest on record, but that was mainly due to a heck of a lot of help from the strongest El Nino in recorded history. If you pull that single year out of the graph, you can still see the unmistakable and constant climb of global temperatures since the 1950s.
This is not just about the survival of a bunch of polar bears.
It is about farmers having decent weather. It is about a habitable planet for our children and grandchildren. But I guess if you have some other kind of agenda, you don’t care about the facts.
All you need to do is repeat the same old crap. And if you repeat it enough times, the gullible amongst us will easily be persuaded that that same crap smells like perfume.