If, as is likely, the world is entering a Little Ice Age, proponents of man-made Global Warning have a rough future – here’s a forecast.
…in 2008, global temperatures would drop slightly, rather than rise, due to unprecedentedly low solar radiation in the past 30 years, and would continue decreasing even if industrial emissions of carbon dioxide reach record levels.
By 2041, solar activity will reach its minimum according to a 200-year cycle, and a deep cooling period will hit the Earth approximately in 2055-2060. It will last for about 45-65 years…
But it’ll take time for the tanker to turn – after all, we’ve had no warming for 8 years, and the warmensists are still in full cry. But as 2008, 2009, and 2010 trend colder, and the extra taxes and energy rationing start hurting people, politicians of the Thatcher/Reagan variety will emerge to speak truth to power.
The President and Prime Minister after next will be climate realists who will pull the plug on the whole scam. They’ll probably keep the expanded nuclear power programs since these cut dependence on Russia and Islam, but will get elected on promises to dump all Green taxes and rationing.
So around 2011, things will look as follows.
The world’s poor start getting richer:
– The billions on curbing CO2 will be switched to giving them clean water, medical care, and education.
– Poor nations will no longer be blackmailed to cut back on power production.
– The world’s farms will switch back from biofuels to food, so less people will starve.
They’ll escape the curbs on personal autonomy (rationed air and car travel), and the deaths caused by power rationing. French pensioners (if any survive) will rejoice.
The forests of expensive and ugly wind turbines will be retired, and within a generation the rusting survivors will be tools for school kids to learn about the Age of Unreason (or whatever future historians call the period 1990 to 2010).
The impositions needed to keep poor people poor and make rich people poorer will vanish, reducing the chances of insurrections and civil wars.
People will remember the “Scientific Consensus” canard for generations. Institutional science will rank lower than politics, and smart kids will disdain it. That will not be a bad thing, since science will revert to honest amateurs like Ben Franklin and the 19th Century Brit clergymen.
The UN has wriggled out of many crimes, including Oil For Food and its assault in Israel. But this time it will have harmed every person in the world. So like the League of Nations it will quickly vanish, probably to be replaced by groups of like-minded nations.
Gore and Blair (now a lucrative “Climate Change Adviser”), and other warmenist pols will become pariahs, rather like Nazis at the end of WW2. Their thousands of accomplices in the MSM, science, and politics will have terminally damaged reputations.
The Climate Change Industry
The outfits that trade carbon credits, build and run subsidized “sustainable” power plants, give CO2 footprint assessments, and sell CO2 offsets will become the Enrons of 2011, blighting the careers of their managers and employees.
The Sierra Club, the Brit Royal Society and all the other Green shills will be stigmatized, like Nazi collaborators after WW2.
The Color Green
Will become the universal color of bereavement – the new Black.