Is there a global warming hoax? Climate change scientist John L. Casey claims that changes in solar activity are the largest factor in determining the global temperatures, and believes it’s possible that an era of global cooling is upon us. But others believe the work of Casey amounts to claims made by a scam artist.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, one recent climate change report makes the eyebrow-raising claim that all fossil fuels must be eliminated in less than 100 years.
Mr. Casey recently released a book called Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell that details his claims about global warming, and why he believes global warming wrong. In a previous report by the Inquisitr, Casey noted that a decrease in solar activity is why the world is experiencing weather events like the polar vortex.
“All you have to do is trust natural cycles, and follow the facts; and that leads you to the inevitable conclusion that the sun controls the climate, and that a new cold era has begun.”
Many climate change scientists believe the recent cooling trend will be short-lived and that CO2 will drive global temperatures on an unavoidable upward march toward potential disaster. Casey believes the global warming models have been proven false by the evidence.
“There are two fundamental flaws with that,” Casey says. “Number one, the greenhouse-gas theory, and the global climate models that they produced, never permitted a pause. As long as CO2 levels were going up, the only thing that could happen was global temperatures could go up. That has not happened. Number two, there could absolutely be no cooling, much less a pause. And yet we’ve been cooling for 11 years now.”
Casey’s claims about global warming are not new. Back in 2007, Casey predicted there would be a phase of “solar hibernation” that would eventually lead to disaster. He says, “My theory tells you when it will be cold… and it is the cold that kills.” In the past, Casey has “issued a warning this week of imminent food and ethanol shortages due to global cooling.” He’s also tried to warn President Obama that “African Americans, other minorities, and the poor will suffer the most because of the new cold era and your climate policies. This assertion is supported by the fact that a large percentage of these citizens are largely dependent on the U.S. government for food, which we will start to run short of as the cold starts to damage crops.”
But not everyone believes these warnings should be taken seriously. Left-leaning Media Matters criticized Casey’s organization in the past, noting that the head of the Space and Science Research Center (SSRC) “has an undergraduate degree in physics and math, a master’s in management, and appears to lack any sort of formal background or experience with climate science.” They also highlight how climate change skeptic JunkScience.com believes Casey to be a scam artist.
“We think he’s a scam artist trying to get his hands in your pockets but couldn’t see how he expected to do so — now he’s told us. He’s looking for ‘meaningful funding’ and he thinks the skeptic community might be eager enough to slay the catastrophic warming myth to fork over some cash. We’d like to think skeptics are not a good target for scammers hunting the gullible but with Al raking in cash with his fear campaign it was inevitable some crook would try to siphon some off with another ‘angle’. If you must give your hard-earned away bear in mind that JunkScience.com is always chronically short of funds.”
Earlier this fall, the Broward Palm Beach New Times investigated the Florida-based SSRC and concluded that “Casey’s work has never been published in a peer-reviewed academic journal, only self-published on the internet.” When climatologists were asked to comment upon Casey’s claims about global cooling they said he was “confused about global dimming,” and reasserted common claims made about global warming. Climate scientists at Yale University were also very dismissive, saying,”Unfortunately no one has the time for those clowns. There’s too many of them.” In response, Casey said he has avoided publishing in scientific journals since there’s a “history of bias by some journals to publish anything that does not support manmade global warming.”
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