On Saturday, March 28, "World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions."
Of course, the UN has endorsed it. Scroll through the list of supporters and you'll find among them many of the usual suspects: The American Federation of Teachers; the National Education Association; the National Science Teachers Association; the Weather Channel, whose Heidi Cullen called in early 2007 for removing the meteorological society's "seal of approval" from meteorologists who dared to question global warming in early 2007. You'll also note a sad chronology of those who have been taken in and opportunistic businesses, many of whom probably know better than to buy what Earth Hour is selling.
The Earth Hour folks had better hope that the following news out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee either stays under the media radar or gets ignored until Saturday (bolds are mine):
The idea of a global climate change event which is caused by human activity and most specifically by the use of fossil fuels is considered by some people as a concept which cannot be denied.
Others who study the current changes in weather patterns and mean temperatures are far from convinced and posit other causes or sometimes admit they don't know the "why" but can chart the changes.
Dr. Anastasios Tsonis from the University of Milwaukee is one of the latter. Dr Tsonis is willing to say that there is a climate shift occurring, but admits he can't fully explain why it happens.
The synchronized chaos was applied to data from the past 100 years and found it works well in describing the actual events which now seem to be occurring.
..... The University team suggest the act of synchronization is capable of creating the resulting climate shift.
They also note the last climate shift probably occurred in 2000.
That would be the end of the warming trend which had been happening for the thirty years prior, and ushered in a cooling trend.
The synchronized chaos math application also appears to account for the global temperature trends over that 100 year period.
In other words, the UW-M's Dr. Tsonis claims to have a global temperature variance theory that correlates to reality and has nothing to do with human activity -- especially because so much of the period studied is well before anyone could even try to claim that human activity significantly influenced temperatures.
Globalarmists have a problem. The media will probably ignore the work of Tsonis and his team for now, but it can't last, and there are other debunkers, as well as thousands of scientist-skeptics willing to put their names on their skepticism. The worldwide pushback against supposedly climate-related strictures that are really massive tax increases is gaining steam daily.
Speaking of raising temperatures, here's an exit question: Does anyone else think that "synchronized chaos" really describes "the hand of God"?
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.