As I pointed out in my recent post about the lousy predictions of Bob Carter, the deniers’ entire belief system rests on the assumption that the global cooling will begin soon. It simply has to. Their faith relies on it, like the Christian belief that Jesus will return in our lifetime. It didn’t happen in those other lifetimes, but it will definitely happen soon. They don’t need evidence, they have belief.
As if to prove my theory correct, the Climate Sceptics Party (or the NO CARBON TAX CLIMATE SCEPTICS as they prefer to be shoutily known as, the “CHOKE ON A DEAD DOG’S DONGER JULIAR YOU BITCH OF BOB BROWN NO CARBON TAX Party” being apparently against AEC regulations), a gullible outfit of conspiracy-prone fringe figures whose policies seem to be based on the last thing they read on the internet, announced that we are now in an ice age.
Did you read that correctly? Yes you did.
Their evidence for this alleged ice age is a mish-mash of posts from weirdo websites such as “Ice Age Now” (running since 1997 and recently moved to the domain .info to trick people into thinking they might actually find something informative there) and the work of Dr Abdussamatov, a Russian astrophysicist who denies the laws of physics that create the greenhouse effect, denies that Co2 is added to the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels and who’s been predicting an imminent ice age since at least 2010 thus putting him at the odds of basically every scientist on the planet, as well as every major fake climate sceptic such as Dr Roy Spencer, Christopher Monckton and Anthony Watts (but not The Australian, who promoted a coming ice age back in 2008).
This is who the Climate Sceptics Party choose to get their science from. Sadly, they don’t take heed of their own beliefs as their website contains no policies to deal with the ice age that we just stumbled into without realising it.