A Lethal Global Cocktail – why we should be concerned September 22, 2008Posted by honestclimate in Global Cooling, sunspots.
Tags: climate change, denier, drought, financial crisis, Global Cooling, global drought, global warming, ice age, Joseph D’Aleo, Lehman Brothers, Professor Will Alexander, professor william alexander, skeptic, sunspots
A lethal global cocktail – why we should be very concerned
By the blogowner, honestclimate, September 22, 2008
What do you get when you mix the following ingredients together?
Global Financial Crisis
+Global Cooling (extreme cooling predicted)
+Global Drought (severe drought predicted 2009-2016)
= A Lethal Global Cocktail
We have recently witnessed a financial crisis not seen in a long time, just last week Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. Lehman Brothers was the oldest bank in the United States, a bank heavily invested in the politics of climate change, but couldn’t even predict its own downfall.
Now we have news of an impending global drought and global cooling, mix this in with the current financial crisis and we have reason for concern.
I’d like to share with you predictions by 2 well respected scientists:
The first by Professor William Alexander who has predicted a severe global drought from 2009-2016.
The second is a global cooling prediction by Professor Joseph D’Aleo.
Click here for Professor William Alexander’s Drought Prediction paper
Click here for Professor Joseph D’Aleo’s article on Global Cooling
As you can see we are in for some really tough times, whilst our politicians insist on squandering millions upon millions upon trying to prevent global warming, something us humans clearly have no control of. After all, the globe has refused to warm since 1998, whilst human co2 has increased substantially.
Professor William Alexander’s Biography
William J.R. Alexander is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Civil and Biosystems Engineering of the University of Pretoria, and Honorary Fellow of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering.
On his return to South Africa after serving with the South African forces in WWII, he obtained a BSc (Eng) degree at the University of the Witwatersrand at the end of 1949. He joined the then Department of Irrigation and spent the next 20 years in the field in charge of the construction of water supply projects. These culminated in the construction of the 82 km long Orange Fish Tunnel beneath the continental divide. It is the longest continuous tunnel in the world.
On his return to Pretoria he occupied the posts of Chief: Division of Hydrology, and Manager: Scientific Services in the renamed Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. In the latter capacity he represented South Africa on a number of international bodies. He was also member of the South African National Programme for Environmental Sciences and chaired its Inland Water Ecosystems Committee.
On retirement at the end of 1984 he accepted the post of professor in the Department of Civil and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Pretoria. In addition to his teaching and research commitments, he volunteered to assist with the alleviation of the plight of tens of thousands of people living in flood prone informal settlements in South Africa.
These activities led to his appointment by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a member of the UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters from 1994 to the end of the international decade in 2000.
His interest in climate change commenced in 1993 when climatologists produced alarmist predictions that were contrary to studies by civil engineers extending back to the 1950s. He retired from active teaching in 2000 but continued with research on flood frequency analyses, water resource development and natural disaster mitigation methods.
He spent the last 35 years of his career actively involved in the development of water resource and flood analysis methods as well as in natural disaster mitigation and climate change studies. He has written more than 200 papers, presentations and books on these subjects. He also presented short courses to some two thousand practitioners during this period.
For the past four years his research concentrated on climate change studies and the linkage with hydrometeorological processes, at his own expense.
Professor Joseph D’Aleo’s Biography
Joseph D’Aleo was the first Director of Meteorology at the cable TV Weather Channel. He has over 30 years experience in professional meteorology. Mr. D’Aleo was Chief Meteorologist at Weather Services International Corporation and Senior Editor of “Dr. Dewpoint” for WSI’s popular Intellicast.com web site. He is a former college professor of Meteorology at Lyndon State College. He has authored and presented a number of papers as well as published a book focused on advanced applications enabled by new technologies and how research into ENSO and other atmospheric and oceanic phenomena has made skillful seasonal forecasts possible. Mr. D’Aleo has also authored many articles and made numerous presentations on the roles cycles in the sun and oceans have played in climate change.
Mr. D’Aleo is a Certified Consultant Meteorologist and was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He has served as a member and then chairman of the American Meteorological Society’ Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, and has co-chaired national conferences for both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Mr. D’Aleo was elected a Councilor for the AMS.
Joseph D’Aleo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin BS, MS and was in the doctoral program at NYU.
Mr. D’Aleo’s areas of expertise include climatology, natural factors involved in climate change, weather and climate prediction, and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).