Sunday, May 22, 2016

Big Sky Country - Beautiful !

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip out west to see my middle son in Missoula, Montana.  We were joined by his geologist brother who guided us up into Glacier National Park for a terrific hike around waterfalls up to a lake with snowcapped Mountains as our backdrop.  I learned a lot about what our Planet was like many millions of years ago.  For instance, did you know Missoula was once covered by 2,000 feet of water?  Yep, way back when, sea levels were 300 feet higher than they are now.  What?  Sea levels rose before?  Who knew?   Or how about the Cave Bears that were numerous back 400,000 years ago only to be extinct by 30,000 years ago.  Why?  Researchers believe CLIMATE CHANGE was a major factor.  What?  Climate change happened before?   Who knew?   I read these things in the Montana Museum of History.  In fact, just studying rock formations shows how the Earth’s climate has been forever changing.   So the question is why?   What caused the warming & cooling in the past?  What was the DRIVER of the CYCLES?   The climate modelers want us to believe CO2 is driving the current warming cycle, but CO2 levels were higher in the past and the Planet didn’t keep warming.  But who knew?  Past records clearly show a warmer Planet is a better place to live.  During the colder cycles, life was way more difficult.  Yet we hear very little about that debate.  What we do hear is the constant article after article of doom & gloom.  Fair & balanced?  Hardly!  To be continued.


Temps in Montana were on the chilly side with nights in the 40s & days in the 50s.   So when I arrived back in N.O., I was expecting to feel the heat.   But nooooooo!  It actually felt nice today.  The summer uglies have yet to arrive.  Much of the country has had a below normal May temperature-wise, but summer will eventually show up and the AGW crowd will again shout how hot it is.  Duh…it’s called Summer!

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