Science is the search for truth about the natural world around us and the cosmos above. Scientists make observations, collect data, and form theories to make sense of them. As additional observations are made and additional data is collected, scientists learn new facts, and they adjust their theories accordingly. That's the way science has traditionally worked, and how it's supposed to work, because otherwise we are not increasing our body of knowledge, but clinging instead to discredited superstitions. It's why they call them "discoveries."
The "greenhouse gas theory" of climatology has been discredited, debunked - exposed as the fraud it is and always was. Yet greenstremists and their leftwing political patrons continue to cling to it and demand that modern Western civilization destroy itself and revert to the Stone Age (except for the leftwing party elites, of course) in obeisance to it. But, perhaps too late, perhaps just in time, scientific fact and truth is getting out, as the dire economic consequences have sunk in.
Not that we're thrilled about the notion of a mini-Ice Age, you understand. But making large sacrifices to "save the planet" is a lot more palatable if the threat is actually real, and understood to be a force of nature and not a result of our own puny existence. And the (partial) counter to an ice age - INCREASING greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - wouldn't require such huge sacrifices, and to the extent it did, we'd be much better able to afford them.
But we've lost a lot of precious time, as Mr. Casey said eight months ago: If Dark Winter is right, that means the nation is busily preparing for the wrong calamity. "We don't have ten years," Casey warns. "We've squandered during President Obama's administration eight years... and we didn't have eight years to squander."
The worst of the cooling cycle, Casey predicts, will hit in the late 2020s and the early 2030s. Food riots will break out, demand for heating oil will spike, and the failure of the corn crop will put the squeeze on ethanol. He even predicts the United States will ban agricultural exports to feed its own citizens. "My theory tells you when it will be cold... and it is the cold that kills."