Climate is the continuation of the oceans by other means


Climate is the continuation of the oceans by other means

The scope of this web-log attempts to draw your kind attention to the fact that the UN Convention on Climate Change (1992) has no definition of the term ‘climate’ at all, and the old-style scientific definition: “Climate is the statistical means over a longer period of time”, is an insufficient means to bring light into the climate change debate. The oceans determine the fate of climate, see Comment on: March 8th, 2007. To raise understanding in this respect, this web-log supports the naval war thesis, which links main climatic events during the last century over the time period from 1918 to 1980 to naval warfare during WWI and WWII, namely:

  1. The ‘Greening of Greenland’ (1920-1930), and the “Warming of Europe” (1919-1939);

  2.  The three arctic war winters in North Europe (1939/40, 1940/41, and 1941/42), and 

  3.  The global cooling from 1940 to 1980.

Once the oceans have been put at the centre of the climate change debate, also the value of the UN Convention on the Law if the Sea (1982) for protecting climate will be understood, as Article 192 requires:

“States have the obligation to protect and preserve the marine environment”