On September 2nd President Trump appointed Jim Bridenstine NASA Chief. Of course the left is in meltdown mode, screaming that we are all going to die because Jim Bridenstine once demanded an apology from Obama for squandering money on climate research.
Of course climate change is real. It’s been real since time began. Average global temperatures go up, and then they go down in a cycle that lasts about a hundred thousand years.
Here is a graph of the temperature changes over the last half million years.
Currently we are in an interglacial cycle that began at the end of the last ice age about 11,500 to 12,000 years ago, so global temperatures should be increasing.
Now our current global average is about 15 °C (60 °F). Based on past trends global average temperatures should continue to increase and stabilize at about 23 °C (73 °F). This is completely normal, it has happened many times before and can be clearly seen in the geologic record. There is no reason to believe that the current rise will be any different, or that this change will have any major impact to life on this planet.
Now of course someone will point out that temperatures have never increased this fast before. Of course that is completely wrong. Temperatures have changed that fast in the past, and even faster
At the end of the Younger Dryas, about 11,500 years ago, temperature change was particularly abrupt. Ice cores in Greenland show that average temperatures rose about 10°C (18°F) in a single decade.
And then we have the end of The 8.2 kiloyear event where global temperature averages increased as much as 3 degrees centigrade in 50 years.
That’s two times global temperature averages increased faster in the last 12,000 years.
What I don’t buy, and you shouldn’t either, is the predictions of doom associated with the change.
Let’s look at just one thing everyone always seems to be worried about, increasing atmospheric Co2:
The so-called experts are always talking about increasing Co2 being bad, yet what they don’t ever talk about is that during the Jurassic age, the time of the dinosaurs, the Co2 levels were actually 5 times higher than today
And if you do a little deeper research you will find that during the Jurassic period the Earth was far more fertile and greener than now with massive jungles covering much of the planet.
Actually even NASA has admitted that increasing Co2 levels have made the Earth greener.
There are actually several benefits of increasing temperatures. Warmer temperatures mean longer growing seasons. Warmer temperatures also means an increase in arable land world wide as locations formally too cold for food production become viable for farming. Not only will there be an increase in acreage available to food production, the increased Co2 levels will result in faster and larger plant growth.
Instead of increasing food famines warmer temperatures will actually result in more food and less famine.
Co2 doom is just one of the worries that the environmental movement promotes that has absolutely no basis in historical fact.
Now of course the doom and gloom crowd will assure us that any such increase will more than be offset by droughts caused by increasing temperatures. Well that’s not happening, average global rainfall is actually increasing slightly.
When you point this out, of course the doom and gloom crowd will fall back on the old mantra ‘it will be disastrous because the patterns are changing‘. Well guess what, the patterns have always changed. A new study, (this is in German, you will have to use translate), has shown that the Sahara greens and becomes fertile every few thousand years. Can you say humans caused that?
So weather patterns change and we may have to move ourselves or water from one location to another. So what, humans are ingenious, we know how to move ourselves and how to move water, I don’t see a negative in putting people to work building massive irrigation projects.
So there is no indication that increasing Co2 will decrease food production, just the opposite, global food production should be and is increasing. The problem isn’t production it is distribution, if anything increasing temperatures will force humanity to improve distribution channels.
What about the predictions of disasters by the so-called experts. Well none, not one single prediction of doom by these experts has come true. Let’s look at one failed prediction…
Back on Mar 29, of 2001 the director of the UN Environment Program, Klaus Töpfer said: “In ten years Tuvalu’s nine islands in the South Pacific Ocean will be submerged under water.”
Tuvalu is not sinking, it’s actually growing.
Even New Scientist was forced to admit that the islands are defying predictions.
I truly am not worried about the consequences of global climate change. Some things will be bad and some things will be good. But change is inevitable, to me it makes a lot more sense to adapt to your environment instead of trying to change it.
When you have educated people like Stephen Hawking spewing absolute drivel that the Earth could turn in to Venus or insanity like reporters wanting to criminalize dissenting ideas you realize that they are desperate to advance their agenda.
Climate change has been politicized in order to push an agenda.
Now before you say ‘you are talking conspiracy, it can’t be a conspiracy because too many people would have to be in on it‘, think about this.
That is the beauty of it, it is not some globally coordinated conspiracy, There is NO ONE at the top of this conspiracy.
The scientists fudge the data and focus on the worse possible interpretations of the data because that is what keeps the grant money flowing.
The politicians focus on the negatives and scare tactics because it is very easy to manipulate people with fear. This insures a frightened voting block that they can count on to deliver them votes. Fear means votes.
The media focuses on the worse possible outcome because sensationalism sells. Have you ever heard the news term “If it bleeds it Leads“?
And finally the globalists see it as an excellent way to redistribute wealth from the rich countries to the poorer ones, a form of world socialism.
No, all of these groups did not get together and conspire to invent a global warming hoax.
But each and every one of the groups above see global climate change as a means to an end. And people just gobble it up while failing to realize that there have always been doomsday prophets who have predicted the end of the world.
The difference is today’s instant global communications has given them a voice that they would not have had a hundred years ago.
I know that some will call me stupid because I’m not worried. Calling climate skeptics stupid and dumb is a common trope, but a 2011 study actually determined that people with the highest degrees of science literacy were actually less concerned about climate change.
Multiple studies by Yale Professor Dan Kahan among others have proved that, by a small margin, climate skeptics are actually more science literate than believers.
Generally, speaking from my own experiences, I find that climate skeptics are usually far more pragmatic than global warming believers.
One thing that directly contributes to climate skepticism is the utter failure of all the catastrophic predictions made by the environmental movement over the years. For more than forty years the environmental movement has made predictions of chaos and not one single prediction of gloom has come true.
Recently we were told that Global Warming was killing the Polar Bears.
We were promised that coastal areas will flood.
The mean sea level has not appreciably changed in the last 130 years, and at current melt rates it would take 300,000 years for Antarctica to melt.
Always they are wrong with their predictions, so why should we put any trust in them?
Here are just a few more.
Princeton professor and lead UN IPCC author Michael Oppenheimer said the following in 1990: By 1995,the greenhouse effect will desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots. By 1996 the Platte River of Nebraska will be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers. The situation will so bad that Mexican police will round up illegal American migrants surging into Mexico seeking work as field hands. WOW, can we say WRONG!
Dr David Viner, Senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia in a speech on March 20, 2000 said: “Within a few years winter snowfall will become a very rare and exciting even. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.
The National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center data showed U.S. snow cover on the morning of Dec. 1, 2015 was the highest on record for this day of the year. In all, 38.7 percent of the United States was covered in snow, surpassing the previous record — 36.5 percent — set in 2006. Worldwide, similar trends have been observed. Global Snow Lab data also shows Eurasian autumn snow cover has grown by 50 percent since records began in 1979.
Just two years ago these were the headlines: THANKS EL NIÑO, BUT CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT IS PROBABLY FOREVER
Now, just two years later: California, Drenched by Winter Rain, Is Told ‘Drought’s Over’
So, if you believe the mainstream news, forever will only last two years.
A couple of more for you:
in June 1988 NASA scientist James Hansen testifying before Congress said “In New York City by 2008, the West Side Highway which runs along the Hudson River will be under water.”
On October 11, 2005 UNU-EHS Director Janos Bogardi said in a United Nations University news release that Environmental refugees would top 50 million in 5 years.
Wrong, wrong, wrong, always they are wrong with their predictions.
Without fail every dire prediction has failed. Yet ignorant people continue to put faith in these prognosticators of doom.
“There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase often wrongly attributed to P. T. Barnum. However when you take into consideration how many people buy into this Global Warming Claptrap, whoever did say it was far underestimating the human race’s ignorance.