As a devout lover of science, I find the hijacking of this field by politicians and radicals to be infuriating. I’ve harped on this before: the overwhelming majority of scientists, particularly biologists, have a track record of functioning as an extension of the Left. These people are heralded essentially as preachers and whatever they say is 100% true all the time. How have we become so naïve? Do you honestly think that evolutionists and climate change researchers are not politically motivated? The problem is that many of you have no way of knowing this. That is because there is no oversight. Let’s say that these climate change analysts record a set of data that does not fit in with the accepted narrative that man has altered the climate in a severely negative way. That data will not be reported. This happens all the time and if anyone publishes anything contrary to the accepted narrative that is shouted by the Left and their mainstream media bullhorn, then you will be eviscerated because you are undermining their power. Just to show an example that rings so true, I cite the most famous Wikileaks email quote which stands as an example of how the Left as a whole operates: And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. These are the people that we are dealing with: a political power with zero ethical standards. There is a similar trend I have seen. Evolutionists see clear evidence for micro-evolution, then falsely posit for macro-evolution. Climate change scientists see a slightly unnatural trend of warming in the past 20 years and 200 years and posit that we are on track towards a climate apocalypse where the icecaps will melt. A piece of evidence somehow gives the right to speculate in a ridiculous manner. It is time to set the record straight.
The simple fact is that climate is always changing. As with every natural process, there is a cycle. The earth oscillates between warm and cool periods. We are in the middle of a warming period. Because of the industrial revolution and our reliance on oil in the modern world, this particular warming period is slightly higher than normal because of an increased CO2 content in the atmosphere. We have affected the climate but it has been minimal AT BEST. The super-majority of fluctuations are attributable to the sun itself: solar irradiance. The single greatest example I can cite to prove that this is mainly caused by the sun, is the data collected on Mars. We have no people on Mars yet, so they cannot say that any fluctuations are caused by humans. Here is a quote showing the proof:
In 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide “ice caps” near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun. “Man-made greenhouse warming has made a small contribution to the warming seen on Earth in recent years, but it cannot compete with the increase in solar irradiance,” Abdussamatov said.
If we had the capacity to collect data on other planets, we would observe the same trend, particularly in Mercury and Venus. This presents a serious dilemma for the apocalyptic man made climate change advocates. It directly undermines their claims. Their main point is that CO2 increases are leading us to a breaking point. The effects are minimal in a negative sense. The Left fails to mention the positives of CO2. Carbon dioxide is the life blood of plants. Without carbon dioxide we would not have oxygen, the by-product of plants which account for the majority of oxygen in the atmosphere. The Wall Street Journal reported some statistics showing the recent benefits that carbon dioxide levels have had on food production:
In 2013 the level of U.S. farm output was about 2.7 times its 1948 level, and productivity was growing at an average annual rate of 1.52%. From 2001 to 2013, world-wide, global output of total crop and livestock commodities was expanding at an average rate of 2.52% a year.
Freeman Dyson is a 91-year-old mathematical physicist and scientist at Princeton University who studied and commented on the positive effects:
There are huge non-climate effects of carbon dioxide which are highly favorable … The whole Earth is growing greener as a result of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, so it’s increasing agricultural yields, forests and all kinds of growth in the biological world – and that’s more important and more certain than the effects on climate.
Now the Left will cite that the increased temperature results in a larger possibility of drought leaving plants to wither. However, the increase in CO2 results in plants requiring less water to grow. The Left uses many other examples as evidence of catastrophic climate change. They say that global storms are increasing in frequency and strength, but yet frequency is significantly down. They say our polar is diminishing, but the results are mixed. The Arctic Circle has suffered decreases but the Antarctic Circle has increased much more showing a net increase. It is much easier for the Arctic to decrease given the geographical size and location. The founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, admits that the narrative is false by saying: I have studied climate change seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid. A Dr. David Evans, a prominent scientist, debunked the claim of drastic sea level increases by the Left as well:
Evans shows data from Envisat (European satellites) which reveal how the sea level is rising 0.33 mm per year (3.3 cm per century), far below what the IPCC predicts (26-59 cm per century) and fearmonger Al Gore predicted (20 feet per century!).
What is interesting is that the advocates of climate change hysteria are both hypocrites and sometimes even insane. They all use airplanes, cars, trains, electricity, etc. You do not see Bernie Sanders out there on a campaign trail using a convoy of Teslas. They use buses and airplanes. The president of all things climate, Al Gore, is the biggest hypocrite of them all. He sold his tv company to Al Jazeera which is funded by the oil based country of Qatar. They paid him 500 million dollars! It’s just like when Hillary paraded around as a women’s rights activist she was taking millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia: a country that treats women oppressively. Just to also shed some light on the insanity, California passed a regulation on cows passing gas! You cannot make this up and I just laugh at the ignorance. The Democratic platform also had a proposal to call on the Department of Justice to prosecute corporate and media opponents of anthropogenic climate change.
The environment has suffered greatly from human activity nonetheless. Pollution is a problem that we have to deal with. The EPA does a great job of it, but they still have extreme motivations at times when it comes to climate change specifically. Recycling and regulating air/water quality are basic necessities in our country. There is still a great degree of over reach though. We meet the necessary standards in this country but there are initiatives pushed by the Left and the EPA to impose draconian measures to halt climate change as well. They play on people’s fears that maybe the world won’t be inhabitable in 30 or 50 years. As much as the Left will have you think that we are in a climate death spiral, the facts oppose their narrative. Given the evidence that CO2 levels have a minimal effect on the climate, the benefits gained by attempting to reduce levels is non-existent while the negative economic impacts are massive. The EPA’s grip on corporations and the country as a whole will be reduced to its basic necessary functions. This will unchain our energy sector and lead America back to prosperity.