“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Zechariah 4: 6)
Mankind Has Almost Nothing to do with Climate Change So Let’s Stop Pretending We Can Prevent It
An article in Phys.org titled “Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes” caught my eye. According to the article,
Climate changes that began ~17,700 years ago included a sudden poleward shift in westerly winds encircling Antarctica with corresponding changes in sea ice extent, ocean circulation, and ventilation of the deep ocean. Evidence of these changes is found in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere and in different paleoclimate archives, but what prompted these changes has remained largely unexplained.
“We know that rapid climate change at this time was primed by changes in solar insolation and the Northern Hemisphere ice sheets,” explained McConnell. “Glacial and interglacial cycles are driven by the sun and Earth orbital parameters that impact solar insolation (intensity of the sun’s rays) as well as by changes in the continental ice sheets and greenhouse gas concentrations.”
Climate research like this is being used incorrectly by global warming alarmists to change our way of life. The changes they want to impose on us come at great cost, and the likelihood of those changes altering the environment is zero.
Today, most global leaders are in lockstep behind the theory that man-made pollution is responsible for global warming, and they are willing to tax us to prevent it.
The facts don’t support anything they are telling us. For starters, the globe isn’t warming, and it hasn’t been warming for more than two decades.
Real evidence tells us that humans have had virtually no effect on global climate.
For example, the Little Ice Age started in the mid-1300s and ended in the mid-1800s. That 500 year cooling period was followed by a warming period. That’s what we’re in right now, and it has lasted for about 167 years so far. In geologic time, that’s just the blink of an eye.
These are facts:
- When the Little Ice Age began, the world was not industrialized.
- When the Little Ice Age ended, the world was just beginning to industrialize.
- Human beings didn’t cause the Little Ice Age to start or stop.
The Mount Pinatubo volcanic eruption in 1991 spewed more greenhouse gas and particulate matter into the atmosphere in one day than all of mankind did in the previous 100 years. The Pinatubo eruption lasted for many days.
At this moment, roughly 22 volcanoes are erupting. That many volcanoes have been erupting every day for as long as we have been keeping records, and mankind has nothing to do with it. All of them produce greenhouse gases.
Since volcanoes exist, there would still be air pollution even if humans didn’t exist. That’s an important fact.
If we completely eliminated greenhouse gases produced by humans, it would have almost no effect on the amount of greenhouse gas in our atmosphere. In other words, man-made greenhouse gases are insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
Humans had absolutely nothing to do with the climate changes discussed in the article. We know that because the human population was minuscule 17,700 years ago.
If I had my rathers, I would rather have a warm climate than a cold climate.
As it is, we don’t get our rathers. We get what Yahweh wants us to have. I’m thankful that we’ve lived in a warm period my entire life.
If we spent the entire GDP of every country on earth to clean up the air, there would still be pollution. In other words, it costs a lot of money to reduce air pollution, so we should use good judgment.
Believing that we can change the global climate is ridiculous. Taxing us to pay for something that is impossible to achieve is stupid.
Having said that, I admit that localized air pollution is a problem, and it can be solved.
For example, Los Angeles is a polluted city. It’s polluted in many ways, but I’m referring to its air quality.
LA sits on a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountains. Polluted air is trapped over LA for days at a time when the wind isn’t blowing, and it gets more polluted by the day because the city doesn’t stop when the wind does.
I’ve been in LA when the air was so thick with pollution that you could almost cut it with a knife. That’s not healthy. LA needs to reduce its carbon output but that doesn’t mean all of us need to do it because all of us don’t live between the ocean and a mountain range.
Common sense suggests that we should fix things we can fix and stop pretending that we can change things we can’t change. If common sense doesn’t work, then economic logic should. If common sense and economic logic don’t work for enough voters, then we are in for a world of unnecessary hurt.
Today in South Carolina where I live, the sky is crystal clear and it’s hot outside. I wish the sun didn’t produce UV rays, but it does. We couldn’t stop the sun from producing UV rays no matter how hard we tried and no matter how much money we spent. We can use sunscreen on bright, hot days, though. That’s an inexpensive solution to the problem.
There are relatively inexpensive solutions to localized air pollution, too.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
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