This piece is a bit long and may seem disjointed, but only because we are so used to pat, over-simplified, one-sided answers for everything when reality is incredibly messy and wonderfully complex.
I have a problem with the current issue of climate change. The problem is due PARTLY to the following:
- the facts point to climate cooling,
- the evidence that raw data is being altered to support the claim of “climate warming”
- the existence and use of sophisticated “weather craft,”
- the hopelessly tangled relationship between industry and governance,
and MOSTLY to:
- the naïve and simplistic habits of blame that people of earth have fallen into.
Are we to blame for the dramatic cooling and heating over the millennia in which average temperatures rose and fell as much as 8-15 degrees Centigrade? I hardly think so! Were whole civilizations lost? Yes, absolutely. Were humans totally wiped out by these temperature changes? Obviously not.
As for #2 and the charge of fiddling with climate data, when I was working with Dr. Levengood in the lab for fifteen years, he mentioned more than once that he and fellow scientists had been completely banned from talking or writing about what was really going on with meteorology, weather, or climate science. Even emails were forbidden. Recently, 300 scientists and academics requested that Congress investigate NOAA for “cooking the books” when it came to raw data on climate change (NSNBC International, 1/30/2016).
Counter-complaints say that the Congressman who accepted the scientists’ request for an investigation is being funded by gas and oil companies who are denying climate change. Duh! The scientists are not going to submit their request to someone who is pushing the current climate change theories. Let’s be real about how our system works! (More on the connection between industry and climate in a minute.) Anyway, this is not the first time scientists have complained that the raw data is being altered to show climate warming when it has actually stopped warming and begun to cool a little.
#3. Right around January 16th or 17th, I happened to see a photo of the sky, a silver craft, and some clouds taken by someone in Missouri. The guy who took the photo was excitedly proclaiming that it was a UFO, that it was sitting silently over his back yard, and that we now had proof of aliens. I took one look at the signature cloud formation and thought, “Nope! That’s a weather craft…and it’s fiddling with your weather, my friend. You’re probably going to have a deluge in a few days.” Over the next couple of days, I kept an eye on the weather over Missouri. Sure enough…winter storm Jonas appeared within a couple of days and traveled across the midline of the U.S., burying the East Coast under as much as 40 inches of snow.
If you have not been to the website What Is In Our Skies, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVqKe_iV2EI, you need to educate yourself now. This is a 19-part YouTube series that is excellent. The parts range from 6 or 7 minutes, up to 14 minutes, and down to 2 minutes in length. At least watch the first ten parts. Then watch it again until you can recognize the weather craft currently being used to mess with our climate in every corner of the U.S. The technology is not just amazing, it’s stunning!!
#4. If coal, oil, and gas industries are to blame for climate warming, all we have to do is stop coal, oil, and gas. But how can we stop coal, oil, and gas when they are the very things that make it possible for us to be warm in winter, cool in summer, or go to visit our family in other parts of the country or the world? How do we continue to produce pots and pans, telephones and computers, 600-thread-count sheets for our beds, and other things that characterize life in these times?
Can we move in the direction of replacing coal, oil, and gas (and nuclear) with renewable energy? Yes, of course, and we are definitely moving that way. Things take time. Some groups of people are way ahead of us, for example, Germany and Iceland. However, keeping a steady pressure on is necessary because people who are comfortable with the present industries will have considerable inertia and resist change, even though it is good for them…and yes, I’m including the 1% here. They need time to change just like we do. We are all in this together.
As for #5… I do not know from whom, what, or where comes the accusation of “human-caused climate change.” I see the phrase here and there, sprinkled liberally in arguments pro and con, but the origination of this idea seems to hide in some murky place that I cannot identify. So…let’s start with a question that makes sense: When we cut down billions of trees, who or what is left to absorb the CO2?
Answer – The ocean!
When the ocean is saturated, CO2 begins to accumulate in the air. If we are adding to the problem by cutting down more trees and burning more fossil fuels, that’s our stupidity, but rising CO2 is not the basic driver of climate change. I have said before that I don’t know of anything more arrogant than the idea that humans are responsible for planetary warming and climate change. If this were true, how do we explain the warming now taking place on Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and the other planets in the solar system? We do NOT always have to make somebody guilty of something, and this blame game takes our focus off of the ability to perceive what is really going on and come up with solutions that make sense. It doesn’t matter who’s to blame, it matters whether we do something about the problem or not.
There is no single, simple explanation for what is being touted as climate change. Reality is far too complex for that! I read recently – again – that carbon dioxide (CO2) was the driver of climate change. This is not true. Serious rises in CO2 are the result of environmental degradation. These may contribute to climate change already in progress, but there are planetary factors operating that we know nothing about. Take the solar system and what we know about its life cycle, add Mother Earth’s natural cycles of warming and cooling, throw in the sophisticated technologies developed and used by SOMEONE to change the weather, add serious environmental destruction, and all you can legitimately say is that “Change happens. Better stay flexible.”