Climate Change

Recently, and reflective of where we are nowadays, I’ve heard various challenges and warnings urging me, and you, to “combat”, “fight”, “end”, and/or “stop”, “Climate Change”.

The phrase “Climate Change” seems to have taken over from “Global Warming” as winters in Europe and North America turned out a bit more severe than predicted by various “models”.

Last year, when European ski resorts were looking at too much grass, the spectre of “Global Warming” was bandied about with abandon.  However, this year, as various resorts found themselves rather socked in with more “fresh pow” than they could handle, it became necessary for true believers to switch rhetoric to catch phrases like “Climate Change”.

Credit where it’s due, this is a stroke of genius!

Why?

Because, in point of indisputable fact, climate IS change.  Always has been.  Always will be.

Fighting it, then, could turn out to be an almost eternally profitable business.  Like hoodwinking people into a struggle against sunrises or tidal variation! 

Imagine, just a few billion years ago, when a large interstellar object slammed into our adolescent Earth, not only was a chunk ripped out of our beloved Terra-Firma, but temperatures were inexpressibly high on our now most beautiful and inhabitable planet.  That’s a fact.  For some, a most embarrassingly inconvenient truth.  Still, it gave us our Moon, without which you and I wouldn’t be here to read this.

65 million years ago, if scientists are to be believed, a fairly good sized comet smashed into what we now call the Yucatan Peninsula.  Dust, ash and tongues of fire were splattered all over the 3rd major orb from the sun, and while this most certainly would have qualified for a gold medal in the category of “Climate Change”, it also gave rise to the demise of T-Rex, and the emergence of that species called “homo-sapiens sapiens”.

Let’s put it more simply.  Once there was an Ice-Age.  Then there wasn’t.  This is what we could refer to as “Climate Change”.  Neither people or oil companies had anything to do with this warming transformation.  I swear.

Last week, Las Vegas recorded snow further into the Spring than ever before.  Colorado just got socked in.  But see?!  These events do not just empirically debunk theories of Global Warming, they just bolster the allegience to the new zeal focussed on “Climate Change”!  My heavens, look at that divergence from the locally perceived norm!  It must mean something!

Why, even in your back yard today, you personally experienced, “Climate Change”!  So please consider signing some treaty or disavowing some technology.  It’s your fault that the ambient temperature in your neighborhood has not held steady at 72.5 degrees.

Oh, and by the way, ignore those who have tracked and measured the melting Martian ice caps and warming behavior also present for a time on Pluto, and not just on Earth.  The sun has NOTHING to do with climate.  Only SUV’s do.  Ignore those astronomers and other scientists who have always tracked and recently measured a now increasingly dormant sun.  They were expecting a trough consistent with a well documented 11 year cycle, but now they are seeing a performance that could turn out to be a new Maunder Minimum.  For outdoor skaters this could be phenomenal.

I don’t know if Al Gore knows about the Maunder Minimum, or if qualified astronomers would even care if he did.  When he says, in reference to the catastrophe formerly known as “Global Warming”, things like, “The science is in,” he’s either ignorant or he is lying.  ABC’s John Stossel just presented a few bona-fide scientists who were quite willing to say that the “science” has been polluted by political agenda.

Yet, even so, if you’re interested in “Climate Change”, you should really look the “Maunder Minimum” up.  Last time we had one it seemed rather closely linked to something now called “The Little Ice Age”.  If it occurs again, this would be a most inconvenient phenomenon for those tenaciously clinging to the recent, but outmoded phraseology of “Global Warming”. 

Still, there is hope!  With finesse mixed with a certain level of gullibility, a new, miniature “Ice-Age” could easily be used to prove something.  Anything.  The phrase “Climate Change” wouldn’t even come close to doing it justice, but, yes, a frozen Thames (as it was a few centuries ago) could easily be the poster-child for some platform.

Nevertheless, apart from what may happen in the future, consider that, lately, in the Northern Hemisphere, the days have been lasting a bit longer!  Surely this change must mean something!?  Reports confirm that in the Southern Hemisphere, in the exact same time period, it has been getting darker, day by day! 

Surely we’ve got to stop this!  It’s the most dramatic climate change we’re likely to see in the next 6 months!  It’s happening right now!

So be active, and do what you can do.  Our children’s lives depend upon it.

Really.

No, really.  No matter how silly it seems.  This is no joke. 

Even in a bad economy, we’re on track to spend billions on trying to change the weather.

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