I was having a few beers with some friends the other day and the conversation got around to global warming.
“Complete bull-#$%!,” exclaimed one friend. “It’s all left-wing politics.”
“He’s right!” said the other.
Who in their right mind would hold such views? Well, one has a M.Sc. in geology and the other a Ph.D. in geology. Geologists are also known as “earth scientists.” You would think they would know something about all the great changes happening to our earth.
“You see,” said the first one, “The earth has been warming and cooling over the millennia. Shakespeare used to walk across the frozen Thames. Not anymore. But why?”
“The earth is wobbling on its axis,” explained the other. “People assume we have a constant angle to the sun. That’s not true. It’s not a proven answer, but its a possible answer. Climate change has nothing to do with human activity.”
So why has the world bought into global warming on such a mass scale?
“It’s a religious thing,” one explained. “People need to feel guilty about something. They feel better if they can expunge their guilt through some kind of righteous acts, such as cutting their emissions.”
Are we heading for another Y2K style “cry wolf” situation with the recent hysteria over climate change? If history has taught us anything, it is that widespread panic over past possible disasters has left people thinking later “wow, I was so worried about that and nothing happened.” Does anyone remember the film “The Day After” and people building bomb shelters and tens of thousands marching in the streets chanting “No Nukes?”
My view is that when an issue fills the headlines for weeks and months at a time, and Hollywood goes on a crusade, its time to become skeptical. Here’s an interesting climate change skeptic site:
Here you will find links to things like:
“Climate Catastrophe Cancelled: What You’re Not Being Told About the Science of Climate Change”
A UK Channel 4 documentary “THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE.”
Heads up everyone. That sky might not really be falling..