Mankind has thrived since the retreat of the last Ice Age. Warmer weather suits us. Crops grow better, we feel more comfortable, we don’t need to expend all our energy keeping warm. A warmer world is good for Mankind.
This being so one has to wonder why so much hot air is being used to generate an atmosphere of alarm in a world fortunate enough to be experiencing a warm period. Given that, in the long term, Mankind cannot escape its cooling fate shouldn’t we be making hay while the sun shines?
And of course we are. It is only the doomsters who are unhappy with the situation. The truth is there are too many wild cards in the climate game to make predictions of any validity, ten, twenty or a hundred years out. As this essay by Viv Forbes points out.
Climate alarmists claim incessantly that all bad weather is caused by man’s use of hydro-carbon fuels – oil, gas and coal.
They insist that man-made carbon dioxide is the trump card in the climate game. Their computerised models of doom assume ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide which will trump all natural climate controllers.
Unfortunately for their credibility, since at least the year 2000 global temperatures have trended level despite significant increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
The sun is the primary source of almost all of Earth’s heat. It is becoming increasingly clear that this gigantic heat generator, with its varying cycles and emissions, is an Ace in the climate game.
Then there are the massive oceans, whose vast heat capacity and ever-changing currents and oscillations also regularly trump the steady but tiny influence from man’s industry.
In order to explain the failure of their carbon-centric forecasts, the alarmists have thrown several other wild cards into the climate game. These include heat losses into the deep oceans and unexpected variations in earth’s cover of ice, snow, soot, particulates and volcanic dust.
Finally, they have created their own friendly climate Joker – data manipulation. They deal this card from the bottom of the pack onto the climate table to create artificial warming trends and heat wave “records” on demand.
Obviously there are too many Jokers and Wild Cards in the climate game for one simple carbon-centric theory to win a forecasting game, except by cheating or chance.
This is why warmists have not won a “Forecast-the-Warming” game for at least 15 years.
The doomsters have had their day. Their models don’t work. Their vast money making climate change machine is built on a sham. We need to call time on the rort and close down the environmental disaster that is ‘renewable’ wind and solar energy.
Even supposing the alarmists are right, a warmer world is a better world for Mankind. Let's enjoy it while we can.