OPINION: Make up Your Mind… Are we Warming or Cooling?
OPINION: By Jason Marshall
45 years ago, the American people were being led to believe that an ice age was an imminent threat to our planet. Newspapers across the country printed headlines like “New Ice Age Coming – It’s Already Getting Colder” (L.A. Times, October 24th, 1971), “Air Pollution May Cause Ice Age (Free-Lance Star, February 3rd, 1972) and “More Air Pollution Could Trigger Ice Age Disaster” (Daily Sentinel, December 5th, 1974) HEADLINES. Yet today, the world fears a new type of “climate change” – Global Warming.
Bernie Sanders, bless his heart for still thinking he has a shot at winning the Democrat nomination, still considered climate change to be a greater threat than terrorism, even after the Paris attacks last month. The Democrats would have you believe that the debate is over, climate change is real, it’s caused by human activity, and doubting its existence is tantamount to being against science. Here’s the problem – global fluctuations in over-all temperatures have lead the 3rd rock from the sun through ice ages, and warming periods since the dawn of time.
Without getting all scientific and glazing your eyes over (trust me, I’ve poured over the data before…..unless you’re a total science geek, which there would be nothing wrong with, it’ll happen to you), we haven’t even experienced the warmest time periods in our planet’s lifespan. Literally, humans didn’t even exist at the time. At the warmest point in history, a part of our atmosphere experienced temperatures that would melt our skin off – 3,600 degrees. Other periods of elevated warmth occurred around 600-800 million years ago, and again 56 million years ago. The polar ice caps, melted. Don’t believe me? Here you go – Follow this link.
On the flip-side of the coin, there have been nearly a half dozen ice ages in history; 2 billion years ago, 700 million years ago (give or take a hundred million years here and there), 400 million years ago, 300 million years ago, and the last one that began 2,500,000 years ago – More Data.
So, what does this mean? Well, it means quite simply that you’d have to deny the historic fluctuations over billions of years, to accept on its face value, that climate change (I’m not entirely sure when we stopped calling it global warming, and started calling it climate change…..funny how we have to change the wording to make it sound more believable, isn’t it?) is entirely a human causation. The industrial revolution, through to present day, hasn’t produced near the temperature changes that existed during the prehistoric times.
Essentially, the government is willing to waste billions, if not trillions, of your tax dollars, to combat a supposed threat to our planet, that doesn’t even have the consent of 100% of the scientists in our world. A majority? Absolutely. Should we just ignore the ones that don’t agree, because they aren’t setting our narrative the way we want them to? A consensus doesn’t mean that the debate ends; it means you were able to buy off enough scientists to push your agenda through. It’s simply not worth wrecking the economy due to the whims of our glorious planet protectors, the EPA.
Climate change is NOT man-made, there are arguments against it, and a case can be made that it’s nothing but a means for the government to control our economy, gain more power, and use fear to accomplish it.
The greatest hoax in history? Maybe not but I think so.
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