Opinion Piece By Samuel Strait – October 27, 2017
I have always been a consistent skeptic when I hear members of the media and government begin to talk about science in terms of absolutes, accepted science, and overwhelming consensus, because science very rarely can be described in such a fashion even in today’s world of technological advances. Sciences have great difficulty discovering all the variable truths in a singular question let alone finding them all after centuries of concentrated study. This alone should make it difficult for any rational human being who understands this scientific process that relatively “new” sciences should be much more circumspect when they announce to the world that it is a consensus that human beings are the predominant cause of both global warming and climate change. History and and other scientific disciplines will inevitably come along and burst your bubble.
As such, my skepticism about human caused global warming and the corresponding fear mongering over climate change has now been joined by over 900 scientific studies authored and peer reviewed by legitimate scientists in just the last two years. Prior to this revelation, “Delingpole: Now 400 Scientific Papers In 2017 Say “Global Warming” Is A Myth”, there have been numerous efforts by other voices in the scientific community, quite often disparaged and silenced by the popular press, that have made the same claims based on their research.
Within the science of climatology, a relatively new born science of less than fifty years, money has become the driving force behind many of the irresponsible claims of settled science. This, coupled with largely unsupported claims in the mainstream media of certainty, has allowed a very suspect science to exist long after collected data as well as historic data have show the conclusions drawn to be false. In the interim, our own government has become a major player behind this science in its infancy which enabled them to control a vast portions of our countries’ economy all in the name of solving a human caused problem of epic proportions that does not exist. Not so fast….
In all the collective angst gushed out by the disciples of “global warming and climate change” when any hint of alternative explanations emerge, some very important facets of legitimate science has been over looked, that of a faithful consistency when examining the data, not only that of which climatology has accumulated, but that of other scientific disciplines. Many of the supposed “truths of of global warming and climate change”, that of human activity over the last 125 years being the major culprit, can quite easily be shown to be false when the time line is extended to 500 years. Recent climate variation in that time frame look remarkably normal. When the time line is extended even further than 500 years, our current climate variation becomes positively pedestrian.
Despite the insistence that the 0.8 Centigrade temperature rise world wide in the last 125 years is apocalyptic, this view appears idiotic in light of the revelations found in just a few of the studies to be found in Delingpole’s collection. Any number of studies which have largely been ignored in the past coupled with those of recent vintage clearly reveal temperature increases and decreases of much greater proportions are common place in the history of our planet. Any ideas of the catastrophic effect on the planet and human lives is a hand greatly overplayed by the Global Warming community. The effect of the rise in temperature thus far has proven to be more beneficial than harmful thus far, while the rush to “adjust human” activity to reduce green house gases and move to alternative forms of energy has revealed to be far more harmful than beneficial.
It will soon become positively hilarious to hear people described as “deniers” when they find both human caused climate change or global warming to be false, a hoax, or any other negative connotation. One only needs to read but a few of the studies referred to by Delingpole for it to become clear that the main motivation behind the conclusion that climatologists have drummed up for public consumption, that of human causality, is but a mechanism to generate a whole new form of industry based on false science. This is a dangerous path that new sciences have begun to tread, all in the name of millions of dollars in tax payer funded grants supplied by various Federal and State Governments. When the idea of climate generated holocausts by human hand begins to fall under the weight of other scientific studies, I am quite sure that similar “new” sciences will quickly enter the grant filled void left when Climate Change and Global Warming disintegrates as a legitimate cause to empty the pockets of tax payers for no appreciable gain. One can only hope that as soon as possible a healthy dose of common sense and propriety is injected into certain participants in many of the fields of modern science. The United States and the World as well can ill afford being tied to that of junk science as we have been for years to the false gods of Global Warming and Climate Change as a result of this modern industrialized world that humans have created. Time to put an end to the preaching of Climate Change and Global Warming and get back to the realm of real science.