Real scientists do not pretend to know in fifty years what the global climate of the world will be. Nevertheless, the legitimization of a secular, socialist state bureaucracy demands just that from government-funded scientists.
Let’s look at what the pretense involves. First, the AGW theorists of Climatism must pretend that they have looked at the atmosphere, the oceans, lakes, subsurface clays and, frozen waters, all singular and multicultural life and the universe from the Earth’s core to the spiral arms of the Milk Way galaxy. Second and despite all of the seeming complexity inherent in such a project the Climatists must pretend that they have considered how all of these things are related and have arrived at a consensus of opinion—i.e., humanity’s contribution of CO2 is anything but a benign factor in our atmosphere.
The Climatists have made known the unknown and laid out reality exposed and naked. Willis Eschenbach gives us an inkling of the Climatists’ superhuman feat in deciphering the “interactions, phase transitions, limitations, resonances, couplings, response times, feedbacks, natural cycles, emergent phenomena, constructal constraints, and control systems,” of all things that have an affect on climate, “occurring on spatial scales from the molecular to the planetary, and on temporal scales from the instantaneous to millions of years.”
But wait. Danger Will Robinson we have a problem. Facts are facts: The pretend science put forward by the IPCC-approved Climatists essentially stopped years ago. Since then, the theory underlying global warming alarmism amounts to nothing more than the worship of a bronzed dead head.
All know exactly what nature is doing albeit mostly after the fact. If we do not ignore history we also have far more robust explanations for how Nature really works (e.g., the climate theory of Ferenc Miskolczi and the radiative equilibrium rule) than what is offered by a slavish obedience of Climatists to the blockheaded science of AGW theory.
We also know enough to realize that there are some among us who will be advantaged by wanting the rest of us to live in fear of climate change. Scientific reality says that we can as easily fear global cooling as warming. Philosophically, we know that we should not fear either; we know that fear cannot help us but fear can hurt us.
Even so, fear of global warming is just a symptom. What we should fear is a sick society in which such delusions are wanted, needed, believed and empowered to rob us of will and our reason.
If we exercise just a modicum of reason, we know that humanity has much more to fear from a trend of prolonged cooling than warming. And, if reality dictates, we have as much reason to believe that there may be more global cooling than warming in our future. Moreover, if the Earth descends into another ice age by the end of the century, what can Climatists of global warming alarmism do about it? Give us our money back?