Our Great Hope in an Era of Climate Change Angst

Electric Kool-Aid

The first step in understanding climate uncertainty is to see there is no certainty when it comes to the future. The climate is what weather was over the last 100 years (or so) compared to some other period and no one knows what the weather will be.

AGW theory is an idea that global warming is man-made. Theories are man-made ideas, not facts. Like humanity itself, AGW theory is as weak, frail and fallible as those who dreamed it up. We’d like to believe there would be some science behind AGW theory but looking at past climates there is no correlation between global warming and humanity’s emissions of CO2. Looking at information from ice cores CO2 lagged global warming: climate change was the cause not the result of increased atmospheric CO2. The climate was warm during the Medieval Warm Period and cool during the Little Ice Age.

We cannot explain why the climate goes up and down or we might be able to predict the weather. We can’t.  Perhaps, it’s the sun, stupid. We only know that forecasting the weather more than a few weeks out is notoriously unreliable. The global warming debate is based on the Left’s cynical belief that their voter-base couldn’t give two-schitts about the truth of these matters; and, about that I am not skeptical one wit. Guilty!

Even so, for those who worry about global warming or who are concerned about bad weather ahead there are several ways to address the problem. We have, for historical examples, the counseling of Pharaoh to store basic staples like grain and fuel to prepare for hard times; or, the burning of incense and sacrificing young girls on the wuthering summit of a snowy mountain. In modern times, a capitalistic economy that recognizes the limitless spirit, energy and creativity of free individuals, together with a limited  government that gets out of the way of a strong and resilient economy is humanity’s best hope for the future.

For a more productive future we need more workers and fewer worriers. A country is built on the efforts of those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty and whose hands are not tied by teachers of self-defeatism and nihilism. The good ideas of dreamers and doers that have not been thought of yet are infinite.

“Perpetual motion has gotten such a bad rap, and I wanted to see if any progress has been made on this subject…”
(Dr. Roy Spencer)


About Wagathon

Hot World Syndrome—fear of a hotter, more intimidating world than it actually is prompting a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. A Chance Meeting– We toured south along the Bicentennial Bike Trail in the Summer of 1980, working up appetites covering ~70 miles per day and staying at hiker/biker campgrounds at night along the Oregon/California coast (they were 50¢ a day at that time). The day's ride over, and after setting up tents, hitting the showers, and making a run to a close-by store, it was time to relax. The third in our little bicycle tour group, Tom, was about 30 yards away conversing with another knot of riders and treating himself to an entire cheesecake for dinner. He probably figured Jim and I would joke about what a pig he was eating that whole pie and decided to eat among strangers. Three hours later after sharing stories and remarking on a few coincidences that turned up here and there, Tom and one of the former strangers realized they were cousins, meeting in this most unlikely place for the first time. ~Mac
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