Am I cold, or hot, or both, or neither? In this age of “devastating climate change” it’s difficult to know what my politically correct temperature should be…
The temperature outside my house this morning, before wind-chill consideration, was -1 Fahrenheit, or -18 celsius. I live in the north-west corner of the United States: hardly the arctic circle. I heard that in Wyoming the temperature was -15 F, or -26 celsius. As I drove to work and struggled to keep my circulation going I couldn’t help wondering how, with such temperatures here, those glaciers are melting at the poles…
Of course, we mortals aren’t supposed to question the idea that climate change is happening, or that it’s happening because we’ve been eating too well and keeping warm in the winter. After all, I’ve only been on the earth for several decades, and just because I’ve witnessed no change in the climate whatsoever, let alone been convinced that it’s my fault, that doesn’t mean everything’s not going wildly out of control, and that I’m not guilty of trashing the earth.
Only the super-elite know what’s really going on, don’t they: and what’s best for all us plebeians and proles out here. And after all, they deserve to jet around the world and burn all that fuel and own large limousines and keep their houses toasty warm, because they’re the ones who are right about everything. They deserve to get more and more control over our lives and our nations…right?
Unfortunately, far too many people “out here” have been successfully brainwashed into believing without question pronouncements from our ruling oligarchy via the TV news media and the education establishment which, they insist, are totally unbiased and completely untainted by political considerations. I say “drain that swamp!” Oh, if only that were really possible…
The great 20th century comedian Bob Hope, who was born in Britain as all great comedians have been, once said,
“England is the only place where you get all four seasons in one day”.
And he was right. So right in fact that it would be difficult to detect if there were any change in the climate at all. Where I live now I experience extremes in weather: extreme heat in the summer and cold in the winter. Older locals tell me it used to be much hotter here in the summer. Hotter! So much for global warming.
I suppose we just have to trust that our betters know what we don’t know, like at the recent election time when they told us that Donald Trump didn’t have a chance of winning, and that he “didn’t have a path to 270”. To tell the truth (honestly, really, truthfully…no, really) I don’t trust anything my “betters” say any more. The people who tell me that babies should not be allowed to be born, and who tell me that I’m a racist because of who I wanted to see in office, and who tell me that dirty water turned into us, and who tell me that I need to shrink my budget while they spend more and more, are not to be trusted, in my humble opinion.
“All reputable scientists believe in global warming and/or climate change”. Really? That’s the image being projected via the Ministry of Truth, as they seek to silence scientists such as Judith Curry. Curry was, until a few days ago, Professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and President (co-owner) of Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN). Curry made a statement to the US senate on the subject which goes against the grain-read it here (1).
“All reputable scientists” believe I’m guilty of destroying the earth’s climate? Then why have 31,487 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhDs signed a petition stating the opposite (2)?
Ah, but they’re the “disreputable” scientists, because they don’t agree with the official story. They’re the “flat earth society” scientists. Well, I’m happy and honored to be a member of the flat earth society (though I’m not a scientist).
We used to be warned about global warming, but since most of us don’t sense any warming but only wish there was some warming going on, well, the concept of climate change is much more marketable.
I’m more inclined to agree with John Coleman, the Weather Channel founder who said that the concept of man-made global warming (remember, there have been natural climate changes throughout earth’s history) is “baloney”. He stated that the issue has now become “political”, and that scientific support for it is based on the need and desire for government funding:
Since the government only funds scientists who put out results “supporting the global warming hypothesis,” he claimed, “they don’t have any choice.”
“If you’re going to get the money, you’ve got to support their position. Therefore 97 percent of the scientific reports published support global warming. Why? Because those are the ones the government pays for and that’s where the money is.” (3).