I have been consulting or blogging about climate change for some 20+ years. I began in an advisory role to a member of Delaware’s Legislative body. That followed by setting up a climate change website. Alas, I gotten older. My zeal has not changed but my reduced stamina for research has resulted fewer postings. And my level of frustration is peaking.
Unfortunately, one thing is unchanging. That is the alarmists’ predictions are way over the top. I mean by that, their global temperature forecasts, principally made by their computers, are always higher than the measured temperature. Their statements pronouncing that things are worse that they ever have been, like tornados, hurricanes, droughts, sea level rise, disappearance of the polar ice, end of snow, etc. are refuted by the data regarding those issues.
I believe that the number of skeptics has increased over those 20+ years, thanks to the increase in number of outstanding skeptic blogs, like WUWT, Icecap, Climate Depot, Principia Scientific, Junk Science, DrRoySpencer, SePP, GWPF and a whole host of other outstanding ones—-just too many to name.
But the skeptics still have trouble getting through the walls erected by the mainstream media. Why the media have dropped their investigative role and adopted a full- throated support for the alarmist is beyond my ability to understand. Because the predictions of apocalypse by apocalypse made by the alarmers that have not come true, you would think that the media would treat the continuing barrage of over-the-top predictions with distain. Instead, the predictions get headlines and sycophantic stories.
The alarmist’s kind of “science” should not be the basis for formulating legislation. Politicians may be good lawyers, but they are typically poor scientists. Some are opposed to capitalism and want socialism. Look at President Biden’s Green New Deal site and you will find many of them. Others are swayed by the media pressure and think they better go along with the crowd. Some may actually believe the alarmists rants. Very few of them are scientifically knowledgeable enough to see through the scam. Today, I do not have confidence that a majority of the Senate Republicans are skeptics.
The science is not settled so no new legislation, please!
It seems to me that there are only a few things that will swing the pendulum our way. One is a decline in the living standards and the economy. Higher prices for everything caused by the cost of electricity, the cost of gasoline, the cost of home heating, and generally the subsequent rise of the cost of living. These are issues that the typical citizen feels and that might change the politicians.
As former President Obama said,
The other pendulum swinger is for the global temperature to go flat or begin to drop. The global temperature went flat for about 15 to 18 years around the turn of the century. It began to climb again when two El Ninos happened. They are natural causes, not atmospheric CO2 concentration.
I have been researching what may bring about big cost of living rises and what are the factors that will cause global temperature to rise or fall in the future. If I can get something cogent on those two topics, I will post my thoughts.