- Politics and Social Issues
Climate Change is Not My Fault
I Didn't Do It
I've endured more than three decades of Americans being told to ride bikes to work, to have fewer children, or better yet, get yourself neutered or spayed and have no kids at all. The Earth is dying, they say, and it’s all your fault.
Today it’s global warming. Before that it was ozone depletion. Before that, good old fashioned air pollution was blocking the sunshine, they said, causing the onset of an ice age. Also, we were supposed to run out of oil before 1987. Remember that?
Now there is a consensus of 97% among scientists saying climate change is entirely due to human activity. Three decades of science teachers touting this concept, three decades of doubting, skeptical science students getting weeded out, that can cause a 97% consensus on just about any topic. It's enough to make an aspiring scientists decide to become a cosmetic surgeon instead. As for top scientists, the process for being regarded as a top scientist has more to do with currying political favor and government funding than raw intelligence or strict adherence to the scientific method. An academic version of simple office politics, basically, has brought our scientific community to this 97% consensus.
But at the same time, the same chuckleheads who wanted to knock America’s birth rate down to zero have welcomed hoards of 3rd world immigrants to America. More than fifty million during the past three decades. As though they want to replace America’s gun-owning, voting, suburban working class with an unarmed, non-citizen, non-voting urban working class who will overpay for rent in city apartments.
Well, that takes a little head-scratching and a lot of conjecture. Based on past experience, from looking at the overall trends over time, it seems the Powers that Be do have an agenda and that agenda becomes more obvious every day.
Climate change is a function of the Earth’s tilt on its axis more than anything else. It happens, and happens in a predictable cycle. We are at the very end of an ice age right now because the Earth’s axis is tilting toward the perpendicular. That makes the ice caps melt. Nothing to cry about, it’s just the way it is.
Core samples taken in the ice of Antarctica bore down and come back up with leaves from trees that once covered that continent. A lush forest was there and will be again.
Geologic evidence shows that Ohio was buried under a thick sheet of ice and will be again. But not any time soon. In fifty or sixty thousand years, perhaps.
Right now the ice is melting and the oceans are rising.
But who would dare suggest it’s my fault? Who would dare suggest I ‘go green’ when that really makes no sense at all?
Well, the people who own the land underneath the coastal cities, that’s who. They want to stave off the inevitable just long enough for them to squeeze a few more nickels out of that accumulated wealth. They don’t want the cities they own to sink into the sea.
Sure, nobody wants cities to sink. But so what if they do?
America’s cities aren’t that old. America’s largest city has only had skyscrapers for about a hundred years. Shouldn’t take that long to build a new city, about fifty miles inland. And not that hard, with modern construction methods. Texas did that with Galveston; the new city is called 'Houston.' So why all the hootin’ and hollerin’ about climate change?
The people who own the cities; they have immense wealth and power now and want to keep it that way. Building bigger, better cities nearby would wreck their piggy banks and disrupt the political power structure..
Climates certainly do change but there is nothing I can do about it and it’s not my fault.
A new way for the middle-man to shuffle money.
- Why A Tax On Carbon Can Help Climate Change - And The Economy - Forbes
Can a tax on carbon lead to both lower emissions of greenhouse gases and economic growth? In a recent Harvard Magazine interview, Professor of Economics Dale Jorgenson contends it can - if the revenues are effectively redeployed.