Whenever it suddenly gets cold/hot/wet/dry/windy/calm or snowy we act as if something new and unusual has happened.
Without distracting from how awful it must be for those affected by major weather events, they were all just a part of our regular cyclic pattern of weather that we should expect at each hemisphere. Every ‘x’ years places flood. Or they suffer from drought. Or there’s heavy snow and freezing temperatures. Every ‘x’ years there are earthquakes. Every ‘x’ times a year there are tropical storms and cyclones.
It’s really nothing new. Honest. Nothing’s radically changing. It’s just that our technology lets us actually see it these days.
However, it has given the Climate Change / Global Warming alarmists the opportunity to scream and shout as if it is new and has never happened before. The religion of Climate Change is so compelling that there are now nearly a thousand things it has been blamed for (check the ever increasing list at http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm).
The climate is constantly changing of course, that’s what it does or else it wouldn’t function. Until very recently adverse weather was blamed on the gods we had displeased. History is full of sacrifices of animals or even humans in order to pacify the elements. Rain dances and superstitious rituals still abound as the more ignorant parts of the world believe they can somehow change things.
The need to blame other humans seems almost genetically hard wired into some amongst us. They feel a need to accuse other members of human society of wrong doing and blame. In the past, and indeed still today in the less developed parts of the world, they would blame adultery, homosexuality or whatever was the hot topic of the time for causing volcanoes to erupt because they were angry, or suggest earthquakes are some form of punishment for a human activity they’d decided was a wrongdoing.
As levels of knowledge and understanding increase throughout the more developed world, the primitive need to accuse humans doesn’t seem to abate in these odd folk. Today the more obscure mumbo jumbo and superstitions of the past are replaced by a more pseudo-scientific explanation as to how humans are bad and to blame for the weather. This affliction still has a need to blame humans, and the current manifestation of blame is given the umbrella title of “Global Warming”.
Actually, since globally it’s not be warming but cooling for the last 15 years or so, they’ve renamed this to “Climate Change”. This is now being slowly retitled “Global Climate Disruption” (GCD) because it sounds more scary.
Under the GCD title, fear mongering can be easily spread to encompass any weather event. People who live in areas visited by extreme weather events are fodder for the alarmists and so sign-up to the blame.
The alarmists have been preaching their woe for centuries. Indeed, with limited hard evidence that Anthropogenic (ie man-made) Global Warming (AGW) has any contribution to make to our climate, the alarmists spread their stories of Armageddon.
As an example in 2000, just over ten years ago the alarmists were telling us that temperatures would “increase by 0.2C every decade over the coming century”. They haven’t.
In 2000 the alarmists sent out a representative from the now disgraced Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (the origin of the ‘Climategate’ e-mails which showed us just how books were being cooked and figures changed in order to achieve the readings required) to tell us that it was our fault that ‘Global Warming’ (as it was still called then) was making winters mild. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the CRU, within a few years winter snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event”. It hasn’t.
His ‘killer’ statement was, “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is!” Naturally of course no evidence was actually offered up to support this statement, and with the complete benefit of hindsight we know it was a lie. However, the lie was then supported as if it was a genuine proposition and people like Professor Jarich Oosten, an anthropologist at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, came out with stuff about how even if we no longer see snow, it will remain culturally important.
Applying a non-scientific logic he added, “We don’t really have wolves in Europe any more, but they are still an important part of our culture and everyone knows what they look like.” All of this kind of mumbo-jumbo helps make the proposition appear to be real.
Back within the climate ‘scientists’, David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, is on record as saying that ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. “Via the internet”, they might wonder at polar scenes – or eventually “feel” virtual cold.
Madness. And all of it proven to be false and nothing more than part of their unscientific scaremongering and need to lay guilt on humanity for something over which it has no control, and is making no contribution, which in turn assisted them to further funding to continue their ‘research’.
With the release of the ‘Climategate’ emails in 2009, those who had for years been unsuccessfully trying to use Freedom of Information Acts to take a look at the data had their worst fears confirmed. Slowly the rest of the world has started to fall in and as each year goes by less and less are scooped up in the false fears from these false prophets of doom.
It’ll take a long time for it to finally disappear because of the way some humans are hard wired to go around shouting “We’re all doomed!” plus the way others are hard wired as opportunists set to use a fear, any fear, to enhance their power or money. And of course, the global ‘carbon neutral’ industry is all about making money and taking control over poorer countries.
All of this, sadly, is a very long way away from what should be the simple and exciting science of studying the wonders of our planet’s completely happy and self-regulating climate and its relationship with the Sun that influences it.