I subscribe to an online discussion forum called Quora, and recently a question was asked: “Do we really have 12 years to stop global warming?” To answer, David Leithauser who describes himself as a technical consultant, writer, and inventor, lays out the standard IPCC line that allowing global warming to go above 1.5 C would be very bad and above 2 C would be much worse. He goes on that we humans must decrease our greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 2010 levels by 2030, and you know, yada yada yada.
Leithauser concludes his answer by saying: “Reversing this and reducing omission levels by even 20% below 2010 levels would require a complete international cooperation and an immediate commitment to a massive restructuring of our power, transportation, and industrial systems.”
In other words, we’ll need a world government. Considering the appalling cockup most governments at all levels make of governing, you have to be a sado-masochist or a Marxist – redundant I know – to wish for that.
The problem is that not one significant prophecy made by the Church of Global Warming Alarmism over the past 40 years has come true. We’ve passed so many “tipping points” that we’ll soon have to begin numbering them. Climategate exposed the manipulation of data, and plots to silence scientists that do not subscribe to alarmism. Warming has stalled at about 1998 levels.
Except for the peninsula, Antarctica is adding billions of tons of ice mass each year.
(I think the bears are saying: “I hope she walks this way.”)
But there is reason for alarm. Many scientists are predicting a decades long return to colder temperatures like those experienced during the Little Ice Age which ended about 1850. In the 1700s, crops froze in July and winter shipping ended on the Thames River in London because it froze over repeatedly. As late as 1814 it froze thick enough to support a winter fair, including an elephant. If, as many credible scientists are predicting, we return to a Little Ice Age, food supplies will be severely impacted, because in addition to CO2, plants like warmth. That’s why greenhouse operators warm the air and increase CO2 levels to triple current atmospheric levels.
The Alarmism industry has had a good run. Many “scientists” such as Michael Mann (pictured), the manufacturer of an infamous hockey stick graph which somehow completely missed the Little Ice Age, have built their careers on dodgy computer modelling based on ignoring or manipulating data. Al Gore got rich enough to build another house and travel by private jet. And as you could predict, politicians have found many new and exciting ways to extract money from the citizenry.
But reality eventually bites, and in the next few decades it may present itself as frostbite. Let’s smarten up and prepare for whatever nature sends our way. Because when it comes to climate, there is little we can do about it.
Prior to the last Alberta election in 2015 I wrote a blog called: Socialism Remembered. It was about the 1945 to 2005 economic and demographic trajectories of Socialist Saskatchewan, and Market Economy Alberta. It struck a nerve and was viewed on the iwuz.me blogsite and Facebook nearly 250,000 times. Social media works, but only if you LIKE, and SHARE.
We’ve now had 4 years to observe, and live with, an NDP government’s approach to social/cultural issues, and, to economic issues. Before the election, we need to think carefully about what it has meant for parents, and their children. Next blog…. Leftwing/Socialist Culture Observed.