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The climate changes, but is it all our fault?

Mike Fullilove
Mike Fullilove amccoy@sunherald.com

No one wants to destroy the planet. It makes everyone feel good if they think they are part of “saving” the planet. The climate change alarmists play on these human feelings to get people to believe man caused climate change.

The alarmists weave false narratives about dying polar bears, melting icecaps and cataclysmic sea levels sometime in the future to get the public onboard. When was the last time you saw a climate scientist on TV or read of one in a newspaper who had alternative explanations on climate issues? Never? Why does the national media seem to present only one side of such an important argument?

Climate scientists, like the ones who produced the draft of this year’s National Climate Assessment, believe human activity is the problem so that is what they look for in collecting data. They conveniently ignore the many other natural factors involved in climate and weather. For a reasoned alternative view, go online and search: Roy Spencer, former NASA climate scientist in Huntsville, Alabama.

The government’s draft of this year’s National Climate Assessment report released last week said, “Humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has occurred since the start of the 20th century” and that “the average temperature has increased 1.8 degrees F, part of a long-term warming trend that is ‘unambiguous’ and that there is no convincing alternative explanation that anything other than humans are to blame.”

Bummer! 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over 115+ years — are they sure? I always try to tell myself, these are the same people who can’t tell us for sure what the temperature will be two days hence, but now want us to stop everything and change our lifestyle because they “think” the temperature may rise another degree by the end of the 21st century.

I will be labeled a “denier” and worse but I’m actually a realist. Yes, we humans are certainly a part, and our industrialization of the planet and the use of fossil fuels, which incredibly just happened to be here for our discovery and use, is a factor, but there is much more. This planet absorbs most human activity — naturally, and CO2 is not a pollutant but powers vegetation the world over. Think food.

The climate alarmists primarily rely on computer models into which they feed data. Does that sound like a “rigged” system? What if their data is a little off, or worse, purposefully false? “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — alarmists’ preferred source for the scientific understanding of climate change — has become a ministry of propaganda,” says Vijay Jayaraj, research associate for Developing Countries for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.

“The ultimate demise of the climate alarmist movement will be at the hands of science. Global temperature datasets from the past 20 years have proved that the models used by the IPCC are unreliable and faulty,” according to Jayaraj. “Having worked with the academic research community, I find it very disturbing that political motives have disrupted the well-tested tradition of empirical, evidence-based science.”

Global Climate Change has always been about money, power and control. This environmental movement is anti-capitalist and anti-fossil fuels — the energy sources that power the entire planet and that are the only hope of combating poverty in developing nations around the world.

The subject is most worthy of discussion, but invite everyone to the table.

Mike Fullilove of Long Beach writes about local, state and national issues from a conservative perspective.