In 1988, the NY Times declared, “Global warming has begun.” Later, in 1995, this same NY Times predicted, “The majority of East Coast beaches could be gone by 2020.” Still earlier, in 1970, ecologist Kenneth Watt predicted global cooling that would lower the temperature by 20 degrees by 2020.
The false climate prophets like Al Gore and Kenneth Watt remind me of the story of The Blind Men and the Elephant. Six blind men examined an elephant from different points of access. Each developed a false idea of the shape of the elephant.
Another example of a false climate prophet. In 2000, climate scientist David Viner predicted snow was going to become almost extinct in England. What happened? On Feb. 27, 2018, the U.K. Express reported, “London has been hit by a wall of snow in a huge blizzard as the UK is rocked by bone-chilling temperatures, ice and wintry weather from the ‘Beast from the East’. The snow fell lightly at first but quickly picked up speed as forecasters warned the freezing Siberian winds gripping Britain could be the coldest the UK has faced in 27 years.”
For the day of my granddaughter’s wedding, the local weatherman forecast a hot 95 degrees but for the entire day, the outdoor temperature did not rise above the high 70s.
The earth is a very big planet. According to modern estimates, the surface area of the Earth is approximately 510 million square km (5.1 x 108 km2) or 196,900,000 square miles. Determining this was not only a matter of ascertaining Earth’s dimensions but also its proper shape. It is not a perfect sphere and the highest point on earth relative to the center of the earth is not Mount Everest but Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador. Chimborazo is 2,000 meters, 6,561 feet, farther from the center of the Earth than Everest.
Over the years, 1974 to 2017, my business was totally measurement and control systems. In order to accurately record the temperature of a stream of air, we measure and record the temperatures of each square foot. How long would it take to make 196,900,000 measurements at 30 seconds per measurement? One technician could complete the job in about 4,102,083 24-hour days, assuming he takes no time off.
The temperatures (plural) of the earth’s surface are not static. But dynamic, rising over 10 hours and falling over 14 hours each day. You can understand how satellite measurements are by no means definitive.
Any attempt to capture the instantaneous temperatures per square foot would produce an outcome similar to the story of the blind men and the elephant.
Regardless of global warming or global cooling, humans are able to adapt to climate changes. At the moment I write, the local temperature in my North Texas neighborhood is 85 oF at 1130 hours CST. But my neighbor is much cooler at his mountain retreat in Colorado.
There are 60 supervolcanoes around the world. The most dangerous is Yellowstone Park. The eruption of just one supervolcano can disrupt weather in either the northern or the southern hemisphere for several years.
A politician recently said in an interview that carbon dioxide is a pollutant. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a natural mineral and one component of the life-giving carbon cycle. What is the Carbon Cycle? The carbon cycle is nature’s way of recycling carbon atoms. Carbon is the foundation for all life on Earth.
The proof mankind does not cause climate change rests in the fact there is nothing mankind can do to alter the atmospheric gasses blamed for climate change.
How can you be prepared for climate change? Dress warmly in the winter and use sunscreen in the summer.