Science Says You Can’t Stop Climate Change

Science Says You Can't Stop Climate Change

Google “How many ice ages have there been?

According to science, there have been at least five ice ages1. Ice ages are separated by what science calls interglacials. We are currently in an interglacial that started roughly 11,700 years ago2.

To give you an idea of what this looks like, Jesus walked the Earth roughly 2,000 years ago. Picture the state of the human race at that time: no lights, no boats, no motor cars–not a single luxury. Seriously. No manufacturing. No plastic. The population of the entire world at the time is estimated to be around 300 million people.

Yet, somehow, environmentalists want us to believe that man has caused the current global warming interglacial that started 9,700 years before the population boom of Jesus’s time.

Wikipedia makes this very interesting statement regarding Earth’s climate (emphasis added):

There have been at least five major ice ages in the Earth’s history (the Huronian, Cryogenian, Andean-Saharan, Karoo Ice Age, and the current Quaternary Ice Age). Outside these ages, the Earth seems to have been ice free even in high latitudes3.

Let that sink in. Ice is not normal. The polar caps? Not normal. According to the Utah Geological Survey:

yes, we live in an ice age!4

That’s quite a bit different that what environmentalists and the liberal media would have you believe.

Climate change has been going on for billions of years, again according to science. So I have to ask, what do people expect in the modern world? Do they think that climate changed stopped somewhere along the way? Is man so egotistical that he thinks climate change stopped when he arrived on the scene?

Here’s another question? What is the goal of stopping climate change? What exactly will that look like? How will you know when you’ve succeeded? Will climate change actually stop? No matter how hard I try, I can’t picture mankind actually stopping something that has been going on, naturally, for billions of years. It seems to me that the only way to actually stop climate change would be to stop the Earth from rotating on it’s axis, and stop it from circling the sun.

So, what do we do? The goal needs to be to adapt, not stop it. You’re fighting a battle you can’t win. Ever. It’s a waste of time, and an even bigger waste of money, not to mention the damage it does to the poor. They can’t afford the insanity, and they shouldn’t have to pay the burden that activists place on them.

If activists want to be ignorant of what science says, fine, but don’t subject the rest of us to your insane goals.

  1. Ice Age”. Wikipedia. Web. Accessed: 15 Feb 2019. 

  2. Interglacial”. Wikipedia. Web. Accessed: 15 Feb 2019. 

  3. Ice Age”. Wikipedia. Web. Accessed: 15 Feb 2019. 

  4. Eldredge, Sandy and Biek, Bob. Ice Ages – What are they and what causes them?. “Utah Geological Survey”. Web. Survey Notes, v. 42 no. 3, September 2010. Accessed: 29 Dec 2016. 

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Why don’t conservatives care about climate change and the future?

35 Questions

This is part 10 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for here, and here.

10a. Why don’t conservatives seem to give a damn about climate change?

10b. Why are conservatives so into climate denial when their future is also at stake?

There seem to be a few different reasons that people deny climate change. John Hawkins summed it up nicely:

“Put simply, we’re dubious of the evidence that says it’s occurring and believe much of it is driven by government grants, as opposed to real science. Moreover, many of the plans to fix it seem incredibly expensive, inconvenient or unworkable. Personally, I think we should certainly keep investigating global warming, but it would take much stronger scientific evidence to convince me that it was a problem we need to make major changes to address.”

I agree with him completely, but I have more to add regarding my personal view.

Science says that there have been at least five major ice ages1. The basic assumption is that in order for an ice age to occur, significant global cooling has to take place. In order to separate them, significant global warming has to take place.

Science also says that humans didn’t show up until the end of the last ice age and the earth has been on a warming trend ever since.

What can we learn based on these two pieces of scientific evidence?

First, we can say that the climate has been changing for millions of years and there’s no evidence that it has stopped.

Second, there were no humans around for the first four periods of global warming, therefore, they were not man made. I suspect that if you figure out what caused the first three, you’ll figure out what’s causing this one. Hint: it isn’t man. I’m not saying we haven’t contributed; I’m just saying we didn’t cause it.

Third, since we didn’t cause it, we aren’t going to stop it. Whatever process God put in place is going to keep going this time, just like it did the first four times. There’s no sense in putting trillions of dollars into programs that are only going to succeed in destroying economies, and hurting the poor. Ever hear of Green Energy Poverty?

This conservative thinks it would be much cheaper and more fruitful to work towards adaptation instead. I know, I know. You’re worried about how climate change is going to affect future generations of polar bears. I have an answer for that, too. It’s called a zoo.

  1. Eldredge, Sandy and Biek, Bob (2010). Ice Ages – What Are They And What Causes Them?. Survey Notes, vol. 42, no. 3. September 2010. Utah Geological Survey. Accessed: 29 Dec 2016. 

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Climate Being Harmed By Biofuels

Uh, oh. It looks as if climate alarmists are actually making things worse.

I’ve questioned the intelligence of fighting climate change (not climate change itself), and propose we adapt to it instead. I think it would be cheaper and more effective for mankind in general. Warming and cooling are part of the Earth’s natural cycles1; I don’t believe man caused it, and I don’t believe man can stop it.

I do, however, believe we can make things worse, and apparently, according to a new study, we can:

“Policymakers should reconsider their support for biofuels. This issue has been debated for many years. What’s new here is that hard data, straight from America’s croplands, now confirm the worst fears about the harm that biofuels do to the planet2.”

  1. Eldredge, Sandy and Biek, Bob (2010). Ice Ages – What Are They And What Causes Them?. Survey Notes, vol. 42, no. 3. September 2010. Utah Geological Survey. Accessed: 29 Dec 2016. 
  2. Erickson, Jim (2016). Study: Biofuels increase, rather than decrease, heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. University of Michigan News. Accessed: 6 Dec 2016. 

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