“I read it somewhere that the sun’s getting hotter every year,” said Tom genially. “It seems that pretty soon the earth’s going to fall into the sun—wait a minute—it’s just the opposite—the sun’s getting colder every year.”
Sound familiar? Something the “climate change” experts might have posted in the New England Journal of Science last month? The paragraph above is from page 118 of “The Great Gatsby” (my favorite novel of all time) and it was published in—wait for it…1925.
So the debate over whether we are going to live or die because of climate change has been going on for at least ninety-two (92) years. And thanks to God for inspiring the greatest novelist of the previous century, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, to include that revealing paragraph in his novel to give us some perspective.
I was a weather forecaster for forty-some years. Every six or seven years when another class of Ph.D.s in Climatology would graduate, I’d read in the scientific journals two scenarios about climate. It never failed. Invariably they alternated from one to the other. Because man was such a polluter of the atmosphere, the sun was going to be blocked out and we were going to freeze to death, OR, the pollutants were going to trap the sun’s heat in our air and we were going to burn to death. It became a joke around my office as my associates came and went. Let’s get serious. At best, we only have roughly 200 years of reasonably reliable records of the climate and the earth has been here for at least four billion years so forget the fossils and tree rings and all the other nonsense. We have to go on what we can assume are reasonable data.
The furor over “climate change” has only become a factor in the last decade, and there is a reason for that which is as old as man. GREED. First it was Global Warming, remember? According to Al Gore, who made millions off a phony “hockey stick” graph of rising temperatures, by now the ice caps would be gone and New York, Miami, and California would be under the ocean. Forget my bias, that losing those three municipalities would be no great loss, the fact is that the earth’s temperature has only risen ONE degree in the last TWENTY years. So the global warmists had to quickly change to “Climate Change.” And their predictions that we are such polluters that we are all going to die in fifty years are worth less than the price of the computer I write this on. I will make a fifty year prediction! In fifty years people will have three eyes and nine feet. My prediction is as good as theirs because you and I won’t be here and those who will be are too young now to remember.
The climate is always changing and, hopefully, always will. The reason it is profitable now to predict those changes is that four (4) BILLION dollars are out there for grabs in grants to “study” the climate. Give me a chunk of 4 billion and I will give you anything you want.
It is the zenith of arrogance for anyone to claim that anything MAN may do will change the climate. Consider this: The Atmosphere is like an elephant. The worst that man can do to it, and this is if every nation on earth poured the worst pollutants imaginable into it would be like sticking a pin in the elephant. Only God can change the climate, so leave him alone. He knows what He’s doing.