Climate Change. I know a little bit about this subject. As a weather forecaster for over 40 years I have seen this phenomenon become a political football that has been deflated time and time again. Does the climate change? Sure. We know the climate has changed because we don’t have dinosaurs and wooly mammoths running about our backyards.
So, yes, the climate does change. But “Climate” should not be confused with “Weather.”. In the early 1900s Niagara Falls completely froze over, and it became a tourist attraction. But that was a weather anomaly, not climate. In my professional years I saw the doom predictions switch 180 degrees with each graduating class of climatologists. This started in the early ‘70s. First the pollutants in the air were going to keep the sun out and we were all going to freeze to death. It didn’t happen. Then the same atmospheric elements were going to trap the pollutants, the temperature would rise, and we would all burn to death. It didn’t happen.
So much for global warming and global cooling. How about a fact? Facts are interesting. They don’t change as the political winds shift. One fact is that the earth’s temperature has only risen one (1) degree in the last hundred years. The seas are not rising, the ice caps are not disappearing. The polar bears are not dying of heat exhaustion.
Then there was the “hole in the ozone layer.”: According to the climate alarmists, it was going to kill us. Then the ozone hole r closed. Later it was learned that the ozone layer opens and closes with some regularity. And it has no effect on our climate. Refrigerator gas and air condition gas and cow farts were going to kill us. It didn’t happen. But it caused a price increase in refrigerators and air conditioners. (and cheaper cows?).
Since global warming and global cooling didn’t cause enough hysteria the all-encompassing term “Climate Change” has been substituted for all weather anomalies. Remember, Climate Change and WEATEHER events should not be confused, but that doesn’t serve the alarmists’ agenda. So now when we have more (or less) tornadoes, or more (or less) hurricanes, or when Texas freezes over all these weather events are called climate change. When actually they are merely changeable weather conditions. Texas has frozen over before (my dad was born there) but they had reliable repower sources before instead of wind turbines that froze up and stopped producing electricity. Politics and the “Green New Deal” caused the Texas calamity, not the climate.
Why all these warnings of Death by Climate(in 40, 50, or 60 years)? The answer is twofold. The first is, as you suspected, is MONEY. Pseudo scientists are making tons of money by declaring impending doom. They receive millions of taxpayer dollars in grants to “Study” the climate. And their “predictions” are so far in the future that none of us now living will survive long enough to see if they are true or not. A good lesson can be learned[DB1] here. It is called, “Cover your ass.” The second reason is political. Politicians can get reelected by swearing to “legislate a change in the climate and save humanity.”
As a weather forecaster I saw many changes in the weather, but I never saw any change in the climate. The climate does change, we have had two ice ages that we know of since the world began, and we may have another. Who knows? Nobody. But the climate won’t change in our lifetime.. So don’t contribute your money to climate scams. And don’t fall for political BS. No mater how much pollution China and India pump into the air, you in the US are not going to die from Climate Change. Sleep well, my friend. God is in His heaven and all is right with the climate.