As some are aware, I do not accept the whole catastrophic climate change hypothesis.
Back in the 1970′s there was a theory that there was a global cooling trend coming, based on current models. We were hearing some scary stories of an upcoming ice age occurring that would freeze all except the equatorial regions. We were told that we were well and truly screwed and that the glaciers would be marching and there was nothing that we could do to stop it.
Then in the 1980′s, we were told that the climatologists were wrong and that our recent model predicted a global warming trend that that we would be well and truly screwed and civilization would be forced to move to the polar regions and that our ice caps would melt and blah blah blah…
For some reason, the current trendy climatologists are changing their song again and are saying that there is neither a global warming trend nor a global cooling change but that we are facing a catastrophic climate change.
You have got to be kidding me!
It seems to me that some of the climatologists can’t decide if the planet is cooler or warming and the current option that it is doing BOTH.
Of course, I do not accept any of this.
The first reason is that this is based upon MODELS. And anyone with a knowledge of science, like, for example, Mathematics, understands that all models are wrong. In order to construct a 100% accurate “model” of the climate, we would absolutely need to look at every minutia, every temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, EVERYTHING on such a scale that we cannot possibly read, because if we were recording these readings at, say, every cubic inch, then we would be missing the whole picture because something that happen in a tenth of an inch would throw off our readings, and according to chaos theory [and I am one of the few people who is using the term Chaos Theory accurately] in a very sort period of time, our models would be off.
I doesn’t matter how closely we look at the climate a tenth of an inch, a hundredth of an inch, a really super fucking small increment. something IS going to happen that we will not account for and cannot possibly account for.
Hell, the weather is almost always wrong. Just take a look at the weather forecast over the next 10-days, or even 5-days. Those people who are bored enough to pay attention to the weather are generally not aware that the 5-day forecast is sometimes very different from what it was five days ago. Really, the weather can SOMETIMES tell us what is happening later on today, but beyond one or two days, the climatologists are generally wrong.
Those who know what a Lorenz System is know that the weather is so chaotic that it is nearly impossible to predict the weather.
But yet, some, but certainly not all, climatologists are attempting to persuade us that even though we cannot predict the weather accurately over the next two days are telling us that have any idea of what is happening over the next one thousand years. Really?
Secondly, our models are just fudging data. Are these climatologists taking into the effect of the world’s oceans yet? About ten years ago, our best models were flat out IGNORING the effect of the oceans worlds on their climate models.
What about the effect of the sun, you know, that big assed fiery ball on one of the foci of the solar system? In what way do we account for the damn sun? As inaccurate that is inherent in the global climate, I assure you that the chaos in the weather forecast is even MORE chaotic with respect to the sun. And I assure you, that the effect of the global climate is greater with respect to the sun than any other factor in the solar system.
Thirdly, the global climate is all about change. It is all driven by the fact that the Earth is spinning. The wind blows because, in part, because we spin. The climate changes because we spin. The climate ALWAYS changes because we spin. Thus, the weather and the climate IS. ALWAYS. CHANGING. And if and when the climate changes over time, it will happen so slowly that we will be EXTINCT before it affects us.
As an aside, let us consider the icecaps melting. Let us look at a ice-cube in a glass of water, when the ice has melted, the ice become water, but the water does not increase its depth. This is because when water freezes, it becomes less dense, thus floats. When the ice-cubes melt, it displaces the exact amount as the water that had frozen previously. So, if we imagine the icecaps melting, it would not displace any additional water.
An, actually, a frozen landmass would, MAYBE, increase the oceans about two or three inches, probably less, though.
And these are the reasons I really do not support the global climate change fantasy. Until and unless these climatologists give me some good, firm evidence to support that there is any threat due to global climate change, I generally ignore it.