Thursday, 14 October 2010

Climate Change - What's it all about?

If I am honest, I am fascinated by the whole climate change business. I can call it a business because believe me that is what it is, a business, it makes billions of dollars every year to its workforce. That workforce consists of scientists, Politian’s, environmentalists, green companies. Every day, I like to read, news now website, and keep up to date with the latest BS. Climate Change causes flooding, Climate Change causes droughts, Climate Change causes pigmies to turn blue, Climate Change made my auntie turn into an alien. You hear everything blamed on Climate Change, cows farting too much causes Climate Change, you can nearly find any radical theory and fit it in nicely with Climate Change.

What I find amusing and one of the reasons I am a sceptic when it comes to Climate Change at least the one they preach, because let’s face it the climate changes always, and always has, we can’t do anything about that. The thing I find most amusing is the sensationalist, tabloid headline way they report it, as if the world was going to end tomorrow. Now as I have said before, I am pretty sure the world is warming, it has definitely warmed since the mid 17th Century, and I am sure a tiny miniscule part of it is down to man. What I don’t believe is that we are the main cause or even near to being the main cause.

There are times when I read stories on the internet about climate change that I despair with, as I have said before it gets a bit confusing, some say it is extremely hot at the moment, the hottest this or that. I hear others saying the climate has not changed in the last ten years. Why is the mean temperature of the whole planet important and how do they measure it? No one ever tells us that, all I hear is doom and gloom and not why they feel it is doom and gloom. They say its CO2 and greenhouse gases, yet unless you have had your head stuck in the sand, you must know that CO2 is not the main greenhouse gas, by a long stroke. They say it’s because we pump out tonnes of CO2, yet we are nowhere near the largest contributor of the gas. I’ve never heard of something that is not the main contributor of a situation being blamed for the cause. If mans CO2 was a sprinter, and CO2 was a race, where the Olympics is the main one, then it would be a local track event and you would come third. So why do they say continuously; you are the greatest sprinter. I hope that makes sense, the whole concept of blame seems mixed up to me.

So why am I writing the today, well whilst reading news now, I have read an article about a letter written by Harold Lewis, an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was also a member of the APS, (American Physical Society) until he resigned over their views on Man-Made Climate Change. He was also a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), which means he is someone who knows what he is talking about.

In the letter he calls Man Made Climate Change a scam, just a big cash cow that has corrupted many scientists around the world. He mentions Climategate and the way it has been handled, the fact it has been brushed under the carpet, as if it is not worthy of mention. He talks about the trillions of dollars driving it and the main cause of why the lunacy continues. He has taken a big risk because in this day and age, being a climate sceptic can be bad for your health, especially if the extremists have their way.

I hope this is the beginning of a more sensible attitude towards what is happening around climate change. I hope we start to see sense instead of desperate fear mongering, as it serves no purpose other than the purpose of making money. I hope in a few years time we can look back on the whole debacle and say thank goodness we got past that one, and were able to move forward. I hope we do it before we do something incredibly stupid; then again we are better at doing incredibly stupid things because it makes more money, than doing the right thing.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you can say the same about your own inner climate change!!