The Climate Change Debate

I have no expertise or knowledge on this subject, so I will leave it to another person who also has little idea what to do in response to climate change concerns to illustrate the problems. If nothing else this short video clip will make you think.

 

Please turn the lights out before going to bed and pulling the duvet over your head.

Just think on this, the timescale over which we have been measuring changes to the climate are so tiny in comparison with the supposed age of the earth that any data we have is the piffling equivalent of a water molecule to an ocean. But even from human history we know that if the River Thames was so heavily frozen over that Londoners could have a fair on its surface, then we have already lived through a period which today would have thrown climatologists into a frenzy, and the religious  into sackcloth and ashes: the end is nigh!

But between 1309 and 1814, the Thames froze at least 23 times and on five of these occasions -1683-4, 1716, 1739-40, 1789 and 1814, the ice was thick enough to hold a fair. Two hundred years ago Londoners stood on the Thames eating gingerbread and sipping gin. The party on the frozen river had begun on 1 February and would carry on for another four days. The ice was so thick it was able to support printing presses churning out leaflet souvenirs, oxen were roasted on roaring fires, dances were enjoyed and an elephant was marched across the river alongside Blackfriars Bridge.

All the following info regarding temperatures is from the website WUWT: Watts Up With That? Quotes are between italics. The graphic below shows the peaks and troughs in temperature charts over the last 2000 years. The peaks in temperatures were not only higher a thousand years ago but the entire millennia was warmer than ours.

‘A 2012 paper, looking back at the climate of the past two thousand years was published in the journal “Climate of the Past,” The title of the paper is, “The extra-tropical Northern Hemisphere temperature in the last two millennia: reconstructions of low-frequency variability,” by B Christiansen of the Danish Meteorological Institute and F C Ljungqvist of Stockholm University.

Now another paper, by Esper et al published in the Journal of Global and Planetary Change, shows that not only were the summers of the  MWP equal or greater than our current warmth, but that the summers of the Roman Warm Period of 2000 years ago were significantly warmer than today.’

As our predictions regarding climate change are probably inaccurate; and nothing serious will be done anyway, and because radical action would cause political uproar and rioting then it may be best to just hunker down and wait for whatever is coming. As a Christian I believe we are close to the anticipated end of one era and the beginning of another. Having said that there is good reason to think this will have little or nothing to do with climate change issues. Below is a more reasoned and serious rebuttal of climate change with all its shrill, panicky knee jerk responses.

From the two sources below you will hear that there is good reason to believe the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, is responsible not for global disasters but for greening the planet. Something of enormous benefit to the poor worldwide. Just listen, and if you are not a climate change ideologue you find yourself changing position.

 

Here is the gentle genius Freeman Dyson being interviewed on the subject. He’s on the faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study, where as a young physicist he hobnobbed with Albert Einstein. When Julian Schwinger, Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Richard Feynman shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics for quantum electrodynamics, Dyson was widely acknowledged to be almost equally deserving — but the Nobel Committee only gives out three prizes for a given discovery.

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