POLITICIANS SAY THEY CAN CHANGE THE WEATHER
ARE YOU A BELIEVER?
The purpose of this article is to explain why “Climate Change” is a threat to human existence on earth and what rational people in the world can do about it.
Climate Change is a change in global or regional climate patterns. According to NASA,1 the Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. For example, in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance (cooling) and retreat (warming), with the end of the last major ice age occurring about 11,000 years ago.2
The effects of changes in global or regional climate patterns can be very significant. For example, the Sahara is a desert located on the African continent. It is the largest hot desert in the entire world today. Its area is comparable to the total land mass of China or the United States.3 At the end of the last ice age, it was a desert.
However, after the last ice age the Sahara Desert became lush and populated with people that established settlements around rain pools, green valleys, and rivers. According to the Journal of Science, around 10,500 years ago, a sudden burst of monsoon rains over the vast desert lasting a few hundred years transformed the region into habitable land for more than 5,000 years. This opened the door for humans to migrate into the area, as evidenced by radiocarbon dates of human and animal remains from more than 150 excavation sites. After many millennia, the rains ended and the Sahara returned to desert conditions which coincides with major population migrations into the Nile Valley and the formation of pharaonic society.4
These changes in climate to the Sahara and throughout history are attributed to very small variations in the Earth’s orbit that changed the amount of solar energy our planet receives. In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, geologists examining ocean sediment cores have discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of Earth’s orbital cycle to changes in the Earth’s climate.5
Now that we know how solar energy can dramatically alter the climate of massive regions on the globe by turning the Sahara into gardens and back again into a desert over thousands of years, let’s turn our attention to the other factors that can influence the earth’s ability to retain the solar energy it receives from the sun.
CO2 is a colorless gas that consists of a carbon atom bonded to two oxygen atoms. CO2 occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere and has many natural sources. Because carbon dioxide is soluble in water, it occurs naturally in groundwater, rivers and lakes, ice caps, glaciers and seawater. It is also present in deposits of petroleum and natural gas.6
CO2 gives life. One of the first things taught in biology class is that animals breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2, while plants take in CO2 and release oxygen.
In a process called “photosynthesis,” plants use the energy in sunlight to convert CO2 and water into sugar and oxygen. The plants use the sugar for food – food that we use, too, when we eat plants or animals that have eaten plants – and they release the oxygen into the atmosphere. If it were not for plants, we would have no oxygen in our air.7
About 99% of the earth’s atmosphere consists of nitrogen and oxygen and the remaining 1% contains several trace gases, including Carbon dioxide (CO2), whose current concentration represents just 0.0412% of the atmosphere, or 412 molecules out of every million which is 412 parts per million – or as scientists say, 412 ppm.8
In other words, about 99.96 percent of today’s atmosphere is not CO2.
From a historical perspective, an atmospheric CO2 concentration of 412 ppm is almost scraping the bottom of the barrel. Over the Earth’s history, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have ranged from 182 ppm to 7000 ppm. On that scale we are in fact today barely above the Earth’s record lows.9
To fully understand the CO2 level and its impact on human life, consider that at the end of the last ice age, CO2 fell to 182 ppm (compared to 412 ppm today) which is thought to be the lowest in the Earth’s history. If CO2 drops below 150 ppm, most terrestrial plant life cannot exist.10
Carbon Dioxide Level Impacts on Human Life
350-1,000 ppm: typical level found in occupied spaces with good air exchange
1,000-2,000 ppm: level associated with complaints of drowsiness and poor air
2,000-5,000 ppm: level associated with headaches, sleepiness, and stagnant, stale, stuffy air; poor concentration, loss of attention, increased heart rate and slight nausea may also be present.
>5,000 ppm: This indicates unusual air conditions where high levels of other gases also could be present. Toxicity or oxygen deprivation could occur. This is the permissible exposure limit for daily workplace exposures.
>40,000 ppm: This level is immediately harmful due to oxygen deprivation.
At the other end of the spectrum, CO2 levels of 412 to 1,000 ppm are typically found in occupied spaces (homes) with good air exchange, and levels up to 5000 ppm is the permissible daily workplace exposure limit in most jurisdictions. Exposure to CO2 levels above 40,000 ppm can lead to serious oxygen deprivation resulting in permanent brain damage, coma, even death.11
CO2 and other gases may also influence the earth’s ability to retain the solar energy it receives. The mechanism by which carbon dioxide traps heat in the atmosphere is commonly referred to as the “Greenhouse Effect.” Stated very simply, this theory says CO2 is nearly transparent to the solar radiation emitted from the sun, but partially opaque to the thermal radiation emitted by the earth. As such, it allows incoming solar radiation from the sun to pass through it and warm the earth’s surface. The earth’s surface, in turn, emits a portion of this energy upwards toward space as thermal radiation. Some of this thermal radiation is absorbed and re-radiated by the atmosphere’s CO2 molecules or other gases back toward earth’s surface, providing an additional source of heat energy that causes temperatures to rise. Without CO2 in the air, all plant life would die and the Earth’s average temperature would be about 94°F cooler than it is today.12
Without CO2, the entire United States and the rest of the globe could be thrust into an ice age from which there may be no return.
Now, there is very little substantive dispute among scientists and earth practitioners that the current use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gasoline releases large amounts CO2 into the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. This recent “human-made” phenomenon of fossil fuel use has increased significantly in the last 100 years due to global population growth, industrialization and war. While many of the effects have been mitigated by regulations, the recent uptick in global CO2 has been significant.
Global climate activists fueled by some politicians insist that “human-made” fossil fuel use will end civilization in this century or the next if draconian measures are not taken to curb fossil fuel use in the United States and around the world. “Green New Deal” legislation is showing up in federal and state legislatures around the globe to enact a variety of measures intended to curb CO2 emissions created by humans (and in some cases livestock). These proposals are far reaching and do contain some commonsense solutions, such as helping communities affected by Climate Change, upgrading existing infrastructure to withstand extreme weather and investing in renewable power sources.13
Critics of plans like the “Green New Deal” tend to overlook the commonsense solutions and highlight the more radical aspects of some of the proposals that they feel are unimplementable. As a result, the issue of Climate Change has become a political football that, like most things politicians touch, turns to shit.
And that is precisely the issue. On the one hand, there is universal scientific agreement that “Climate Change” is inevitable. Remember the Sahara Desert example above? It is a fact that the climate of this planet is changing just like it has done since the beginning of time.
On the other hand, global climate activists believe that the increases in CO2 from “human-made” fossil fuel use is rapidly accelerating the Earth’s decline. These activists along with their politicians portend that higher levels of CO2 caused by “human-made” fossil fuel use is the primary cause of ice caps melting, sea levels rising, forest fires and intense storms.
This is where their argument breaks down. First of all, let’s look at this logically. Do you believe that the earth is so fragile that humans can do to the climate – in just a few years – what science tells us takes nature hundreds of thousands of years to do?
Climate activists and politicians are acting out a scene from a science fiction movie where pollution loving mad scientists are threatening to destroy the world with weather-changing machines that emit CO2 into the atmosphere. And unless all the people on the planet relinquish their rights, end capitalism and turn over all their treasure as ransom, we are all going to die.
This is known as the “Climate Change Hoax” and its purpose is to create mass hysteria leading to “Mob Rule” and global government.
Mob Rule is defined as the control of a political situation by those outside the conventional or lawful realm, typically involving violence and intimidation.
Look around. See what they say, see what they do. Do I really need to say anymore?
In fact, if you were to plot average global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the past 550 millennia (thousands of years), derivable from glacier ice cores and marine sediments, you would see that approximately 540 million years ago, carbon dioxide in the air peaked at almost 7,000 parts per million – more than 17 times today’s level. Yet even at that high level, average temperatures at the time were only about 22°C (71.6°F). Rather than being detrimental to life, this peak in atmospheric CO2 coincided with the greatest eruption of life the Earth has ever experienced: the Cambrian Explosion.14 During this time, almost all the modern plant and animal phyla we know today arose. Since then, CO2 concentrations have followed almost a straight line downwards. Our current increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are only a very short-term, unobservable blip on this very long-term record.15
The key to addressing Climate Change – which is inevitable, is for Americans to educate themselves on the causes we don’t control – Earth’s orbit, and let innovation through capitalism create demand for solutions to the problems we do control – fossil fuel use.
As you can see, the Climate Change problem is not binary. It doesn’t have to be a choice between the extreme point of view that the world will end by 2030 if we don’t abandon capitalism, or believing that Climate Change doesn’t exist. There is a rational middle ground.
To wrap this up, here are four actions to consider that the United States could take to address the coming climate problem. This article has explained why the climate is going to change and that human fossil fuel use is adding CO2 which can increase temperatures. Whether you believe “human-made” fossil fuel use is accelerating the Earth’s decline or not – we should be able to agree – based on science and history – that the Climate Change phenomenon is real, and that if we don’t begin to address it at some point – Climate Change will cause massive migrations by future generations of humans, and possibly cause the total extinction of our species from the face of the earth.
We Need Commonsense Solutions
The four actions that Americans can take to combat Climate Change are:
Ignore Washington DC Politicians – “We The People” in the United States are 28.7 trillion dollars in debt and that debt is growing exponentially by the second. Twenty U.S. veterans commit suicide each day. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are going bankrupt, healthcare costs are skyrocketing, infrastructure is crumbling, and we have a border crisis, and homelessness & crime that are devouring our cities. If the politicians can’t work together to fix these comparatively simple problems, how in the hell are they going to change the weather?
De-politicize Climate Change Education – By focusing almost exclusively on the impacts of “human-made” fossil fuels on the environment in school curriculums and not the orbital or other terrestrial causes of Climate Change, the United States has created an entire generation of citizens who are not fully informed. It’s like teaching only creationism or evolution and not both. The result is imbalance, which causes irrational fear and emotion to drive decisions instead of commonsense. When it comes to the existence of life on Earth, humans need to feed our minds with the full picture of thought – and stop acting like a mob! We need balance and reason in Climate Change education, not the endless propaganda and fear we see in the media today.
Stimulate Free-Market Demand for Climate Survivability – We subsidize trains, we subsidize planes, and we subsidize corporations… why not subsidize the continued existence of people? Each year the United States appropriates “Emergency Aid Bills” to help communities devastated by that day’s catastrophic event, but we do nothing to prevent them from happening. For what the U.S. spends on emergencies each year, it could begin making incremental investments by matching the disaster aid amounts in order to upgrade existing infrastructure in areas known to be at risk to Climate Change so those communities can withstand extreme weather.
Become a multi-planetary species – We live in a very complex universe that is constantly changing and humans have all been blessed by God with incredible minds and technology. The global threats that humans have created – terrorism and nuclear apocalypse, barely scratches the surface of what nature can do to us. One day, whether it’s Climate Change, a large meteor strike, a massive shift in the Earth’s orbit, or even a solar anomaly – our days on this planet are probably numbered. Elon Musk captured the essence of this best when he said,
“I think there is a strong humanitarian argument for making life multi-planetary, in order to safeguard the existence of humanity in the event that something catastrophic were to happen, in which case being poor or having a disease would be irrelevant, because humanity would be extinct. It would be like, ‘Good news, the problems of poverty and disease have been solved, but the bad news is there aren’t any humans left.’16”
The primary role of government in Climate Change should be to ensure that its citizens have access to the information and shared resources needed to safely mitigate the impacts of changes to the weather, and help society replenish itself after significant weather events.
If we can all agree that Climate Change is real and ultimately poses a threat to humanity – which it does, then I think we can begin to take the rational steps needed as humans in a civilized society to ensure the continued survivability of the human race and its freedom for all time.17
After all, do you really believe politicians can change the weather?
The below fake news article represents how the climate change issue is viewed by many Americans because politicians claim they can control the weather. Not everyone believes they can, and that is not unreasonable.
BREAKING NEWS – CLIMATE CHANGE MEETINGS HELD TODAY
“A gathering of the Climate Mob was held in more than 1,000 locations in the United States today to protest the fast approaching end of the world. Climate Mob fanaticism is a religious cult perfected by the freaks in the Democrat party in the early 21st century to infiltrate and sabotage the US government.
Irrational fear and belief in an imminent climate catastrophe has steadily gained popularity in the US among the mainstream media elite and college students who expect to have $1.5 Trillion in student loan debt paid off by taxpayers in exchange for supporting the radical Climate Mob agenda.
Followers of the Climate Mob are conditioned by their Democrat party handlers to have Pavlovian responses to media reports that act as ‘triggers’ to invoke specific group clinical psychotic behavior. For example, participants at today’s Climate Mob gatherings are being conditioned to demand total government control over every aspect of human life including birth, health, nutrition and the right to own firearms for personal protection. There is nothing sane about demanding that the government control all of human life under Climate Mob rule.
The capability to use mind control to cause psychotic behavior on a large scale is also being perfected by social media companies under the tutelage of the Democrat party for the 2020 election. By any measure of sanity, the Climate Mob is nothing more than a collection of malcontents and losers that have lost their minds to a political party. As a result, today’s gatherings of the Climate Mob represent the largest national organized event for the clinically insane since the 2016 Democrat national convention and the greatest threat to freedom in America since the Civil War.”
About the author – I am not an earth scientist. I am an educated and informed American citizen that is fed-up with the propaganda of special interest groups, academics, corrupt corporate media and politicians who are taking advantage of some citizens by using extreme threats of imminent catastrophic climate destruction to gain power and total control over our lives at a time when we should be solving the immediate problems that threaten our safety and quality of life on this planet. Community ecosystems in the United States can become environmentally secure. I believe they can.
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- Source “Climate Change: How Do We Know?”
- According to some research, at least five of the seven climate cycles were major ice ages.
- Source: Wikipedia
- Source: “Sahara Desert Was Once Lush and Populated“
- Source: “Geologist connects regular changes of Earth’s orbital cycle to changes in climate”
- Source: Wikipedia
- Source: “Plants need CO2 to live”
- Source: “Climate Science Investigations”
- Source: “Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations At 400 PPM Are Still Dangerously Low For Life On Earth”
- Source: Wrightstone, Gregory. INCONVENIENT FACTS: The science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know . Mill City Press. Kindle Edition.
- Sources: “Carbon Dioxide Detection and Indoor Air Quality Control” and “What are safe levels of CO2?”
- Source: “CO2 Science” and “Heat-Trapping Effects of CO2 Measured in Nature for First Time”
- Source: “The Green New Deal Explained”
- See Cambrian explosion
- Source: “CO2 Levels In Air Dangerously Low for Life on Earth”
- Source: “In Order to Ensure Our Survival, We Must Become a Multi-Planetary Species“
- If any source in this article is inadvertently omitted or incorrect, please contact me so that I may issue a correction.