The recent death of John Coleman, creator of the Weather Channel and the Good Morning America weathercaster, is good news for those myopic, zombie, global warming/global climate change folks or whatever the new name for the weather change is now.
Mr. Coleman, who said he wasn’t a denier, but a skeptic (as am I), never believed in the manufactured hysteria of global warming/climate change. Who knows, the weather changes every day, so there must be a reason, so like Chicken Little, they scurry around and instead of saying “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” say it is pollution, CO2 emissions (gas emissions, cow farts, and any other form of emissions they want to lump in), warming seas, melting ice, rising seas, higher temperatures, lower temperatures, more rain, less rain, more snow, less snow, etc., etc. – you get the picture.
Anything and everything is blamed since the beginning of the Modern Age (approximately 1880 to present day).
I love nice weather – who doesn’t? When a storm is brewing out West and is approaching West Michigan, I don’t blame cow farts or any of that nonsense, I blame the changing weather that is controlled by solar energy, jet streams, wind, moisture in the air, and warm/cold fronts. It has been that way for centuries and continues today.
And being an insignificant person I am (as we all are), I believe the good Lord created this ball we live on called Earth and He created the weather to give us what we need to survive; my little mind cannot fathom how He created it, nor what He was thinking when He did. I just live according to His will. If you believe otherwise, that is your right to do so.
According to the big Kahuna of Environmental Change – Al Gore – he predicted rising seas, melting icecaps, high temperatures, and more storms. The years since he predicted all this mayhem have been relatively stable on average. The seas haven’t risen to any predicted height he cited, the icecaps have expanded and receded, just like usual, and the higher average temperatures have leveled and are stable and have been slightly cooling the last 17 years. Some scientists are actually talking about the possibility of a Mini-Ice Age in the future. Al is not happy, all his predictions are baloney.
If you’ve ever read about ancient history and beyond, supposedly before man’s appearance on earth, there has been more extreme weather than what we’ve ever experienced in our little speck of time on earth. Everything has been more extreme in the past; colder and higher temperatures, more and less carbon dioxide, more and less ice, higher and lower sea levels.
The earth is a living thing, just as your body changes over time. The scientists and climatologists have been at loggerheads about why and how the changes occur. The 97% “consensus” statement is bogus. There is no consensus in science, there is hard fact and proven or unproven theory.
Do I think man’s existence on earth and the last 150 years of fossil fuel use has affected the atmosphere? Of course I do, but not to the extreme some have stated. Have we made strides and improvements to lessen our impact on earth and the environment – yes, especially in the United States. The greatest republic on the face of the earth is the leader in cleaning up and reducing pollution and manufacturing is the “greenest” it has ever been.
I know people living in China who complain they cannot walk outside without goggles and a breathing mask, the air is so full of pollution. Some days it is less, some days more. But whenever the United States enters into an agreement, do you notice the third world countries and China, Russia, and India always have to conform to the restrictions much later than us and Europe?
We as a country have taken it upon ourselves to clean up the environment. Remember the Kalamazoo River with all the paper mills dumping into it – you could smell the river way before you viewed it. The people living along the river were “nose blind” – and it was a stinking mess – much like rotten eggs. Look at the river today – a success story of revitalizing the watershed and waterway.
Whenever politicians and scientists decide to collude, it usually does not bode well for the taxpayers. The two groups must remain neutral and give advice but not be joined at the hip in political shenanigans. And any time politicians cry “the sky is falling,” consider the source. If it’s Al Gore, turn off the TV or radio – you don’t need the fake news from a failed politician and hysterical prognosticator.
The rotting of America from within continues…