At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I am still not convinced that man is causing climate change.
Below is a graph from longrangeweather.com and below that, another graph from
Over the past 750,000 years of Earth's history, Ice Ages have occurred at regular intervals, of approximately 100,000 years each. Courtesy of Illinois State Museum
These are both very interesting.
The top one shows that the day to day temperature (a thousand years or two is really only few days in the time scale of the existence of weather as we know it on Earth) is influenced by all kinds of things, from volcanic eruptions to solar activity.
This has been going on since Earth existed.
The climate changed so dramatically 74,000 years ago, because of a huge eruption of
And I don't know where you live on this still wonderful planet of ours, but in my area, weather forecasting is interesting. Maybe accurate over the next 24 hours. Interesting for the next 2 days. But after that, it's a bit shaky.
But Climatologists have these fabulous computers that tell us what is going to happen over the next hundred years. Accurately! Don't they?
So why don't they lend them to our forecasters to see what is going to happen tomorrow? Or next week? And then we could see how accurate they would be for the next hundred years.
(Is that my tongue in my cheek, or did I eat something that wasn't dead yet?)
And it seems that water vapour is responsible for 95% of the greenhouse effect.
Not Carbon Dioxide. Really ? Yes, really.
But the long term trends are the coming and going of the Ice Ages every hundred thousand years or so. And we are due for another one. And I don’t think driving your car or not can influence the next one.
Get an Ice Age in you back yard and see how you like it.
Bugger Global Warming.
Lobby the Government to stop the next big freeze.
And if there is an election due they’ll promise to do just that.
(It won’t be a ‘core’ promise of course. But a Politicians Promise'. Funny how normal people and Politicians both use the same word to mean different things. Like Truth in Advertising. And there's an oxymoron if ever there was one.
I guess it is the same as when we talk of morality and truth , and when a lawyer does.
Same words, different meanings.)
In my whale huggers heart, I believe we should be planting more trees, stop clearing the jungles, use less fossil fuel.
Because we need to preserve what we have left.
A richer, more diversified Earth is a better Earth, a better place to live.
Til the next Ice Age.
Isn’t it ?