Global Warming, Climate Change, Now Global Weirding

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of the Global Warming ‘argument’. It seems increasingly like the whole deal has been a scare tactic design to get money to research scientists, rather than a legitimate scientific conclusion. Seriously, my ‘meteorologist’ can’t even tell me if what tomorrow’s weather is going to be; and I’m supposed to believe these people when they tell me that climate change is both true and man-made? Did any of these brilliant minds predict the winter we’ve had here in the United States?

Now they tell us that, yes, of course, this ‘weird’ winter is a symptom of climate change. (Even though the fact is that there is nothing weird about this winter at all-it all falls within the standard variation.)

I guess the year without a summer, 1815 or thereabouts, was also a symptom of climate change, too. Or the fact that Greenland was once green.

Another interesting tidbit: if you live in Florida, you probably realize that you are living on huge coral reef. Much of the Yucatan peninsula is also coral reef, meaning that at one time huge swaths of now inhabitable land were once underwater. This can only be explained by the fact that the earth must have been much warmer at one time, which caused the seas to be much higher than they are now. Then global cooling occurred, and the waters receded.

And then there’s Atlantis…perhaps it was another warming period, with its rising seas, that caused this legendary civilization to disappear.

In point of fact, climatologists admit there was a ‘mini ice age’ that lasted from 16th to the 19th Centuries. Is it me, or isn’t normal to expect that after an ice age you would expect temperatures to warm up again. Perhaps ‘global warming’ is nothing but a move back to ‘normal’ temperatures-not that you can say such a thing exists.

What do you think the real explanation of global warming is? I would like to offer that implicit in the climate change argument is fear. No, not fear of an overheated planet, but fear of something else, much deeper.

Hidden in the climate change argument is that man is in control. Man broke it, so man can fix it.

But this actually masks the deep fear that man is NOT in control. Mankind fears what it cannot control, and man’s ego is such that he wishes to cede control to nothing, not even nature. Mankind cannot bear to admit that there is something beyond its control, it is far too painful, and thus even the weather MUST be his ‘fault’. Thus we have a climate change argument, climate change ‘science’ and global warming. But never, ever, ‘this is simply nature and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

If climate change is really man-made, then man is in control. The climate change argument, thus, serves mostly to assuage one of man’s deeper fears, that there are things beyond his control. But we are not.

Nature works in cycles. Climate change is natural. The climate will continue to change, getting warmer, getting colder, whether we like it or not. We are not so all-powerful that we can control the weather.

Let it go and enjoy it.