Despite a “tidal wave” of snow that could potentially dump three feet of the white stuff on New York City, Barack Obama continues to insist that global warming is the “greatest threat” that humanity is facing. And in his second term he is making the fight against climate change one of his top priorities. In recent months he has cemented climate change deals with China and India, and he has implemented quite a number of government policy changes that did not require the approval of Congress. He also made it a point to discuss the “threat to future generations” that climate change poses in his State of the Union address. For Obama, what was once a political goal is now being transformed into something akin to a religious crusade. But could it be possible that “the leader of the free world” is completely wrong about all of this?
No scientist denies that the climate of this planet has always been changing and that it always will be changing.
The level to which human activity influences this change is where there is disagreement.
Yes, certain human activities produce carbon dioxide. But the amount of carbon dioxide produced by human activity is an extremely small fraction of the overall total. Even if all human activity on the entire planet could be suddenly eliminated, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would still be about the same.
And scientists tell us that there were times in the past when levels of carbon dioxide on our planet were far, far higher than they are today. So much, much higher levels of carbon dioxide would not destroy our world. In fact, scientists tell us that life on Earth greatly thrived when there was much more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Many scientists actually believe that our environment is starving for more carbon dioxide. It is what plants “breathe”, and when there are high levels of carbon dioxide plant life flourishes.
If there was no carbon dioxide, it would be impossible for plants to grow, we would rapidly run out of food and life on this planet would cease to exist.
But in public schools in America today, our children are being taught that carbon dioxide is evil. They are being told that it is a dangerous pollutant and that it is bad for the environment and that we must eliminate as much of it as possible.
Sadly, our children are never taught that the number one driver of “climate change” by far is actually the giant ball of fire that our planet revolves around. It is called “the Sun”, and the impact that changes in the Sun have on our climate absolutely dwarfs anything that humanity is doing.
And in recent years our Sun has started to behave very erratically. This is the real “climate change” crisis that people should be talking about. Personally, I believe that tremendous changes to our climate are coming because of what is happening to the Sun. But because this reality does not fit with the narrative that our politicians are pushing, it is ignored. Instead, they want to blame “climate change” on human activity so that they can regulate and manage that activity.
It is all about convincing all of us to give them even more control over our lives.
Since virtually everything that we do could potentially “affect the climate” in some way, it gives control freak politicians the perfect excuse to micromanage society.
So that is why politicians like Obama are constantly hyping the “catastrophic” threats posed by climate change.
Just consider the language that Obama used during his State of the Union address…
In his address he baldly told his overwhelmingly climate skeptic opponents that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change”, adding that he would not let them “endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts” And he mocked a current fashion among Republican politicians to prefix declarations of disbelief in climate change by announcing that they are, of course, not scientists.
“Well I’m not a scientist, either” he told them. “But you know what – I know a lot of really good scientists at Nasa and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and at our universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate and that, if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heatwaves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict and hunger around the world.”
Wow, that sounds really, really bad.
If I was someone that didn’t know any better, I would be pretty freaked out hearing something like that.
But the truth is that these global warming alarmists have been making these kinds of ridiculous pronouncements for years.
For example, last year about this time the New York Times ran an article entitled “The End of Snow“.
Considering the amount of snow that New York City is currently buried under, I can guarantee you that the New York Times will not be publishing a similar article this year.
But nothing can seem to stop the more hysterical leaders of this movement. Just recently, Al Gore and the former president of Mexico called for the nations of the world to spend 90 trillion dollars to “ban cars” and make their cities “more climate friendly”…
Former Vice President Al Gore and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon are pushing for $90 trillion in spending to ban cars from every major city in the world and make them more dense.
Gore and Calderon presented a report from the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate (GCEC) and argued that fighting global warming will require making cities more compact and wholly reliant on public transit. This is the only way to make sure urban areas don’t contribute to global warming, the two politicians argued.
Calderon and Gore argued that $90 trillion is going to be spent anyways in the coming decades upgrading cities around the world. They argue that it should be spent on making cities more climate friendly.
That is one reason why this theory is so dangerous.
These radicals want us to spend unthinkable amounts of money and to totally restructure the way that society works in order to try to prevent our climate from changing.
But no matter what anyone does, our climate is going to dramatically change anyway.
Climate change has been happening for all of recorded history, and it is going to continue to happen no matter what our politicians do.
So it would be nice if politicians like Obama would give up their sick obsession with “climate change” and focus on the multitude of extremely dangerous threats that we are actually facing, but unfortunately that is not likely to happen any time soon.
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.