Jeff Middlebrook: Climate has always changed, never static | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Jeff Middlebrook: Climate has always changed, never static

When it started to look like the current global warming trend was stalling and that some predictions for the next 15-20 years forecast a reversal towards global cooling, the anthropogenic global warming hysterics co-opted the phrase “climate change” in the effort to buffer their indefensible “belief”.

Climate has always changed, has never been static. There’s no such thing as steady state when it comes to climate dynamics. Therefore the phrase “climate change” is actually a nonsensical phrase, the quintessential redundant phrase. To say “climate change” is to say “change change”, and that’s absurd.

Those of us grounded in the sciences who have also bothered to study the paleo history of Earth’s climate know that several times over the past hundreds of millions of years the CO2 concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere have exceeded 2,500 ppm, more than six times the current ppm, and yet life thrived with incredible diversity. Sure, there might have been no ice at the poles, certainly no anthropocentric ski resorts and beach resorts (and that’s a joke within a joke because humans had not evolved yet), but life being a powerful force, life thrived.

I suggest y’all Google the George Carlin stand-up comedy routine he did before his death in which he excoriated the goofy environmentalists who think humanity has the power to either save Earth or destroy it. Carlin nailed it.

Jeff Middlebrook

Truckee


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User