reply to post by pheonix358
Star for that bit of common sense thinking!
All the Climate Change hysteria ignores the fact that so much historical data shows that the the planet's climate has changed, shifted and morphed
either globally or regionally many times, all without the input of mankind. Ice ages and warm periods all came and went before we were here and will
continue long after we, or a large part of the human population, is gone.
All we ever seem to hear from the politicians and their scientific advisors is a raft of taxation schemes to fight it, yet nothing of any substance
beyond the money making part. More computer models and projections that we can shake a stick at mean nothing, as the data can be twisted and tweaked
to determine any of a number of outcomes to suit those who control and disseminate the data. We all know how trustworthy they can be!
So, yes, climate changes, always has and always will. Some dry areas become wetter and others drier. Some become warmer and others colder. It's
natural and nothing to do with mankind. We are just passengers on this big rock after all.
We see study after study showing our alleged contribution to CO2 levels etc, but I have yet to see one showing the output of naturally occuring
sources, such as surface or underwater volcanic activity. Sources which will put out a helluva lot more than the guy down the road with his Porsche
or the power station belching out visibly condensed water vapour.
I also have a chuckle at the new term that was coined - "Climate Change Deniers" - like it was some sort of heretical badge of shame and it's
adherents should perhaps be burned at the stake. I have yet to see any of the alleged opponents of AGW state that the climate is indeed static and
never changes. In fact, it always appears that it is those calling the names that seem to think we should have a static global climate!
Well that's enough of a rant for now. Think I'll grab another coffee and maybe pass wind in defiance, adding to the global pollution levels.