I read two interesting articles yesterday about climate change. The first was by Walter Williams. The main point of the article is the climate change/environmentalism has become a religion for many people. Here are a couple of quotes:
The very idea that mankind can make significant parametric changes to the Earth has to be the height of arrogance. How about a few questions because temperature is just one characteristic of the Earth. The Earth's orbit is another. If all 6.5 billion of us, all at once, started jumping up and down for a little while, do you think we'd change the Earth's orbit or rotation?
Over long periods of time, there is absolutely no close relationship between C02 levels and temperature. Humans contribute approximately 3.4 percent of annual C02 levels compared to 96.6 percent by nature.
I feel I should go on record here and say that I don't buy into Dr. Williams' "billions of years", but that is the topic for another post. I think that he is right in this: People cannot change any major earth system.
The other article was by Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance. The article was about how we may be in line for a cold trend. Check out their graph. It looks convincing to me. I wonder if we will now all be encouraged to send as much CO2 into the air as possible? Somehow I doubt it.