By Lethbridge Herald on December 30, 2019.
The Herald published three Canadian Press articles on Dec. 18 emphasizing a need to act on the so-called “existential threat” to our planet posed by the “climate crisis.” Mia Rabson, one of the writers, asserted: “A decade ago, climate change was more academic than reality, but in recent years few Canadians haven’t been touched directly by the kind of weather climate change may be causing: floods, fires, major storms, cold snaps, heat waves, longer winters, shorter growing seasons.”
Huh! Longer winters, shorter growing seasons, too, on top of those other alleged effects? Sure enough! That is what she wrote.
Increasing carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the alleged cause of all these asserted weather disasters, has risen from about 300 parts per million to 400 parts per million as a result of our resurrection of energy from fossil fuels over the past century. Sure, carbon dioxide intercepts radiant energy other gases in the atmosphere miss. Does that extra little bit trap enough additional energy to interfere with the fluid flow and heat transfer processes in the atmosphere which establish the conditions in the space which allows for life on Earth’s surface? Many scientists don’t think so.
Climate science is extremely complicated. Many speculative theories can be established by those who study it. Data can be found and selected to support the postulated result, and then reported as fact by those who want to support the climate catastrophe narrative — for whatever reason.
Any scientist who questions these “facts” is labelled a “denier” with the carefully crafted hate speech devised by the catastrophist climatology crowd — intended to suppress open and transparent science that might ultimately establish climate change reality.
Is there any hope for Albertans caught up in this web of climate intrigue which threatens our way of life? Yes. The Herald just asked readers if they agree with the federal government that the climate crisis requites national measures like the carbon tax. Seventy-eight per cent of 630 voters said “No.” I choose to take that as an underlying sign that common sense prevails over climate change hysteria in our general population.