Not that long ago people thought that the earth was the center of the universe – with the sun spinning around it. A fitting place for man to live.
Today we are asked to believe that mankind changes Earth’s climate.
Human presumption and pomposity don’t seem to have decreased since the days of Galileo. No longer earth centric we remain as egocentric as ever.
When man placed himself in the center of the universe he believed that this was the rightful place for what was assumed to be the highest of God’s creatures.
Today, many are convinced that human actions cause irreparable damage to Earth. This belief has been driven by green activists in politics, media and business. They postulate that we are welcome only if we help Earth survive mankind and thereby redeem the evil of our presence. Unfortunately, this kind of fallacious thinking has become exceedingly influential in the Western world.
The climate-change myth is one of the most powerful to have developed over the last decades. It is one of the most dangerous too since poverty, famine and war will follow in the wake of its political and social consequences.
Myths don’t fare well when confronted with facts. And we are in the possession of many facts that directly contradict the climate change myth. How is it possible then that for the last thirty years politicians have been successful in spreading the belief in man-driven global warming and climate change around the globe?
One explanation might be that the acceptance of anthropogenic climate change is a surprisingly simple way to further one’s own carrier by spreading fear. This has been especially true for politicians but as well for certain scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs and businessmen. Many are profiting from climate change hysteria.
Hitching a ride on the global warming/climate change frenzy often comes with generous rewards at little risk. In fact, what makes this belief so attractive is the invulnerability it affords its followers. They tend to be protected by the wide-spread popular illusion that they are in the business of saving Earth and mankind with it.
However, succumbing to the climate-change myth comes at the heavy price of either real or feigned ignorance. In order to become a true believer one has to discard the findings of many sciences, among them solar physics, astronomy, geology, glaciology, sedimentology, archeology and history.
Obama’s notion of “sound science” belongs to the sphere of true belief and is immune to facts and reason. “Sound science” can be distinguished from science by its purpose: it exists to serve myths that fulfill political ends.
Aristotle believed that knowledge is virtue. According to him, the more man knows the more likely his decisions are to be virtuous. Therefore, political decisions that disregard scientific or economic knowledge are immoral decisions.
Much is known about the history of earth’s climate – but few people know it. And that is not surprising since this knowledge poses a direct threat to the powerful climate change alliance in politics and green industry.
To understand climate and how it changes it is necessary to learn about what climate has done in our planet’s long past.
Therefore let’s embark on a course in the history of Earth’s climate. Part 1 “Ice Age 5” will follow shortly.