If you don’t read the website WattsUpWithThat you should if you want to get a different and more realistic perspective on whether there actually is any climate change beyond normal historical variations. Most people are unaware, for example, that at various periods in the earth’s past, including not so distant past, the climate was far warmer than it is today. At earlier points in the current inter-glaciation cycle, the earth was warmer. We are on the downslide to the next glaciation, and I doubt anything humans are currently doing is going to stop that. In fact, I would guess within a thousand years or so, humans are going to try to figure out how to warm the planet up and stop the glaciation, which would reduce earth’s human carrying capacity by billions of people. In any event one of the bullshit claims of climate change scientists is that sea level is rising rapidly and will rise even faster because Greenland and Antarctica are melting. None of that is true. But anyone can publish garbage science if they say it is true. Here is an example of such a study, which is completely demolished by a frequent contributor to the website. (Willis Post)
I am sure humans have affected weather and maybe even climate by some of the things we do, such as very large scale replacement of forests with farm fields. But I don’t think use of fossil fuels is a major contributor, and neither do China or Russia, although they sure want us to stop relying on those fuels so our energy costs and lack of reliability make us un-competitive. As usual, individually and en masse, humans allow stupid irrationality and emotion to predominate over what are fairly obvious facts.
And the environmental whackos are lying constantly about the true costs and consequences of “renewables” like solar and wind. Both have immense environmental costs, like killing tons of birds and creating lots of hazardous waste, but what is really ironic is that large scale renewable energy facilities have untoward effects on the weather, effects which environments suppress study of, because they don’t want their lies exposed. And all the investors making a fortune from government propped-up renewable companies aren’t interested in having the bad news spread either.
If you think about wind or solar, you are basically taking energy out of the system that otherwise would remain in the system. Removing that energy is bound to have consequences. This study looked at the effect of wind farms in the sea off England’s east coast. I encourage you to read it, fairly approachable. You will see that these wind farms affect the weather, and if they are there long enough, climate around them, by changing currents and mixing of waters at various depths. You can imagine that this has an impact on sea life as well. But you won’t read about this in the mainstream media. (Frontiers Study)