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  • Writer's pictureFrank Victoria

Should We Worry About Climate Change?

“All things considered, planet earth is doing well,” according to Judith Curry, former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology. In fact, she says, humans are doing better than at any other time in history. Over the last hundred years, temperatures have warmed by about two degrees Fahrenheit.

And this is during a period when the global population increased dramatically and poverty around the world dropped significantly. Moreover, the number of people killed from weather disasters fell drastically.

People who believe in a climate crisis aren’t paying attention to historical statistics. Instead, they’re concerned about what ‘might’ happen in the future, based on predictions from inadequate climate models, driven by unrealistic assumptions. Climate change has become a scapegoat. Consequently, we’re ignoring the real causes of these problems.

The biggest problem is that we’re trying to control the uncontrollable, at great cost by urgently eliminating fossil fuels. We’ve failed to properly place the risks from climate change in context of other challenges the world is facing.

Blaming every weather disaster on man-made global warming defies common sense, as well as the historical data record. For the last 50 years, the global climate has been fairly benign. In the U.S., the worst heat waves and hurricane landfills occurred in the 1930s—worse than anything we’ve experienced in the 21st century.

Population growth, where and how people live, and how governments manage resources are much more likely to create conditions for a disaster than the climate itself. We’ve always had hurricanes, droughts and floods and always will.

Curry continues,

Climate change is a convenient excuse to hide poor management and governance. Here is what all climate change scientists agree on:

• The average global surface temperature has increased over the last 150 years.

• Humans are adding carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.

• Carbon dioxide emission have a warming effect on the planet.

However, climate scientists disagree on the most consequently issues:

• Whether this warming is larger than natural climate variability.

• How much the climate will change in the future.

There’s much that we don’t know about how climate works. Ocean circulation patterns and variations in clouds have a great impact. But climate models a poor job of predicting these. Variations in the sun and volcanic eruptions also have significant impact, but these are simply unpredictable.

The fact is, we can’t predict future climate. It’s impossible.

While humans do influence climate, we can’t control climate.

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Frank Victoria is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He’s been an Amazon bestseller with his recent book,The Founders’ Plot, a political thriller for our times. He donates proceeds of his books to Tunnels to Towers and Fisher House, helping military veterans and first responders. His novella,The Ultimate Bet is available on his website and Amazon. Check out his new website:Frank M. Victoria

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