Climate change, like the Orange
Man, is bad say progressives. Funny, I thought progressives welcomed
change, disdained the status quo and tolerated new things. I guess when it
comes to the climate they are reactionaries.
In any case, climate change is not solely, mostly, or even significantly caused by man. A brief review of some important events in climatological history will help us gain some perspective.
First, there was nothing.
Then there was the “Big Bang,”
according to experts. And
That was a pretty big change. The biggest ever. And we didn’t even
exist. The Earth was born. The planet’s entire land mass, dubbed “Pangaea,” was
connected at first. Eventually, it split up and the now separate continents
drifted apart, taking up residence in roughly their current locations. Another
big change. We weren’t around then, either.
Somehow, dinosaurs arrived… and then were made
extinct. No Homo Sapiens trod the planet at the time. Ice ages came…and went.
Mile thick glacial ice sheets pushed hundreds and thousands of miles farther
south in the northern hemisphere, and then retreated due to a rapidly
warming Earth. Few humans, and fewer domesticated animals, existed There were
no factories and no fossil-fuel-based energy production or consumption.
Yet all these massive cosmic
and planet-wide changes happened.
Ergo, it is simply logically impossible to assert
with smug certainty that humans are the cause of most or all
of the climate change that may be occurring today. We were, however, apparently
the result of the many massive cosmic and global
changes that preceded us.
climate change?” Not so much.
Climate change caused man? Maybe.
The left blames nearly everything
on man-caused climate change. Drought. Floods. Global warming. Global cooling. Poverty, starvation, riots, war, emigration, mud slides, the increase in invasive species, the decline of the bee population, bleaching of coral reefs, and probably skyrocketing
Using the left’s own “reasoning,” could
we also assert that climate change has caused the dramatic increase in the
number of men who identify as women and vice-versa? Just as progressives state
that global warming causes or includes global cooling (hence the need for the
term “climate change”), and that one or the other-- or both
simultaneously-- are occurring as a result of man’s activities, there are some
men and women who prefer to identify as the opposite gender…or both genders at
the same time… or neither gender at all. Or as any of the other 70-some-odd currently recognized “genders.”
It doesn’t take a
rocket-scientist to see that the increase in the numbers of those confused
about their gender eerily parallels the purported rise in global temperatures
in the last several decades. Coincidence? I think not.
Leftists are all for changing
mores, changing genders, changing demographics, technological change, etc., etc.
Former President Barack Obama famously touted “change you can believe
in,” and “hope and change.” However, they can’t countenance change
in the things they can’t control, like the ever-changing climate of
There is a famous passage from the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
have this exactly backward. They think they can change the climate. They
believe they can determine their own sex. And they will never accept otherwise.
But they don’t have the courage to change their minds.
Many don’t believe in God, either.
Although, ironically, many seem to believe they are God.
Clearly, they do not have the
wisdom to know the difference.