Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
Fortunately, cooler heads have prevailed. Many cite the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) — Britannica Online …, which had rapid global warming, and severe changes in ecosystems and the carbon cycle. Global temperatures increased by 11°F over ~20,000 years.
But there were no cars, jets, or even CO2-producing power plants, though CO2 was at a much higher concentration than today [400 ppm]. Most agree effects from our sun was the likely cause of those past periods.
No Recent Drought Maximums
There were no drought record maximums in the US this year. The 1930’s had the top 5 years. There was no year this last century that was even in the top 15. Many point to this year’s crop damage of corn, which is highly susceptible to drought. As an open pollinator, it only has a seven-day window, needing sufficient rainfall to cross-pollinate other plants. Unfortunately, this country’s drought—is the worst since the 1950’s. Caused by the sun’s heat– not CO2.
The importance of fossil fuels almost never goes understated by the media. From the Greenpeace co-founder: Dr. Patrick Moore on the facts and fiction of climate change …, oil is the most important source of energy for our civilization. “If we stopped using fossil fuel today, or by 2020 as Al Gore proposes, at least half the human population would perish and there wouldn’t be a tree left on the planet with a year, as people struggled to find enough energy to stay alive.”
According to Dr. Moore, “… in balance, ideology is the enemy of the people and the environment.”
Most of the mainstream media cling to manmade Global Warming [AGW] theory. But it is actually Climate Change, because climate changes all the time. Man has nothing to do with it. It’s all from over fifty other natural factors, usually due to the sun, and other heavenly features. Few realize the powerful forces, directly controlling temperature, which are all around us.
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”
Kevin Roeten can be reached at [email protected].