Yep, Il Papa is at it again. This time he’s talking about the environment. Of course, the MSM “interprets” what he said to suit their own ends. I have not read much about what he’s said (yet), but I’m sure a lot of the things he said were common sense, like respecting nature and being stewards of the planet.
For the record, I used to be a big believer that global warming was man made. This is going back about 10 years or so. I did a lot of reading about it. As a result of my research, I no longer believe that that is the case. The environmentalists first claimed it was Global Cooling, and that man’s CO2 mayhem would cause another ice age. Just an FYI, we are still in the process of coming out of the last ice age, and are probably due for another one. Well, then they decided it wasn’t getting cooler, it was getting warmer, so now it was called Global Warming, and that’s when the movement really took off. But then, the data didn’t quite hash out again, and Global Cooling was back. And then more things changed, and we were back to Global Warming. At this point, the whole “hockey stick” fiasco came to light, and I believe the whole scheme was debunked. No way! The name was changed to Climate Change, because the environmentalists behind the curtain figured that even their most ardent and uninformed supporters would catch on that they couldn’t get their story straight with all of the name changes. And remember the first rule of data modeling: If the data doesn’t fit the model, change the data.
I remember a few years ago, when everyone was screaming about the melting polar ice caps. I read an article about it. From NASA. They had photographic evidence the ice caps were melting. On Mars. Maybe it has something to do with the sun? And now, the sun has entered a phase of decreased activity, and things don’t seem to be as warm this Spring. Hmmm…
So now, disagree and you’re a climate denier. FYI – the planet’s climate has been changing since there’s been an atmosphere. There were times when it was a lot hotter, and times when it was a lot colder. Most of these times predate human existence. But what do I know? I just think we should follow the money.