A version of this article appeared on The Spectator Australia website, 9/11/21, here.
Despite climate alarmists:
- still having a very poor understanding of past non-human-CO2-driven climate changes (see the Little Ice Age, Medieval Warm Period, Younger Dryas, amongst many others), and
- not having a crystal ball to predict when the next climate-altering mega-volcano, major earthquake, Earth impact event or myriad other natural phenomena will occur, and
- not having an even close-to-successful template for convincing 7+ billion humans, about half of whom are currently in poverty, and who since time immemorial have been trying to destroy each other, to modify their approach to energy usage, and
- not having feasible solutions for replacing fossil fuels, in even the medium to long term, across countless locations, processes and projects, and
- not even changing their own, extravagant approaches to energy usage, and
- not committing to donate or return their own wealth, which was almost certainly derived largely from fossil fuels, and which will likely continue to grow based on the new industries they so zealously back, and
- the Earth undoubtedly becoming ‘greener’ in the recent past, thanks to higher CO2 availability for photosynthesis,
they (and their gullible friends and donors) want us all to
- trust complete guesses and gambles on what will happen to the future climate under different atmospheric CO2 concentrations, despite previous predictions of disaster not coming even close to eventuating and a very poor general track record, and
- ignore their complete lack of explanation in relation to how other climate-altering processes, such as mega-volcanoes, major earthquakes, Earth impact events or myriad other natural phenomena, could, at any point in time, completely dwarf any human influences on the climate, and
- believe that all humans will somehow soon come together in an unprecedented global group hug to modify our approaches to energy usage, even if that means all of us, including billions currently in poverty, will necessarily have even less access to energy than would otherwise be the case, and
- use or commit to using difficult-to-manage and unreliable and often yet-to-be-invented renewable energy ‘solutions’, even where fossil fuels are the only known economical source for energy in countless locations, processes and projects (plus could easily help drive the development and uptake of better and more efficient energy supply), and
- overlook their own extravagant levels of energy usage, and
- forget the fact that they continue to enjoy the wealth and lifestyle that their undoubtedly fossil fuel-laden histories have delivered them, beyond their new investment maneuvers into renewables industries they loudly support and deliver favours to, and
- disregard the massive benefits to humanity that a greener Earth entails…
All sounds about right?
Have we missed anything?