This is a very interesting article about climate change, written by Dr. David Archibald as a guest post at Watts Up With That?. It supports what more and more scientists are starting to say (in direct contradiction to the media and many environmentalists) – that instead of global warming, we are poised on the brink of global cooling. I’m not a scientist, but the data looks reasonable, and it is much less arrogant to reach conclusions based on millions of years of global cycles than on a couple hundred years of man messing with things. (State of Fear by Michael Crichton is a fiction book, but it has a lot of footnotes for actual research on climate change, if you want to find out more.)
For any environmentalists who read my blog, please understand that I am not discounting the entire green movement. I think it is vitally important that we stop dumping contaminants into our environment. We are poisoning ourselves and our food sources, and we can only suffer for it.
But that does not mean we are altering the natural course of climate change for the entire planet. We are only just beginning to understand how climate change even works, and what forces within and outside our planet impact it. For example, no matter how much CO2 is in our atmosphere if the sun cools significantly our planet is going to get cold.
So before you get out the tar brushes, read the article and other scientific research on climate change. Look at both sides and decide for yourselves. Don’t blindly panic at the words of fearmongers who may not know what they are talking about anyway.