The history of climate panics makes it very clear that a lot of “scientists” who do “research” on climate and nearly all the “journalists” who report thereon are full of useless waste, because they’re a bunch of liars and lazy bums who don’t do their own research, preferring to make things up when reality fails to deliver.
I’d like to cite basically all the internet atheists’ criticisms of organized religion, because that’s exactly what the Cult of Climate Change is – an organized religion, worshiping divine Science!!!
No actual resemblance to the scientific method, mind. Science!!! is a tart dressed up in a sexy Halloween lab outfit who struts about attempting to garner more government grant money in exchange for whoring herself out to politics.
So, has the planet’s climate ever changed? Yes. Are humans responsible for any known global climate alterations? Nope. Unless organized religion caused the Medieval Warm Period. You never know with those Catholics, right? There’s probably a saint who gets the credit; they’ve got ’em for everything.
Now, theoretically we might be able to influence global climate if we tried really, really hard and spent tons of resources on it. I recall reading plenty of science fiction stories involving nuclear winter in the YA section at my local library as a child. Various people have floated ideas for orbital emplacements to manipulate how much sunlight gets to Earth. So far, so fictional.
Nothing post-industrial humanity has done seems to have altered global climate that much, given the entirety of the climate history of the Earth. Large, complex ecosystems are still not fully understood – only hubris could lead anyone to the conclusion that a paltry few hundred years are enough time to come to full understanding of an entire planetary ecosystem! We’re still working on getting a handle on the local ones, after all.
We don’t need any hugely expensive boondoggles to avert the “catastrophe” of climate change. Humans are adaptable: a species that lives in everything from deserts to jungles to tundra has no need to especially fear climate changes. Holland’s been dealing with sea level management for ages already! And while storms and extreme weather can be especially destructive, they’re going to happen whatever the climate does. Humanity will adapt, and we’re pretty good at helping each other out when disaster strikes. Technologies change and develop, and problems from today are going to be replaced by an entirely different set of issues a generation from now.
Panicking over what might happen far beyond a weather forecast’s range, based on flawed models and faked data? Sorry, Chicken Little – the sky isn’t falling.
Besides, we’re humans. Whatever happens, we can deal with it.