The mainstream press and our “climate scientists” have been hyping global warming/climate change (and now, climate crisis and even climate catastrophe) for the last 30 years, as another disaster for which mankind is responsible.
It has not happened because it is just nonsense dreamed up by college professors. They do this periodically to obtain money from the federal government and industry to fund their graduate programs, a good cause, and crisis sells, but this one got out of control.
Poor old carbon dioxide, needed by plants, and ultimately, us, is the evil.
The hue and cry is that carbon dioxide has increased by 40% since the 1850s, called the pre-industrial level. However, the total, including the 40%, is still only 0.04% of the gases in our atmosphere, something to watch but hardly a crisis.
Also, it should be noted that the pre-industrial level was the lowest in the last 500 million years!
Indeed, the late Carboniferous period ice age began with carbon dioxide at three times current levels. So I think it is time for a new crisis. Any ideas? How about arsenic – at least we don’t need that for our sustenance.
My neighbor was cleaning out old magazines and showed me a copy of National Geographic, dated February 1990. There is an article about “acid rain” – remember that one? It says; “... Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay and Muskoka Lake. All that water and much of it is sick from acid rain. More than 14,000 Canadian lakes are nearly fishless.” Well, there must have been a miraculous comeback because there are hundreds of fish camps in that area currently.
Richard RiethmillerPagosa Springs