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I still don't care about climate change
I care greatly about the loss of life from tornados over the weekend. Every loss of life is tragic, particularly of the candle workers who kept working instead of seeking shelter for reasons we do not yet know.
But I do not care about climate change per se. I am in the camp that thinks the climate is changing and that we have a role to play. After all, there are seven billion of us. But I also think there are natural causes too. I also think we can adapt and should adapt instead of giving up our entire way of life.
After the tornados, President Biden claimed they were related to climate change. Actually, the IPCC — that intergovernmental panel on climate change run by the United Nations, has stated that the “attribution of certain classes of extreme weather (eg, tornadoes) is beyond current modeling and theoretical capabilities.”
The Biden Administration FEMA Director wants us how unusual and rare a series of tornadoes like this are. On December 18, 1957, 25 devastating tornadoes hit Illinois. That was well before screams about climate change began.
Time and time again, the media and leftwing politicians want to attribute everything weather and climate-related to climate change to advance a fear-based agenda designed to up-end the American economy. But time and time again, the data and facts do not support their claims.
The problem with climate change is that the seventies were filled with people screaming about global cooling and now about global warming and the solutions to both are always about western capitalism moving to command and control economies. It is no wonder the Soviet Union used to fund western environmentalist movements.
Hollywood is pushing a new movie called “Don’t Look Up” about an asteroid that is to crash into the earth and the media does not take it seriously. The movie comes from a left-wing director who got his idea from talking to a former progressive activist journalist who went on to work for Bernie Sanders. The contention is that the media doesn’t cover climate change aggressively and we are all going to die. It’s nonsense. The media is not only obsessed with the topic, but exaggerates the impact of climate change, exaggerates the causes of bad weather, and has started censoring anyone who dissents from the extremist views of the climate change zealots.
In Western Europe, nations are facing an energy crisis because they switched so rapidly to renewables and cut out fossil fuels so quickly. France and Germany expect to pay over $450 per megawatt of power. The United States pays around $90. In this country, we can look to both California and Texas as examples of what happens when American states rely on renewables at the expense of fossil fuels and nuclear power.
In Washington, as gas prices rise, the Biden Administration takes a 21st century Marie Antoinette view of letting the poor have Teslas, which are expensive and tied to a power grid that needs reliable power.
I don’t care about climate change except to the extent the left demands we care. They want the United States to give up when we’ve actually reduced our emissions. Even if we do everything they want, China and India won’t.
The plan must be to adapt, not the eradication of the American lifestyle. We should not trust socialists who have demanded the end of Western capitalism for decades and now demand, yet again, we end it for some new cause after all the others failed.