Is Climate Change Real?
From the beginning of time, our planet has undergone continuous warming and cooling phases. Naturally occurring forces which trigger climate change include variations in the sun’s intensity, occasional volcanic eruptions as well as changes in naturally occurring gas concentrations.
So if climate change has been constant since the beginning of time, why are the alarmist constantly pointing to the impact of humans on our planet? The argument is that changes in gas concentrations are exacerbated by industry, agriculture and transportation. Further, that if we can somehow eliminate the adverse impact from these necessary ingredients which propel our somewhat civilized world, that the rapid acceleration of climate change can be halted.
Understand that I do not doubt the existence of climate change but I do challenge those who offer half-baked concepts which will arrest or reverse the current course. Further, I have not seen any studies regarding the impact of remaking our civilization as we know it. For every change in our society, Newton’s laws of motion must be acknowledged including:
- A body remains at rest, or in motion at a constant speed in a straight line, unless acted upon by a force.
- The net force on a body is equal to the body’s acceleration multiplied by its mass or, equivalently, the rate at which the body’s momentum changes with time.
- If two bodies exert forces on each other, these forces have the same magnitude but opposite directions.