The constant attempt at selling the bogus “climate change” agenda seems to be of more importance to BHO, his administration and the liberal agenda than national security. It does appear to be working on the lesser informed and those that have given up on free thinking and just follow the herd. Living here in Florida it gets hot in the summer, it is supposed to, Florida is not called the “sunshine state” for nothing. When I was stationed in Alaska, guess what it got real cold in the winter, it is supposed to.
I have tried explaining to the ones who believe the climate change non-sense that the seasons are just the earth tilting on its axis, towards and away from the sun. I try to explain that the northern hemisphere is farther from the sun in the summer and is closer to the sun in the winter and the opposite is true in the southern hemisphere. I even explain in the summer being farther from the sun is what causes the longer length of day and the shorter length of night and the opposite is true in the winter. The longer the time spent in the sun the warmer it becomes. They only offer this argument to support their position. It seems hotter now than when I was a kid.
I begin to dismantle their “seems hotter than when I was kid” argument with this. When you were a kid did you stay indoors all the time? The usual response is no, but it is hotter now. I then ask them when they leave their home is the air conditioner running, the response is yes. I then ask when you get in your car do you turn on the air conditioner, again the response is yes. I then ask when you get where you are going is it air-conditioned, you guessed it, the answer is yes. Then I ask them in between your house and your car was it hot, the response is yes. Then I ask in between your car and where you were going was it hot, you guessed it again, the answer was yes. I then explain to them that between the house and the car and between the car and the destination was the way it is intended according to nature and the way the earth works. It seems hotter because you were acclimated to the air conditioning, going from cool to hot only seems hotter because you left a cooler place and entered a warmer place, if you remained outside longer you would be acclimated to the heat and then went to an air-conditioned place you would be cold. I then tell them you can control the climate and even change it in you home, a building and your car and those are the only places there can be any man-made climate change. You have the ability to make a hot building even hotter, a cold building even colder, a hot building cooler and a cooler building hot, but you can not heat or cool the world, God and nature take care of that. I even back up this statement with, if everyone were to turn on the air-conditioners in their cars and roll down their windows Florida would still be hot. Having lost that, the next thing they say is “why was today the hottest day on record”.
I begin to dismantle “the hottest day on record” with this. I ask when was the baseline temperature set, the answer is I don’t know. I then ask where was the baseline temperature taken, the answer is again I don’t know. I then ask how long have the records been kept, the answer, you guessed it, is again I don’t know. I then tell them that I am going to begin record keeping today, it is 92 degrees, if tomorrow it reaches 93 degrees it will be the hottest day on record, if tomorrow it is 91 degrees it will be the coldest day on record. Having lost this argument they say, I meant to say that today was the “hottest ever on this day”.
I dismantle this stupid remark with the same three questions above. Then comes the “we have to do something about the pollution” argument.
They will not give up and admit defeat. I tell them we have cleaned up the messes we made in the past, but in some areas we may have gone too far and have hindered ourselves by over correcting, but do not discount what the earth is capable of. I ask if they studied history in school, most admit to having studied history but did not see the point in bringing up the past. I tell them that hundreds if not thousands of ships have sunk in the oceans of the world, and two world wars have been fought with vast and untold amounts of oils and gas spilled in the oceans. I ask them who cleaned up the oil spills or where did it go, you guessed it, they have no idea.
Then it is my turn. I ask why do you buy into this climate change crap, that was global warming crap? I tell them that when I was in elementary school we were warned of the coming of a new “ice age”. The ice age never came as they predicted, but some nice and funny animated movies came of it.
At least someone made money from predicting the coming of the ice age. I wonder who will make money from climate change.
I know that they are truly lost when they ask what does acclimated mean.
At some point in life these people lost the will or power to think for themselves and simply believe and repeat what they are told. Whoever the government teacher was who taught these people sure earned their money. The young people of today are one fine example of government education, and now they want common core, where they all learn the same basic subjects at the same level. Schools will teach to the lowest level and not the highest, continuing to dumb down America. The goal of education should be to bring the level of education to the highest level, not teach to the lowest. The next generation to graduate school will be evident that government education has reached its lowest point.