Tuesday, April 30, 2013
There is a lot of hysteria around climate change, as if it is something new and different and that we (the bad children) have brought this upon ourselves.
There has always been climate change. The alternating cooling and heating of the planet has been going on since the world came into being. The planet has been through many ice ages and tropical heatings. There is geological proof of this. We're on a cycle. Currently, we are on a warming trend from the last ice age.
Traditionally, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are responsible for major shifts in weather activity for many years after the event.
Most recently, with the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland in 2010 and the Japanese earthquake in 2011 that shifted the Earth's axis, we are experiencing a lot of climate differences.
Secondary causes of climate change is industry, not the individual. If absolutely every individual on the planet did their part, it wouldn't begin to make a noticeable difference. They want to shift the responsibility onto the individual so the public will not notice that we are powerless to do anything.
But the earth's natural cycle will continue. Regardless of our actions, the planet will continue on this swing towards warming. If we are to survive, we need to learn to adapt to this natural phenomenon, not panic and blame.
Polluting... well, that's another topic and something we need to address. We CAN adapt to the heating of the planet, but the toxins produced by industry (pollution, waste, GMO's, pharmaceuticals) will likely kill us long before we do, if we don't act now.