We don't hear about it any more. Why? I do not remember ever being told that it was a flawed theory, or that the scientists were wrong. It just quietly dropped out of the news.
When I went looking, I found this very credible article:
and please do read it. It is informative.
Remember the scare in the 70s? There was to be a new ice age.
|This is New Zealand, not a new Ice Age.|
Here is a reference:
But never has a climate theory gained the status of a religion as the theory of man-made global warming seems to have done. Those of us who've seen other doomsday scenarios come and go are reasonably sceptical. So we are called 'Deniers', almost as if some fanatical religion had labelled us heretics to be burnt at the stake.
They keep telling us 'The Science' is settled. But numerous scientists do not agree with the theory. Numerous scientists may not agree, but have learned that to keep their funding for their work, it is best to keep their mouths shut.
Politicians dare not say that they are sceptical, in case it leads to loss of votes.
It is taught in schools - not just that the climate is getting warmer, but that the cause is human activity. Our own children think us ignorant if we disagree, because, naturally, what the teacher says must be right.
For myself, I have always doubted that human activity could be a cause. I think the idea comes from the same sort of thinking that places earth at the centre of the universe - purest conceit.
The climate could be changing. Why not? It has changed many, many times in the past and will in the future. Ocean levels have risen and fallen. It is nothing new.
Be sceptical. We are always being told that something is 'scientifically proven' and later turns out to be quite incorrect. But usually, one has to go looking to find out exactly what did happen to that 'scientific proven fact', as each time, the information simply stops being put in front of us.
And just incidentally, there has been no overall warming in the last fifteen years - in spite of the apparent heat shimmer of the picture to the left.
(I just like using pretty pictures.)
|By M. A. McRae, author of the Shuki Series|
and the Penwinnard Stories.
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