Ever wonder where Brits vacation? Me either, but I'm going to tell you anyway. Evidently, a lot of people from the UK holiday on the Mediterranean Sea. They head to the beach resorts in Spain and Portugal and other coastal countries.
Well, "Holidaymakers fleeing the UK for their traditional summer break are likely to opt for alternative destinations to avoid the sweltering heat, which has this month seen thermometers in Cyprus hit a whopping 63°C. The frightening predictions, calling an end to their traditional Exodus to the Mediterranean, were made by the European Commission investigating the savage effects of climate change."
Now, I'll grant you, that's pretty darn hot. If that reading is accurate, that is 145°F—astounding, actually. So it's been a really hot summer. Naturally, that is proof of global warming. Hot summer = global warming. Cold winter = global warming.
"The findings are based on a conservative estimate that global temperatures will rise by an average of 2°C by the end of the century."
And how did they develop this finding? Why, computer models, of course, which are consistently wrong or wildly overstated. So a few hot summers equate to catastrophic global warming, yet, when someone says that a few cold winters must disprove the theory, that's apparently nonsense. Cold winters are just weather. See how this works?
Still, things on the island of Cyprus are pretty bad. "The heat has been so extreme that car steering wheels on the Mediterranean island are melting - forcing locals to use oven gloves in order to drive - and residents are even putting their mobile phones in the fridge to keep them working."
This extreme heat is evidently not a weather event, but is proof that the climate is indeed changing. According to that esteemed and reasonable group, the Union of Concerned Scientists, there actually is a difference between weather and climate. Who knew! They say that, "Weather is what's happening outside the door right now; today a snowstorm or a thunderstorm is approaching. Climate, on the other hand, is the pattern of whether measured over decades."
Now, I'm not a scientist, esteemed or otherwise, but that claim is utter nonsense. Sure, they got the weather part right, but the Earth's climate doesn't change over a few decades. History shows us it takes millennia to change--tens of thousands of years or more.
Yet warming alarmists have convinced many that the Earth's climate can change on a dime, but only because modern man forces its hand. What a ridiculous assertion! But such is the arrogance of climate alarmists.
They are so arrogant to think man can actually change the climate in the long term. Even great volcanoes erupting, spewing millions more times the pollutants man can emit can't change the climate for long. A year--two or three, maybe--but then it all works itself out. The Earth can take care of itself.
Let's point out another of the alarmists' ridiculous assertions—one that I've had a problem with for many years. The claim is that the Earth is 4.5 million years old (that's not the assertion); yet, humans have been on Earth for a fraction of a fraction of that. Modern humans, us, the ones who are so spoiled and bored that they have all the time in the world to ponder stupid things like man-made global warming, have been here for a century or so. That's a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of time. It's a spit in the ocean.
Now, assuming all that is true, how egotistically self-absorbed does one have to be to think that, out of the millions of years Earth has been habitable, this exact little speck in our planet's historical timeline is what "normal" climate should be. Out of all the wild, naturally occurring temperature swings throughout the planet's existence, this tiny little, infinitesimally small period of the Earth's vast timeline—this is supposed to be the correct climate. This, they've determined, is the Earth's correct temperature, and any change is somehow abnormal. And somehow, these genius climate scientists know this—how?
The climate is going to change, no matter what we do, and it's our job to adapt or perish. It's really as simple as that.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.