For many years, I have been dismayed by the distortions that have been promulgated on both sides of the "Climate Change Debate", and
the "groupthink" mindset that politicians and educators seem to have adopted on the topic. I am also appalled that "consensus"
is now claimed to be a legitimate approach to conducting scientific research!
I have been monitoring developments in measurement
techniques, research methodologies, and theories surrounding the climate change issue for over three decades. About 20
years ago, this topic became much more visible to the general public, and inevitably politicians embraced the new religion, trying
to "out-green" each other in order to ensure election. The various conferences/summits (Kyoto, Rio, Lima, Doha, Copenhagen,
Paris, Glasgow, etc.) have turned into evangelistic "revival meetings", offering numerous photo-opportunities for the "in crowd".
change IS real. The climate has always been changing, and it always will. The questions are: how much effect is
man having on this, and can anything be done to affect the future changes?
After being asked probing questions on the topic by
several acquaintances in 2018, I agreed to put my thoughts into a paper that explained what is going on, and addresses the major issues.
Here is the result:
I started to meet regularly with similar-thinking individuals who had academic credentials and/or experience in the topic, and created
a series of YouTube videos. Here are the links:
CLIMATE CONCERNS (12 Minutes) - This is my "plain language" interpretation
of the technical and political issues:
PALEOCLIMATOLOGY - this is a series
of three videos dealing with the factors that have affected the earth's climate in the past. The presenter is Tom Gallagher,
who is an experienced Earth Scientist. Warning - these videos are LONG, and at times are "heavy going"!