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(Climate-Science) – Hurricane Idalia barreled across the southeast coast of the United States.
With no intent to make light of the foreboding trauma this brings to those in its path — after all, this writer resides in Houston — let’s nevertheless recognize that this is hardly a rare or more frequent occurrence throughout U.S. history.
Nevertheless, we’ve all heard it before: more evidence that climate change is the greatest existential threat … we’re causing it through unfair excess prosperity.
The solution is to “transition” from fossil sources that supply more than 80% of U.S. and global energy to intermittent sunbeams and windy breezes that provide a total of about 3% along with highly subsidized electric vehicles that depend upon rare earth minerals mined by slave and child labor in China and the Congo which is prohibited here because it pollutes the environment.
Because we’re not only dangerously changing the climate, but the weather, and thereby also causing more frequent and severe forest fires as well.
But actually … not really.
First let’s recognize that global temperatures were as warm or warmer 2,000 years ago during the Roman Warm Period, 1,000 years ago during the Medieval Warm Period, and even a smidgen over 100 years ago in the 1930s.
That was followed by three decades of cooling which began in the mid-1940s despite World War II weapons industries having released massive amounts of CO2…