The short answer is, both.
The real question is “Does man have an effect on the climate and if so what is it?”
As “man subdues” the planet, man changes the environment. This is a fact. With less forest and more city or pavement, man indeed changes the dynamics of the world or weather.
For instance, you might have noticed that tornadoes rarely strike a large city. Is it because of pure statistics or something else?
Something else is the correct answer. The sun hits the surface of the earth and causes what? The sun strikes grass or fields and causes rising air currents but not near as much as those areas of the planet covered in concrete. Concrete absorbs the sunlight thus letting out much heat, causing high-pressure areas to form over the major cities.
Here in Dallas, we end up with Ozone alerts as an area of high-pressure forms over Dallas. Houston and other large cities often see similar stories. As unstable weather approaches a dome of high-pressure, the weather is often moderated by the “stable” air often mitigating the effects of the unstable air mass approaching it.
All of this concrete certainly attributes to climate change too. How much and to what extent are the questions we need to address.
Al Gore and his ilk would like you to believe it is all about carbon emissions because they want to quantify how much each thing that you do expels greenhouse gasses so they can tax you on it.
The tax will not limit your driving habits or the use of your homes air conditioning; it will just be more expensive as those politicians who devise such schemes get money from those who print, track and keep up with this tax.
Yes, we need to be good stewards of our planet but paying some tax and not changing our habits is not the answer. A perfect example of this is Freon.
In the 1970’s Dupont and other chemical companies sold Freon which we all came to love and adore as it keeps our beer cold. It also keeps our cars and houses cool, and it makes our shopping experiences tolerable.
R12 and R22 were too cheap. It was and is a very efficient gas, but there was money to be made if a case could be made to replace it with something else.
This gas has fluorocarbons in it which are destructive to the ozone layer.
They point to the ozone layer over the Antarctic is getting thinner. Hmmmm
Don’t you suppose that there might be other reasons for this? “But TW, they are the scientist; don’t you think that they know?”
“I think that almost anyone can be bought.” Putting that aside let’s talk about the evidence, shall we?
I like to follow the money when something like this comes along. Fluorocarbons are heavier than air. For those chemicals to get to the stratosphere in any quantity to break down the ozone layer as they are claiming, tell me just how in the world are they getting there?
I don’t know if any of you saw the pictures from Jupiter or Saturn. They showed the poles over each planet. Saturn has a hexagonal clearing over the pole.
Jupiter has a large vortex over its pole much like the eye of a hurricane only much more significant. Don’t you think that it is possible that a gas heavier than air might be thinner over the pole much like a centrifugal effect might have on it?
Some people are sheep and will buy whatever the Shepard tells them. In the case of fluorocarbons, a pound of R22 Freon went from a $1 a pound to over $100 a pound. I have no idea if you can even still get R12. Pressurized cans of chemicals used in industry and residential applications went from a little over a $1 a can to $15 a can. Canned air cost over $5 to $8 a can… Dust air… The same chemicals that “kill the ozone” are still in them; they just cost more. WTF?
“If fluorocarbons can get up to the stratosphere why can’t the excess Ozone that we generate, get there too?”
The gasses you use to cool things off in your cars and houses today are much less efficient and work at much higher pressures. Translated, that means that your equipment has to work harder, which means that you will have more frequent breakdowns and higher and more frequent service calls.
The cost to replace the coil on your AC unit in your attic is around $1800. With the new freon, you will be replacing it. Why? the metal in the coil cannot stand up to the higher pressures.
The folks that come up with this nonsense are part of the DC elites or Gods that protect you the little people or insects from yourself. What they are really doing is taking more money from you while lying to you.
How much can they tax you and charge you without creating an environment where the masses just give up? How much of a load can they put onto the middle class before they just say screw it, and figure out how to live off the government like so many already do?
Once they do, it is game over. Socialism depends upon someone working to take care of the very rich, the gods; and the very poor. You want to talk about slavery, this is it!
The simple facts are the poor people pay little into the system as the tax code is written in such a way to protect them. The Gods or elites from the SWAMP also don’t pay their share as they have ways to protect their ASSets because once again the tax code, all Ten thousand pages of it protect them too. Of course, they wrote it to do that and they don’t want to change it as they are very happy with the way that it takes care of the swamp creatures.
The middle class who has this can do attitude, work two or more jobs to try and make ends meet while watching up to 40% of their income go to stupid shit!
If you want to understand why Hillary lost, she was all about more of the same. The middle class who is being vilified by everyone was the reason a nonpolitician who is a populist won the election.
The middle class has had enough.
Is the climate changing?
Possibly, but not near as fast as the political climate is in this country and around the world. I would not at all be surprised to see the middle class be more vocal, taking an active voice in this politically charged environment we have today between the alt right, alt left and the damned fools who have no idea what communism or socialism is.
I would actually like to see some ANTIFA folks come up against some East Texas Red Necks! I think that their education that day would be most valuable. When the fascist become the hooded thugs pretending to be anti fascist someone is delusional.
Our educational systems are failing our youth, and I for one would not persuade a young person to go into tens of thousands of dollars in debt to listen to some old hippie teach socialistic ideals. Learn a trade and develop your own ideology regarding your social structure. Turn off the TV, stop going to movies and go into your society and serve. Get to know your neighbors and by all means, stop listening to those who try to indoctrinate you with false narratives.
Regarding the climate, the earth has shaken off much worse things than what man has or could ever do to it. Mankind is like fleas on a dog (insects or parasites.) One day some super volcano will erupt, or some dumbass will think you can win an argument with nukes and humanity will be but a memory on a shiny disk attached to a cold dead metallic object hurtling through space away from this planet.
Carl Sagan and his crew put such a disk on one of the Voyagers. I bet it did not have any of our crappy histories on it, only our good stuff. So when those aliens come peeking around after finding this disk, they will not understand what happened to this race of life called man.
All of the Al Gore scare tactics will be reverberations or harmonics or echoes of the humanity of what man was, as the planet cycles itself once again through another ice age. After enough time to cleanse the “dog of its fleas” has passed, a new breed of creature will show up, and it will start anew. Will another Cain Kill another Able?
Without a history to learn from, most probably.
One of the things that we all have in common is this:
365 and sometimes 366
What is it?
Live for today, my friends! Love one another, they don’t expect you to do that. Controlling you with emotions like hate is easy. Triggering the masses with lies is their method. They call it propaganda.
Much Love -TW