For those of us old enough to remember the birth of the most recent incarnation of climate alarmism, we know it all began some pinhead noticing a correlation between CO2 emissions and temp increases. And, they somewhat did …..30 years ago. Towards the end of the 90s, the alarmism had reached full scale paranoid delusions and delusions of grandeur. The funding mechanisms of various governments went into full swing as they sought yet another excuse to tax the public and deprive us of our liberties and freedoms. They would kill industrial capitalism in the name of protecting Gaia. For a while, it seemed Malthus, communists, and the Luddites would have the final say. Of course, us skeptics kept telling them correlation doesn’t equal causation. But, facts such as that wouldn’t carry much weight in the delusional world of an alarmist. Later, early notable skeptics, such as John Daly and Steve McIntyre made many convincing arguments against much of the purported “science”. But, the governments and pant-wetters wouldn’t be swayed. There was too much money and power at stake!
Then, something happened. Our temps quite correlating with CO2 emissions. The end of March will mark the 15th anniversary of our temps refuting the alleged science of climate alarmism.
Now, recall the earth is constantly emitting IR energy back out towards space and that CO2 immediately absorbs IR and emits it omnidirectional. Since 1997 CO2 has gone from a low of about 360 ppm to almost 395 ppm for a 10% increase in the saturation of atmospheric CO2. The graph above represents the earth’s temp response to 10% increase of the CO2 emissions. Apparently this reality has gone unnoticed by many alarmists. This reality denial is a dangerous trait. Many turn violent when their delusions are directly challenged.
Of course, the delusion the alarmists are in, is so deep seeded that they continue to refuse to see reality. It would destroy their faux view of the world. My father was a behavioral science specialist, he was a great believer in reality therapy. Of course, he was the first to admit that it wasn’t always successful and that some required institutionalization in order to protect society.