Recently I saw a cartoon featuring Lucy and Charlie Brown.
Lucy says to Charlie Brown, “Liberal scientists can prove climate change is real."
Charlie Brown replies, “They don't know the difference between boys and girls.”
The visual cartoon was as if Charles Schultz would have drawn his characters while we also know the text was an add on to make a clever point.
Man-made climate change has become a religion to many, and the current efforts to solve it, if true, is an exercise in self-delusion. China and India represent a third of the world's population. They may mouth their intentions to address climate change, but they have no intention in actually following through. John Kerry, Biden's climate change czar, is easier to be fooled than a 4-year-old visiting Santa for the first time at a major department store at Christmastime.
The beauty of championing climate change is that it encompasses any freak of nature weather-wise. But, since World War II, we've gone from mini ice age projections to Al Gore's dire prediction made in 2009 at a speech at the Copenhagen Climate Conference that there was the possibility of the Arctic losing some or all of its ice in the summer months within the next five to seven years, citing researchers with the Naval Postgraduate School.
Top climate specialists and environmental activists predicted that “global cooling trends” observed between WWII and 1970 would result in a world “11 degrees colder in the year 2000.” This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age. These dire prophecies came from sources such as Newsweek Magazine in 1975, Time Magazine in 1974, BBC's Nigel Calder International Wildlife magazine in 1975, Betty Friedan in Harper's Magazine in 1958 and Professor Kenneth Watt at the University of California at Davis on Earth Day in 1974. Obviously their dire predictions were totally wrong!
Then we had the “Great Die-Off” predictions championed by Paul Ehrlich, who predicted the Earth could not handle population growth. Ehrlich predicted that between 1980 and 1989 some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.”
To further scare the populations of the world were the “pollution particle clouds” in which ecologists and environmentalists claimed the buildup of nitrogen, dusts, fumes and other forms of pollution would make the air unbreathable by the mid-1980s. They predicted all urban dwellers would have to wear gas masks to survive.
Finally, we had the prediction that 75% of the species alive in 1970 would be extinct by 1995. These predictions were made by supposed experts such as Dr. S. Dillion Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute; “The Sinking Ark” in 1979 by Oxford biologist Norman Meyers; and Sen. Gaylord Nelson in Look Magazine. I could easily fill several newspaper pages with dire predictions that failed to materialize.
Then we come to my favorite data: The recorded facts on the hottest day on record in our 50 states reaching from Hawaii to Maine and from Alaska to the Florida Keys.
Here are the results: Three of our states reached their hottest day prior to 1900, followed by one in 1900-10, seven more by 1920, three more by 1929 and a whopping 24 more by 1939. In the 1940s there were none, in the 1950s there were three, none in the 1960s, two in the 1970s, three in the 1980s and ’90s, and one from 2000 until now. Yes, one in 21 years. Before 1940, 38 of our 50 states had achieved their hottest day on record, and only 12 states in the past 81 years have done the same.
Biden is willing to spend billions and billions of dollars to fight climate change, and China, India and Russia are thrilled by our gullibility. We often can't accurately predict our weather a week in advance, much less 30, 40 and 50 years from now. The Democrats are now attempting to also tie climate change to racism, but to sell climate change, no lie is too big from climate zealots who have been wrong for the past 60-plus years!
This article originally appeared on Daily Commercial: From the Right: Charlie Brown and climate change