Thunberg acts like a parrot
To the editor:
Speaking before the UN, Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old Swedish eco-activist, declared, “people are dying” because “the Earth is warming.” What research supports such assertions? Sadly, Thunberg was parroting the hyperbole of others (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) who believe “humans are ruining the earth” and push for “net-zero greenhouse gases” within the decade.
Dr. Roy W. Spencer, research scientist, meteorologist, and co-developer of the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures, explains that the current concentration of carbon dioxide is 380 ppm molecules of air. Records kept by the Mauna Loa Observatory since 1958 show that “mankind adds only 3 molecules of carbon dioxide to every 100,000 molecules of air every five years or so.” Have scientists proven that the extra carbon dioxide creates a radiation imbalance at the top of the atmosphere? No, it’s “a theoretical calculation.”
Is global warming a “settled” science? No. The federal government, philanthropists, politicians, and corporations, which offer sizable research grants for global warming evidence, have biased the “Scientific Method;” thus, careers and reputations depend upon continuance of the “doctrine.” For context, doubters can reflect back to 1974 when floods, droughts, storms, and crop failures were said to predict an approaching Ice Age.
Are people dying? Yes, but few from depleted resources. Many Africans died from malaria following the ban of DDT. Africans/Indians die from respiratory illness as a result of heating and cooking with dung or wood. Lack of electricity and its ensuing lack of refrigeration can cause death from food-borne illness. Finally, corrupt governments warehouse resources, preferring to keep populations desperately dependent.
Last October, Georgetown, Texas, attempted 100% renewable, having received a $1M grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Citizens abandoned affordable fossil fuels for wind/solar, backed by battery farm. Unfortunately, Georgetown’s municipal utility now faces a $7M shortfall. Plans include increasing electricity costs and raising property taxes to meet obligations.
Warren, O’Rourke, Booker, and Castro consider Climate Change the “greatest geopolitical threat.” Virtue signaling’s expensive, though.