The world’s oldest continuous temperature record is the Central England Temperature Data Series that began in 1659. But from a purely scientific standpoint there are too few data prior to 1880 for scientists to extrapolate anything concrete about future temperatures for the earth. Meanwhile, clear-thinking individuals understand that measurements representing.0000000031 of 1% of the time the earth has been in existence provide ‘somewhat limited’ information on which to base climate theories.
Meanwhile, we do know the earth’s climate has been alternately warming and cooling for a very long time; 4.6 billion years to be exact. That’s when gravity pulled the clouds of cosmic gas & dust together to form the sun. The earth and the other planets were formed shortly after, using the leftovers from the sun’s formation. But it wasn’t until millions of years later that earth even resembled a planet – and nothing like the world we know today.
To say the Earth’s atmosphere and climate have changed during the last four plus billion years is the understatement of the eons. Some scientific estimates indicate earth has experienced temperatures as high as 3,000* while at other times the entire surface of the planet, including the oceans, were frozen with ice miles thick, giving rise to the nickname ‘snowball’ earth, yet the planet still gave life to millions of different species, 99% of which, by the way, are now extinct in a process known as planetary evolution.
~ Irrefutable Facts ~
- With no verified measurements of earth’s temperature or climate prior to 1880, modern science has been forced to predicate its climate theories from information imputed from rocks, fossils & ice cores.
- When the Earth was first formed, it had no atmosphere at; it was little more than a ball of molten rock under constant assault from asteroids and comets. However, when the bombardment slowed, a thin atmosphere was created from hydrogen & helium the two most abundant elements in the universe. But it was volcanoes that caused the first true atmosphere to form by spewing billions of tons of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, & water vapor into the air causing the planet to cool.
- After a few million more years the water vapor in the atmosphere condensed into liquid form and rain began falling for centuries and formed the oceans. Meanwhile, most of the carbon dioxide dissolved into those oceans and it wasn’t too long after, that algae evolved, and atmospheric oxygen levels began increasing.
- We are currently living at the tail end of an ice age, the Little Ice Age to be exact, an epoch that began approximately 3 million years ago and that reached its peak roughly 20,000 years ago. So, today, civilization is experiencing an interglacial period, which brings warmer temperatures.
~ The Timeline ~
- 4.6 billion years ago: Earth was formed but its temperature was too hot to sustain life.
- 3.8 billion years ago: Earth’s temperatures cooled below the boiling point of water, (212*F) and the first atmosphere was formed from gases emitted by volcanoes – mainly carbon dioxide, some water vapor and trace amounts of nitrogen, methane, and ammonia. Not too long after (geologically speaking) the water vapor in the atmosphere condensed, creating oceans while CO2 was locked into rocks.
- 3.5 billion years ago the first life evolved in the oceans when the sun was roughly 70% as bright as it is today.
- 2.7 billion years ago, algae evolved, and photosynthesis began, atmospheric carbon dioxide decreased and was replaced by oxygen, which enabled the evolution of complex life.
- 1.8 billion years ago: The first eukaryotes evolved and with it, genetic material the form of chromosomes contained within distinct nuclei.
- 800 million years ago: The first simple animal life evolved.
- 540 million years ago: Increased oxygen levels enabled rapid animal evolution in a period known as the Cambrian Explosion.
- 200,000 years ago: Homo sapiens (modern humans) evolved in Africa.
- 200 years ago: Industrialization began affecting the Earth’s atmospheric composition and climate. Meanwhile, due to nitrogen’s non-reactivity, this inert gas increased until it became the dominant gas in today’s atmosphere (which is comprised of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon and 0.04% carbon dioxide.)
Vis-à-vis the above, the climate activists have hoodwinked billions into believing that somehow what mankind has done in the last 200 years makes irrelevant 4,599,999,800 years of planetary climate evolution.
Perhaps the greatest fallacy in the alarmists’ argument is that they measure climate on a generational time scale. But nature operates on geological and celestial time scales. To illustrate, let’s apply the percentage of time scientist have had direct measurements of earth’s temperature i.e., .0000000031 of 1% of the time the earth has existed, to the distance between New York City and Los Angeles California (2,446 miles.) Now let’s say we ask someone who’s planning on driving across the country if he or she would take notes and describe what they saw along their journey. Multiplying the distance from New York to LA by the aforementioned percentage gives us a distance of approximately 1/5th of an inch. So, I ask, what do you think that individual would learn about America by driving 1/5th of an inch beyond the NY state line?
While I hate to say this, I believe the clear thinkers have already lost this battle. Why? Because the schools of the Western democracies have brainwashed children on this matter – and this much I predict, with the unabated war on fossil fuels, our standard of living in most areas of life will continue to diminish. Meanwhile, the most heart-rending aspect of the matter is that the consequences will affect the world’s poorest the most.