“Nearly three feet of snow closed roads in and out of Jerusalem…In Cairo, where local news reports said the last recorded snowfall was more than 100 years ago, children in outlying districts capered in white-covered streets, and adults marveled at the sight…” – LA Times
In the span of my relatively short life, I have seen the rise and fall of one of the world’s greatest hoaxes: man-made global warming. When I was in college, conversations were never far from veering into talk of global warming. You know how students are: always wanting to feel important. College students are a great gauge of political trends—at least in terms of liberal trends. Global warming and greenhouse gasses were on the tips of everyone’s tongues. Now, it seems like every other day, new information comes to light that disproves the theory of anthropogenic warming.
Of course, the liberal elites won’t let global warming die as they did global cooling in the 1970’s. It’s far too great a source of revenue, and more importantly, passion. Using warming, the liberal establishment can gin up their youth base quickly, making themselves look compassionate, and getting votes in the process. That’s the liberal agenda in all things: Looking compassionate. They use abortion to appear compassionate to women, they use gay marriage to appear compassionate to gays, and they use affirmative action to appear compassionate to blacks and other minorities. It’s a strategy.
Youths love to feel like they mean something. Given that, man-made global warming is the perfect cause for them. They can protest about emissions, and ride their bikes to save the earth! Unfortunately, the evidence for man-made global warming is thin at best, and getting thinner by the day. According to the Daily Caller:
“A Swedish study found that the planet was warmer in ancient Roman times and the Middle Ages than today, challenging the mainstream idea that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main drivers of global warming.“
Studies like this have been appearing for years now, forcing the liberal global warming alarmists to devise new theories to keep their agenda alive. Now, rather than global warming, it is called “climate change.” They now suggest that the warming of the earth has caused the ice to melt, which has in turn caused the cooling. I suppose the cooling will cause the ice to re-freeze, which will then lead to more warming! It’s almost as if the climate operates in a cycle! Oh wait, it does.
I’m unsure how the Left will change up the theories when the time comes to do so again, but I know they will. Logic and reason bounces off liberals like bullets off of Superman. They need global warming–sorry, climate change—as badly as they need any of their other, more consistent lies. They will change it until it is no longer recognizable so long as it serves their purpose: faux compassion, which leads to votes, which leads to power.
Science means nothing in the face of politics.