I say final, because our new president might get rid of this government-sponsored scarecrow now called climate change instead of "global warming."
More and more people ignore the talk of the coming apocalypse, after all nothing has happened in the last 20 years. The summers are still warm and the winters are still cold.
Yet, thanks to NASA we now have a multitude of weather satellites circling the globe and each year pronounce another year of record world temperatures. It’s easy since there is no comparison; after all there were no ocean-sensing satellites in 1870. It seems that whenever NASA puts another satellite in orbit, the world’s temperature increases by 0.2 degrees.
Seeing that people are getting tired of hearing about global warming, a clever bureaucrat changed tactics by now talking about climate change.
This way they can rightfully claim that 90 percent of all people believe in climate change. I too believe in climate change, it happens practically every hour!
Yet, each September all newspapers publish stories lamenting the catastrophic melting of South Pole ice. Funny, in February they never publish about the massive freeze of the ice cover. Why?
In the town of Rye, New Hampshire, where I used to live, the town fathers were so concerned that they founded a committee to study the scary rise of ocean levels. This committee meets once a week to have coffee and stick their fingers into the surf. Alas, except for the punctual tides and an occasional storm flood, nothing has happened. Yet, as committees go, it keeps on meeting; waiting patiently. Hope is eternal.
It is this time of the year when our world-savers gleefully report on the drastic ice melt in Antarctica. Of course the press did not tell the uninformed but very concerned readers that now is summer in the South Pole.
You may wonder how they find out about the catastrophic ice melt. Here it is: The rays of the sun are quite fierce in the southern polar region and cause the upper layer of the ice to melt, producing a water layer of three to four inches on top of the ice. After all, it takes only a temperature change from 32 to 33 degrees to melt the ice. Now, looking down from 150,000 feet, the eye of the satellite sees the reflection of the water layer looking exactly like that of an ocean. Conclusion: the ice has disappeared.
The past administration hired science advisors who strongly believed in global warming. My hope is that the new administration will instead hire advisors who have an open mind.
Out of the 10,000 "Concerned Scientists" who support global warming, as trotted out by the news media, there are probably only less than 200 climatologists, the rest are professors or experts in the fields of Theology, Dentistry, Biology, Astronomy, Animal Husbandry and other "sciences," who have no more expertise in predicting global warming than you and I.
In their frantic effort to find a culprit to boost their alleged claim of global warming, the EPA declared carbon dioxide gas (CO2) a dangerous substance, forcing coal-burning power plants out of business, never mind that all plants and trees would die without CO2.
What the EPA overlooked is that under their definition, people themselves are one of the worst polluters. Each person on earth exhales in one year about 0.4 tons of CO2. In the U.S. alone, the total population produces about 90 million tons of CO2 per year. Doesn’t this make all of us criminals?
In the absence of independently derived evidence, global warming becomes a theology, either you believe in it or you don’t.
As far as green energy is concerned, we are forced to use it no matter how much it costs.
Hans Baumann is a licensed engineer in four states and a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. He is an adviser to the dean of the University of New Hampshire Business School. Dr. Baumann has published manuals on valves and was a contributor to many works including the "Instrument Engineers' Handbook" and the "Control Valves Handbook." He has also published several books on business management and German history, including "Hitler's Escape," which suggests that Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide and survived World War II. In his latest book, "Atomic Irony" he proves that the Hirshoma Atom Bomb contained captured German Uranium. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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