ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
THE CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX – 12
October 10, 2019
Climate always changes, and that is normal. Climate alarmism
is fueled by globalists who like to drastically cut the population
of the earth. While we should be conscious of our environment
and should not pollute the earth, it is nature and not people
that determine climate change. Let us leave the matter to
God and not act as if we are the masters of the cosmos, which
Even the Church acts like an atheist when it
comes to climate change
Editor’s note: This article is the second part of
a series. Click here to read the first part.
October 9, 2019 (La NuovaBussolaQuotidiana) Stop worrying,
the climate has always changed!
Our investigation continues into how
the incessant propaganda campaign on climate change has distorted
the public’s perception of reality.
The first victim of climate change is nature, or to be exact,
what we think about nature. We
have been led to believe that nature is static and its equilibrium
is destroyed exclusively by human presence and activity.
We are under the illusion that no change is the norm, like
a frozen image that persists to infinity. But this is not
the case. Nature is dynamic,
it is constantly changing, there is never a season exactly
the same as another, and the climate has always changed. We
are being brainwashed by a vision rooted in atheism.Regrettably,
the Catholic Church has now joined in the chorus.
The first victim of the incessant propaganda on climate change
is nature, or more precisely, what we think about nature.
We live in terror of every small sign of change in the weather
because collectively we are
convinced that nature is static: that it has a definite point
of equilibrium which humans by their presence and activity
have knocked off balance. But climate change, far from
being a new phenomenon, the consequence of human iniquity
and a harbinger of unimaginable catastrophes, is normality.
Without even taking into account, the five ice ages that characterise
the history of the earth well before human beings, just in
our era there have been at least four glacial periods (marking
significant glacier expansion) interspersed with interglacial
periods (lasting 10–12 thousand years). The current
era counts as one of these and is approximately 10,700 years
old to date. But even interglacial periods are not uniform:
just referring to relatively recent history, climate historians
recognise periods of warming at the time of the Roman Empire
and in the Middle Ages (incidentally named “optimum”),
and periods of cooling. The most relevant record noted between
the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, was referred to as
the “little ice age.” The mid-nineteenth century
saw the beginning of a new warming period (still in action),
which in the last 160 years has produced an increase in average
temperatures between 0.8 and 1°C.
But even this latest period of warming is not linear: an increase
in global temperatures on the ground between 1850 and 1878
(+0.5°C) is followed by a phase of decrease (in 1911,
-0.2°C compared to 1850) and then a new increase until
1945 (+0.5°C compared to 1850). This is followed by a
new cooling period that lasts until 1976, when the temperature
is just 0.1°C higher than that of 1850. Yet, we recall
that in the mid-1970s there were continuous alarms about global
cooling. Nonetheless, the temperature started to rise again
until 1998 (+0.85°C). Since 1998, variations are minimal
and despite constant alarms about the hottest months and years
ever, the temperatures have substantially remained stable.
Even if no research on climate cycles existed, we should all
know that seasons vary from direct experience; that within
a specific climatic zone, there are continuous variations
and sometimes extreme events. Thinking about how wines are
classified by their year of harvest affirms that each season
is a story in itself.
Yet today, the continuous campaigns
on global warming drive us to pretend that nature is invariable.
If the news informs us that this week the temperature is higher
than the seasonal average, everyone panics: we will be roasted,
we will be submerged by water. But these news reports, intended
to create alarm, do not say that the seasonal
average is only a calculated statistic which does not correspond
to what the temperature should be.
Leaving aside the debate on how much the increase in temperatures
is due to natural cycles and how much to human activity
for which there is no definitive proof the fact remains:
we no longer consider that nature is dynamic. We witness public
events and major political initiatives against climate change,
even though we know that climate
change is the norm. Proposals which would
have sounded absurd in the recent past and considered worthy
of psychiatric treatment today are taken seriously and considered
the most important issues facing humanity.
This dramatic distortion of how we perceive reality
clearly the intended outcome of those manoeuvring the “climate”
theme is undoubtedly facilitated by the fact that people
are less in contact with nature. In Europe, for example, about
75% of the population live in urban realities, practically
divorced from any relationship with nature. Above all the
younger generations born and raised in environments
where any type of fruit and vegetable is available all year
round and food is already cut and ready to consume at the
supermarket lack direct knowledge of natural cycles
and what are the basic laws of nature.
Yet, there is an aspect that remains constant in the relationship
between people and the climate which is linked to how people
view the world and their destiny. A quote from a sermon by
St. Augustine from the fourth century explains this very acutely:
“See how things are. We live in bad times. Also, our
fathers deplored having to live in bad times and the fathers
of our fathers. No one has ever liked the times they have
had to live in. But those who age, miss the old days. Every
year for the most part we say, when we feel cold: ‘It
has never been so cold’. Or we say: ‘It has never
been so hot.’ Bad times! But are these times, connected
to the movement of the sun, really that bad?”
In the past scientists mostly Catholics studied
climate change by observation to try and understand the laws
of nature, so that methods to adapt and protect human communities
could be improved. We recall for example the abbot and scientist
Antonio Stoppani (1824–1891) who, in his most famous
work Il Bel Paese linked the retreat of the Alpine
glaciers to the warming of the second half of the nineteenth
century. He wrote a description of the event in his attempt
to explain the phenomenon from a scientific point of view.
He raised no alarm nor saw cause for concern that the Alpine
snows were melting, probably because not long had passed since
the Mont Blanc glaciers were so extensive they threatened
the habitations in the valleys below.
In 1881, Stoppani gave a highly successful lecture at the
Lincei Academy, “On the current regression of glaciers
in the Alps.” At the conclusion, when King Umberto of
Savoy, present at the lecture, showed concern for developments,
Stoppani told him, “Don’t worry, providence will
take care of it.” Rather than fatalism, he showed a
profound knowledge of reality.
Not without reason today, climate alarmism and the claim to
be able to regulate the temperature of the earth as if we
hold a thermostat in our hands, coincides with the cancellation
of God from history and is substituted with
the presumption that man is the master of the cosmos and history.
If there is any novelty and real change of particular note,
it is that even members of the
Church embrace this atheistic view.
Published with permission from La NuovaBussolaQuotidiana.