Long before modern man started using oil to drive his car and to fuel his modern lifestyle, thousands of years ago the world experienced the Ice Age that was melted and ended by Global Warming and gave us our current geography.
People today don’t know that the present Middle East used to be a region of lush forest with a thriving timber industry but got deforested by the rise of Minoan civilisation of Crete and the Greek empire. By the time the Roman empire arrived at the scene, Midddle East was a bald desert already. But fortunately those forests sure gave them large deposits of oil below the desert sand that gave rise to the wealthy oil sheiks of Middle East today. You can say the current desert state is man made.
I believe the Vikings are the true witnesses of the global warming period that happened back in 800-1400 A.D. These ferocious seafarers decided to make Greenland its colony during the year 900 for the reason that the warm weather made it habitable and possible for crops to grow. They call that period the Medieval Warm Period. Also, Scotland at that time enjoyed the climate so much they started growing grapes to produce wine. But by 1400, the Vikings left Greenland because the world was entering a period of Little Ice Age that got worst from 1600-1800. Little Ice Age caused a lot of famine and death worldwide.
After that, the world came back to another warm period again and then the hysteria of the 1970s arrived. What was the hysteria? The return of the Ice Age! It did not happen but same people who advocated the return of the Ice Age came back decades later to proclaim the news there’s a global warming and the world is about to end. The culprits they said are the modern lifestyle (especially driving SUV cars), the big oil companies, the methane from cow’s poop, and most of all CARBON DIOXIDE -the air we exhale and the one the plants get from us. You can say Al Gore and his buddies are sure not only anti-vegetarian but also anti-breathing.
Who would have ever thought man’s breathing will blamed for causing global warming. Then the alarmists made a business out of it by saying if you really love the earth, you should buy carbon credit from them to offset our carbon use. For the first time, breathing has become a dangerous crime against society .But that’s the propaganda that a lot of their non-thinking, non-questioning believers fell for. Then it was found out last year in Britain that the hard proof about global warming was a hard made-up lie.I believe in a certain climate change and there are four of them- winter, spring, summer and fall. That’s the only climate change with a proven track record and they happen year after year after year.
Copyright 2013 Ketchie V. Schauf