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When something is studied for a change one of the necessary things to have is a starting point. For example, the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation was discovered in the mid ’60s and it could be concluded that it did not exist before this date. It is reasonable to assume it did but it cannot be proven. Likewise, Einstein’s theories of relativity and Planck’s quantum explanations demonstrated that Newton’s theories of physics were not complete.
The famous ozone hole was discovered in the early ’70s and caused alarm but there was no suitable baseline for comparison to conclude anything about the trend. It is now known that this hole changes cyclically.
In the ’60s there was great concern about “Global Cooling” which, when the data did not support this, then became “Global Warming” and as the data are failing to support this it is now “Climate Change” which appears to be code for weird weather.
What is known is that there are multiple natural factors which affect weather and many times these effects are cyclical with varying time periods which can span decades or centuries. It is also known that the earth’s ecosystem is resilient and has feedback mechanisms which tend to stabilize environmental perturbations. What appears to be lacking or at least weak is the lack of reliable baselines spanning centuries.
It is not scientifically acceptable to vote on such issues since there is no consensus in science. There is a need to further refine observations based on hypotheses until acceptable confidence in the theory is obtained. At one time the consensus was that the Earth was flat. With reasoned astronomy by many it was shown otherwise and perhaps similarly it is too early to jump to conclusions about the climate. The Mauder Minimum (low sunspot activity) was observed in the late 1600’s and early 1700’s and the Maunder Minimum coincided with a period of lower-than-average European temperatures. This correlation was also shown during other observed minimums. Was this climate change caused by human activity?
Weather cannot be accurately predicted more than a few days in advance so why trust the models used to predict climate out decades?
Here, there have been multiple years of extreme cold and it went away. Unusually hot periods also come and go. There have been severe droughts and they went away. Tornado frequency has waxed and waned and so on and so on.
Does anyone believe that the drought at Lefty’s is permanent?
Cheer up and press on.