Once again, I am going to tamper with the sacred cow of man’s man-made extinction and offer some of my own thoughts. You may embrace them, reject them, laugh at them, scorn them, or whatever you please. My opinion and a sawbuck will get you a cup of coffee in most places. It is my opinion based on what I have researched, some statistical data, and gleaning from the insight of some more invested in this study than I. Shall we take this journey?
Before I get into the last part of my title theory, let me address some of the incredibly suspect postulations regarding man-made global warming and climate change. If the science is truly settled on this issue, why were the predictions offered in the past not more accurate? After all, settled science should be consistent should it not? The statistical data indicates that although weather forecasting is often the brunt of jokes, it is reasonably accurate. If snow or rain is predicted it frequently falls. It may produce more or less than predicted but its occurrence is usually factual.
Climate, as one meteorologist said, “cannot be predicted with any more accuracy than flipping a coin.” He was speaking of the long-term weather, the climate. Some of the predictions over the past few decades have been terribly off the mark, yet the climate alarmists insist this is ‘settled science’.
I can appreciate our Pentagon being invested in predicting the weather for military purposes, but when they offer their climate postulations, they enter the arena of the illogical and unpredictable. I hope they do not prepare for battle with the same reliability as they predict the climate’s changes.
In 2004 they offered the dire warning that over the next 20 years we would experience a global catastrophe due to climate change that would cost millions of lives in wars and natural disasters. In that secret report, which was suppressed by our defense chiefs predicted that major European cities would have sunk beneath the rising seas and Britain would be plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. They predicted that the abrupt and dire climate changes would move the planet into anarchy and due to dwindling food and energy, the threat of nuclear war would increase exponentially as nations sought to provide for their own and defend themselves. They considered ‘climate change’ a more dire threat than terrorism.
The weather for London on New Year’s Day was in the mid to upper 40’s and Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia was 23 degrees F. The climate alarmist’s prediction that there would be massive flooding due to the rising sea levels in 2005 failed to occur. If we go further back, we have the direst of predictions and as we progress through time discover the failure of those prophets of gloom and doom.
Paul Ehrlich, in 1968, predicted hundreds of millions would be starving by 1970 and of those 65 million would be Americans. He predicted that England would not exist by 2000 and declared in 1970 that sometime in the next 15 years ‘the end will come.’ The Bible would call him a false prophet, but the climate alarmist insists he was just off by a decade or so and his predictions are still relevant. Seriously? This is the ‘settled science’ they expect us to embrace?
England’s Prince Charles has long been a prognosticator of the planet’s destruction. In 2009 he predicted that we had only 96 months to save the world. Let me see, that would have been 2018, right? In 2015 the good Prince extended his deadline by 33 years. Hey, if you get it wrong and want to remain relevant, you are required to modify your prophecies of doom. He has now changed that again and said in 2019 that we had a mere 18 months before the human race would become extinct due to climate change, global warming, or whatever they are calling their ‘settled science.’
There is something that concerns me about the possible extinction of the Western World, and it is not man-made global warming, climate change or any of their postulations through the faux settled science. Something has been happening that increases my concern regarding the potential Islamic world domination and the continued existence of the Western World.
What I am talking about is birth vs death rates in the so-called First World Countries. Statistical data indicates that the birthrate in Japan in 2019 fell to a low not experienced since 1874. The birthrate was recorded at about 900,000 and the death rate was 1.4 million, which is a net loss of 512,000 and 2020 is expected to produce an even greater net loss.
If it were only one country, I would not be concerned but it touches many more. Bulgaria’s population had decreased from 9 million at the end of the Cold War to 7.1 million in 2017. The predictions are that at this rate by 2050 their population will have decreased to 5.1 million. The predictions are that Ukraine and Poland will both decrease by 6 million and Hungary will lose 1.5 million. Do you see a trend?
Lithuania and Latvia have been declining in population and the U.N. demographers predict the population of Russia will decrease from 145 million to 121 million by 2050. On the other side of the equation, the population is not decreasing in Muslim countries but increasing. According to demographers and those predicting population growth, the Muslims will make up 26.4% of the world’s projected population of 8.3 billion by 2030. The population growth in those countries is predicted to be twice the rate of non-Muslims over the next couple of decades. What we are seeing is a significant increase in Islamic nations and a decrease in the traditionally Christian West.
As a Christian, I am not willing to surrender to fear or paranoia because I believe God is still God and able to guide us through the ups and downs of civilization. However, the view of many today is that children are a negative weight and more and more of the younger generation are either waiting later to have children or not having them at all.
What I am concerned about is not how many kids a family has but why they are opting to have no children. I am concerned about the increasingly pervasive selfishness of many, which is also reflected in the demand for abortion on demand. I believe this condition is one of the reasons that the New Democratic Socialism is appealing to more and more people. Tragically, people are so deeply invested in their own greed, envy, jealousy, and selfishness they cannot or will not consider the dangers, perils, and warnings of history.
Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admits: “The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.” Let me predict the obvious – “The Climate changes over time.” That’s right! I believe in climate change, just not man-made. The climate is cyclical and cooling leads to ice ages and warming melts the ice and that has been occurring on the planet since its creation. It is not our SUVs, hamburger grills, oil and gas, cow flatulence, or anything else that man is doing that is driving this change.
I have a question, “How do we know what normal climate is?” If we were to consider the question, “Is today colder or warmer than normal?” I do not mean over the past year, ten years, a hundred years, but since the beginning of time? This issue has become far more about ‘redistribution of wealth’ and ‘control’ than about saving the planet. Therefore, I am far more concerned with the cause of the decline in populations in Western nations than I am about some unsettled ‘settled science.’ God help us to wake up and take a close look at ourselves and realize that we are destroying ourselves by rejecting God and the growing focus on self.
God bless you and God bless America!