The fear of climate change has been raging for decades, and climate skeptics have refuted the alarmism time and time again. In the 1970’s scientists predicted global cooling and a coming ice age, and then came the predictions of global warming and mass starvation. All this came to nothing, but it hasn’t stopped alarmists from demanding government interaction.
Now climate change has come full circle, and once again we have predictions of a “mini ice age” within the next 15 years.
Computer models are partly to blame for alarmist overreaction, but there’s no way for computer models to contain all the comprehensive, abstract and unpredictable data that affects the weather and climate. Nonetheless, a new computer model is said to predict solar cycles with an accuracy rate of 97%.
Scientists have known for nearly two centuries that the sun’s magnetic activity fluctuates in a cycle, but they haven’t been able to predict them with any accuracy. Now Professor Valentina Zharkova from Northubria University in the UK is using a new model to forecast these solar cycles, and she predicts that the magnetic waves found in different layers of the Sun’s interior with lead to a “maunder minimum,” which is the name given to the last mini ice age from 1645 to 1715. She predicts this next cycle will begin in 2030 and will last until 2040.
It’s really great that we can use science to better our lives, but no one has been able to predict random events in the future, and that’s mainly why so many weather forecasts are inaccurate. Science is only as good as the data we incorporate into our theories, observations and experimentation; but science also depends largely on our assumptions and how the evidence is interpreted. Experimenting with gravity is something that can be done in the present, but once we extrapolate into the future or past, then we have unknown factors to deal with, and the results can potentially be flawed.
No matter what weather and climate conditions we face in the future, one of the most important things we need to keep in mind is that we don’t need to panic. Humanity has always been able to cope with and adapt to changing climates from the very beginning, and that’s not going to change; humans are resilient, and if we maintain a healthy attitude and make good decisions, we won’t need to fear whatever is around the corner.
It’s also worth noting that we’re entering the 21st year without any statistically significant global warming. Satellite temperature data recorded by the University of Alabama in Huntsville says there’s been no warming since 1994. This is further vindication for us skeptics who reject the entire climate change agenda.
The bottom line is that global warming, climate change and global cooling should not overly concern us. Mankind is not destroying the planet through any kind of emissions that need to be regulated. This political issue will continue to rage, regardless of what scientists predict. In my opinion, we simply need to oppose efforts to impose needless regulations that will end up causing more harm than good.
Lastly, as a Christian, I know that God is in control, and the earth isn’t going to end until he’s ready. My faith definitely allows me to keep things like this in perspective and not worry. I believe that God made the earth to be man’s home, and he provided the resources for billions of people to exist. We certainly need to be good stewards of the earth and its resources, but the resources are there for us to use.