This press release from Phys.Org has an image that is worth, as they say, “a thousand words.” ( See here. )
The color-coded temperature divides on the right-hand side of the chart should not deceive you. Instead, simply move your eyes to the left.
You’ll notice that we’re looking at a continuous plot of temperature, for the most part (except for the gap in the Pleistocene Era) and which continues on into the Holocene (present era). So, then, look at how the left side of the chart is characterized: Hothouse, Warmhouse, Coolhouse, and Icehouse. Now notice that our present temperatures fall in the ICEHOUSE portion of this 60 million year history of earth’s temperatures.
Shouldn’t this chart alone be enough to dismiss current climate hysteria? Yes, it should. We are still living in an Ice House phase.
But, wait, look at those projected future histories using climate models!
Well, can models that cannot predict our current non-rise in temperature be relied upon to predict way out into the future–given that iterative numerical techniques only give worse answers with time? I have absolutely no confidence in them.
But, even if we do place some confidence in them, notice that our world would have to rise 4 degrees Centigrade, or 7 degrees Fahrenheit. Is this likely any time soon? No. We’re closer and closer to nuclear fusion energy and already inching towards a renaissance of fission energy reactors on smaller, more local levels. Why must projections be based on a static view of where we now stand energy-wise? Is it because otherwise there wouldn’t be a “crisis” to be “fixed”?
That’s my hunch.
BTW, there are new studies on how volcanic ash lingers longer in the air than thought, being a source, then, of cooling. Likewise, there’s a study showing that the earth’s crust is “recycled” via a journey to the mantle and then back up through oceanic ridges and volcanoes. Now just think of what would happen if the earth’s core heated up just a little? This matters because the amount of “carbon-cycling” involved in this process is 10,000 times greater than the carbon content of our atmosphere!!
Those who have been here long enough know that I’ve made an argument that volcanoes and ridges play a part, and perhaps a big part, in the CO2 levels we see today.