I have previously remarked on the “Goldilocks” mindset that seems to pervade climate change alarmism. When it comes to climate we can be certain about one thing — it has been changing constantly for all of history. Sometimes it has been much warmer than it is now, and sometimes it has been much colder. Yet central to the climate alarmist narrative is the notion that there was some Goldilocks “just right” moment from which we are currently diverging and our job is to make it stop.
Robert Tracinski comments on this phenomenon here:
The problem is that drought is normal in California. It’s normal on a year-to-year basis:Most years are dry, and the state has always relied on the occasional wet year to refill its reservoirs. It’s even more normal on a historical time scale. Estimates of rainfall going back thousands of years showrecurring multi-century megadroughts. It’s the relatively wet twentieth century that is abnormal.
It’s telling that environmentalists describe themselves as being in fear of “climate change,” because they are actually believers in climate stasis: the conviction that all aspects of the natural world ought to remain exactly as they were in 1970, forever. But the climate has always been changing, and viewing drought in California as abnormal or unnatural is itself an example of “climate change denial.”