Today’s post is at Quadrant. Have you been there before? If not, you have a treat in store.
The editors supplied this quotation:
“Today’s debate about global warming is essentially a debate about freedom. The environmentalists would like to mastermind each and every possible (and impossible) aspect of our lives.”
Blue Planet in Green Shackles
Bob Carter, Willie Soon, and I provided this start:
Scientists have been studying solar influences on the climate for more than 5000 years.Chinese imperial astronomers kept detailed sunspot records, and noticed that more sunspots meant warmer weather. In 1801, celebrated astronomer William Herschel, the first to observe Uranus, noted that when there were fewer spots the price of wheat soared. He surmised that less â€œlight and heatâ€ from the sun resulted in reduced harvests.
Head over, then come back here to leave comments.
But while you’re there, stay and read Keith Windschuttle’s piece “Inventing massacre stories“, tales the Left uses to induce pleasurable guilt and sense of purpose.
See also the (not-too-often updated) Quandrant TV page, and watch Jim Franklin’s video, “What Science Knows.”