Though I've been a solid proponent for the existence of UFOs over the decades (good grief, if one cannot believe overwhelming high-level witness testimony, radar tracks and the like, what should one believe?), I get the impression that by virtue of being peculiarly open-minded I'm supposed to re-direct my tinfoil hat and embrace man-made climate change in a loving manner, no questions asked, because, well, it's the thing of the moment. Something a little different, the current bandwagon, ready-made for rebels in search of a cause. Like UFOs. Not.
Sorry, no can do. New satellite studies, apparently far more accurate than earth-based counterparts, paint a different picture than the fix required by, primarily, leftist doomsayers and international thieves. In fact, as seems customary much of the time, the best evidence for something originates by way of a common sense investigation. Unfortunately, common sense is now a luxury shared among the few anymore, with most street-crowd noisemakers having an inborn necessity to choose panic, rage and exotic solutions over what could be interpreted accurately simply by looking at what lies before one's eyes. To make important decisions based upon part of the science, rather than all of the science (or science's ongoing evolution), seems to be standard policy now. No longer is climate allowed to choose its own course. Now, its actions must be questioned, poked and surrendered to international regulatory commissions, and the blame and expense is to be placed around our necks, no questions
Echoes of Copernicus and Bruno. Can we not hear them? Can we not feel on our faces every day the evidence of their profundity, as the sun's warmth invigorates our senses?
More important -- do we not understand the power of solar energy upon our small planet? Does it take a genius to question whether the sun itself is the culprit for "global warming" and other effects upon climate?
Currently, if one steps forth as a man-made climate change denier, he or she may as well go off in the woods and talk to oneself.
How reminiscent this is of poor Copernicus, who dared suggest centuries ago that the Earth revolved around the sun, that the Earth was not the center of attraction for the sun and other heavenly objects -- and later, mathematician, theologian and philosopher Giordano Bruno sealed his own death warrant by embracing and expounding upon Copernican calculations.
Today, we suffer legislators who actually wish to imprison, fine and punish in every legally sanctioned way possible those who deny human-induced climate change, no matter the science on this "other" side. Except for a death penalty, members of the punishing class exhibit little difference from those grand masters of The Inquisition.
Bruno, born in 1548 near Naples, was probably a genius, but his lifetime, much like ours, wasn't always an era when original thinking was appreciated. Indeed, Bruno was burned at the stake by The Inquisition in 1600 for daring to endorse Copernicus and rip apart further more than a thousand years of Church doctrine stating that the Earth was the center of the cosmos. This was hardly his only blasphemy, of course, because Bruno, during his young and quickly deflated life, had questioned a wealth of "known" scientific dogma. Prior to being burned at the stake in Rome in February of 1600, having refused to deny any of his philosophical or evidential teachings, Bruno was condemned as "an impenitent and pertinacious heretic."
Truly, nobody can deny climate change, which has always involved natural, and occasionally intense cycles around the globe. But to endorse human involvement is a long shot scientifically because we're dealing with computer predictions vs. clearly observable data. Yes, we have polluted the Earth substantially and a cleanup of both water and land is urgently required. However, our influence upon climate alterations may be trace at best, not something allowing international leftists to pickpocket our money -- and surely not with papal and U.S. presidential cooperation, which would be no mere scandal. Simply look to the sun, son. That's where the power of change hides in plain sight. Among radical environmentalists, how is it that the sun becomes the elephant sitting in the living room, unnoticed and unwanted at the party? The answer, as usual, may be. . .follow the money.
Indeed, the man-made climate deniers appear to be the true heretics in this era of pseudo-science and frauds aplenty.. Getting back to The Inquisition, we are reminded of Galileo Galilei, condemned in blistering fashion by the Church for his writing, The Authority of Scripture in Philosophical Controversies, in which he offered: "It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved."
I'm not sure that Galileo himself wouldn't be shaking his head over what passes for climate and "global warming" science in the current century, let alone our reliance upon computers as modern soothsayers attempting to outsmart solar influence.