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Earth’s Climate is Controlled by the Action of the Sun by The Elephant's Child
March 16, 2023, 7:14 pm
Filed under: Politics

It is not controlled by your gas stoves, or the wood-burning ones either. You may have noticed that cloudy days are often a little cooler than sunny days. That should not be a surprise. I have no idea how we got so confused about the climate, nor why we suddenly decided to be panicked about it. Our sun is just fine up there, some days somewhat blocked by clouds and even rain clouds, but behind the clouds, it’s still shining away. That’s what makes the Earth liveable.

Just what makes people suddenly get all panicky abut our sun remains a mystery. Too little basic scientific knowledge, too addicted to panicking rather than studying up a bit. If you are worried about a really big thing, like the climate of the Earth, you might consider heading to your nearest public library and studying up. The librarians are there to help you find the information you need.

So, of course, we have all sorts of headlines today about banning anything related to natural gas. The Panicky People want you to switch to electric cars in the assumption that driving a car that runs on gasoline is somehow destroying the climate of the Earth! Seems fairly probable that we have lived here on Earth for hundreds of years because the climate has been remarkably good for human development, rather than on one of those other planets out there. Which, by the way, we don’t even know if they are habitable or not. We haven’t explored even nearby space very much and don’t know if we are surrounded by habitable planets or only dead and barren worlds. We have been to our moon, but that’s pretty much it.

So there’s a great deal of talk today about banning gas stoves, assuming that will end our climate worries. Go figure!

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