Ask anyone today about the location of Henderson field and you will likely receive a blank stare, even though it was the pivotal location of a decisive six-month-long battle in the early days of WWII.
It’s only natural for people to think in terms of the past decade or the recent past, rather than events that happened thousands of years before their lifetime.
The recent discovery of human footprints that were made 23,000 years ago in the Southwestern United States is a reminder that we should be thinking in terms of thousands of years, not just decades.
In the case of climate change, we are focused only on 150 to 200 years, i.e., 1850 to today, rather than on what happened over the past 10,000 years, if not longer.
This myopic view of climate change, foisted on the world by the IPCC and its adherents, is blinding us to the facts we need to see.
What happened over the past 10,000 years is immensely important with respect to climate change, because temperatures varied widely over this period with several periods lasting over a few hundred years where temperatures were higher than today.
These higher temperatures were not caused by CO2 because CO2 levels were essentially level at 280 ppm over the past 10,000 years.
This myopic vision of climate change is one reason why we have overlooked the evidence that climate change is most likely natural, and not seriously affected by CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
Just as the footsteps in the sand from 23,000 years ago changed our understanding of how kong people have been in the North America continent, we can learn from the abundant evidence available from the past ten-thousand years to conclude that climate change is mostly natural and largely unaffected by our burning of fossil fuels.
There are several graphic representations of temperatures over the past 10,000 years, a period known as the Holocene, of which this is only one. They all establish the same fundamental facts that today’s temperatures are not unusual, and that temperatures have been higher for long periods over the past ten-thousand years.
We are in greater danger of destroying our livelihoods and economic future with net-zero carbon policies, than by continuing to use fossil fuels.
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