I enjoyed this little story from the Marin Independent Journal, which characterizes the benefits of climate change as a “surprise.” It’s no surprise to me, because plants like sunshine:
Marin’s majestic redwoods — and others around the state — are experiencing unprecedented growth due to warmer temperatures and sunnier skies brought on by climate change, according to a report released Wednesday by the Save the Redwoods League.
“Sunlight, enough water and warm conditions is the perfect recipe to grow happy redwoods and that’s what we are seeing,” said Emily Burns, director of science for Save the Redwoods League and lead researcher of the report.
You can read the rest here. If any of the climate change fanatics had any knowledge of life on hearty B.aG. (Before alGore),they’d know that (a) the earth’s climate has changed regularly since the moment of its formation several billion years ago; and (b) warming has always been better than cooling, since plants — which are the bottom of the food chain — thrive when there’s more sun and, owing to melting glaciers and polar caps, more water. When plants thrive, animals thrive, including the human kind.
I know, I know! I’m being generous when I accuse the climate change fanatics of being ignorant. The masses are certainly ignorant, but there’s no doubt in my mind that the “geniuses” behind the global warming/climate change movement fully understand that climate changes naturally. They just don’t care, and their very careful to hide that basic knowledge from the rest of us. Their goal is to get the West off of fossil fuel because the Left believes that fossil fuel allows the West, especially America, to exert imperialist control over the Third World.
Put another way, rather than desiring to bring the standard of living in the Third World up, which requires affordable, easily usable energy — something that perfectly describes fossil fuel, which can be burned fairly cleanly given appropriate technology and investment — they want to bring the West down. The Left’s goal when it seeks to create mass hysteria about “climate change” isn’t the betterment of human kind; it’s the destruction of Western, Judeo-Christian, Capitalist civilization.