Jumping to conclusions is a favorite pastime of those that subscribe to the liberal narrative.
The never-ending outrage over the effects of climate change is a perfect example of that. If we flash back to President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Change accord for a moment, the reaction from the Left was nothing short of mind-blowing.
Outrageous claims were being dished out all over the place, and the general implication was that the sky was going to fall any second. The reasoning for that? Trump exited a non-binding agreement.
That agreement does nothing to curb the activities of the world’s two largest polluters. It’s mainly a symbolic gesture that doesn’t do a whole lot for the interests of the United States, but we’re supposed to believe that the world is going to explode because Trump didn’t want to play anymore.
That’s just one example of the climate change hysteria being kicked into overdrive in spite of the lack of facts to support the overall argument. As with most viewpoints from the Left, those that don’t see things from that perspective are shunned and dismissed.
Despite that, additional evidence continues to pop up that suggest there’s really not that much to be getting all worked up about.
As The Guardian points out, here’s some fascinating new details about what’s really going on down in Antarctica
Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.
The project, by Edinburgh University researchers, has revealed almost 100 volcanoes – with the highest as tall as the Eiger, which stands at almost 4,000 metres in Switzerland.
Geologists say this huge region is likely to dwarf that of east Africa’s volcanic ridge, currently rated the densest concentration of volcanoes in the world.
Wait a second. That’s where all that ice is melting, which is sure to portend the doom of us all! You don’t suppose that the volcanic activity has contributed to the ice melting, do you?
Common sense would suggest so.
And the activity of this range could have worrying consequences, they have warned. “If one of these volcanoes were to erupt it could further destabilise west Antarctica’s ice sheets,” said glacier expert Robert Bingham, one of the paper’s authors. “Anything that causes the melting of ice – which an eruption certainly would – is likely to speed up the flow of ice into the sea.
“The big question is: how active are these volcanoes? That is something we need to determine as quickly as possible.”
Sounds like Bingham and company have their hands full with their new findings. We won’t hold our breath waiting for the climate change crowd to consider that there may be some factors at play beneath the Earth’s surface that they’re not considering.
Here’s climate change in a nutshell. Our planet is more than 4 billion years old. As with everything else, changes are afoot as it advances in age.
These changes will continue to happen no matter how much people jump up and down and play the blame game about what’s causing it.
We can’t stop Father Time, but it would be lovely to not have to waste so many of our precious seconds listening to faux hysteria.