My 21yo au pair is from Germany. She thinks literally every weather event is evidence of global warming and is incredulous that anyone doesn’t believe in her weird weather religion.
She also loves McDonalds hamburgers (it’s her favorite restaurant), enjoys our cheap gas prices and her favorite American car is the Chevy Suburban. She says it is considered a luxury vehicle in Germany because you have to be loaded to afford to drive one around.
I wish I was making this all up.
Things may have changed, but Europeans laughed about
our considering Mercedes-Benz a luxury car and paying
luxury prices for it. Over there, MB was a truck maker.
Plus, they’d get a kick out of Canadian tourists making emphasis of the Maple Leaf flag to show they were not American, when to Europe, Canada and the US were lumped into North America.
So much of the GW religion is based on total ignorance of basic history. Human history is replete with major weather/climate related calamities. The dust bowl for one major example. Do people even know there are 1000s of former communities under water, or, turned to dust over the ages? The Mediterranean sea was once a tiny body of water but something happened to cause it to rapidly flood the basin. The theory of Pangea? How much atmospheric gas is released when tectonic plates shift? The last big quake in Japan moved the entire country 8 feet to the west. The historic record is filled with stories of human migration - moving from places that were once lush but later became uninhabitable. Droughts happen. Floods happen. Ice forms and ice melts - we even have ice ages!
But for some reason, the GW acolytes are either ignorant of this, or think it is irrelevant, or think it can be controlled?
I am not in a position to say that human industry is not responsible for some increase in greenhouse gases. But I cannot at all say it is the primary cause, nor that it is entirely bad. Plants grow really well when the temperature is warmer and the air a little more dense eg. the equator. And yet even at the equator there have been periods of drought. The downfall of the Mayan culture is theorized to be the result of drought. The good thing is, today, we have technology to move large volumes of water. We can turn seawater into drinking water. We can grow enough food to feed the planet. And yet there are people want to turn back the clock instead of working to advance technologies that can provide stability to all civilizations. It’s nuts.