Case of Climate Change; not Global Warming
Global Warming was a gross miscalculation by the scientific community. The fact that so many climatologists jumped on board, shows just how little they understand about their own field, and science, in general.
By Richard Shouse
The Earth in total is one gigantic ecosystem. Simple science provides fail-safes for protection from harm. The assumption that the world will simply heat to the point that we all look we had a tan on the sun was gross negligence in total.
As I reiterate, we live in an ecosystem and thus being the only known planet able to support life it’s at its essence self-regulating. The best metaphor to explain our current climate change is the pendulum. If a pendulum swings far one way, then simple gravity and inertia will swing it back the other way.
The heating of our earth has created the swing to extreme cold temperature for the simple fact of self preservation. Hot and cold are the same energy units on the opposite side of the scale.
The first law of Thermodynamics in a hydrologic cycle explains this. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; only assimilated. A significant amount of energy is being absorbed and not dissipated by our ecosystem.
The energy has to go somewhere. Deforesting is a factor in causing warming of the crust and core of our planet. The recent volcanic activity could be a symptom of this epidemic.
The pre-industrial event called the Year with no Summer in 1816 was a direct result of the eruption of Mount Tambora on April 10, 1815. It is still the largest eruption in recorded history; it reduced a 13,000 mountain to a 4,000 hill – essentially turning a mountain into a molehill.
The ensuing ash was more than 90 cubic miles. To put in perspective the magnitude of this eruption, the Earth’s surface is only 196,935,000 sq miles and it would have left 0.76 mm approximately of ash on the entire surface area of the Earth if evenly distributed across the landmass and water surface.
There was already ash from two other volcanoes in the atmosphere; however nowhere near the amount of ash violently spewed into the atmosphere as Mount Tambora in 1815. To heap trouble on top of trouble, the Sun was hampered by the Dalton Minimum.
The Dalton Minimum causes lower magnetic field on the Sun and thus lessened amounts of bright spots, effectively reducing the intensity of the Sun’s rays. The ash in the atmosphere combined with the reduced thermal magnitude of the Sun was a perfect storm for a cooled Earth.
The cooler temperature caused loss of active photosynthesis; thus the loss of the most important food crops. The result was death of more than 70,000 people to famine and health related maladies combined with the initial aftermath of the original area surrounding the volcano, whose death toll was nearly 10,000 people. This was most likely the only incidence of a mountain being turned into a molehill.
My hypothesis: Beyond who or what caused it, this is how I propose the earth will correct this damage done to our ecosystem. Considering those that watch the Sun and its Sun spot activity are predicting the return of Dalton Minimum on a scale large enough to be prematurely dubbed: The Grand Minimum.
Those happy to debunk Global Warming will spout comments about this return of the Dalton Minimum to prevent the event that I am about to describe.
Considering the Sun was blotted with just one major volcano eruption, the chances of multiple violent eruptions in close succession combined with a return to the Dalton Minimum will bring us back to the ice age.
Dalton Minimum is no joke; its 56 years meaning two cycles of 28 years with minimal solar spots. The summers have been hotter and the winters colder when the earth decides to take it back into homeostasis allay a Year with No Summer, or years. The world’s population is substantially higher and millions will die.
The inordinate amount of energy absorbed by the Earth is eventually going to have to be expelled. The earth radiates heat from its core and the Sun brings its own thermal units. The Earth can only handle so much heat absorption and will eventually expel this energy via earthquakes and volcanoes.
The question is not “if” this is going to happen but more so “when” this happens. Current events have pointed to a slow progression but the intensity could change rather quickly.
As stewards of our Earth, we have failed miserably. Much like cancer: if you only find it when you see symptoms, then it is most likely too late. Time for us to have changed, was a long time ago.
However, we are changing and becoming more aware of how we are effecting our environment with our actions. The worst polluters such as China are refusing to change, and it scares me deeply.
Everyone on this planet has experienced the spoils of the Industrial Revolution. The largest majority of us live in a cozy existence unfathomable less than a century ago. Let’s hope that this comfortable life doesn’t end up turning on us and biting us on our globally warmed arses.
Based in Los Angeles, USA, Richard Shouse is a writer, entertainer and informative speaker. The study of environment is a lifelong passion for him.
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