On June 17, 2019 the House of Commons passed a motion to declare a national climate emergency in Canada. Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna (also known as Climate Barbie to many) brought forth the motion. It was passed with 186 to 63 votes (total of 249 votes) by those attending that session. There are 338 MP positions in Parliament and 2 are vacant.
The motion declares that “Canada is in a national climate emergency which requires, as a response, that Canada commit to meeting its national emission target under the Paris Agreement and to making deeper reductions in line with the agreement’s objective of holding global warming below two degrees Celsius and pursuing efforts to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
This motion is a resolution that is non-binding and carry no specific requirement of action. In essence, this is a “toothless tiger”. The vote was merely a symbolic show of support and acknowledgement of the serious challenges posed by climate change. It was also a pre-emptive move to stop the NDP from introducing a motion calling on the federal government to declare a “climate emergency” and to stop fossil fuel subsidies.
Do we really have severe climate changes in Canada as the government alleged? Are they just trying to push the carbon tax on us using their fudged data? To answer those questions, we can look closely at our Great Lakes system and what the scientists say about them over the decades.
This year in May, Lake Erie and Lake Superior broke records for water levels. Lakes Michigan and Huron will follow suit. Scientists blamed the “climate change” and claimed that the high water records are the effects of a warming climate in the Great Lakes. Yet just a few years ago, these same group of climate scientists were insisting that a warming climate would cause water levels to “decline”.
In 2008, “Science Daily” reported on a study that attributed the decline in Great Lakes water levels to global warming. The researchers who conducted the study said that the drop “raised concern because the declines are consistent with many climate change predictions.” A year later, other scientists claimed: “most climate models suggest that we may see declines in lake levels over the next 100 years; one suggests that we may see declines of up to 8.2 feet.”
From 2011 to 2013, scientists again expected water levels in the Great Lakes to drop in both summer and winter. They claimed that partially due to climate change, the water levels in the Great Lakes are getting very low. Their different climate models for the Great Lakes region all predict that lake levels will decline over the next century.
The Great Lakes account for 21% of the world’s surface fresh water. The prediction above sent panic through many communities along the shores. They worry about the impact of dropping water levels on drinking water, shipping, recreation, and so on. Then, mysteriously, water levels started rising in 2014.
What did the embarrassed scientists have to say to the new rising water levels that completely destroyed their models and inaccurate predictions? They immediately claimed that fall and rise of Great Lakes’ water levels are due to “climate change.” They said: “Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes.”
没错，五大湖的水位的确随时间而变化。事实上，它们在过去的变化远远超过现在的变化 - 几乎是2倍之差。因此，如果过去大湖的水位巨大波动不是人类燃烧的化石燃料造成的，为什么科学家却一口咬定如今的变化是人类造成的呢？
The truth, of course, is that water levels in the Great Lakes vary over time. And, as a matter of fact, they varied far more in the past than they do now – almost by a factor of 2. So if the lakes’ huge fluctuations in the past weren’t caused by mankind’s burning fossil fuels, why are scientists so convinced that the far more minor changes happening today are?
Everything is blamed on “Global warming” and emissions of Green House gases. The scientists want to pin every natural global climate change cycle as man-made, and discount all the historical data on fluctuating climate prior to the existence of mankind. They attribute “climate change” as a cause for too much rain, too little rain, bitterly cold winters, mild winters, more snow, less snow, rising water levels, falling water levels. None of these can be proven as they contradict themselves over the decades.
More and more each day, I am beginning to feel that many climate scientists are becoming “Chicken Little” in the folktales and running around proclaiming that “the sky is falling” in their continuing efforts to solicit more funding for their research. We, the taxpayers should not allow them to spend our money on a wild goose chase in pursuit of perpetuated lies.
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