So President Trump rightly decided to pull the US out of the so-called “Paris Agreement” on climate change. Predictably, the political- and media establisment were outraged.
What is missing here is a discussion of the real issue: What’s so bad about climate change?
I don’t deny that there’s climate change. Climat change has happened ever since this planet was created and will continue until the sun blows up and takes this planet with it.
Nor do I deny that human activity hasn’t had any effect on this planet’s climate. That seems to be the view of almost every scientist in this area.
But what climate hysterics have yet to explain is: why is a bad thing? Why is it assumed that the “pre-industrial era” temperatures are optimal? I’ve asked climate hysterics this question dozens of times, but I’ve never gotten an answer.
Sure, one degree difference in temperature could have negative effects, but it could also have positive effects. The fact that warmer weather can have positive effects is illustrated by the fact that no one wants to live in Antarctica.
So the real issue here isn’t if “man-made climate change” exists, the issue is why it is assumed that it would only be a bad thing.