I remember as a kid in 1977 in the sunny South of England we were told at school over and over that pollution and C02 would lead us into a global ice-age. Even then as a six year old there seemed a strange ring of untruth about it – as if there was more behind the panic than just the cooling. Yet I can remember still thinking – we’re all going to die. My guess is a lot of people were given pots of cash to research this – which is fine if they’re not milking it for their own ends.
But several times since 1977 have I have scoured the Internet to find remnants of this prediction and have never found a trace of it – almost as if it’s been scrubbed and my friends and family ridiculed me insisting I made it up (until I happily – or perhaps unhappily stumbled across it yesterday as it reminded me of the nonsense some folks tout as ‘fact’ when they’re being paid – see the 70’s original documentary clips below) – though that’s bordering on the idea that sometimes in history – men have been known to conspire to forward their own agendas or line their pockets – but I don’t want to go down that route.
Uh oh… lots of people are making pots of money. Jesus said – the love of… is the root of…
Certainly the LOVE of money – and profit before ethics is behind most pollution, junk floating about in the oceans and over-consumerism + the relatively small (very) amount of CO2 humans put in the air (see the documentary below – it will be taken down I’m sure). But I’m totally all for cleaning up the planet and looking after every tree and animal if possible (don’t forget people – they often seem to get forgotten).
We should be good stewards of what God has given us – look for ways of cutting down on plastic and junk and chucking everything away the day after we bought it for the next model – including our spouses. I mean – why can’t we just go back to healthier glass and cardboard and chip-paper which can be watered or melted down and doesn’t fill us and the land with carcinogens? And any glass that isn’t recycled eventually gets bashed up into to nice friendly sand over time – or at least doesn’t leech poisons.
Disclaimer: I am not endorsing the title of this video – just putting it here so folks can see what the other side are saying – and how things were mis-predicted (word?) in the past. I wanted to add: may contain traces of nuts – but I won’t:)
In the 70’s we were heading for global Ice-Ace – yep it’s true – the documentary’s here
Even my school-friends and family say they don’t remember and are sure I’m making it up. It bothered me that my middle-age friends don’t remember this flip-flop let alone any millennials having a clue of it’s existence. Then – last night I came across this 70’s dogma online by chance and there it was in all it’s un-gloriousness woven into this documentary. It shows you the original 70s documentaries that started this idea that worked it’s way all the way down to little me in my over-crowded and easily persuaded class of 30.
Since the climate always has and will always change – using the word ‘change’ means you can never be wrong – rather neat.
I’m not saying anything one way or other – the theories are right or wrong – I’m not a scientist – but I just think there is something is wrong when you are not allowed to discuss something – that’s what science is isn’t it? I mean no one in their right mind would question that the climate changes so what’s wrong with always being open to facts – after all the 70’s guys weren’t as correct in their predictions as they could have been.
No – I’m open to all interpretations of things + scientists who want to question the prevailing ideas. In fact – it seems really daft not to keep an open mind all the while trying to reduce whatever we think its the cause – but realise along the line we may have to change our minds. Scientists of all people surely should embrace this way of working? If they can’t be open to new more enlightening knowledge – what hope have we?
Is there a political angle on this?
On a different note – one thing is for sure. You could not have the prophesied biblical single world government without it being a socialist one – and you cannot enforce socialism on people that understand it’s evils without a cause – one that puts huge pressure and guilt on those that do not want to live under it – and rage on everyone else against those people from those that do not understand it’s evils and are quite happy to go along (read Animal Farm if you are unsure what I mean).
Anyhow – for a another view – of this issue – right or wrong – see the video below – and I suggest you watch Al Gore’s (no he’s not the inventor of the al-gor-ythm) take on it and weigh it up yourself. It’s also worth looking up his Wikipedia page – not that you can always trust it 100% but it’s an interesting read.