ETHICS, TRUTH, and GLOBAL WARMING

ETHICAL ISSUES:  GLOBAL WARMING

It’s natural…

Global warming is a fact.  Global cooling is a fact.  But global warming caused by man-made carbon dioxide is not a fact (a fact being absolute truth).  Earth’s conditions continue to change because of constant cosmological and geological functioning. The earth precesses (wobbles on its axis) and its poles shift.  Temperatures change.  Sunspots affect conditions on earth; recent studies show that the sun’s activity affects the formation of certain clouds (water vapor), which themselves affect climatic conditions.  Plate tectonics move entire continental masses, and sub-sea rifting and volcanoes affect ocean currents and temperatures world-wide.  Earth is not a static entity—it’s dynamic, constantly changing, and it’s big.   Conditions on earth and in its atmosphere change as well—they must.

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS ISSUES: GETTING USED TO THE TRUTH

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS and NATURAL LAW

Water drop - Water drop background. Water of the WorldWeather patterns in the 1970s suggested to some that Earth was in a cooling trend with the coming of a new ice age.  Then in 1985 there arose the ‘crisis’ over the growing ‘hole in the ozone layer’ (which varies annually), suggesting global cooling.  The ‘hole’ over Antarctica was growing, thought by some to be exacerbated by man-made chlorofluorocarbons.  (But ozone-driven phenols in tree rings date the start of ozone depletion in northern latitudes at the late 1700s, long before air-conditioning–or any man-made chemicals for that matter.)  Further global cooling could result in further depletion of the ozone layer! but wait!—currently NASA predicts that the ozone layer will be fully-recovered by 2070 (perhaps as a result of the new threat of ‘global warming’?).  And now we are presented with yet another crisis: ”Peak Water Is Here!”  Alarmists tell