If by this the Cult of Climastrology means “manufacturing, smoothing, adjusting, and making it up out of nowhere”, then, yeah
We’re Accelerating Climate Change 170 Times Faster Than Nature, Says a New Study
Natural elements are “negligible” compared to human influence.
There are people who deny climate change altogether. Then there are people who claim that, yes, climate change exists, but humans are barely affecting it, because it would happen anyway.
Yeah, all of the aforementioned people are wrong, according to a brand new equation developed by scientists.
The Australian National University announced on Sunday that, according to recent research, humans are causing the climate to change a whopping 170 times faster than it would naturally. According to the researchers, evidence shows that greenhouse gas emission caused by humans over the past 45 years has affected temperatures at a rate that “dwarf[s] the natural background rate.”
Said Will Steffen, a climate change expert and ANU professor, in a statement:
“Over the past 7,000 years the primary forces driving change have been astronomical — changes in solar intensity and subtle changes in orbital parameters, along with a few volcanoes. They have driven a rate of change of 0.01 degrees Celsius per century.”
By comparison, humans have increased the rate of temperature rise to 1.7 degree Celsius per century.
Right off the bat, we see shoddy science. There have been multiple cooling and warming periods throughout the last 7,000 years. Furthermore, we’re only talking about a 1C or less increase in supposed global temperatures since 1850. that’s sure a lot less then 1.7 per century, is it not?
What they’re attempting to do here is wipe away all the previous warm and cool periods in the Holocene, making it seem as everything was hunky dory right up to the time period they want, which seems to be the last 45 years. Which, interestingly, would including a period of slight cooling and a long term Pause, where the warming has shown to be either statistically insignificant or zero, depending on the data.
Why would we think that people who have a vested interest, monetarily and otherwise, in perpetuating their cause would ever stop?