By Manuel L. Morató
Can Climate Change really be controlled? I go along with President Trump’s and President Duterte’s uncertain stance on it. I believe that they are both right for I also believe that no matter what we do, climate change is a natural cycle, like it or not. If some say that if “we reduce the emissions of gases responsible for rising temperatures are so far insufficient to overcome the “point of no return” in climate change, according to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres who warned the pledges to reduce emission of gases “insufficient.”
During the “deluvio” or deluge centuries ago during the time of Noah and his Ark, there was no emission of gases, but the great flood from intense rainfall happened like never before. The floods we have experienced on earth are nothing compared to the time of Noah’s Ark. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights as contained in the Hebrew Bible in the Book of Genesis.
The column of Mr. Yen Makabenta last December 3, 2019, Manila Times entitled “COP 25 opens in Madrid; science experts debunk IPCC. COP (Conference of the Parties) 25 in Madrid, from December 2 to 13 meeting.”
The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries warned at its opening Monday that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history.”
“Countries agreed in Paris four years ago to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) ideally 1.5 C (2.7 F) by the end of the century compared with preindustrial times. Already, average temperatures have increased by about 1 C, leaving little room for the more ambitious target to be met.” Big deal, was the temperature measured at noontime or at midnight?
I suggest you read Yen Makabenta’s column for it’s too long for me to narrate what the very important points he had written about climate change as debated upon by those who believe in climate change contrary to what the scientists have to say.
Yen Makabenta presented “46 comments by science experts on my columns on climate change, many of them from climate alarmists, who reproach me for my disbelief in the theology of global warming and climate change. Some even stupidly question my (Makabenta’s) right to my opinions, or my choice of sources and experts in the climate debate.”
But Yen Makabenta quotes “comments of science experts who once worked with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and who today reject the whole work of IPCC.”
According to Yen Makabenta, “They have broken away from the IPCC because of its unscientific process and dishonesty.”
Dr. Robert Balling said that “The IPCC notes that no significant acceleration in the rate of sea level rise during the 20th century has been detected.” Dr. Lucka Bogataj: “Rising levels of airborne carbon dioxide don’t cause global temperatures to rise…” Dr. John Christy: “…scientists involved with the IPCC do not agree that global warming is occurring…” Dr. Richard Courtney said that empirical evidence strongly indicates that “anthropogenic global warming hypothesis is wrong.” Dr. Judith Curry: “I cannot endorse the IPCC because I don’t have confidence in the process.” Dr. Willem de Lange: “…There is no evidence to support the hypothesis that runaway catastrophic climate change is due to human activities.” Dr. Chris de Freitas: “…that carbon dioxide is a major driver of global climate is being questioned…” Dr. Eigil Friis-Christensen said that the IPCC refused to consider the sun’s effect on Earth’s climate…”
Just read the column of Yen Makabenta that this issue on climate change is “Driven by politics, not science.” Malaking pera ito galing sa mga contributions!
On my part, I maintain that the most we can do is to keep our environment clean; plant more trees, not an asphalt jungle of highrise buildings where old trees that were there before are cut, just as what happened to our ancestral home. It was full of 70 year old trees now gone forever. Residential areas are invaded by the corrupt politicians destroying the environment by replacing with highrise buildings, destroying the peace and order of the residential areas. This “invasions” are done by the so-called powerful corrupt politicians who “park” their ill-gotten wealth on buildings and real estate properties, by hook or by crook like what landgrabbers do, despite the encumbrances and restrictions on the titles prohibiting buildings in the residential areas and other restrictions in the old titles in the name of my late mother and in the new e-titles they substituted it with.
On my part, I’ve always suspected the launching of missiles that penetrate the ozone layer that can truly disturb the atmosphere and cause the calamities we experience on planet earth. The force of air that swirls back down to the earth is enough to disturb our eco-system.
Is there anything we can do to challenge climate change? Can anyone stop the storms, cyclones, earthquakes, heavy rainfall and other natural calamities?
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