Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Daley Gator, Pirate’s Cove, Whores and Ale, Bacon Time and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!

In a recent Substack post, Michael Shellenberger points out how the legacy media is lying about climate and hurricane occurrences.  Excerpt:

Over the last several weeks, many mainstream news media outlets have claimed that hurricanes are becoming more expensive, more frequent, and more intense because of climate change.

All of those claims are false.

The increasing cost of hurricane damage can be explained entirely by more people and more property in harm’s way. Consider how much more developed Miami Beach is today compared to a century ago. Once you adjust for rising wealth, there is no trend of increasing damage.

As always, read the whole thing.

Sometimes I’m at a bit of a loss as to why the political Left and the legacy media (but I repeat myself) are so fired up (hah) to push the apocalyptic climate change schtick.   Now I’m not denying that the climate does change; over most of Earth’s 4.55 billion year history the planet has been a lot warmer than it is now, and as recently as the Miocene there were no polar icecaps.  Also, it seems the height of human hubris for us to try to dictate what the “correct” temperature range is for a 4.55 billion year old planet, which we have inhabited for only about 300,000 years.

Of course, we know the answer.  It’s the same answer as is to the statist politicians pushing gun control policies that don’t work, or tax schemes that don’t work, or “stimulus” packages that don’t work – it’s all about control.

Once  you realize that, everything else falls into place.