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I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

"This too shall change."

For those not familiar with the above quote, it's attributed to wise men of a Chinese emperor, who wanted to be known for something that would last "forever". Indeed, the truth behind these four words will always be with us - on the macro scale with universal entropy down to the micro scale of today's weather. EVERYTHING changes - the weather, girls' hemlines, what's "hip" or "in", even ourselves. None of us today are the same people we were at 25, 15, 5, or five months. We age, we change. Some of us even mature.

The current government of the United States is planning to try to "lock in" a particular level of one minor greenhouse gas to keep the world from changing. It's not going to work. In fact, the climate itself is showing that placing all our emphasis on one factor of literally dozens is foolish. The sun, rather active for most of the last century, has gone in to a quiet period not seen since 1913 - when there was little in the way of carbon dioxide being dumped into the atmosphere. Temperatures have steadily dropped - with a small delay - along with solar activity. Unless the sun's activity increases significantly, we can expect temperatures four, five, even ten degrees below normal over the next 20 years.

The current government action has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with a monstrous power grab. If Congress succeeds, expect to see huge taxes, prices escalating by unbelievable amounts, and fuel and utility costs increasing in inverse proportion to availability. Also expect to find that wheat won't grow in northern Alberta, that corn takes longer to ripen in Iowa, and a lot of food items won't grow any longer below Memphis. A Dalton Minimum (Google it), which is fast becoming a probability instead of a possibility, will shake up the entire world, far more than "global warming" ever would.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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