I came across a guy on Twitter (yes I still walk among the heathen’s). A guy who doesn’t Harass or Troll anyone, just a regular guy that has his own views, and is interested in the view of others. Very typical of all real people who have a life not in politics, although I don’t know what James does. It is not important. What anyone does for a living is important to them, not really anyone else. As long as they are doing their best to legally support themselves and their families God Bless, that’s what a civilized human is supposed to do.
People of our age communicate Freely on line, we express our views and our opinions of people, and events, that are occurring in real time. It’s a wonderful time to be alive. Right now however, there is a war being waged. A War on Free Speech, and it’s taking place in the one country in the World where it should never be able to happen. The United States.
Suppression of the common man’s point of view on any subject is a violation of Human rights. You don’t have to promote someone else’s views or opinions, you don’t have to agree with someone else point’s, you don’t even have to read them, or hear them. You can always turn the page or change the channel.
What should never happen is someone being prevented from presenting their views in a “Civil Manner”. Hostility begets hostility, it has it’s place, but not as the primary form of communication. Civilized Debate, explain why the reasoning is flawed, or why it is not. Fact & Logic, these two realities of existence are being relegated to the Fiction section of the Library by a small group of Zeolites of both the Political and Rich Elites…
Progress against this is being made and being done so peacefully through the power of just individual voices, speaking their mind one way or another.
James Rice wrote a piece on the Lefts Religion, Climate Change. This post got him tossed off LinkedIn. Which I refuse to even discuss the what or why a Business Recruiting Tool, which is what LinkedIn was designed to be, is even doing discussing anything other than Job Openings, Skills, & Salary is beyond me. That is something as a former hiring manager would detract me from using the site looking for Professionals…. Here nor there, they allow basically, blogging, posting forums, etc as long as you taught the Politically Correct Line.
They threw James Rice off their Platform… Here’s the piece why….. sounds quite reasonable to me, does it to you ?
James Rice’s piece
In 2013, Vanuatu’s then Prime Minister warned that global warming and its rise in sea levels would
wipe out his Pacific island country. Now in 2021, evidence shows that Vanuatu’s actual size has
increased, thanks to waves bringing more sand on the shores and no change in the sea level. Global
warming alarmists scream many dramatic sound bites, but these all paint false pictures: the polar
bear population is exploding, not starving; natural disasters have not increased, but waned; walruses
are not committing suicide; and high-profile celebrities who want you to sacrifice your lifestyle are
living well in big houses, luxury SUVs, and flying around in private jets.
The crux of the argument is “carbon”, or more specifically that human released carbon dioxide (CO2)
is heating up the earth and causing irreparable damage. On carbon dioxide, the science is settled,
and it has nothing to do with the temperature of the earth, which is actually affected by the sun and
the earth’s wobbly rotation around it, not carbon.
In our atmosphere today, each individual carbon dioxide molecule is 33 meters apart and retains
heat for 0.0001 seconds, which means it is irrelevant, and hardly the making of a blanket. Carbon is
only 0.04% of the earth’s atmosphere, and only a small fraction of that is caused by humans. In fact,
carbon dioxide is lower now than it has been for most of world history, and so are the earth’s
The normal amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has been between 1,000 and 4,000
parts per million (ppm) for more than 500 million years, from the first emergence of complex plants
and animals until now. Today, the CO2 concentration is 400 ppm, one tenth of its highest level.
CO2 is the fundamental and essential substance for life on this planet. Trees, plants, and algae take
in atmospheric CO2 and use photosynthesis to turn it into plant sugars and oxygen. These green
plants are the first link in the food chain. All animals rely on green plants for food, including humans.
We either eat them or eat animals that eat plants. Without CO2 there would be no such life and
earth would be as dead as the moon.
Instead, warm periods in geologic history bring growth. The warmest period in earth’s history was
the Paleocene starting 66 million years ago. The world was 12 degrees Celsius warmer than today.
That period was the dawn of mammals. The tropics became rich with new plant and animals that
were the forebears of today’s species; flowering plants displaced conifers and became dominant;
insects pollinated the flowers and diversified; birds evolved, and dinosaurs become extinct. The
warmest period in earth’s history had the most abundant life.
And humans prosper in warmth, too. The middles ages had much higher average temperatures then
we have today, and out of that came increased food production and the Renaissance, which brought
us a surge of art, education, and human enlightenment.
There is no basis for giving us a carbon scare at all. Reducing carbon is a solution to a non-existent
problem. Measured temperatures have gone up less than 1% in the last one hundred years, but
during that period the quality of life for humans has grown significantly. We have better health,
better housing, better mobility… better everything. And this has been made possible by low cost
and efficient energy sources called fossil fuels, which of course contain carbon and therefore have
been labelled bad.
The only existential threat to our world is the threat to our quality of life brought by global warming alarmists. Measures to fight climate change deny poor countries access to low-
cost energy sources and the quality of life and economic development opportunities that come from these. The end result will destroy developed countries economies and prevent poor countries from
ever developing. But of course, these global warming elite will continue to live big. They just don’t
want you to.