Re-visioning Climate Change – April 1, 2011

Previously called Global Warming, our modern climate crisis is currently called Climate Change.  This change in nomenclature is primarily due to the realization that the side effects of modern society cause more than a unidirectional global warming.  Some parts of the planet are experiencing cooling, some experiencing warming, and some experiencing more wildly fluctuating temperatures and other weather conditions.

I am proposing a re-visioning of the problem including a new, more comprehensive, and accurate nomenclature.  Instead of declaring that we are experiencing increased Climate Change, I believe that it is more accurately termed an exponential reduction in Climate Stagnation.

For centuries our planet has been mired in this Climate Stagnation with precious little fluctuation.  Human society has become lazy and complacent wallowing in this epoch of diminished climatic evolution.  An unreasonable, conservative expectation of future replication of past climatic stasis has developed based solely on empirical observation.

As a side effect of modern civilization, this Climate Stagnation is being reduced to some extent.  This has resulted in liberal, out-of-the-box thinking that, indeed, the future may actually be different from the past (at least climatically).  Although, to date, these radical thoughts are confined to a fringe group of creative thinkers, these trend-setters will certainly spread their visionary ideas to society as a whole.  This new, less conservative, more forward-thinking and creative mindset will lead us to a new era of innovation and shake us out of our climatic complacency.

A reduction in Climate Stagnation will lead to a more mobile, quick-witted society more open to change and more industrious in character.  When a society’s environment becomes stagnant, so does its population, and any reduction in Climate Stagnation will increase the rate of societal evolution.

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1 Comment to Re-visioning Climate Change – April 1, 2011

  1. Since the Wikileaks of the CRU-hacked emails exposing motives among (of all people!) scientists that were political and not characteristic of the scientific passion to know the truth, and since the inconvenient exposure of the facts of the cause-effect reversal of carbon dioxide concentration and global temperature in Al Gore’s popular sermons from Global Warming, it is entirely reasonable that those who have abused climatology for political purposes should change tactics, and with it a name change from Global Warming to something less predictable – like real climates. In the case of Global Warming politics fronting as something respectable, like science, the propaganda is itself supposed to effect the desired social change by the change-agents of the Establishment.

    However, your angle on the social effects is interestingly different in that you are positing that real climate change of significant proportions (and the chaotic history of the climate certainly does not rule this out) will drive social change, not politics contrived to do so instead. This is a refreshing alternative because, despite the problems that climatic variations might bring, the causative agent would be much more firmly grounded in reality than the barrage of delusions constantly fed through the mainstream media to its unwitting recipients.

    Earthquakes, tsunamis, more tropical storms (like the one that felled a half dozen trees around my house yesterday here in the tropics), floods, drought, and the adverse ecological changes that can accompany them might awaken an apathetic public to the inadequacy of the comforts and conveniences of middle-class tech-driven life, and might be a rude call to return to a frontier attitude of braving the environment – while perhaps at the same time respecting its benign properties wherever it is not trashed, toxified, and terraformed beyond recognition.

  2. DennisF on April 30th, 2011

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