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Summary of Top Climate Posts from Dr. Matthew Weilicki

by | Jun 4, 2024

Dr. Weilicki is a highly credentialed geological climatologist, who has been the target of “cancellation” activities by the left.  For further information on the following exerpts find him on 

  1. Climate scientists have long asserted that greenhouse gases like CO2 are the primary drivers of recent global warming. But what if the sun’s influence is far more significant than we’ve been led to believe?  Recent research reveals the photo-molecular effect, a groundbreaking discovery showing that light can cause water to evaporate independently of heat. This finding could revolutionize our understanding of climate dynamics and the sun’s role in climate change. Explore how this new perspective could reshape the ongoing debate about our planet’s future and the true impact of solar energy on our climate systems.

2. A recent non-peer-reviewed paper claims drastic economic harm from global temperature increases, suggesting a 1°C rise could lower world GDP by 12% at its peak. This starkly contrasts with empirical data indicating only a 1-3% reduction. This article critically examines the paper’s methodology and conclusions, arguing that the authors overstate economic damages while ignoring clear evidence that recent warming has boosted global GDP. Discover the flaws in their approach and the real impact of climate change on economic activity.

3. Crichton believed that distinguishing truth from falsehood is essential for human progress. “We must daily decide whether the threats we face are real,” he said, “whether the solutions we are offered will do any good, whether the problems we’re told exist are in fact real problems, or non-problems.” The struggle to perceive reality accurately is increasingly complicated by the myriad of information sources available today, many of which have agendas that blur the lines between fact and fiction. Explore how Crichton’s insights on the climate debate, the dangers of consensus, and the rise of environmentalism as a new religion remain profoundly relevant in today’s world.

4. A recent Monmouth University poll reveals a significant decline in the American public’s sense of urgency about climate change, particularly among younger adults. While 73% still believe climate change is happening, less than half now view it as a very serious problem. This drop is most pronounced among 18 to 34-year-olds, with only 50% seeing it as a very serious issue, down from 67% in 2021. This trend suggests a growing skepticism and a shift in focus towards immediate concerns like economic pressures.

5. In 2007, a year before I began my PhD at UCLA, Richard Firestone and his colleagues proposed a groundbreaking hypothesis suggesting that a comet impact around 12,800 years ago triggered the Younger Dryas period, a sudden return to glacial conditions. This theory was based on a layer rich in nanodiamonds, magnetic spherules, and other impact markers found across multiple sites in North America. According to the hypothesis, this fallout from a comet or asteroid impact caused massive environmental changes, leading to widespread extinctions and a sudden climate shift..

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