Global News reported on Dec. 7, 2018, that junior high students from Winnipeg’s Ecole River Heights took time off school to deliver a petition to Minister Jim Carr’s office, demanding action on climate change.
Perhaps instead of taking time off school, they should invite in Ed Burgener, P. Eng. (ret), who did the following creative retirement power point to inform his senior’s group about the realities of climate change, debunking much of the dogma in this easy to read and understand presentation.
Younger generations used to get their wisdom and knowledge from their elders – but the climate activist youth in Winnipeg are being led by a 15 year old Swedish girl’s example, not by someone who has actually lived through several decades of climate and weather.
As Mr. Burgener points out in his presentation, people under the age of 60 will not have experienced some of the earlier dust bowl or extreme cold periods of the past hundred years, and will be easily led to be obsessed with ‘global warming’ or ‘weather extremes’ which, by comparison, are non-existent today.
Atmospheric scientist Dr. Judith Curry describes this phenomenon as “weather amnesia.”
Enjoy Mr. Burgener’s presentation and feel free to share it!
Maybe we can get the Raging Grannies to review this work of a Rational Grandpa.
Climate Change 101 offers bilingual resources in plain language:
Teachers – Can present day computers do an accurate long-term climate forecast?
Shouldn’t your students know that, according the Christopher Essex, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario, award-winning co-author of “Taken by Storm,” it would take the age of the universe squared to simply do a reasonably accurate 10 year forecast. Therefore how can we rely on inadequate computer simulations (models) to foretell global temperatures 100 years in the future? Is it the role of education to terrify or edify children?
Topic for discussion: What is the role of a shaman in climate science today?