Today it’s Polar Vortex. A few years ago it was El Nino. Then, a couple years after that was La Nina. Enough already.
Must we give some ridiculous name to every phenomenon known to man? I’ve looked it up, and the polar vortex is not what you would be led to believe if you watch the news of the cold weather we have been having this year. You could easily be led to believe that this is an unusual situation, but truth is, there is always a polar vortex.
The term simply refers to the swirling of the jet stream about it’s axis at either pole. This is always taking place, every day, all day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And yes, it even happens on that extra day in leap year. The only real difference this year is, the cold air dropped down a bit further to the south than normal.
It’s the same with El Nino and La Nina. These wind patterns are always there. The only difference is when they dip a bit in one direction or another. So, in our limited capacity, we have to try and assign a label to things so that we can explain it.
Let’s face facts though. Everything, including weather patterns, is cyclical. It always has been, and always will be, until the end of the world. Assigning a name to a particular set of circumstances may help us to make sense of it, but then using a similar name a couple years later only adds to the confusion. I’m sure the next time we have a similar situation, or maybe we’ll have an unseasonably warm winter, they will call it an equatorial vortex, or a polar vacuum, or some other such nonsense.
This, of course, all boils down to the same tired old debate about climate change, or global warming, or global cooling, or whatever the talking heads want to call it this week. Let me refer back to the previous paragraph. “EVERYTHING IS CYCLICAL!” Average temperatures were warmer int eh middle ages than they are now, before fossil fuels were ever discovered. The only reason you even hear anything about climate change is because a lot of people are making a lot of money off the fears of the masses. Bottom line.
The second book in the Average Joe Series was “An Average Joe’s Guide to Environmentalism“. Although, that should be written as “EnvironMENTALism” as it would better describe the truth. I actually have plans to do a second edition of this one soon. In the book, there is mention of the carbon credits scam, but I plan to go back and trace the money trail. I think you’ll be surprised at where it leads. Don’t’ worry, if you have already purchased a copy, or do so before the new version is released, you will be able to get the new version free of charge, even if I just have to send it to you myself. I’m that serious about getting the word out about this.
The public at large is being not only duped but screwed over financially as well. People say things like, “It’s worth the cost if it cleans the environment”, but that’s where they have bought the lie. In actuality, there is zero net affect on the environment as a whole. Sure, there may be a few highly localized, and only temporary, benefits, but none of it can possibly have the affect that is advertised.