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Climate crisis: should architects still be designing airports?


Common sense at last, from the MacKenzie Architects' correspondent! World temperature has constantly oscillated - over Millenia and over the shorter timescales of centuries and decades. Most climate alarmists only refer to the temperature change since the 1960s, which has indeed seen a gentle rise. Actually this stopped about 15 years ago though, since when temperatures have been fairly stable. No doubt that’s why the alarmists stopped calling temperature change ‘global warming’ and started calling it ‘climate change’ instead! In the 1930s and 40s the temperature was significantly hotter than it is now. The American dust bowl of the 1930s was partly a result of that. Then world temperature declined until the 1960s (I remember the bitter three month winter of 1962/3). Throughout this period, and for millennia, CO2 levels have always followed temperature changes, not preceded them, so CO2 increase is NOT a cause of temperature change; it is almost certainly a result of it. We should also stop regarding CO2 as some sort of evil pollutant. It is an essential ingredient of life! Indeed farmers who grow food in glass houses or the like, increase CO2 levels to 400 ppm or thereabouts to boost plant growth. Plants love it! And the very modest increases in atmospheric CO2, from whatever sources, is almost certainly why the Earth is greening at the moment such that if it continues, the Sahara may well become the significant arable agricultural area that the Mackenzie Architects’ correspondent referred to.

Posted date

27 November, 2019

Posted time

12:50 pm