Need a novel New Year’s Resolution?  -- Try Climate Obsession! | 12/30/2019 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
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If you are thinking about making New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs) to soothe your conscience, I suggest you venture from the beaten path. Pumping iron and exercising on the old treadmill type resolutions never last long before being forgotten and postponed for another year. Be honest now: Didn’t you make such last year—and the years before?

Clearly then, you need another kind of NYR, one that’s more modern, catchy—and easy to follow!

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My suggestion: Try a new type of resolution, especially one that nearly everyone else thinks is important, like what has been described as “Climate Obsession.”

No matter what you see on TV, hear or read, you’ll find numerous references to this obsession. They come with terms like “Climate Crisis” or “Climate Emergency” or even “Climate Breakdown.”

Politicians - Leaders - Bureaucrats - Journalists - Pundits

Politicians, religious leaders, bureaucrats, journalists and pundits of various kinds appear to support the notion that mankind needs to “protect” or “save the climate.” They think that there is a dire a need to lower “emissions” (see below) by taxing carbon-based energy sources for heating, cooking, or cooling, and scrapping all “fossil fuels”-driven internal combustion engines, meatless Monday dinners, etc. For example, one high-level politician in Germany is already advocating to ban pickup trucks there.

It’s easy to jump on this climate bandwagon—no experience necessary. But what does “climate” actually mean? Few folks who use the term appear to know.

Term - Climate - World - Meteorological - Organization

The term “climate,” as defined by the World Meteorological Organization is the 30-year average of the weather at a specific location on this globe.

This is in stark contrast to the term “weather.” The “weather” is what you see or experience at any moment, the “climate” is a long time average of all those weather experiences. And this “climate” varies substantially with your location on planet Earth and also during the 30-year period.

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