Climate Truth
Climate realism based on science and facts.

12 Quick Facts About Our Climate
Earth's climate is very complex, influenced by many factors that are not fully understood. Based on data, here are some things we know:

Is Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Harmful to the Earth?
Carbon dioxide makes up just 0.04% of the atmosphere. Of that tiny amount of CO2, very little comes from humans. Most comes from natural sources like decomposition and plants. Solar activity and deep ocean currents have a much greater impact on our climate. Is CO2 harmful? No. CO2 is plant food. Plants need CO2 to grow. Before the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, CO2 levels dropped dangerously low and plant growth was reduced by 8%. Higher levels of CO2 result in more plant growth and more food production. CO2 levels during the current geologic period are lower than during any other period of earth's history. Long ago, CO2 levels were significantly higher than they are today. Current CO2 levels help to give us a greener, healthier planet.
Are Temperatures Hotter Than Ever Before?
The climate naturally cycles between warmer and cooler periods. After WWII (1945-1975), the earth experienced significant global cooling while CO2 levels increased dramatically. Historical evidence shows that CO2 has little or no impact on temperatures. A look at the last 1,000 years shows longer climate cycles. It was very warm during the Medieval Warm Period (950-1250), while the Little Ice Age (1300-1860) was much colder. The overall warming trend we've been in since about 1860 is part of a natural cycle. NOAA deployed the Climate Reference Network across the U.S. in 2005 to collect more accurate data. But they continue to use the older, less reliable weather stations instead. The most reliable data shows that there has been no warming in the U.S. since 2005.
What About All These Disasters and Disappearing Glaciers?
Environmental scare tactics are not new. Over 250 scientific papers that warned about the threat of global cooling were published from the 1960s to the 1980s. They were all proven wrong. Why should we trust the same types of predictions that are made today? Major hurricanes and strong tornadoes are impacting the U.S. less often than in the mid-1900s. In addition, CO2 increases have contributed to decreases in drought and wildfires. Disasters simply appear to be more frequent due to technology and media. Glaciers grow and shrink for a variety of reasons. Glaciers have generally retreated since the end of the Little Ice Age around 1860. While ice is melting in the small Antarctica Peninsula, most of Antarctica has seen increasing ice and cooling temperatures.
Why Do These Claims Contradict the Experts?
The UN IPCC regularly releases doomsday reports. But the IPCC is filled with activists and is heavily influenced by political leaders who are pursuing a pre-determined agenda and have little interest in true scientific research. Sadly, the IPCC is far from objective. There are many documented instances of data being altered in order to fit the climate change agenda. Misleading graphs, biased computer models, and falsified numbers can be found in abundance. If climate change is occurring, why would this be necessary? Counter-intuively, this issue is harmful to science and to the world. Proper, unbiased research is not being done as it should. We are wasting money that could help solve real problems like malnutrition and improve our environment in common-sense ways.

People on one side claim the science is settled, refusing to debate while using name-calling to silence any who disagree.
People on the other side want to research and see where the scientific evidence actually leads, based on facts and history.
Don't let yourself be deceived by the consensus lie: 97% of scientists do not agree.
So, which side will you choose?

Only those afraid of the truth seek to silence debate, intimidate those with thom they disagree, or slander their ideological counterparts. ... "The debate is over" is a line that's used only by those who realize they would never win a debate. - Glenn Beck ("Common Sense", p. 17)

Short Introductory Videos on Climate Realism
Check out these short videos (around 5 minutes each) to learn about different aspects of the climate change debate:
Begin with this general introduction to this topic from an experienced, credentialed climate scientist.
Teenager Naomi Seibt, a former climate change alarmist, explains how she became a climate realist.
View an explanation of how three different groups of people view the issue of climate change.
NOAA's own standards show that 92% of U.S. weather stations produce inaccurate temperature data.
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Respected journalist John Stossel interviews scientsts concerning the truth about climate change.
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See the evidence as to why those on the political left, not conservatives, are actually anti-science.
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Learn why the U.S. was right to leave the Paris Climate Agreement, which was actually rather meaningless.
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See an overview of the issue from an economic perspective, including an analysis of the Green New Deal.
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To explore further, Climate Clips offers a series of 11 short videos that explain different aspects of our climate.
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The Last 100 Years
Consider how the climate has shifted back and forth over the last century (years are approximate):
Hot with large areas of severe drought (the 1930s "Dust Bowl"), but also with significant hurricane activity (1930s) and many landfalling hurricanes (1950s). The all-time record high temperature in 27 states still dates back to this period.
Cooler with lower overall hurricane activity; environmentalists were concerned about the threat of global cooling, especially during the 1970s.
Warmer with above normal hurricane activity, though less extreme than the 1930s-1950s. Just 8 states set all-time record highs during this period.
In terms of heat, hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought, the actual data plainly shows that our weather from the 1930s to the 1950s was worse than it is now. But you won't hear that from many in the news media. Why?

The Real Climate Change Agenda
There is a certain group of people who want to gain power and increase government control over our lives, and they are using the false narrative of human-induced climate change, coupled with our society's general ignorance of history, as they attempt to accomplish their goals. This has even been admitted by people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Greta Thunberg. Ponder this quote:

"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it." - H.L. Mencken

Now, with that quote in mind, consider these three groups of people:
Convincing people that there is a crisis and that you know how to solve it is a great (though deceitful) way to gain votes and win elections.
Creating hype about weather events that are actually quite normal is a great (though deceitful) way for the news media to attract and influence viewers.
Some are seeking power, fame, and research funding. Those who do have doubts are reluctant to express their views because others who have done so have encountered great difficulty in securing grants and funding for research.

"But don't you have an agenda, too?" I simply have a desire for people to understand the truth, and I do not like to see people being routinely deceived. I am a longtime observer of the weather and a well-respected forecaster in my community. I earned a degree in Atmospheric Sciences in 2006 but have been observing and forecasting the weather since the mid 1990s. I make no profit from this website, similar to most people on my side of the debate. The other side is where the money, fame, and power are found. I have no interest in any of those things. I am solely interested in the truth. Still, I don't want you to take my word for it. I simply ask you to read the information presented here and do your own research.

This website presents evidence-based climate realism, as opposed to climate alarmism. Unfortunately, those on the other side of the debate tend to use emotional arguments while ignoring history and facts. Others--perhaps including you--have good intentions and get caught up in the excitement of saving the planet without fully understanding the debate. I encourage you to continue researching the issue with an open mind.

Begin Your Research Here
Please click the "Explore Sources & Data" tab at the top of the page to explore the topic further. There you will find just a small sampling of the massive amount of evidence that is out there; I encourage you to do further research beyond the information presented here.

The word "science" comes from the Latin word for knowledge. So research intensely. Seek knowledge. Don't blindly believe everything the news media and politicians may say. Study the issue for yourself until you are absolutely sure that you have discovered the truth.

You will find a variety of perspectives on this website. Some believe that people are having absolutely no impact on the climate, while others think we may have a minor impact. Still others question the data itself and put forth good reasons for doing so. Regardless of those differences of opinion, the overall theme here is climate realism. Climate realists have a desire to research the actual data, as opposed to climate alarmists who have already reached their conclusion and dismiss evidence to the contrary.
How to Address Climate Alarmists
When you encounter someone who believes man-made catastrophic climate change is occurring, ask, "Why do you believe that?" Here are some quick tips on how to counter their most likely responses in a brief yet informative manner.
If the person says... Respond with...
We are putting so much CO2 into the atmosphere. CO2 has varied naturally over time. There are periods in Earth's past when CO2 levels were much higher than what we see today.
CO2 is really harming the planet. CO2 is plant food. Higher CO2 levels actually result in more plant growth, more food production, and a greener Earth.
CO2 is really warming the planet. Based on the data, that claim is questionable at best. There have been times in Earth's history with higher CO2 levels and lower temperatures than what we see now. Even if that is the case, a warmer planet isn't a bad thing.
It keeps getting warmer, year after year. By the government's own standards, most of their temperature data is unreliable. The most accurate data shows little or no warming in the U.S. since 2005.
Temperatures are warmer now than they've ever been before. Other periods, such as the Medieval Warm Period, have been warmer. Currently, temperatures are still recovering from the Little Ice Age.
Droughts are increasing around the world. Media and technology allow us to see disasters more easily than ever before. Long-term trends show that the frequency of droughts has remained about the same or even declined slightly. And more CO2 actually helps reduce droughts by increasing soil moisture and water vapor in the air.
Forest fires are increasing around the world. Media and technology allow us to see disasters more easily than ever before. The number of worldwide forest fires has actually declined significantly since the 1970s.
Ice caps are melting and glaciers are shrinking. In some areas, glaciers are actually growing. Overall, they may be shrinking, but that has been going on since the end of the Little Ice Age and is not unusual.
Sea levels are rising. Sea levels are indeed rising, very slightly, and completely in line with normal trends. Along with glacier melting, this has been going on since the end of the Little Ice Age and is not unusual.
Tornadoes are getting worse. The number of tornadoes in the U.S. has remained fairly steady since the 1950s, but the number of strong tornadoes has decreased.
Hurricanes are getting worse. It is well-known that Atlantic hurricane activity goes in cycles of about 60 years. We are currently in a period of declining activity overall. Between 2005 and 2017, there was an unusually long period where no major hurricanes made landfall in the U.S.
More people are going to die from extreme heat. The frequency of extreme heat events, as well as deaths from extreme heat, both continue on a long-term decline. In addition, 15 to 20 times more people die from cold than from heat each year.
Polar bears are dying. Polar bears have survived periods in the past that were much warmer. In addition, the number of polar bears in the world today is at least 3 times higher than the number in 1960.
President Trump was foolish to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Do you know what was in the Paris Climate Agreement? It was a joke. The U.S. made fairly significant commitments, but virtually no other country did. In any case, U.S. CO2 emissions have been dropping anyway, and have decreased by about 15% since peaking in the early 2000s.
97% of scientists agree, so it must be true. First of all, consensus is not science. Secondly, that research study was incredibly flawed by people pursuing an agenda. Of the 11,000 papers studied, only 0.3% actually stated that man-made climate change was occurring. The vast majority of those papers were neutral on the subject, yet were counted among the 97%.
Even if climate change isn't as bad as they say, some new government regulations can't hurt. Such regulations hurt the poor and working families the most, because they pay higher prices for the goods and services they need. California provides ample evidence of this troubling reality. Besides, several climate alarmists have admitted that their overall goal is to destroy capitalism.
I just want to help people and save the planet. Helping people is a wonderful thing to do! But giving money or time to climate change alarmists will only help them gain more money and power. You would do more good in the world by supporting food programs for the hungry, medical research, or common-sense measures that may help our environment in small but meaningful ways.
Why Do We Have Fossils?
Fossils are not formed under normal conditions. So, why do we have so many fossils around the world?

Scientifically, the fossil record we have must have been created by one or more great catastrophes involving water. This lines up well with the fact that many cultures around the world have stories of a great flood that have been passed down from the ancient past.

The Epic of Gilgamesh may be the most well-known, but Greeks, Mexicans, the Choctaw people, and the Chinese Miao also have ancient flood legends, along with the account that is given in the book of Genesis in the Christian Bible.

While these stories differ, they all have some key things in common. So many historical accounts of a great flood from such a variety of distinct, widely separated cultures make it likely that there was indeed a great, worldwide flood at some time in the past.

This matches the evidence that we see in the fossil record quite well.

Often, fossils appear out of place or rock layers are upside-down from what geologists expect. These discrepancies are typically just explained away, because they don't match the predetermined evolutionary timetable.

There is also the well-documented Cambrian explosion, a relatively brief period during which most major species of animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record. This also fits well with the idea of a global flood.

If there was a great flood, all types of animals and people would have been buried simultaneously, while the significant amount of water would have created massive sediment deposits and rock formations.

Even short-lived local floods can quickly reshape land formations, so it is easy to see how a global flood would be so catastrophic that it would massively reshape rock formations all over the world.

Therefore, if we consider the plain evidence and keep an open mind to all possibilities, the worldwide geological evidence actually fits much better with the idea of a global flood where animals and people were buried together, in a great catastrophe, all at the same time, as opposed to a long evolutionary history.

In view of a global flood where most of the fossils we have were buried together, the fossil record no longer supports Darwin's theory of evolution.

What About the Other Scientific Evidence for Evolution?
If there have been one or more great catastrophes in Earth's past, dating methods become useless. Even though they appear to give very old ages for rocks, those already questionable methods assume that processes on Earth have always been as they are now, with no great catastrophes.

It is a well-known fact that no transitional fossils exist. If Darwinian evolution were true, one would expect to find millions of fossils of in-between species. Darwin himself expected that future paleontologists would find many transitional fossils, but that simply has not happened. The few that have supposedly been found were later proven to be either fake or the product of a wild imagination.

Images often shown in science textbooks (such as Miller's experiments involving how life could form in a supposed early-Earth atmosphere or the similar-looking embryos that Haeckel drew of various species) have been shown by later scientists to be patently wrong. However, these images are among those still used in many science textbooks as supposed evidence of Darwinian evolution.

Natural selection presents perhaps the biggest obstacle for Darwin's theory. Natural selection that we observe always, without exception, results in information being lost. There is never any new information gained.

How, then, could natural selection account for simple lifeforms developing into more complex lifeforms? Quite simply, it can't.

In his well-known book, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life", Charles Darwin stated, "To suppose that the eye...could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree."

Still, Darwin believed his theory was true, and he thought that future scientists would make new discoveries that would alleviate his concern.

Instead, new scientific discoveries (such as DNA and the complexity of the cell) have made his theory of evolution even more absurd.

It is also sadly true that Darwin's theory of evolution provided inspiration to Hitler during World War II as he sought to purify the German race. He believed Germans were the evolutionary favored race, an idea that came from Darwin (notice the full title of Darwin's book above, which is seldom used today).

Other atrocities such as eugenics and abortion find their roots in the Darwinian theory of evolution as well. How can any of those things be wrong if we randomly evolved from nothing, if life is meaningless, and if only the fittest survive? Evolution has become a strange kind of religion, with many devoted followers who refuse to look at plain scientific evidence with an open mind.

For evolutionists, anything that might go against the theory of evolution cannot be considered. Clear evidence is simply ignored while reasonable alternative explanations are ridiculed.

How Has the Field of Science Reached This Point?
In 1764, Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) founded the Lunar Society in Great Britain, with an intended purpose of pushing the Bible out and creating a more secular society rooted in socialism.

The Lunar Society then founded the Royal Society. One of its well-known members was Charles Lyell, considered by many to be the father of modern geology. Lyell's theory of uniformitarian geology states that the earth's processes have remained basically unchanged over time, negating a great catastrophe like a global flood.

Unfortunately, these men were not neutral scientists. They were intentionally looking for ways in which they could undermine the Bible's influence on society.

They knew that the Bible, along with those who believe it, was the most significant hurdle in their path to creating a secular, socialist society.

Since their time, influential people in society have continued along the same lines, promoting ideas such as uniformitarian geology and Darwinian evolution and ignoring the massive amount of compelling evidence to the contrary.

They aren't necessarily concerned with the science being correct, which explains why images that supposedly provide evidence for Darwinian evolution continue to appear in science textbooks decades after being proven wrong. Instead, they are more concerned with accomplishing their goals for society.

Of course, socialism has failed every time it has been tried, and it has accounted for roughly 100 million deaths in the twentieth century. Still, those in the "progressive" elite of our day are thirsty for power, and eager to push God out of society.

The most effective tool at their disposal is the public school system, along with many colleges and universities, where those in influential positions continue to push false ideas. They teach that evolution is a proven fact, along with other ideas like capitalism is bad and socialism is good. All the while, they are rendering our young people ignorant of true history.

Make no mistake: Public schools, colleges, and universities are not neutral. They are intentionally pushing a secular humanistic vision for the future, based in questionable ideas from science that are pushed as fact with no room for questions or debate.

Hopefully this brief article left you with some things to ponder. In closing, consider this quote:

"Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is 16 tends to lead towards the elimination of religious superstition. The average American child now acquires a high school education, and this militates against Adam and Eve and all other alleged myths of alleged history." (Paul Blanchard, "Three Cheers for Our Secular State", Humanist Magazine, March/April 1976)

An Extended Quote to Consider
The following excerpt is from the landmark book The Genesis Flood by John C. Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris (pages 328-330), after the authors present a very plausible framework for interpreting geology from a Biblical perspective. In the end, it is really more of a philosophical and religious issue than a scientific issue.

We realize that such a thorough reorganization of the geologic data raises many questions and must be subject to modification and revision in many details. Nevertheless, we believe that this type of analysis comes much more realistically to grips with all the basic data than does the commonly accepted theory of uniformitarianism.

But the latter theory will undoubtedly die hard, mainly because it is the chief bulwark of evolutionism, and evolution is the great "escape mechanism" of modern man. This is the pervasive philosophic principle by which man either consciously or sub-consciously seeks intellectual justification for escape from personal responsibility to his Creator and escape from the "way of the Cross" as the necessary and sufficient means of his personal redemption. the last analysis, it is likely that on questions so fundamental and basically emotional and spiritual as these, each man will continue to believe as he "wants" to believe. We can only show that those who want to believe the Bible can do so in full confidence that the actual data of geology are consistent with such a belief, even though the apparent weight of scholarly opinion for the past century has been on the side of those who want to believe otherwise.

The words of Dr. Leonard Carmichael, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, in the Phi Beta Kappa address at the 1953 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are worth noting in this connection:

"...This point of view had not previously characterized all great scientists. Such a giant in logic as Sir Isaac Newton saw no inconsistency between a thoroughly scientific cosmology and great reverence for the dogmas and customs of the orthodox Christian tradition."

The decision between alternate theories does not therefore depend only on the scientific data but is ultimately a moral and emotional decision. Dr. Barrington Moore, senior research fellow at the Russian Research Center at Harvard University, has said:

"Few people today are likely to argue that the acceptance of scientific theories, even by scientists themselves, depends entirely upon the logical evidence adduced in support of these theories. Extraneous factors related to the philosophical climate and society in which the scientist lives always plays at least some part."

Recommended Books for Further Reading
This short introduction to the topic was primarily influenced by these four books. I recommend them for further reading on this subject:

Public Education Against America by Marlin Maddoux

The Evolution Conspiracy by Carl Matrisciana and Roger Oakland

The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel

The Genesis Flood by John Whitcomb and Henry Morris

Or, if you are looking for free online resources, check out Answers in Genesis
Common Sense Thoughts on Other Issues
Economic Issues
While laws that raise the minimum wage sound good in theory, they always result in lost jobs and reduced hours because many businesses cannot afford to pay higher wages. High school and college students in particular encounter great difficulty in finding entry-level jobs. In addition, few people realize that minimum wage laws have racist roots. The original minimum wage laws were put into place because certain people were unhappy that "colored labor" was cheaper than "white labor" (quoted from Congressman Miles Allgood).
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Proposals that raise taxes on the rich also sound good to many people, but cause a lot of unintended consequences. Such taxes tend to harm small businesses that are unable to afford those higher taxes. Similarly, excess government regulation also leads to significant extra expenses. Furthermore, when tax rates are high, wealthy people find loopholes, so that the total amount of money that the government collects actually stays about the same. In the U.S., wealthy people already pay more than their fair share in taxes, because their tax rate is higher.
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Social Issues
Abortion is the premeditated murder of an unborn baby, it is medically harmful to women (though you may have been told otherwise), and abortion has a very racist history. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, advocated for eugenics and abortion as a way to (in her own words) "exterminate the Negro population." Still today, Planned Parenthood targets black communities, and far more black babies than white babies are murdered in the womb through abortion.
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Guns save lives, help stop crime, and allow law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. Most mass shootings take place in gun-free zones, because the shooters know they will encounter less resistance. Even with strict gun laws, criminals will find a way to get guns if they are determined to do so. A well-armed populace is the best deterrant against gun crime. It is also a deterrant against a tyrannical government, which was the original intent of the second amendment.
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Science and the Bible
Science and the Bible are not enemies. True, evidence-based science does not contradict the Bible. These two-page printable PDFs (shown to the right) provide information and evidence to that end. Science and the Bible

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People You Should Know
Here are a few people that you may have never heard of, but each one is definitely worth getting to know!

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Abby Johnson
Finally, here are a few articles concerning President Donald Trump from a reasonable Christian perspective. Though he is a flawed man with many faults and a massive ego, he has nevertheless done a lot of great things for the people of the United States. These articles detail some of those accomplishments, many of which you probably haven't heard about from the extremely biased mainstream media.

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