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Opinion

26 March, 2021

Climate change The alternative view

The alternate view on climate change written by Joseph from Mt. Sheridan and presented in the paper here on 12th March does need great consideration. Congratulations Joseph and the Editor for having the courage to present those thoughts that are now being voiced worldwide by an increasing number of true scientific experts and organisations.

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The alternate view on climate change written by Joseph from Mt. Sheridan and presented in the paper here on 12th March does need great consideration. 

Congratulations Joseph and the Editor for having the courage to present those thoughts that are now being voiced worldwide by an increasing number of true scientific experts and organisations.

Yes- climate change is real, the climate from the beginning of time has constantly changed which is evidenced in ice core samples and rocks undisputed by scientists. 

Our world has been through ice ages and incredibly hot cycles far greater than presently even predicted by the scaremongers. 

Our atmosphere likewise has been continually changing in relation to the climate variability. 

That much mal-aligned    atmospheric gas, Carbon Dioxide on which all life depends has been found in those samples to have been far greater or far less than present or predicted during those historical stages of climate variability.

Those are the facts with proven evidence.

Yes, no body but nobody, scientific or within the worldwide community disputes the naturally occurring variations of a changing climate as our world continues its non-perfect circular rotation of the sun that is the controller of all life in our universe. 

Again, it seems a scientific fact that presently in our atmosphere, over the last century there has been a very slight increase in CO2, and a possible small temperature increase but is that such a bad thing?   

There appears to be no evidence to support that to be harmful, but to the contrary.  Undisturbed forests and vegetation have flourished, farmed crop yields have improved as are necessary for the worlds growing population especially where the extreme cold has destroyed food crops in the northern hemisphere.

Here in our area, we witness and have evidence of improvement to the environment as seen on our 110ha property over the past 52 years.

Our undisturbed native vegetation was officially described in the Wet Tropics Management Authority mapping as “Medium Open Eucalypt Woodland” together with neighbouring forests.  

This is now becoming an increasing dense “Rainforest”.  The last wildfire through here and surrounds was in 1969 and now I doubt if a fire could take hold. 

Think how that has benefitted the wildlife and the increased oxygen being generated into the air we breathe.   Similarly, it can be seen on Green Hill towards Gordonvale, now tree covered, as are the western slopes behind Cairns, originally scrub and grasslands.

Over recent times, people such as Joseph and I have been jeered at as climate deniers or sceptics by those pedalling doom and gloom.

Thankfully, most of the population are waking up.  We have been and are climate realists. We have based our beliefs on true scientific facts and evidence and not upon unproven, unreliable, and flawed computer modelling predictions that over the past 30 or so years have been so wrong.

Norman Whitney

Glen Boughton


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