Hey…, whatever happened to that huge hole in the ozone layer that was threatening life on Earth as we know it?

I haven’t heard much about it lately.

It must not be fitting in with the current “end of the world” “climate change” narrative.

Let’s see.

According to Chris Ciaccia of Fox News, ‘“Ozone hole is the smallest on record,’ NASA says.”

“Smallest on record?!”

Why haven’t we heard more about this?!

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Another case of liberal propaganda by omission I would suspect.

NASA also says this is due to a “rare” event, however.

Ahhhhh, the predictable disclaimer whenever “good news” needs to be tempered in order to not harm the existing narrative!

“Unusual weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica have caused a drastic reduction in ozone depletion, leaving the ozone with the smallest hole seen since its discovery in 1982, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

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First of all…, the ozone hole wasn’t even discovered until 1982!

That means we have a whopping 37 years of ozone hole history and thousands of years, or millions of years, or billions of years (depending on your belief of the age of the Earth) where we have no idea about the condition of an ozone hole, or if there even was one.

Let’s just go ahead and say that NASA has no scientific idea about what is normal and what isn’t, in regards to the ozone hole.

“Government agencies said that the hole had shrunk to 3.9 million square miles for the remainder of September and October, according to satellite data.  The peak in the hole was 6.3 million square miles, observed on Sept. 8. During normal weather conditions, the hole is usually around 8 million square miles during this time of year.”

‘“It’s great news for ozone in the Southern Hemisphere,’ said Paul Newman, chief scientist for Earth Sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in a statement on NASA’s website. ‘But it’s important to recognize that what we’re seeing this year is due to warmer stratospheric temperatures. It’s not a sign that atmospheric ozone is suddenly on a fast track to recovery.’”

Time out.

I’m sorry Mr. Newman, but “it’s important to recognize” that you and your friends really have no idea what anything is “due” to, or what is causing what, or what’s “normal” and what isn’t.

“The ozone layer is approximately 7 to 25 miles above the Earth’s surface and acts as a ‘sunscreen’ for the planet, NASA added.  It keeps out harmful ultraviolet radiation from the Sun that has been linked to skin cancer, cataracts, immune system suppression and can also cause damage to plants.”aozone 8

“The hole over the Antarctic forms during the Southern Hemisphere’s late winter as the Sun’s rays start to cause ozone-depleting reactions. This involves chlorine and bromine from man-made objects being released into the stratosphere which then destroys the molecules in the ozone.”

‘“It’s a rare event that we’re still trying to understand,’ said Susan Strahan, an atmospheric scientist. ‘If the warming hadn’t happened, we’d likely be looking at a much more typical ozone hole.’”

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Again, I’m sorry Ms. Strahan, but you really don’t have a clue about what “a typical ozone hole” is really, or what we’d be looking at based on anything happening.  The only thing you said that I believe is, “we’re still trying to understand.”

You just go ahead and keep on trying.

“The 1987 Montreal Protocol was enacted after scientists disturbingly found a hole in the ozone over Antarctica and Australia in 1985.  It was enacted by the United Nations Environment Program.  Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said it was ‘perhaps the single most successful international agreement to date’ and it has been widely regarded as successful, with the ozone continuing to recover each year.”

Again…, and again, I’m sorry, but why did these scientists find the ozone hole “disturbing?”

They had no prior data to work with.

Perhaps the hole was alarmingly small compared to the prior 10,000 years?

They didn’t know.

They had no historical data to point to.

It was just another “The sky is falling!” environmental whacko alarm, intent on attacking America’s way of life, even though we are not anywhere near the biggest environmental offenders.

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Just as with ocean pollution, China has been found to be the major culprit damaging the ozone layer with the continued use of illegal gases.

“In May 2018, a startling study revealed that there was an ‘unexpected and persistent increase’ of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere.  At the time, scientists could not pinpoint the exact location of the polluting and ozone-depleting gas, but subsequent media reports suggested that the clues lead to a rural industrial town in China.”

“Now, a new study confirms that the rise in CFCs, to the tune of 7,000 metric tons, is indeed coming from northeastern China based on atmospheric observations.”

“In a statement provided to Fox News, acting Head of UN Environment Joyce Msuya said: ‘Action is being taken by all parties at the international level and by China domestically.  Additional scientific research is being done to pinpoint the sources and possible illegal uses of the CFC-11.  Given the large amount of emissions, all parties appreciate the urgency to ensure the ongoing protection of the Ozone Layer.  This is a priority for the UN Environment Program.’”

Believe me, the only action being taken by China is figuring out how they can avoid being detected in the future.

These diplomats are either extremely gullible or extremely stupid.

Tell me again what the UN has ever really accomplished?

I guess it’s good that we have a forum (the UN) where communication at least exists between all countries…, but that’s about it.

One hundred ninety-seven countries, including the U.S. under former President Ronald Reagan and China, are signatories of the Montreal Protocol.

For many of these countries, and especially China, these agreements aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, however.

 

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Hey…, little drama queen from Sweden…, here’s a quarter, call someone who cares!

According to Kalhan Rosenblatt of NBC News, “Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivered an emotional and scathing speech at the United Nations on Monday, accusing world leaders of stealing her dreams and her childhood with their inaction on climate change.”

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First of all, who exactly invited a 16 year old to speak at the United Nations about “climate change?”

How exactly do you get on this docket?

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We’ve got almost 8 billion people on this planet, and we have to put up with a 16 year old lecturing us all on “climate change?”

How about some scientist, who would at least have some semblance of a little credibility?

This kid still has two years left of high school!

I think we can all recall how stupid and immature sophomores in high school are.

But hey…, let’s have this ignorant little girl, who still hasn’t even passed high school biology or chemistry, lecture us about how irresponsible, stupid and evil we are regarding the environment.

Won’t that be fun?

Maybe we could have her lecture us on our sexual and reproductive issues next week?

‘“How dare you!  You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,’ Thunberg said.”

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Hey Greta…, how dare you?!  And newsflash…, your childhood IS basically over already, and you are the one who has allowed your dreams to be hijacked, if you had any besides allowing yourself to be tool, to be used by these globalist climate whackos.

‘“I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean,’ the 16-year-old from Sweden told the United Nations Climate Action Summit.”

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Here, here!

These are the only two sentences you said that I agree with!

‘“Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!’”

Uhhh, who exactly is coming to you for hope?

We’re not a tad delusional are we?

“Thunberg slammed the members of the U.N. for caring more about money and ‘fairytales of eternal economic growth’ than collapsing ecosystems, mass extinctions and people suffering due to climate change.”

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“Fairytales of eternal economic growth?”

That’s a nice line, Greta…, who came up with that for you, and what video game world are you living in?

‘“You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am I do not want to believe that because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil, and that I refuse to believe,’ Thunberg said.”

What exactly would you have us do Ms. Thunberg?

You seem to know exactly what is going to happen to our planet.

Please, please tell us we need to do…, I mean besides going back to living like we did in the stone ages.

I don’t suppose that would even suffice you, as I believe they ate quite a bit of meat back in those days.

And you know, they burned wood to keep warm as well.

Perhaps we should all just kill ourselves in order to save the planet?

“She also said that the ‘popular idea’ of cutting emissions by 50 percent in 10 years only yields a 50 percent chance of keeping the earth’s warming trend below the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold, which could set off ‘catastrophic chain reactions beyond human control’ if breached.”

Ha!  Another newsflash for you Greta!

THE EARTH IS BEYOND HUMAN CONTROL!

The idea that you and your whacko friends have that WE can somehow control or change the earth’s climate is the real “fairytale” here.

‘“A 50 percent risk is simply not acceptable to us — we who have to live with the consequences,’ she said.”

You speak of these theoretical possibilities as if they were forgone conclusions…, just like you’d expect a child would do.

“Thunberg said the earth’s remaining CO2 budget was rapidly dwindling — citing a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that said the planet has experienced a more than 70 gigaton deficit in the earth’s remaining CO2 budget since January 2018.”

The only “deficit” we are experiencing here is a deficit of logic and historical global climate understanding.

“But Thunberg said leaders from the United Nations wouldn’t suggest more radical plans to reduce emissions because they are ‘still not mature enough to tell it like it is.’”

And you’re still not mature enough to understand that “what it is like” is a matter of perception.

‘“You are failing us but young people are starting to understand your betrayal,’ Thunberg said. ‘The eyes of all future generations are upon you and if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you.’”

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Oh, I say…, how will we all live without your forgiveness?

Late on Monday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video of her speech, saying, “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO  — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019”

“Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, said countries ‘must honor our commitments and follow through on the Paris Agreement,’ in a clear [jab] at the Trump administration.”

‘“The withdrawal of certain parties will not shake the collective goal of the world community,’ Mr Yi said, to applause.”

Oh yes…, please applaud Wang here from China, as he pokes at the U.S., while his country of China is FAR AND AWAY the most egregious environmental violator on the planet.

Zip it, Wang.

And I’ll tell you what Ms. Greta…, I’d like to invite you back to the United Nations in 2032, so you can explain to us all why we’re all still here and why the earth and all of its creatures have not yet perished.

At least you’ll be an adult by then who may know a little something about something.

WINNING!

 

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