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A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary (Guest: Bill Pekny)

August 17, 2022

History shows the climate is always changing across a variety of timescales. There is no evidence we are in the midst of a climate crisis driven by human carbon dioxide emissions.

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The climate was not stagnant before human carbon dioxide emissions. Rather, Earth’s climate is consistently changing across a variety of timescales. It has been warmer and cooler than it is today. There is no evidence we are in the midst of a climate crisis driven by carbon dioxide emissions. Earth’s present warming is similar to the warming experienced during every previous interglacial cycle throughout its history. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It’s necessary to life.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org