Picture in your mind an island. It is overrun with rabbits, and has a small wolf population.

Those wolves will eat well, have plenty of resources, and produce lots of offspring.

Before too many years there will be a thriving wolf population, and the rabbits will be diminished.

Eventually the rabbit population will be reduced enough that the wolves won’t have enough to maintain their number. They will undergo competition, and one way or another, a bunch will die off.

As the wolf numbers decrease, the rabbits will recover, and the cycle will begin again.

If the island were truly isolated and this cycle were the only one being considered, the populations might reach some point of balance and maintain there. But such isolation is an illusion. The rabbits are in another cycle with grass for them to eat. Weather will affect both populations, other predators of either species, and so on.

The point is that mother nature works in a closed loop system. A bunch of closed loop systems. Of course, in every one of the phases, something bad is happening to one species or another: predation, starvation, etc. But the loops are closed and, for every pendulum swing, the pendulum eventually swings back.

People who believe in global warming as a crisis believe that an abundance of CO2 will raise the temperature of the planet in a runaway, open loop manner. They want to find some method of capturing that CO2 and holding it inactive so the environment is safe.

But mother nature already has that tool and that capability. That tool is called plants. An overabundance of CO2 will necessarily create a situation where plants can and will grow. Faster, larger, more densely.

The warmists will say ‘weather is not climate’ when trying to refute observations that don’t match their predictions. But at the same time will believe they have to ‘fix things’ immediately, rather than wait for the natural cycles to reverse a trend.

But, as with the wolves and rabbits, in the cycles of climate, ‘bad things’ will happen. People who build homes on the water’s edge might find the water rising. Um….duh! There was a time the continental appendix known as Baja California stretched as far north as present day San Jose, because the Pacific Ocean reached in and flooded the central valley. Should we build massive sea-walls to keep the coastline as it is today, just because that’s where the coastline was when we started paying attention? How is that human meddling any better than the human meddling that is allegedly causing global warming?

Bad things happen. Hurricanes, tornadoes, sure. Is there intensity changing? Some say yes. Is their frequency changing? If anything, we are in a lull. Nevertheless, they happen. And property is destroyed and people are injured and killed.

Sad things.

Bad things.

But it is an illusion to believe humans are causing it, or can prevent it. In fact, it’s the same sort of illusion that forms the foundation of faith in any religion you care to name.

Mother Nature is a closed loop system. Not a person, not a God(dess), and not a manifestation of human action.

Trust the planet to care for itself. It’s been doing so since long before you or I came along.

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