On Thursday, Vladimir Putin declared climate change to be unstoppable and not caused by human activity. Still, he warned that countries will need to adjust to the planet warming up.
“The warming, it had already started by the 1930s,” Putin said during a broadcast from an Arctic forum held in the northern Russian.
“That’s when there were no such anthropological factors, such emissions, and the warming had already started.”
Putin believes that icebergs have been melting for several decades and that global warming is not actually the fault of humans.
“The issue is not stopping it… because that’s impossible, since it could be tied to some global cycles on Earth or even of planetary significance. The issue is to somehow adapt to it,” Putin added.
In the past, Putin has cracked jokes about global warming, such as when he speculated that warming by “two or three degrees” could be a good thing for Russians if that meant they would no longer need fur coats to stay warm.
When asked by moderator Geoff Cutmore of CNBC what his thoughts were on the recent appointment of Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic, as new chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Putin said Pruitt’s views should be heard loud and clear.
All of this will surely continue to horrify the scientific community, but could Vladimir Putin be right about this one?
In December 2016, a report by scientists from the Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement (PRIME) Laboratory discovered that Greenland wasn’t always covered in ice.
“We now have pretty conclusive evidence that for a time that ice wasn’t there,” says Marc Caffee, professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue. “That’s big. That’s new. It’s probably not much different in temperature now than it was then, so we shouldn’t count on that ice sheet never melting again.”
In August 2016, scientists from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark and the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem linked solar eruptions to changes in Earth’s cloud cover, which is an important factor in controlling the temperature on Earth.
“Earth is under constant bombardment by particles from space called galactic cosmic rays. Violent eruptions at the Sun’s surface can blow these cosmic rays away from Earth for about a week. Our study has shown that when the cosmic rays are reduced in this way there is a corresponding reduction in Earth’s cloud cover. Since clouds are an important factor in controlling the temperature on Earth our results may have implications for climate change,“ explained Jacob Svensmark, the lead author on the study.
As it turns out, there is a lot we don’t know about cosmic rays. After five years of studying cosmic rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment, Sam Ting, a Nobel Laureate and Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that cosmic rays could tell us about the imbalance between matter and antimatter in the universe, in addition to dark matter, which has never been detected directly.
For more information on why Vladimir Putin may be correct, check out this video by James Corbett that reveal some of the grade school level tricks the global warming alarmists use to misrepresent their data and alarm the public.
If you’re short on time (aren’t we all?), here is another Corbett Report video busting 10 climate myths in just 60 seconds:
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