According to North American Van Lines, and with the exception of a few migrations to Idaho, the American population is moving to the southern states. A sure sign of climate change. Additionally, according to the original “raw” NOAA climate data, the maximum summer temperatures (TMAX) are getting colder (see image below). No wonder the most popular retirement destinations are in “hot” climates – and they are growing faster than ever.
While some climate indicators show warming and others cool, our climate is far from hot. In fact, some of the greatest civilizations in the humanities have flourished during warmer times. It was warmer two thousand years ago, during the Roman Hot Period, when the Roman Empire was at its peak. It was also warmer a thousand years ago, during the Medieval Hot Period, when the Vikings lived in Greenland. The Vikings of Greenland grew barley and corn back then, but it is still too cold to grow them now.
Humans like warmer temperatures. It is important to remember that we are tropical life forms because we were born without fur. We only moved to cooler climates because of our ability to adapt and use fossil fuels to heat our caves and homes.
So the next time someone asks you to pay more tax just to make them feel cool, just tell them to look outside, look at the data, and remind them that there is no climate change crisis – just a crisis of climate alarmism. Throughout the earth’s long history, there have always been areas that have experienced floods, droughts and unusual weather conditions, but long-term data clearly shows that extreme weather events decrease as earth is heating up.
Not only should we take advantage of our hot climate, but we should celebrate it because the alternative can be quite frightening. See my YouTube video titled “Battle For Climate Earth” for a historical perspective on the optimal state of our climate.
Villager John Shewchuk is a frequent contributor to Villages-News.com