The goal of climate alarmism is not to protect the environment but is a global power grab for a New World Order. Read the evidence here: https://catholiccandle.org/2019/12/22/the-baseless-climate-change/
Climate alarmists begin their global warming graphs at about 1960-1970 because that is the bottom of a cooling trend after which the climate began the next warming cycle.
Before that, the leftists promoted a “new ice age” scare involving climate alarmism making deceptive use of a cyclical cooling trend that was occurring until about the early 1970s. Read about this phony “emergency” here: https://catholiccandle.org/2022/10/25/recalling-a-1970s-climate-change-hoax/
Below, is a government climate graph to which Catholic Candle added the blue box (the left box, toward the center) showing the part of the data used to scare gullible people with a “new ice age” as the climate was undergoing one of its cooling cycles.
We added a red box (on the right side) to show the type of data used subsequently to scare naïve people that a catastrophic global warming will ruin the earth, as the climate began its next warming cycle.
This government graph is found here: https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/6/ (red and blue boxes added)
Below, is a different, similar graph of the weather data. Fraudsters selectively pulled data from this sort of graph to scare people by purportedly showing that a “new ice age” was coming. These fraudsters used this scare until about 1970 or so, and then shifted to sounding the alarm that a (purported) global warming crisis was coming – because the climate cycle began to head in the other direction during the next warming trend of the cycle.
This 1999 NASA graph on page 37 of 47 of the report found here: https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/1999/1999_Hansen_ha03200f.pdf The red box (on the right side) and the blue box (toward the center), have been superimposed.
The climate-scare fraudsters cut the data wherever it suits the goal they have at the time. They cut it at the low point of the cooling cycle when they wanted to scare people by a claim of global warming. They cut the data at the high point when they wished to scare people by claiming a “new ice age”. It is all in the service of the globalist power grab, seeking to control people on the pretense of “saving the planet”.
Temperatures go in short and long cycles
It is clear to everybody that temperatures go in cycles. There are daily cycles, (e.g., from day to night, then back to day), and annual cycles (the seasons). What might be less clear to some people is that there are longer climate cycles too. There are cycles that span decades. For example, look at the cyclical fluctuations in the three graphs below, published by the U.S. government, which cover 120 years of climate data.
There are also cycles that span hundreds of years, such as the spans of time called The Medieval Warming Period, The Little Ice Age, and The Roman Warming Period. These centuries-long climate fluctuations are long-recognized and are well-researched.
The daily climate cycles, the annual cycles, the decades-long cycles, and the centuries-long cycles are all occurring simultaneously.
Decades-long temperature cycles
First let us look at the decades-long temperature cycles below, using the government’s data spanning 120 years.
This government graph is found here: https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/6/
This government graph is found here: https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/6/
This government graph is found here: https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/1999/1999_Hansen_ha03200f.pdf
During the “new ice age” hoax of the 1960s-1970s, the leftists sounded the alarm about the cooling trend which they warned could continue forever in that direction. Gullible people were alarmed with warnings such as a 1970s-era prediction that ice buildup would be permanent and would be so excessive that it would close many of the world’s crucial and busy shipping lanes even in the summer. (A member of the Catholic Candle Team specifically remembers this 1970s-era prediction.)
When that cooling cycle was over and the next warming cycle then began, those “climate experts” (viz., those leftist alarmists) and their dupes did not admit they were wrong. They merely re-structured their alarmism to predict global warming instead of cooling.
However, their dire climate predictions (although in opposite directions) share the pattern that the climate alarmists cut the data to fit their claims. The alarmists also focus people’s attention on pity stories (anecdotes) about harms that people suffered in various places. It is not necessarily true that such pity stories are false. But those stories selectively and deceptively illustrated in concrete terms the lie that the effects resulting from the climate cycle are all negative – although the truth is that there are advantages in some places and disadvantages in other places. Of course, those climate “Chicken Littles” (the alarmists) also falsely assert that the temperature trend (in whichever direction it happened to be at the time) was actually caused by human activities.
What the climate alarmists say is a lie. Although their lie fools gullible people, the leftist leaders know it is a lie. They are the ones that cut the data to only use the portion of the climate graphs that supports their lie.
Centuries-long temperature cycles
In examining the decades-long temperature cycles (above), we use government temperature graphs which often start in about 1880.
The reason why the 1880s has long been a common beginning point for many longer-term climate graphs of U.S. weather patterns: it is because this is the beginning of widespread exact temperature measurements across the U.S. In most of the rest of the world the beginning of exact temperature measurements occurs later – often much later.
Because roughly 140 years of these exact temperatures exist in the U.S., this is enough data to enable us to clearly see those decades-long climate cycles.
But there are longer climate cycles than those decades-long ones: there are centuries-long climate cycles too. And many researchers have studied them. But to study those climate cycles which occurred before we had widespread exact temperature measurements, the scientists had to be more resourceful. They used the best proxies they had in lieu of those widespread exact temperature measurements that we have had for the last 140 years. They have been using these proxies for many decades when studying the pre-1880 climate. There are hundreds of studies using such proxy data.
Everyone recognizes that those proxies are not as good as having many exact temperature measurements. Those proxies are things such as changes in crops grown in various places, over time. For example, in Medieval England, the climate had warmed enough for grapes to be successfully grown there to sustain a thriving wine industry. But after hundreds of years of growing grapes, England’s climate then cooled enough so that this indigenous industry waned and essentially disappeared. As another example, for hundreds of years during this same Medieval period, China cultivated citrus trees much further north than was possible before that or afterwards. The northward extension of the range of these citrus trees reached its maximum extent in the 13th century. Id.
These climate researchers used many other proxies to estimate the prevailing temperatures before 1880. For example, they used data showing: 1) how far north the northern margin of boreal forests in Canada went; 2) how far up the Rocky Mountains the tree lines went. Further, they used 3) tree-ring measurements; 4) ice core samples (including in Antarctica); 5) ocean bed core samples; 6) glaciers advancing and retreating; 7) Alpine Mountain passes opening for a time but being impassible before and after that; 8) the doubling of the size of the Anasazi Indian’s land under cultivation on the northern Colorado Plateau (in America), compared to what is currently possible; and many other proxies for actual temperature measurements.
The fruit of these studies was the evidence that there are centuries-long climate cycles. There was a Roman Warm Period (~250 B.C. to A.D. 400), a Medieval Warm Period (~A.D. 950–1250), and a subsequent 400-year cold period called the Little Ice Age. The proxy data certainly seems to show these centuries-long cycles occurred even though there are no exact temperature measurements. Further, these cycles were worldwide but (as could be expected) were not to the same extent everywhere in the world.
The Medieval Warm Period had a largely beneficial impact on the earth’s plant and animal life. In fact, the environmental conditions of this time period were so favorable that it was often referred to as the Little Climatic Optimum. By contrast, the 400 year-long “Little Ice Age” (cooling cycle) brought a wide range of food shortages and famines.
Overview of the temperature cycles
From the above article, we see that the temperatures go in daily cycles, annual cycles, decades-long cycles, and centuries-long cycles. Temperature cycles, like other cycles, return to their base normal. So, e.g., any warming cycle arises out of a cooling cycle and ends in one.
When there is a warming cycle, this greater warmth benefits some places and not other places. So, during a long-term warming trend, places such as Alaska, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland, and Russia benefit far more than tropical countries. The reverse is true in cooling cycles.
During a warming trend, places farther from the equator enjoy longer growing seasons and increased food production. This is like the analogous situation where (hypothetically) the entire planet undergoes a rainy cycle in which, e.g,, the planet has a 5% increase in precipitation. The cycle would tremendously help some places, e.g., the fertile but dry farmland of the Central Valley of California. But this extra rain would be unhelpful to places such as Lloro, Colombia (in the Pacific lowlands) where the long-term average annual precipitation is already over 43 feet of water!
Although our purpose is not to dive deeply into the causes of these temperature cycles, we note that those cycles correspond nicely with different phases of solar activity, such as fluctuating cycles of solar winds, solar storms, etc.
So, in any temperature or precipitation cycles, there are places where a change in either particular direction is welcome and places where that same trend is unwelcome. But either way, those cycles are natural, inevitable, and last only until the cycle swings back in the other direction.
When a temperature cycle is favorable, like the current modest warming trend, we should thank God for it. If the temperature trend is unfavorable, we must offer up this Cross (suffering) given to us and thank God for it. Either way, we must just continue living our lives knowing that every such cycle will reverse course. These cycles are not manmade and are not a cause for alarm. We must have a spiritual outlook and see that they are God’s Will for us.
Let us not be fooled and alarmed by the ongoing climate scare! Instead, let us fight the global power grab which is the real motive for this climate change lie!
 Le Roy Ladurie E., 1971. Times of Feast, Times of Famine: A History of Climate since the Year 1000, Doubleday, New York, New York, USA, as cited here: http://www.co2science.org/subject/g/summaries/globalmwp.php
 De’er, Z, 1994, Evidence for the existence of the medieval warm period in China. Climatic Change, ch. 26, pp. 289-297 as cited here: http://www.co2science.org/subject/g/summaries/globalmwp.php.
 For more information and explanation, as well as climate graphs and a compilation of climate studies using these temperature measurement proxies, use this link: http://www.co2science.org/subject/g/summaries/globalmwp.php
 Latin America: A Sketch of its Glorious Catholic Roots and a Snapshot of its Present, by the Editors of Quanta Cura Press, p.113, © 2016.
 http://www.co2science.org/subject/g/summaries/globalmwp.php & https://notrickszone.com/2019/07/06/medieval-climate-anomaly-now-confirmed-in-southern-hemisphere-on-all-four-continents/
 Read this article about the importance of valuing Crosses, thanking God for them, and carrying them well: https://catholiccandle.org/2020/04/01/77/