Charles Battig, M.D. and electrical engineer: Social and political responses to the fears of the Corona-19 virus pandemic are news headlines, but do they deserve headlines? We have been repeatedly warned about the destructive power of fear. Making themselves virtually unassailable, at least initially, politicians embraced the pandemic and associated public health fears it has engendered, and assumed near dictatorial powers in the name of protecting the public health. Unmasked and unhindered, some politicians’ actions have validated the descriptive term of “the ruling class.” The 1972 cult film by the same name gave one view of the dysfunctional life-style of a fictional British nobleman whose aspirations were quite noble and infused with a sense of god-like powers, not unlike some of our governors and mayors.
Charles Battig, M.D. and electrical engineer: This is a short summary of the status of the man-made global warming debate, written by an informed medical doctor and engineer.
Charles Battig, M.D. and electrical engineer: Thousands of years of climate adaptation by untold numbers of biological species is now viewed by climate alarmists as an obsolete process, as they assume that the global climate environment has reached its ultimate optimum state of “now.” Weather patterns are now to remain confined to a stable narrow range of not too hot, not too cold. Not too many nor too unusual tornadoes, hurricanes, nor sea level rise lest there be a hint of change. For the “Botoxed generation,” the thing they fear is change itself. Try to change that.
Charles Battig, M.D. and electrical engineer: In the propaganda wars committed in the name of righteous eco-environmentalism, the term "climate" has been defined as whatever is necessary to achieve compliance from the masses, and financial gain for the ruling classes. Being a physician (as well as an engineer), I always wanted to pose the question to Al ( the earth has a fever) Gore...where precisely shall we stick the thermometer in sick mother earth?