by Joel Carlinsky
The current official scientific doctrine holds that the atmosphere contains certain gases that act to trap heat from the sun and warm up the earth. The theory holds that these so-called "greenhouse gases" are now increasing due to increased combustion of oil and coal by humans. The theory also holds that this increase in greenhouse gases is the main driving force behind observed climate changes.
As a result, any extreme weather event is considered evidence for this theory being correct. Any lasting climate variation or trend is also considered evidence that the theory is thereby shown to be correct. and the demonstrable correlation between climate changes and increase of human populations and industrialization is also seen as evidence the theory is correct.
A minority opinion holds that the climate changes are of natural origin and the correlation of increased industrialization with climate changes is coincidental. The correlation between climate changes and increased industrial activity over the past few generations is so strong, however, that this position is not convincing to many scientists.
There is another minority opinion, however, that is much less well-known. It is the orgonomic opinion, sometimes called the Reichian opinion, after Wilhelm Reich, who first proposed it in the 1950s. This theory holds that it is indeed the increase in human technology and human population that is causing the climate changes that are observed, but that it is nuclear technology rather than combustion that is the operative factor.
This theory presents the case that there is an underlying energetic continuum that is responsible for atmospheric motion, that this continuum is sensitive to stimuli, including radioactivity, and that the normal constant motion of this continuum is disrupted by contact with radioactivity. In this view, the observations of a correlation of climate changes and extreme weather events with increase of population and industrialization are seen as a result of the increase of human use of radioactivity over the past few generations.
The orgonomic theory can account for every single one of the observations upon which the greenhouse gases theory rests. It can also account for a large number of other observations which the greenhouse gases theory does not explain.
These include changes in color and light intensity in the sky over the past 50 years, atmospheric stagnation in the wake of aircraft transporting radioactive cargo, including armed nuclear weapons, resulting in longer dispersal times for the water-vapor contrails left behind by jet aircraft, along with changes in the usual color of such contrails, and numerous illnesses of humans, animals, and plants, described by Reich under the term, "DOR sickness".
The most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is water vapor. Water vapor is about 100 times more effective as a greenhouse gas than CO2, which is the most common of the combustion products regarded as greenhouse gases, and is the one most usually cited as responsible for the greatest amount of atmospheric warming. There is also about 100 times as much of it as there is of CO2. Taken together, these numbers mean the presumed contribution of water vapor to the presumed atmospheric warming must be on the order of 10,000 times as much as that of combustion-generated CO2.
But the normal annual fluctuation of water vapor in the atmosphere at most places on earth is around 10% from one year to another. So any likely input from additional CO2 would be swamped and undetectable in the vastly greater effect from water vapor.
The changes in climate are therefore almost certainly the result of something other than increase in CO2 and other combustion products, but since they do correlate so well with human population increase and industrialization, the only remaining explanation that holds up is the orgonomic theory, that it is the technological use of radioactivity, not combustion of coal and oil, that is the cause of both the observed climate changes and the increase in extreme weather events.