I think the only reason that weather ever seems “unprecedented” or “freakish” is because we humans live such short lives.
Climate is always changing; we just don’t usually notice it, like a creature who only lives for a month doesn’t realize that the seasons change throughout the year. If such a creature witnessed summer turn to autumn and then to winter, he would think it was “freakish and unprecedented”.
The earth’s climate goes through fairly long periods of climate change (on the order of 20,000 to 300,000 years). It also goes through shorter periods of change due to solar activity (which tends to go in 11-year cycles), how far we are from the sun (it varies quite a bit) and other factors.
But human activity has nothing to do with it. I sometimes hear a global warming alarmist say “this is the hottest summer since 1805!” and I wonder: what caused it to be so hot in 1805? The human population was much smaller back then and there was virtually no industry putting CO2 into the atmosphere. The answer is: the natural ebb and flow of the earth’s climate.
For much of the earth’s history it was much, much warmer than it is now. And up until about 12,000 thousand years ago, we were in the midst of one of many ice-ages in our planet’s history.
For the last 12,000 years or so, the earth has been in an inter-glacial period (between ice ages). Since all of our commonly known history is from this relatively very warm period, we have come to think of it as normal. But until very recently, scientists were warning of a coming ice-age. When I was young, about 50 years ago, that’s what they were warning us about, and it it is still far more likely that we are about to enter another ice-age (like many times before) than that we are going to get burned up by global warming.
We humans think we are so consequential, but we are not. The earth’s weather system is incredibly large and we are incredibly small by comparison. If you peed in the ocean, the ocean would not notice. If all six billion of us peed in the ocean, the ocean still would not notice. Same with the climate.
This global climate change nonsense is just a big political money-and-power-grab. What is the left-wing government’s first reaction to the theory of global warming? LET"S TAX ALL CARBON EMISSIONS! Of course. That’s the left’s reaction to everything - oh goody, another excuse to raise taxes and concentrate more power in federal regulatory agencies where we don’t need to win elections - we just create regulations instead of laws. Regulations work like laws, but you don’t need to get elected to make them.
Relax, the crops grow better when there’s more CO2 for them to use for photosynthesis. The forests replenish themselves faster. The earth is self-regulating. God made it that way and I believe He knows what He is doing.
ETA: The earth is not getting warmer anyway. It got a few degrees warmer over the last 70 years, but for the last several years it has been cooling. I wonder how they will tax that?