On climate change deniers

While it’s true that almost all scientists agree that global warming is a real threat, climate change deniers, or “skeptics”, claim that these scientists skew stats or that their data doesn’t take everything into account. Let’s concede, as is the case, that all stats are falsifiable, and all stats are prone to error. Then what happens if we take stats out of the global warming debate altogether? Let’s just go by things that we know. We know, thanks to an elementary school level science experiment**, that the greenhouse effect is real; CO2 does trap heat in the biosphere. We know that we’re pumping tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every day, thus changing our atmosphere’s makeup. Even if the concept of statistics had never been created, we all know that we’re doing something wrong. Ignoring this fact is analogous to a smoker pretending that smoking is fine. Even before the research was done and the stats were calculated, the evidence for smoking being bad was all there. Inhaling smoke, which causes a rejection reflex from the body (coughing), is clearly detrimental to the health. People just didn’t want to think about it. Unfortunately, our survival instincts dictate that the easiest course of action is inaction. As a modern society, we are all smokers, but we must not let this primal tendency allow us to become the cancer of our planet!




Environmental talk


Very good talk, it’s nice to know that some people are actually confronting the issue and trying to do something about it. Interesting idea near the end for propagating awareness of the impact of climate change through personalized media, I wonder how effective this could be?

The REAL impact of global warming

Global warming hasn’t made THAT much of a difference yet, right? I mean, sure the weather seems slightly warmer than in years past, but we still have time to change before it gets catastrophic, no? NO. I would like to make people aware that global warming is in fact a delayed effect. We are now experiencing the effects of the greenhouse gas emissions which we pumped into the atmosphere about 20 years ago. We’ll be feeling the effects of the atrocities we’re committing now around the year 2032. Lets chew on that, shall we?

Reference: Ray, HAMMOND, “Le monde en 2030”, (consulted October 29, 2011), [online], http://www.rayhammond.com/Le%20Monde%202030.pdf (p. 26)