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Climate change is for losers!

Hey guys, I hate windmills. Ergo, anthropogenic climate change is FALSE.

I still cannot believe there are people who think climate change isn't happening or, if it is, it's caused by God or Mythical Beasts or Rainbows and not humans. Seriously?

(If you, dear reader, are one of these people, SERIOUSLY?) (I love you) (But, really?)

That is all.

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smeddley
Dec. 11th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Are humans contributing to climate change? Sure. Are humans the entire cause of climate change? Not even close. The debate, I think, is in the "how much" and what an economically reasonable course of action would be. I mean, we could just ban the use of all fossil fuels right now, and most people would be out of jobs, not to mention heat and electricity. Probably not a responsible course of action, considering the economy is wobbly as it is. If humans are only, say, a 10% cause, the change can be slow and painless. The higher the percentage, the more ruthless the action.

However, climate data is too inconsistant and we don't really have much to base the 'how much' on. The earth cooled and warmed long before humans (Kansas was a glacier at one point, and it warmed to a prairie before humans), but, obviously, we don't have specific enough data from those times to compare. So we can't really know.

I do think just lying to people and trying to scare them into doing the 'right thing' is reprehensable, and there has been some of that. I believe I read somewhere that some people came right out and said getting people to do the 'right thing' is more important than telling them the truth. When the simple truth is, climate change or not, fossil fuels are a limited commodity, and we'd better start preparing now so we're not behind the eight ball when they do. I mean, isn't that a good enough reason?
surlynymph
Dec. 11th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=1336

I liked this blog about that whole ordeal.

Oh, and I'd just love to slap those glasses right off of Sarah Palin's face. She is jumping in on this and claims that the research isn't "sound science" when the woman doesn't believe in evolution. Oi.
surlynymph
Dec. 11th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
You know, if I were, errr, a violent person :-P
zita_skyandano
Dec. 11th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
A couple of guys from school tried to convince me that Global Climate Change isn't real a couple of weeks ago. Their argument was that humans have been around for a short time that it's only human arrogance to assume that we have any effect on the climate of the world.

It is true that the climate of the planet changes naturally. Nature has its own cycles. Ice ages come and go. But it has been proven throughout history that a sudden change to one part of the environment can have a global impact. For example there is data suggesting that at the end of the last Ice age, the sudden melting of a great deal of the ice in the Greenland area caused the ocean temperature to change to fast and threw the entire Continent of Europe back into an ice age. You can also see evidence of human's effects on the environment in other ways; such as the giant samples they take from the drilled ice samples in Antarctica. They can see the impact of certain things back through time, and you can literally see some of the pollution that we humans have poured into the atmosphere reflected in those samples.

Whether or not the science is sound, I know that I believe in global climate change. I don't believe in it because people tell me to, I believe in it because of what I see happening around me. The fact that when I was a child the seasons came and went like clockwork. It was cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Now it's hot until mid October and then we don't get the bulk of our snow until February and March. And the summers used to be hot as blazes here but the past two years we've had maybe two weeks of summer weather as opposed to two months of it. Then there's other things like the honey bees dying - why are they just up and dying all the sudden? Certainly something that's been around naturally for so long isn't just dying off as a part of nature's natural cycle. Or the fact that the caterpillars and baby birds used to be born at the same time but now it happens two weeks apart so that you get starved baby birds and an over abundance of annoying caterpillars whose populations haven't been controlled.

Human arrogance or not, I find it hard to believe we haven't had an impact on our environment and one way or another we'd better learn how to live in some kind of symbiotic relationship with our environment or it's eventually going to up and kill us. The Earth, after all, can survive with out us. We, on the other hand, cannot survive without the Earth.

~Striker
lavajin
Dec. 12th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Those people all need to be sent on extended vacations on lovely oceanfront property in Antarctica.
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