Climate change deniers

I read a very interesting article this evening from the Guardian that underlined the very real and very frightening reality that there are still many people whom haven’t come to grips with or who still refuse to acknowledge that climate change is a real and hugely problematic thing. 

Some of them follow the Donald Trump argument that goes along the lines of it being something developed by China to prevent the United States from competing with them in the global market. Others will claim that it is all part of a “natural” cycle that would happen regardless of what we did. There are also those that say they don’t believe in climate change, not because they have studied the facts or that they have any real interest in climate change but because they have some deluded idea that it is the cool and heroic thing to do; that by doing so they are annoying people who they deem irritating. Some are just attention seekers while there are too those that just have a skewed understanding of science. This goes back to the whole thing about people basing their “facts” on things they’ve picked up on Facebook rather than from a book or a scientific article. 

But I don’t think these people are bad people per say. I mean, to deny it at this point of time is concerning but even so. Nor are all the people who disagree with climate change Breitbart loving Republicans or UKIP followers. And indeed, there are still some people who acknowledge that climate change is happening but who think that the outcome is inevitable and therefore not worth acting on. 

The truth is that climate change is happening with the ice caps melting, more frequent flash floods, droughts and wildfires. This isn’t going to change overnight and indeed, as the temperatures creep up on us, these events will be more common. Anyone living in the United Kingdom would be foolish to deny that these past few years have brought with them more floods than in previous years. 

And as the article says, climate change happens by degree, and every fraction of a degree celsius matters. Last month’s report saying we’re already 1.2C above pre-industrial levels is bad. But 1.2C is less risky than 1.5C, which is less risky than 2C. That might not sound so bad but the reality is every bit matters. The hopeful bit is that all is not lost at 1.2C or 1.5C and there is always something worth fighting for. 

People will say things like reducing carbon emissions won’t help much but if reducing them even partially could mean that there is a drop in temperatures and so less extreme weather, surely that is a good thing. What isn’t a good thing is saying that we can take the increases for granted. What isn’t a good thing is saying that nothing is happening or there is nothing we can do. You can see what is happening before your very eyes are saying there isn’t is just burying your head in the sand. Don’t take it for granted. Think about your children. Let’s take care of our home. 

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22 thoughts on “Climate change deniers

  1. Pingback: Climate change deniers — The Entertainment Patrol (and general musings) | cornfedcontessa

  2. Reblogged this on paintdigi and commented:
    With a wave of heat on the Barossa Valley (Australia), pollution on Paris, Tropical depression on Madagascar, the storm of snow on Haiti, The storm with strong swell on Phuket (Thailand), Belgium that will be hit a day or The other by a super-storm, …. and the inhabitants of the atoll of Bikini, in the Pacific, who claimed the climate asylum in the United States: Let us talk a little about the climate which changes catastrophically….

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  3. We watch nature channels every night. I care about the nature. Right now because of the breaking of the glacier, melting of the ice, the water level in the world is raise by one inch a year. Probably soe islands will disappear before we know it. Killing the sea creatures too.

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  4. Twenty two renowned scientist have sent a letter to Mr. Trump regarding the reality of climate change, several Nobel Prize winners. It is predicted Miami will partially be under water in fifty years if the ice caps continue to melt at the rate they are now. Mr. Trump doesn’t put must stock in science it seems esp. if it might interfere with corporate interests.

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  5. Great article. I am very concerned about the climate change, too, and the current erratic global weather events. I think geo-engineering and tempering with the ionic sphere has as much to do with it as do, the natural changes that are taking place, such as the reversal of tectonic plates, along side the man made pollution pumped into the atmosphere. The gaps in the ozone layer, are real too, because evidently the sky is being spread globally on a daily basis concealing the sun’s radiation from reaching us, so science tells us- all one needs to do is look up at the sky towards the sun, you cant miss it. Personally, I think there’s a lot more going on than we are told. And what is this about, America owning the weather by 2025 and China the wind? Seriously, I think too many experiments are being rolled out, that do a lot of harm and without care or sight of the severity of the consequences….. Many thanks for your visiting and the likes. I shall revisit when on my pc, my phone makes reading and and writing v. difficult .

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