Global warming is real, all right? Let’s start with that. We know that because there are evidence (real climate is a great site to inform yourself on this subject). Other people, though, like to twist the evidenceds in their own favor because it is too unpleasant for their own palate. Plus, as always, there are always vested interests, like say… from oil and coal companies, politicians, etc. This blog post shows how a certain politician and denialist from Australia is willing to distort reality in order to maintain their beliefs, even if it is contrary to what is already known. They do it by posing “questions” such as:
“1. Is it the case that CO2 increased by 5 per cent since 1998 whilst global temperature cooled over the same period? If so, why did the temperature not increase; and how can human emissions be to blame for dangerous levels of warming?”
If he would have known anything about it, he would have realized that global warming is a long term thing, and that 2007 is the hottest year on record. Plus, as the blog suggests, that is just cherry picking, data mining, or whatever word which describes the horrible use of data by only choosing parts of it. Of course, you can’t just wish something away just because you don’t like it. Plus, climatologists have data. Why not instead try to solve it before it is too late? After all, it benefits everyone in the long run. And don’t give me the whole it is going to ruin the economy crap.