Australia and Global Warming Denialism

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.


2 Responses to Australia and Global Warming Denialism

  1. Stefan says:

    Hello and thank you for this post. We share the same conclusions.

    you said:

    “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.”

    The Team here at Project Seanergy could not agree more. Actually we could also explain to you why innovation is not going faster. In short people do not care and nobody want’s to pay for it. Solutions exists that cost less and pollute much less but they are not advertised properly. For current stakeholders that look at short term gains or politicians that manage pain points and next week headlines, there is no value hence no reason to do the right things from the start. After all it will not help them today and when the sh*t hits the fan they will be long gone.

    For us the solutions that exist have to be known and supported by the ultimate beneficiary, the community. Only us, all of us as humans, are wise enough to ask that solutions that pollute less and save our children’s environment are implemented asap.

    And all it takes is a mouse click to pass the word.

    Or to talk about it over lunch.



  2. ibyea says:

    You are welcomed. ^_^

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