Why do people think climate change isn't real?
It has been some years since the first Kyoto, and yet there is still debate as to existence of global warming or climate change.
I have my own speculation:
That it is fear based, causing people to plug their heads into the sands so that they can continue to be in denial.
Am I wrong?
By the way, i'm inspired to ask this question by my fellow Hubber alloporus.
I have never heard of anyone who doesn't believe in climate change. Plus if they doubt it, they can just look at the climate history. It's quite interesting and important.
Well, I remember 30 years ago people were warning us that another Ice Age was coming. I can't analyze the data myself, so I'd have to trust experts, and I find that hard to do. Overall, I distrust the media, which seems to have its own agenda. Green stuff is big business. And a lot of environmentalism seems to be a substitute for religion--there's even a concept of Original Sin. No way to escape the guilt, guilt designed to control us.
However, when I look about and see the landscape so barren and industrialized...that can't be good.
So basically, I don't know if climate change is real.
There really is an entire generation of Americans that just needs to go away and die out at last. They are victims of Orwellian-like propaganda and cannot be turned around.
There are a number of reasons. One is that climate change deniers are poorly informed victims of a massive propaganda effort by the oil, gas, coal and electric power industries. Another is that skepticism about global warming is one element in the Tea Party "syndrome" which is a constellation of beliefs which include homophobia, government is the enemy, anti-taxation, anti-abortion, anti-unionism, anti-regulation, anti-evolution, anti-abortion, anti-sex education in public schools, anti-marriage equality, anti-immigration, and other opinions characteristic of evangelicals, red-necks and mouth breathers.
I think if someone doesn't think climate change is real, I think that they might just be misinformed. I mean the world's leading scientists are extremely concerned. It was gaining credence until it became 'political' when Al Gore released an Inconvenient Truth. At least that's what I have come to conclude because it wasn't until after that did I start hearing about global warming and climate change as a liberal hoax.
I don't think it's a hoax. If you read National Geographic, Mother Earth News, Scientific American...the list goes on, you'll see evidence of water famines and hundreds of thousands of people having to flee their homes and villages because there's either such a lack of water or because lands suddenly experience torrential flooding. Still, record heat temperatures continue to rise every year, tropical storms are increasing in number and strength, and more. There is a little island I just read about off the coast of Yemen. It has these specially adapted trees to the climate that collect water not from their roots, but from their "leaves" from the mist in the air. But, they are dying out. The humidity level and forest mists are dropping and there are no new trees growing.
Furthermore, the oil companies, coal companies, and other very large corporations that have lots of stock have lots of money to release marketing and advertising that can easily dupe the public into believing that what they are doing is just fine for the planet.
Even if the whole climate change theory was wrong and even if it's just a bunch of bull, we all have to face the fact that oil, coal, wood, and even water are finite resources. If we use them all up, we have a treeless planet with no resources for life. That's an extreme scenario, but if we don't hold ourselves in check, I feel like we'll tip the balance scale of the planet beyond repair.
I admit I'm no scientist, but I really think that what we do to the planet, we do to ourselves because everything is connected.
i just heard about this topic last week. I saw a video of David Icke on youtube talking about global warming . you can look at it on youtube if you want. but whether it's true or not still we have to take care and protect our natural resources.
Climate change is real.
The confusion is over whether the climate change is a natural occurrence that occurs at various intervals of time in our history (like the ice age) or is it caused by industry and its emissions into the atmosphere.
My person opinion, having studied a lot about coastal erosion and the number of course changes the Mississippi River has made over the centuries is that climate change is going t happen. We cannot stop it. We just have to learn how to deal with it.
As some will tell you I previously worked for the oil and gas industry and the finger of blame was often pointed at us, but no real proof was ever produced.
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