As I understand it, there is evidence that the earth is getting warmer at a slower rate than before:
Leaving aside automaton conspiracy theorists and paranoid anti-conspiracy theorists, are there any scientists out there willing to look at all sides of the picture and take a balanced view? I tend very much towards caring for this earth but I am finding it increasingly hard to get a balanced view. One might be tempted to think that scientists’ findings (on both sides of the climate change argument) are influenced by who writes their pay-cheques.
Mojib Latif, who figures in the first link above, is a scientist who may be trying to tell the truth as he finds it: if so, doubtless he will please no one.
No disrespect intended, but my view is that science is full of theories which may be correct, or not.
It is clear to me that we humans, late-comers to this planet, have affected its systems out of all proportion, and that this has an effect on climate change. On the other hand, doubtless there are cyclical weather and/or climate patterns which interact. Even if the urgency of looking after our planet better than we have been is reducing, I am of the opinion that we still need to do it, unless we wish the planet to shrug us off in the (perhaps not so distant) future.
We also need to do more to combat the EFFECTS of climate change, whatever the cause. People in equatorial regions – sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent for instance – are already having a lot more difficulty in growing crops than they were 30 or 40 years ago. The very existence of some Pacific island nations is under threat from rising sea-levels.
Peak Oil will inevitably cause us to change our lifestyles as oil availability goes down, and prices go up. We should prepare for this too. A lot of interesting stuff can be found here:
More later, discussion welcome.
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