Or, hold on to your hats! For why MAN INDUCED climate change is an issue we should care about.
(The first in a series of posts… which, though attempting to be a little funny, will actually present valid information).
*Knock* *Knock* *Knock* This Court will come to order!
On behalf of the Citizens we will be hearing from Scientists, Experts, Researchers, Analysts, Policy makers, Doctors, Farmers and Poor Starving people with no viable crops.
On behalf of the Rich we will be hearing from Fox News and Oil-Industry-Funded-Pseudo-Climate-Organizations. Oh, and from Them.
We’ll begin with the Evidence brought forth by the People:
(1) Why did Al Gore and the IPCC receive a Nobel Prize? “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change“.
What is this much spoken about Data?
From which we deduce Fact1: respectable people, that check data for a living, the same organization of people that awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the DNA (that I don’t seem to find anyone contesting the scientific data proving of its existence), have acknowledged the scientific data the IPCC has presented, as legitimate.
Koch Industries (i recommended reading #4): own oil and chemical plants–> as such, have an interest in denying climate change–>hence: invested 50million dollars in 40 different organizations that deny climate change (notice! we are not yet on the issue of man’s role in climate change, they are financing organizations that deny there is ANY change)–>who exactly are these organizations that are denying climate change? one example is: Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Who is the founder of this organization? One of the CEO’s of Koch. Who else does Koch invest in–>The Republican Party*. Q.E.D
From which we gather Fact2: many of the organizations invested in denying the existence of any climate change (including the previous government of the USA!), are not presenting scientific findings to back up their claims. They are being funded, and are sometimes even run, by wealthy people working in industries that would lose pennies if Government decided to tax them for the damage they are causing to our health.
But wait! Why then, are even the dirtiest industries today, going green?” This is why.
And why are companies like Exxon, great deniers of climate change in the past and of having anything to do with climate change if there is any, suddenly changing their minds? Money and Power :”The new govt. says there’s climate change and that we contribute to it? O.k. there’s climate change and we contribute to it”. (Which goes to show how strongly they felt about their previous statements that there is no climate change and that either way, they have nothing to do with it–> which relates to this article that I linked above, that basically goes to show that if the govt. tells the scientists to shut up and stop doing what they’re doing, then of course there’s no scientific data that the govt. needs to address).
(3) Onwards with our next item (video) brought to you, again, by the lovely Rachel Maddow:
Republicans see snow–>Republicans say this is stronger proof than 150years of documented science. The same people that say you don’t have to see God to believe in him. Uh??? I Can’t argue with this one…
From which we realize Fact3: a lot of the actual, substantial claims being made against the science of climate change, are, how should i put this? Ridiculous.
From which we learn Fact4: even not-scientists (and since we all agree that blindly following science is sometimes just as bad as blindly following Fox News), just by looking at recent National Geographic footage of Melting Icebergs, can tell that not only is the earth warming, EVEN IF it isn’t our fault, we may want to do something about it before we all drown.
To be continued…
*even if you don’t open any of the links- this one is a must! How the US govt. interfered with scientific findings in order to downplay climate change and be able to avoid having to deal with it– a report of the House Of Representatives.