Saturday, October 2, 2010

Deceive, Inveigle and Obfuscate

It is amazing to me that there are people who will argue that the climate change we are currently enduring is natural... or that it isn't happening at all.
It's one thing to believe in creation rather than evolution. That hurts no one. (Not so good to enforce your beliefs on the education system but again, nobody dies). In this instance, however, lives depend on getting this right!

Twenty two years ago Dr. James Hansen revealed to congress that by burning fossil fuels we were endangering climate stability. That should have been a wake up call, but it was ignored. Now, 22 years later, it's in our face, it's costing lives, it is bankrupting countries (like Pakistan) and it is way way ahead of schedule. Many of my previous posts reference articles that describe atypical weather events that can be ascribed to climate change and yet the "journalists" fail to mention that fact. The "free press" is not doing its job.

If you are reading this blog you are likely to understand the catastrophe we face, but unless we can get the general public (globally!) to understand what is at stake, I fear we will not take action in time to save life on earth as we know it. No kidding! Perhaps the end of the world as we know it.

Those that are bought by Big Oil and Big Coal (they may not know it) will continue to Deceive, Inveigle and Obfuscate. They are trolls. Ignore them, they are at best irrelevant and at worst Bad Samaritans.

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