The other day I was reading another rant by a so called pro-progress type the type that thinks if we listen to the voices of reason , those that acknowledge that global warming exists we will head down a slippery slope to recession or even depression or worse we will all become tree huggers eating ground up tree bark for breakfast. Just to note I am a mild tree hugger trees are a heck of a lot better than fire hydrants or telephone poles to hug, but I will not eat tree bark. As the saying goes “I may have been born in the bush but I don’t eat the trees.” ( hat tip to James Martin – if he ever reads this blog)
Back to my original rant – This Global Warming Denier argued that Global warming was not a threat and listed five so called myths of Global warming. He cites known global warming deniers like Philip Stott, and uses a bunch of conservative science to prove his point. I don’t mean conservative here in the political way, but in the way that these so called scientific facts are ones that have been questioned in resent years. I personally am not a scientist but in my life and work I have seen and heard of the effect of global warming as most of us will in the next few years. We are arguably the ice cube on the lip of the glass and about to be plunged in (as I pointed out in my comment to this blogger – see below) To All those that refuse to take their heads out of their butts please read the following fact and my followup email to the anti global warming article. It is important if you want to learn about the true myths of Global warming that you check out the New Scientist article attached to my response to the so called Myths of Global Warming.
Global Warming is Happening
This is a good argument, although I have read better from the so called alarmist camp, who are arguably winning this fight. ( I conceded that he had done some research)
My concern is regardless of whether global warming in happening or not. I (inconsequential) and a majority of scientists seem to think it is happening. The majority is a statistical fact. The argument that because a lot of people believe it does not make it true is also valid but as Global warming is a projection all thoughts on it are beliefs. There is no way we can say beyond a doubt what will happen there will always be dissenters and that is a good thing.
My concern is this; The other day I was in a parliamentary committee as an observer and the presenters were wheat producers and Millers. Over the last couple of decades they have been subject to a raise in Fusarium damaged wheat. Fusarium grows a certain temperature and humidity which usually does not occur in our country but it’s levels are rising. In this room full of experts not one person doubted that global warming was behind this problem.
My point is here that while it is good to dissent keep in mind that dissenting tends to slow change and if change slows on this then there will be a lot of farmers who will suffer.
Your little blog article is just one more hurdle the world has to jump to realize that global warming is not going away even if you don’t believe in it. .
For those that would like to read more about some of the myths perpetuated in the article above new scientist magazine (a much more credible source than this) has a excellent article debunking the myths against global warming that you read above.