Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Climate skepticism seems to be the rage nowadays.

Yes, there have been gaffs and missteps in scientific reporting and the Copenhagen Climate Talks didn’t do so well, but does that really mean that the accumulated evidence from decades of research on Climate Change are wrong? 

Is science now like politics where cyber-bullying (ABC The Drum Unleashed - Bullying, lies and the rise of right-wing climate denial) is a more convincing way of addressing a possible planetary climate change issue that could affect all our lives, and our children’s lives? 

Instead of cherry-picking the news to deny even a potential threat of warming, wouldn’t a keen attention to science and evidence be the way an intelligent species addresses such an issue?  Maybe if the editors in our media could properly address the issue of climate change, in light of the fact that humans have affected the environment hugely in the last century, we wouldn’t have to combat this rage against science. We are becoming a dysfunctional species and very inept stewards of our planet.

Role of mass media in climate change skepticism "ScienceDaily (Feb. 23, 2010) — Mass media have been a key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled, according to Maxwell Boykoff, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor and fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES. " (February 23, 2010) Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Yes, there have been gaffs and missteps in scientific reporting and the Copenhagen Climate Talks didn’t do so well, but does that really mean that the accumulated evidence from decades of research on Climate Change are wrong?"

Of course not. But it does mean that the science is not settled, that claim was a lie. That the oceans would rise 30 feet in the next 20 years was a lie. That the temperature of the planet is rising faster every year, that was another lie. When do the lies end?

What part of the AGW theory is true?