Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Climate Change Deniers Delight:

One has to wonder, giving the consensus of most climate scientists around the world, why denying the science of climate change is so popular. Certainly, Climate Change threatens people’s way of life and some people’s ideology is at risk. 

But at the end of the day, doesn’t it seem prudent to examine the news and the reports on what is probably the greatest environmental threat to our planet with an open mind?  I mean, not everything is political.

Something like Climate Change, though difficult to tease from the evidence in a weather and climate system so complex as Earth’s, takes some doing, but it does come down to reasonable assumptions based on evidence. 

Yet, given the slightest excuse many will fall back on any number of excuses to disbelieve in Climate Change and continue rant that it’s conspiratorial nonsense and a few science emails or a heavy snow storm in winter disproves it.  

Here’s some reverse conspiratorial stuff as to why those disinclined to believe in the science of Climate Change are continuing to do so—in spite of all evidence to the contrary:   Global Warming Deniers and Their Proven Strategy of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway: Yale Environment 360 For years, free-market fundamentalists opposed to government regulation have sought to create doubt in the public’s mind about the dangers of smoking, acid rain, and ozone depletion. Now they have turned those same tactics on the issue of global warming and on climate scientists, with significant success. (June 10, 2010) Yale Environment 360

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