Global Climate Change: What to do?
It is seriously hard for me to understand what exactly it is that is motivating all the crackpots on the internet who seem to think that the positively massive amounts of peer reviewed scientific data that exists on something which is as commonly interesting and closely scrutinized as the weather is somehow part of a conspiracy which for obscure reasons aims to spread a myth about man-made global warming.
Latest, the so called Climategate; where hackers stole a couple of thousand private emails wherein they supposedly found evidence for the sinister tampering of data in order to promote said conspiracy. This created quite a stir in the branch of our free press which targets the more intellectually challenged parts of our world's population.
OK, so you don't believe the scientists. How about believing your own eyes?
"Global warming" is a misnomer which leads the mind towards a fallacious idea of warmer summers and milder winters. Myself, being Norwegian, sure would vote for that, on an average, hands down. Bring it on! But this is not the issue. The "warming" we are speaking of is really only quite miniscule... but it has some dramatic consequences, most notably that of increasing the level of moisture held by the atmosphere.
Consequently we can expect more precipitation. More rain, more snow, more flooding, more (and fiercer) stormy weather.
Seen any of that, anyone?
"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." (Alphonse Donatien De Sade)