Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Looking at the Future of Climate Change

After his horrible defeat in 1999, Al Gore retooled and created his lecture, "An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It".

The idea that 'Global Warming' is a hoax, or a mistake in the data, has been propigated by reactionary wing-nut radio, but I did a little research. I found that the argument is deep, there are large inconsistencies and variations in the limited data we have. After all we've only had satellites flying around the planet since 1951.

The pseudo-scientists and fringe academics who ask questions, sometimes legitimate questions, are real and right to be skeptical. Unfortunately, their curiosity ends as soon as their political and financial interests are met. The deeper story is that, climates are too complex for our limited time on the planet to comprehend, yet we keep polluting, in spite of the growing evidence.
If Al Gore is wrong, then we will simply have a heat wave, and we will adapt. But if he is right we will not only have great social and economic catastrophe, we may loose a large percentage of the species on the planet. Here is what you can do about it - RepoWEr America

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