It’s incredible watching the back and forth over climate change. I’ve said before, and will say again, the heart of the matter is undeniable – CO2 (and other greenhouse gases) have a heat trapping effect in the atmosphere. It’s a replicable, fully documented and proven scientific fact. It is a natural law we cannot deny. Gravity means that what goes up, must come down. The law of thermodynamics dictates that evaporation cools. The greenhouse effect means more CO2 equals more heat.
Scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock from EADS Astrium visits the Royal Institution’s new Young Scientist Centre to carry out a simple experiment that shows how CO2 traps heat. – BBC
Watch the video here (opens in new window)
Or, is the lab experiment shown in the video also part of the secret plot to take over the world?
I put this post up today to save me having to repeatedly make the same comment on past or future posts. I will link to this page, and simply ask people to explain to me exactly how we can substantially increase CO2 and other greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere and NOT expect to see temperatures rise.
Yes, government and industry will find ways to capitalise on the unfolding drama. Yes, many of the supposed ‘solutions’ are detached from reality and promise even bigger problems and major injustices. Yes, the ongoing climate talks are a farce and will achieve nothing or worse. But, don’t let all these facts distract you from the base issue – one which, if we ignore, promises to make global-scale changes that will not be pretty.
I often read comments where people don’t want to read or know about climate change, or even the other acute problems we have with soil, water, energy, economics and politics, etc. Yes, we want it all to just ‘go away’. But, if We The People ignore these things, and fail to bring them to the attention of the mainstream populace, ‘solutions’ will be applied by the powers that be from a simplistic, reductionist mindset. We’ve seen it already with legally mandated biofuel quotas that are destroying rainforests. We’ve seen it already in the immoral injustices that come out of carbon trading. These ignorant efforts merely seek to keep flogging the dying horse we call perpetual growth capitalism. If more people understood the issues, these idiocies would never be allowed to happen. If people don’t clearly see the issues, and join the dots between them, we will see a lot more environmental destruction and social upheavel in the name of saving the planet yet. And, politically, the do-nothing attitude of climate skeptics makes their fears of fascist rule a self-fulfilling prophecy as well.
In short – if you can’t explain how we can expect global temperatures to remain static whilst pumping billions of tons of extra greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, then… well… perhaps you should just plain keep quiet. If you’re a skeptic and haven’t watched the video, and haven’t an answer for my question, then please don’t comment.
Obfuscation is not science.