April 08, 2007

Global Warming: Yes, It's Really Happening

And why are we still having this debate? Why is it that when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a collaborative effort by thousands of researchers from all over the world, gets together to say that global warming is very serious and even religious groups see the light, there's still a political debate about how certain they can say they are. Oh, right. I remember now.

Because ExxonMobil has been paying people to spread disinformation about global warming.

Because the U.S. and China have pushed hard to water down the IPCC report.

Because there are still people who will take outdated information and lies, slap them together and call it a documentary.

Because a climate, if you will, of disinformation has been created. The lie put in the public's mind that there's still scientific confusion on the issue. There's no other way that, given the serious likely impacts on the lives and livelihoods of people in all walks of life and all over the world, there would not be huge public pressure on governments and corporations to take immediate action to collectively prevent this from happening. And therefore, a great deal of energy that could be directed towards getting the ball rolling on making the necessary changes has to be expended on answering these lies, correcting disinformation and debunking propaganda.

Here's the DeSmogBlog's resource page on the scientific consensus about climate change.

It's not the sun causing all this catastrophic climate disruption.

Arguments about warming on Mars and Pluto are irrelevant.

The U.K. Royal Society, established in 1660 and publisher of the world's "oldest scientific journal in continuous publication", would like to point out that there's a vast difference between the scientific consensus and the Copenhagen Consensus.

Bjorn Lomborg is still a species traitor.

Posted by natasha at April 8, 2007 09:35 AM | Propaganda | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |