Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Climate Change? Part 2

I posted a blog a few days ago about one version about climate change (See Link), about this article.

I have just read this article in the Telegraph.

I am no expert in climate change like most of the population of this planet, but what i want is to be informed of the truth about what is happening or going to happen.

Is this planet in danger?

Will the planet heat up?

Will the planet freeze in a new ice age?

All we get is one side saying we are in danger of global temperatures going up about 10 degrees.

Someone else saying that global temperatures will lower, causing an ice age.

Another set of people saying that climate change is a myth and it is just another way of taxing the people of the world.

There are some genuine questions that i and many others would like answered, like;

Should we try and save more energy in the home?

Should we use our cars less? Although the way the fuel prices are going up we may have no choice.

Should we reduce the birth rate in the world? To reduce the amount of resources we use.

Is the earth able to to absorb the CO2 in the atmosphere anymore?

The public just want a straight answer from people who know.

We don't believe what the politicians say. Remember them saying that the fuel tax increase was for environmental reasons, yes i really believed that.

The more we get conflicting reports the less we believe all the hype surrounding climate change.

Will someone please give the general public the truth.

1 comment:

Carneades said...

The truth might set you free, MTMC, but it's hard to establish when we're talking anything global.

When you get any subjects on which there are literally thousands of conflicting opinions, the only thing we can do is to take the consensus view -and that's not always right. Is there global warming - yes, without doubt. Is it down to us - probably, but to what extent isn't clear. Can we help by cutting down our use of electricity? Marginally, and we can help our own bills. But while China and India are chucking so much into the atmosphere, our contribution won't make a jot of difference. Finally, no one knows for sure just what effect the melting ice will have on the global conveyor. If it does de-rail the gulf stream, then we will have much colder winters.

So much conjecture - so little fact....