Should we be worried about Climate Change?

With all of the media-created controversy about global warming I can’t see past the propaganda to form an opinion.  It seems like every climate change discussion is a prize fight between two entertainers (i.e., not scientist).

I get lost in the entertainment and can’t decipher the facts from the manufactured drama. It makes the whole topic of climate change seem like a farce. If we are really on the verge of death it seems like someone would stand up and say “Stop everything!” That hasn’t happened.

If things are as bad as climate activist would have us believe then why aren’t world leaders like President Obama taking monumental steps toward protecting the nation’s interests? There should be an immediate and mandatory ban on global emissions, all military and civilian resources should be dedicated to building flood barriers, creating alternative energy, and growing food reserves. None of this has happened.

Instead, even the most liberal politicians, have done nothing. We still protect oil pipelines in the middle east, we still have highest GDP on earth, and our economy still functions as the largest producer of pollution making machines (tanks, cars, and airplanes) on earth. That seems pretty anti-environmentalist if you ask me.

There are too many mixed messages and I think that is why so many people do not take climate change seriously. And for the average non-climate-change-scientist it is almost impossible to form an educated opinion.

I honestly do not know what to believe. I do not know if climate change is man-made or just part of the normal life-cycle of mother nature. I don’t even know if there is anything we can do about it.

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One thought on “Should we be worried about Climate Change?

  1. Rattlesnake

    With all of the media-created controversy about global warming I can’t see past the propaganda to form an opinion. It seems like every climate change discussion is a prize fight between two entertainers (i.e., not scientist).

    I get lost in the entertainment and can’t decipher the facts from the manufactured drama. It makes the whole topic of climate change seem like a farce.

    Exactly. The discussion about climate change has become so unscientific (especially with the attempts to silence skepticism, something that is fundamental to science) that it is impossible to take any of it seriously. I’m not sure why people shouldn’t be skeptical and just take people (most of whom aren’t scientists, but even scientists are fallible and susceptible to corruption) at their word.

    Also, if climate change is such a huge threat, why does Al Gore live in a huge mansion? Shouldn’t he lead by example and live out in the woods, growing a small patch of organic produce that he exclusively subsists on?

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