Global warming hoax delusion

May 27, 2007 at 7:29 am | Posted in Climate change, Climate Registry, Delusion, Global warming hoax, GROCC, Hoax, IPCC, LaTeX, National Academies, Optimism, Propaganda, Public information, Regeneration Project, Royal Society, USCAP | 1 Comment

Most people in developed countries understand that global warming is not a hoax. Global warming is real. Children tell me they think of climate change a bit like gravity: a fact of life. You live with it. They also know we can do something to improve our prospects of living with our climate challenge, and they learn about conservation and caring for the environment at school. So, of course, children wonder why any groan-up (sic) would perpetrate hoaxes that only serve to destroy our planet further. I cannot answer that question, but I do offer this explanation of a hoax versus a delusion for discussion:

A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real.

false => real = hoax

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An attempt to trick an audience into believing that global warming (which is real) is false is not a true hoax: it is an attempt to trick an audience into believing a delusion.

A delusion is commonly defined as a fixed false belief and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception.

real => false = delusion

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Both a hoax and a delusion are wrong when people’s lives and the health of many species of plants and animals on our planet are at stake.

globalwarminghoax DOT com

is a new website that is just getting ready for launch to refute the myth of global warming. The new site already enables visitors to use Google to search on like-minded websites, i.e.

CO2Science DOT org

and

FriendsOfScience

Reflect on that. What despicable timing! Humans, plants and animals are adapting to climate change. Now humans are preparing to combat climate change, because we are the cause of it, and denialists who are delusionists are starting another source of misinformation for the masses and simplifying searches on friendly websites. Ah, well. I tell the kids that there will always be people going against the grain, and doing so is not wrong (I do it all the time) but being delusional and deluding others are not the brightest and most productive ways to spend your time 😉

Here are a few examples at the highest levels that I would mention in passing to students who want to know what adults are doing about climate change beyond turning off lights and recycling. The list below is not in any way meant to diminish or demean the millions of individuals who take action every day to care for our planet as best they can—but these are worth highlighting as a few mainstream, major initiatives by adults in pretty powerful positions who are not politicians or members of government bodies (I shall do a separate table of student actions another time):

Reference Positive contribution to climate change research, awareness, action
http://www.ipcc.ch/
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientists from more than 130 countries spend years reviewing the latest climate science research and in their latest
http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/wg1-report.html
  WG1 AR4 assessment report of February 2007 declared, with their respective governments in agreement, that
http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/Report/AR4WG1_Pub_SPM.pdf
  “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level. (see Figure SPM-3). {3.2, 4.2, 5.5}”
http://www.nationalacademies.org/morenews/20070516.html
http://www.nationalacademies.org/includes/G8StatementEnergy07May.pdf
  The national science academies of the G8 nations and Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa have signed a statement on sustainability, energy efficiency and climate protection. The statement calls on world leaders, particularly those meeting at the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm in June 2007, to cooperate in identifying common strategic objectives for sustainable, efficient and climate friendly energy systems, and in implementing actions toward them.
http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/document.asp?tip=0&id=6634
http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/displaypagedoc.asp?id=25576
  The national science academies of the G8 nations and Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa have signed a statement on sustainability, energy efficiency and climate protection. The statement calls on world leaders, particularly those meeting at the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm in June 2007, to cooperate in identifying common strategic objectives for sustainable, efficient and climate friendly energy systems, and in implementing actions toward them.
http://www.theregenerationproject.org/
http://www.theregenerationproject.org/mfiles/Interfaith%20Declaration.pdf
http://www.theregenerationproject.org/News.htm
  Religious leaders have united in an unprecedented statement, released in May 2007, as An Interfaith Declaration on the Moral Responsibility of the U.S. Government to Address Global Warming
http://www.theclimateregistry.org/
  In North America, 31 states have signed the Climate Registry to show their true colors for change
http://www.earth.columbia.edu/grocc/
  Companies worldwide have instituted a groundbreaking global framework to fight climate change and have joined forces at the Global Roundtable on Climate Change
http://www.us-cap.org/
  A group of businesses and leading environmental organizations that have joined forces in the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions
http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/newsandgallery/news/
  More than 1,000 business leaders from across the UK were brought together for the Mayday Low Carbon Business Summit which consisted of nine simultaneous regional events and one national ‘hub’ event, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales

Those examples above provide the good news and reason for optimism. Meanwhile, to remind you what prompted me to make that table to show you the real climate change champions, a website to provide news on the myth of global warming, concentrating on the insignificance of human activity in the warming equation, is being launched.

How swindalous!

😉

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  1. There’s alot of evidence for Bush et al to grapple with and I believe he sees it. His position now seems to be that he wants to apply his own solutions rather than listen to those of his allies.

    The debate rages as we head up to the G8 summit;

    http://environmentdebate.wordpress.com/2007/05/26/g8-us-govt-refuses-to-negotiate-on-climate-change/


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