My comment to Bucks Free Press

August 20, 2007 at 11:29 am | Posted in Carbon dioxide, Climate change, Global temperatures | 1 Comment

Climate change is a real danger to us (Dave’s letter)

I think it would be a good idea for people to read the reference Dave supplied. It is easy to find on the Royal Society’s website, and is easy to read. The title is ‘Climate change controversies: a simple guide‘ and it explains where the weight of scientific evidence lies on eight misleading arguments used by global warming sceptics. (Unfortunately, the same misinformation is recycled time and time again by those who would deny the seriousness of global warming.)

The Met Office Chief Scientist has also unravelled five popular Climate change myths.

Until people really familiarise themselves with the information provided by climate science experts, we will dance round and round with the same old discredited arguments. That is what global warming contrarians want us to do: debate pointless points, delay effective actions and, preferably, take no action to combat climate change. Business-as-usual is fine if you are wealthy enough to buy an exclusive independently-powered home on a mountaintop with a reliable fresh water source, and you do not care about nature nor your fellow human beings. Most people (certainly the ones I know) are not in that position.

If you prefer to watch videos, rather than read, about climate change, simply go to YouTube, and type in david attenborough climate change. You will find a host of good videos, from the two one-hour documentaries Sir David Attenborough produced last year—Are We Changing Planet Earth? and Can We Save Planet Earth?—to this brief clip (less than 3 minutes) which shows the effect of natural variations and the impact of human activities on global temperatures:

There really is no reason for people to be confused or unsure about the need to cut our CO2 emissions.

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