“D is for DENIERS, those who deny that climate change is happening. They’ve become increasingly vocal, seizing on every opportunity to debunk the scientific consensus – such as the e-mails hacked from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit’s e-mails.
Botanist David Bellamy, who used to believe that climate change was the biggest threat facing humanity, now claims that it’s “a completely natural thing” related to sun spots. Or Lord (Nigel) Lawson, former British chancellor of the exchequer, who insists that it is not such a threat and efforts to stop it are both wrong-headed and dangerous. Or right-wing columnist Christopher Booker, who claims that “not a single item on the list of apocalyptic predictions we have been fed for so long” had turned out to be true.
Climate change denial is at its most hysterical in the US, where many on the right see the UNFCCC as a conspiracy by leftists and foreigners to impose a “world government” on freethinking Americans.
This is all grist-to-the-mill for powerful vested interests in the oil and coal industries, who held sway in the Bush White House, where independent reports on climate change were “doctored” to minimise its dangers. In 2007, it was revealed that the American Enterprise Institute – which has received funding from Exxon-Mobil – had offered sceptics in the scientific community a fee of $10,000 each to debunk the Fourth Assessment Report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC).”
I love the PNG save Bali Climate talk video!
“Weary and angered by the US negotiators’ objection to the Bali Action Plan on the last day of the conference, Kevin Conrad told the world’s superpower: "We ask for your leadership. But if for some reason you’re not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us. Please get out of the way." As a result, the US negotiators backed down within minutes and agreed to "join the consensus".”
let’s see what will happen!
that’s true for so many others areas too . 😛
I like Operation Noah’s sub-title motto – “Science-informed, Faith-motivated, Hope-driven.”
What will the humans do? (WWHD?)
"When we believe in transformation at the local and personal level, we are laying the sure foundations for change at the national and international level.
"If I ask what’s the point of my undertaking a modest amount of recycling my rubbish or scaling down my air travel, the answer is not that this will unquestionably save the world within six months, but in the first place it’s a step towards liberation from a cycle of behaviour that is keeping me, indeed most of us, in a dangerous state – dangerous, that is, to our human dignity and self-respect."
Good News for ALL creation .