Let’s close our eyes for a while and think about what’s going on with our Planet. We, mankind are fighting, fighting for our right (whatever that may be), fighting for our freedom, fighting for our health and fighting for our lives.
Scientist making new discoveries every day, for most of us it is difficult to catch-up. Who of us knows “The fundamentals of physical geography”? I think not many however we all have an opinion about global warming not questioning ourselves if that opinion is right.
Besides having an opinion, only a few of us are fighting for our planet, the reason for this could be a lack of knowledge, lack of interest / time or just greed. The ones who are fighting for nature and Mother Earth are digging-up solutions so farfetched that we put it at the bottom of our priority list. Who cares about global warming in times of economic depression?
Everyone who reads newspapers or watches the news hears what is going on with our climate. The average global temperature is on the rise and the climate is changing.
Scientists from all over the world have studied this global warming phenomenon to find out what it caused. After many years of study and debate they finally came to the conclusion that we can’t blame nature for doing what it is doing, mankind is the problem. Because of the industrial revolution, mankind opened Pandora’s Box and up to now we didn’t close it.
There is however a movement against this opinion because of the following reason “Thousands of scientists have been funded to find a connection between human carbon emissions and the climate. Hardly any have been funded to find the opposite. Throw 30 billion dollars at one question and how could bright, dedicated people not find 800 pages worth of connections, links, predictions, projections and scenarios? (What’s amazing is what they haven’t found: empirical evidence.)”
It’s is often misconceived that Global Worming is a problem for nature; it’s not, nature doesn’t care. Global warming is a problem for mankind. We are the ones suffering or going to suffer from the changing climate. By saying ‘Saving the World’ we are talking about saving ourselves. According The World Health Organization climatic changes already are estimated to cause over 150,000 deaths annually. http://www.who.int/heli/risks/climate/climatechange/en/
For Nature, climate change is not much more than a change of seasons, it has happened before and it will happen again.
I understand Joanne Nova, because like me she want to know what is happening with all money spend towards a phenomenon like global warming. It doesn’t mean those scientist are wrong. (Joanne doesn’t say that, others using her opinion to put global warming in question)
The scientists who studied this change in climate phenomena came up with a book about global warming. A book about what they think is happening and how to change it. They alarmed the world and handed over the Book of Global Warming to the governments of the world. We would assume that everything is fine now, that governments will take action and do something before it’s too late.
The alarming truth is that not much happened at all; yes governments did some minute things to keep the majority of the population happy (mostly by talking and spending). However any real action is limited to setting-up rules (e.g. the Kyoto Protocol) and playing the ball back to our scientist to invent something and repair the problem. (More spending)
This is going-on now. Because the problem is too big to be handled by one organization, we ripped the Book of Global Warming apart and divided the contents. Now everyone is able to contribute a small piece to fight a big problem.
The problem is, if we rip a book apart, we lose the flow and miss the writer’s original intention. We also risk placing everything out of context. What happened with the Bible and Koran is happening again with the book of Global Warming. People tear books apart, use what they want to use, place it all out of context and are surprised when others don’t like the outcome.
We don’t have a solution yet and the world leaders already start fighting, who is to blame for what?
I don’t think the author of the Bible or Koran had the Killing Fields in name of God or Allah in mind. The same counts for the Book of Global Warming. Replacing trees with solar panels or windmills was never intentional; neither was slowing down world’s economy.
The Book of Global Warming is not easy to read, that’s why like the Bible and the Koran we have teachers to explain the book. What if the teacher doesn’t teach or explain everything, what is the value of what we have learned?
By reading the next chapter you will find-out by yourself why Global Warming is about to become a serious problem, it’s a big problem what is asking for big measures to be taken.
Although the measures are big, they are simple as well because the problem is beside big simple. Big should be compensated with big, simple should be compensated with simple. It’s all about finding the right balance.
I like to quote Albert Einstein. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” Another one is “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”
Einstein’s discovery of E=MC2 suggest that everything is in balance. This is the foundation of our today’s science. In practice nothing is in balance, it wants to be in balance. This is Global Warming.
As I mentioned before the Book of Global Warming is difficult to read for non-scientist, you can learn more about it here: http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/contents.html or you can skip it all and go further with Chapter 4. The Solution.