Climate change: Go figure! brings climate change down to a few stark numbers. With all the talk about “climategate” in the UK we seem to have a British population intent on saying that a few emails will make global warming go away.
Here’s the problem: The laws of physics don’t do political compromise
Here’s my post from the above comments section:
So if people think a few emails “break the conspiracy” for scientists to collude across the world for years so they can….what? Get a weekend in Copenhagen in December? If you think climate scientists are getting rich on a made-up AGW theory you clearly haven’t investigated the salaries of scientists.
More seriously, let’s suppose the “climategate” people are right, and the global warming isn’t man-made (please note this goes against far more science than just that from Cambridge). If mankind isn’t doing it, then were are really in trouble. Because if we aren’t the cause – we don’t know what is causing the glaciers to melt and the ice sheets to shrink.
Which means we don’t know how to stop it.
Which means we had better prepare for sea-level rises now, and start working out how to deal with the hundreds of millions of climate refugees that are coming, as we have no idea how to stop climate change.
Myself, I’d rather trust the scientists that say we do have a good idea of what is going on and have a chance of stopping it, because the alternative is too awful to contemplate.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’ll continue reducing my CO2 footprint and saving myself money…