What's Your Favorite Climate Change Study?
Normally I like to avoid the hot topics, but I got triggered by Greta. It really was more about the debate than the messenger though.
The Science Is Settled!
(I wasn't aware that science gets settled)
My question is this... Why should I care what a sobbing 16 year old with no special qualifications has to say about Climate Change?
Whenever I ask why someone will always answer with the word Science.
They never mention any Science though, just the word. "Science".
For the benefit of the argument let's say that there is Scientific Consensus that humans are impacting the climate. Does that mean that whatever legislation they are trying to pass in the name of fixing it has been studied? Is there consensus on that? (The answer is no)
While there maybe a lot of agreement that we have some impact, there is very little agreement on how much and what the solutions might be.
However since I am not an expert on the Climate Change Science and you all are, here are my questions.
- What are a few of your favorite studies on Climate Change?
- Were there any weaknesses in your opinion on the study?
- Who funded the study?
- Who peer reviewed it?
- Where was it published?
If you don't know the answer to any of the questions above should you be screaming about Science?
What is the source of your opinion?
I totally think we should treat the planet better, but no I don't take your crying spokes child seriously.
I don't take the campaign of the Science is Settled seriously, in fact I do want to talk about it and understand.
You will notice in my post I have not once attacked the idea that humans might be impacting Climate Change, but watch in the comments...
I am not saying the media handed lines about the topic and it is likely to trigger both sides. I am supposed to say it is all a lie or that it is all totally true, and no one knows how to deal with an question that doesn't fit into one of those situations.
Climate Change is a political topic not a Earth topic. I do care about our planet and I do want to know what we can do to clean it up. I just don't buy into the way we are having the discussion and who is fueling it.
Let's change the conversation.