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Denying Climate Change?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2010 in Climate Change | 11 comments

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It is not the policy of Nesseq to reply to the comments of our readers. The administrator of the site thanks all our readers for their comments. But the comment of  Mr. Igor Btenzky from Rusia, in a reply to the article Climate Change In Geo-History claims that Earth is fine and Climate Change just doesn’t happen. This opinion calls for a reply from the administrator.

There are all in all only two plus one possibilities.

First the best-case scenario. Climate Change does not happen and all are worries are not necessary.

Second, the Climate is changing and all our worries are just a beginning.

To believe the weather is not changing is to believe that there is something in nature which is static. Nature is dynamic and so is the climate! Therefore a Climate Change is not something out of the order but a usual occurrence in nature. Humanity had the good luck for the last couple of thousand years that the climate was friendly for us.

But this window might just close in the near future.

If the climate is changing, the question is whether the climate change is a natural occurrence or is caused by man kind?

If it is caused by man the solution is easy. We all have to change our culture, our way of live.

If the climate is changing because of a natural dynamic, human kind has to get prepared for a very worst- case scenario.

To deny the possibility of a climate change is actually a profound ethical question. What if the skeptics are wrong and society has not prepared itself to such a situation?

Either way, whether the climate is changing or not, humanity has the obligation to prepare itself to such a possibility!

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  1. recepti

    thanks !! very helpful post!

  2. Manuel

    Climate change is a FACT, denying it the most stupid thing we can do, we have to face it and to deal with it, with ideas like the ideas Max Nadel is giving we might have a change to deal with this disaster.

  3. Jonathan Query

    Virtually all scientists agree that the Earth has warmed a small amount since the year 1000 or, if you choose, since 1850, when instrumented temperature records became reasonably accurate and distributed in key areas of the world.

    An increasing number believe that any warming is so small it is indistinguishable from the noise in the environmenal data sets, and that the data have not been properly adjusted for such things as urban heat island effects (are the city temps warmer than the suburbs where you live?

    Has the city grown since 1850? Have the runways increased near the temp gage at your airport since 1920?), and instrument calibration. This is particularly true of the global data set, even though “urbanization has caused regional increases in temperature that exceed those measured on a global scale, leading to urban heat islands as much as 12°C hotter than their surroundings”.

    Most scientists agree that warming is better than cooling and many believe CO2 provides important enhancements for forests and agriculture, even while also believing we should not be fouling our nest.

  4. James Howards

    It has always annoyed me when people are deceitful about important public issues. Climate change is a very serious problem and we need to be exploring solutions. So when I saw people in the public relations industry—my industry—creating doubt about climate science, I felt I had to tell people.

    Who are the people behind what you call the ‘climate cover up’ and what is their agenda? Industry front groups and compliant scientists, who are creating the impression that there is scientific controversy about climate change. Right wing groups like the Competitive Enterprise Institute in the U.S. or the Cato Institute are some of the biggest players.

  5. David of ISRAEL

    I just don’t think they matter enough for me to give a crap Climate change, lies, lies and more lies.

    enough with this hysterical climate change propaganda, this is muslim scam !!! you should focus how to stop muslims and arabs from controling the world, all arabs are the real danger for us the human race, all people have to stand with the chossen ones (the jewish people) and wait for the massiah to free us and to build the temple.

    you all wasting TIME with this climate change, no such a thing !! only islam is the real danger for this planet.

    • Catherine Shrine

      Mr David of Israel ? usualy i don’t comment, i read and i move on. but in your case i have to comment :

      Science is Facts.

      What you saying is have nothing to do with Climate Change issue, you are just a racist from a racist country and the whole world knowing it.

      and to be honest with you, what you saying is no different of what nazi said about jews 70 years ago. and today you are saying the same thing but about a different race.

      I am sure many of us have heard so much about climate change and global warming. We hear about it on television, in magazines, on the internet, from friends, and mostly from environmentalists. But have we really thought about what it means to us?

      Climate change is driven by global temperature rises because of too many greenhouse gases (GHGs) being released into the atmosphere. GHGs, such as carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor and nitrous oxide, exist naturally in the atmosphere, creating a kind of blanket around the earth, which helps to keep temperatures warm enough to support life. Without these gases the earth would simply be too cold for any living thing to survive. However, over the last two centuries, human activities have resulted in more GHGs being released into the atmosphere, causing global temperatures to steadily increase. This process is often referred to as “global warming,” or the “enhanced greenhouse effect”

    • Joseph F. Jr.

      Real Danger is from people like you, and by the way people as your self with your fanatic rasict religious point of view are very responsible for the climate change, you even don’t care about humans, are you going to care about nature ?? nah .. i don’t think so.

      But don’t worry when this planet dies and global warming get worse and worse will be no muslims around, i bet this will makes you happy and you can live in peace after in israel.

      Joseph F. Jr.
      p.s. i am jewish, so don’t call me anti semitic 🙂

    • Karina

      You and your israeli attitude, no wonder nobody in the world support your country anymore, what you saying is what the Nazis are thinking about you also Mr Chossen One.

      The climate change will change the face of the earth if we keep killing this planet.

  6. Michael Stickland

    Well, my thinking is, I thought about this a lot as an educator, spent a lot of time with a lot of people, It’s mostly generational, it seems to be. This is anecdotal for me. Older people just have a much harder time grasping the idea that you have many billions of people on the planet with a very, very thin atmosphere – you’re able to affect its climate. Younger people are able to sort of embrace it, understand the evidence and move forward. Just as you say, making a full-court one-armed shot happens now and then. There are snowstorms in Washington, D.C., now and then.

    Well, the world, overall — the world’s getting warmer, If you like – these phenomenon, by the way, this week, are just generally a result of El Niño, where the Pacific Ocean surface gets a little warmer and this affects the weather in North America like crazy and this is very well-documented, and you can go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Web sites and you can look at this data. The sea surface is warmer, putting more energy in the atmosphere, and making things more turbulent.

    This thing, of denying science – you know, science has done so much to make this country what it is, a technological leader, It’s improved the quality of life for so many people, here and around the world. To deny what scientists or scientific evidence is showing, is inappropriate. And as I said earlier, to me, when I get wound up, it’s unpatriotic.

  7. Claire b.

    The relationships between industry funding and public climate change skepticism have at times been compared to earlier efforts by the tobacco industry to undermine what is now widely accepted scientific evidence relating to the dangers of second hand smoke, or even linked as a direct continuation of these earlier financial relationships. Aside from private industry groups, climate change denial has also been alleged regarding the statements of elected officials.

  8. Benjamin patrik

    “Climate change is real” is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is justified. Global climate changes all the time due to natural causes and the human impact still remains impossible to distinguish from this natural “noise.” The government’s commitment to reducing air, land and water pollution is commendable, but allocating funds to “stopping climate change” would be irrational. We need to continue intensive research into the real causes of climate change and help our most vulnerable citizens adapt to whatever nature throws at us next.

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