Global Warming: It’s Hot!

Come and see how the debate is going.  Make sure you read the comments.

Dr. Heidi Cullen, who runs the blog, has been very committed to the idea that global warming is an imminent threat, and that economic and political action should be taken immediately. 

There seem to be a lot of people dedicated to criticizing her because of her tone, including right-wingers, but some others are actually interested in debating the claims. 

It’s become a bit of a spectacle, and that is sad.  In fact, they might want to re-think their mission statement over there, and focus on the evidence they have, and be more open to criticism.

Note to self:  Beware of those who wish to either blame or control the “media.”  It’s a refrain for people who won’t think through their own ideas, left or right.

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One thought on “Global Warming: It’s Hot!

  1. I find the whole debate quite entertaining but at the same time troubling. Entertaining in that dissenting views are immediately dismissed because the folks that do not agree with AGW are probably in bed with Big Oil. Troubling to think that we can control the climate and all other societal woes (HIV/AIDs, safe drinking water, education, etc.) are being pushed aside in favor of a faceless threat called climate change. Once again it is arrogant to think that we can control the climate by merely changing our CO2 output. Are we contributing, probably, but not nearly to the extent that we think we are. Will it end our world, nope. In fact some areas like subsaharan Africa may benefit from climate change. Change happens everywhere. Humans tend to fear change. Workers in the U.S. fear globalization because it will force them to change. Does that mean we need to stop globilization? No, of course not. We need to learn to adapt to changing politics, to changing economies, to changing energy alternatives, to changing climate. I am not saying ignore global warming, but is it really the harbinger of disaster as folks like Al Gore make it out to be? We tend to think that life is static. Nature is far from that just look at the geologic record and ice core data.

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