From Skeptical Science: This is a statement going to every Australian Federal MP, along with a copy of Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand. I thought that statement deserved sharing as widely as possible.
Meanwhile, no doubt thanks to pressure from environmental groups, the UK coalition has agreed to a landmark climate change deal.
Cabinet ministers have agreed a far-reaching, legally binding “green deal” that will commit the UK to two decades of drastic cuts in carbon emissions. The package will require sweeping changes to domestic life, transport and business and will place Britain at the forefront of the global battle against climate change…
Ministers believe that major companies involved in developing offshore wind technology – such as Siemens, Vestas and General Electric – will now be keener to invest in Britain, knowing it is committed to a huge expansion in renewable energy. It is also hoped that the commitment to renewable energy – the committee says 40% of the UK’s power should come from wind, wave and tide sources by 2030 – will stimulate new industries.
Of course, this has to be implemented, but it’s gestures like this that are in danger of giving me hope.
Every day I read a new article or study that backs up the overwhelming evidence for human-caused climate change, or stresses the importance of urgent action, yet it’s still not enough for some people. Then again, some folk still believe the Earth is flat; not a lot we can do about that.
Still, I would like to see if said deniers could dispute these 10 basic facts of physics, which is what they’d have to do to come close to having a modicum of credibility.
I appreciate you posting this.
People who deny climate change exhaust me. I try to respectfully disagree and lovingly persuade people to take action. But it would make me feel somewhat better if my government was working harder to solve the problem.
I’ve decided to treat CC deniers like some kind of sport – it’s fun to hunt them to a point where they finally concede that no matter what evidence you provide, no matter how many centuries of studies or sheer volume of peer-reviewed papers they’d have to disprove, they still refuse to budge from their beliefs.
Is this a game of “Corner them until they cry Uncle”? : ) I can get behind a game like that.