350 or bust!

I’m a mother, an educator, and a writer and I am very concerned about the inaction of our leaders on climate change.  So, I decided to start this blog as one carbon-neutral way of dealing with my anxiety as UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen gets closer.   I’m a newbie to blogging, so please accept my apologies for any mistakes!

I don’t understand the climate skeptics who insist, despite overwhelming and credible evidence to the contrary, that climate change isn’t happening.  Or if it is, it’s just a natural phenomenon because “the climate has always changed”.   As the 350.org website states “Two years ago, after leading climatologists observed rapid ice melt in the Arctic and other frightening signs of climate change, they issued a series of studies showing that the planet faced both human and natural disaster if atmospheric concentrations of CO2 remained above 350 parts per million”.   I guess the certainty of skeptics in the face of all the evidence is disturbing because they don’t seem to entertain the idea that THEY MAY BE WRONG.

If the scientists and others who insist that climate change is real are wrong, the worst that we’ll get are some changes in the economy and less pollution (and maybe even cheaper, local energy sources).    And with regards to the economy, to echo the skeptics, one could say that “the economy is always changing and adapting”.    But if the skeptics are wrong, well, we- and future generations –  really are up the creek without the proverbial paddle.

Well, from the consequential to the prosaic, as life often is.  Time for supper.  Cheers.

Christine

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