Does this statement shock you? Coming from someone studying it – it probably should.
I just posted the same argument on two Globe and Mail articles. It’s unnerving to read the back and forth foolish conversation. You’re either a Harperite (right-winger for those int’l readers) or a crazy leftist or a denier or an alarmist. It seems as though we’ve never graduated from kindergarten.
So why don’t I care about the one of the biggest debates covering the news? I don’t care because I feel like people are attacking the science and forgetting the common sense.
But here was the gist of my post:
I’m not going to pretend that I know all of the science behind the causes and effects of climate change. I can research it and study it but at the end of the day, I’m not a scientist. And most likely, nor are most of the people debating these scientific theories.
But let me ask you all this:
- Are you against conservation?
- Are you against efficiency?
- Are you against making smarter choices so that we take care of our natural resources for the generations to come?
Let the scientists debate about the actual science, but just look at the issue with common sense.
- Population is increasing (can you debate that?)
- Demand for natural resources is increasing (can you debate that?)
- Natural resources are essential to life (can you debate that?)
- Natural resources are being depleted faster than they can be restored
Combine the basic facts that you know….then make your judgment. We all have to live with uncertainty.
I don’t really care what side of the “global warming” fence you’re on (or any environmental discussion for that matter) but are we so passionate about debating that we forget about the actual issues?
Problems are happening all around us – whether we choose to believe it or not – and we’re not helping solve these issues when everyone (including the non-scientists) simply argue scientific conclusions back and forth.
I’m not saying don’t question, just don’t be ignorant.
In terms of my own personal stance on global warming?
I’ll believe what I want to believe but one thing is sure: I’m not going to sit back and wait for “scientific consensus” to start making changes. My common sense is telling me which path to take.