the masses are too lazy or lack the tools necessary to have an informed opinion on an issue.
With the real problem at hand, most were getting used to global warming, and did not see the possible result of a winter like this.
When I warned of the coming winter, very few took it as a reality. They do now.
Though the tree rings of decades past show a trend, it is the living trees which show what is to come.
Not many will view this as "an informed opinion".
However, the mass amounts of pine cones did indeed warn me, and I prepared accordingly. So in essence.. I believed in the coming climate change.
We can show that science is right in many ways, that global CO2 is a problem. It is however difficult to say what the ocean, earth and sky will do with it.
This is a complex system, one which has evolved but also evolves past us now.
For the most part, we can say that high levels of CO2 will result in precipitation. That is the way the system works.
This winter did not really result in so much of an increase, as it did result in change in where and how.
The problem with the politics is a different matter in belief.
Politics is plagued by corrupt ways.
It is almost self defeating, or perhaps very so for politics to be involved.
We all shouted STOP POLLUTION! so many years ago.
Now we have a new problem as a result. It is an unsustainable use of fuel. Long ago we made it clear this was coming, and the politicians gladly took our money. Now we do not have enough to "fund" political solutions. We have been ripped off, and now they cry wolf!
We gave the money, still do, yet we are the only ones persecuted for polluting, while the much larger polluters evade every effort to stop it.
So disbelief is something which is expected. We don't believe PAC statements.
Most however will say, yes polluting is bad. If they believe the extreme issue now, is another
Very few if any will say they believe pollution is a good thing.
Global warming as an issue in itself that I consider a result of many issues, and though science puts the blame squarely on CO2
I disagree. Here is where I diverge from the pack. And some scientists agree, that CO2 alone is not the only greenhouse gas or thing responsible for global warming.
I strongly believe that even if we abate CO2, global warming has other causes man made which are as bad or even more so, causing it.
I also believe that global warming is only one
factor in climate change, to the extent of what our climate is.
The natural cycles of the ocean and its ability to absorb and emit CO2 is affected by other pollutions and cause for the rise as well. The Ocean IMO is a living thing. It breaths and is the base for all life on earth as the very first part of the food chain.
Getting others to this level is much more difficult. CO2 is a result, as much as a driving factor. Deforestation causes this issue to be even more a problem.
This isn't really in the class of emissions. Cutting trees has been left out of the discussions untill now.
In the more recent re-evaluation of climate change, deforestation is a central issue, as are the many others I have mentioned.
I expect a better insight is coming, one which will point to just about every activity we do as cause to global warming trend, and even possibly other trends yet to be discovered. So far I see that very possibly, global warming may become one of a few different results in our climate.
I don't think we really disagree fundamentally Kernos, but I feel there is much more involved. From my study, we will face much more and the factors involved are more than CO2. Methane and such also, as they say, but the affect of hydrocarbons is much worse than science seems to think.
How this affects us, may make global warming moot...
We may face much more critical problems long before global climate issues matter as much as we may think.