The bullshit about climate changeDecember 8, 2009
This post is in the SERIOUS STUFF category – like, it’s really, you know, unfunny dude. If you were looking for my usual light-hearted absurdist stuff about Bali, click on the EXPAT LIFE category. Thanks.
This post is not about Bali. It’s about our world. It’s about woolly thinking. It’s about politicians who hijack serious issues for their own ends. It was originally a comment I wrote about someone’s contribution on Facebook – about politicians in Australia who would rather see their parties destroyed than actually try to understand issues that carry the seeds of their own political oblivion. It’s about climate change and the unmitigated crap that is being spoken about it in the name of ‘debate’.
What I want to know is, why in God’s name have the pollies been allowed to grab this issue to run with? All their feeble rhetoric demonstrates is their total lack of understanding of the broader issues. That, and their willingness to deliberately concatenate the many parts of the big picture. Is climate change real? Yes. It has always been changing; it always will. Is climate change historically cyclical? Yes. Have the activities of mankind’s industries contributed? Maybe, maybe not. If it’s ‘yes’, is the man-made component significant? Maybe, maybe not. Should pollution be reduced? Of course. For uninformed politicians to tie all these together into simplistic party room arguments in order to gain power is not only stupid, it’s unconscionable.
Let the world scientific community debate the facts, not unqualified politicians who either don’t read, or don’t understand their briefing papers. Let the data be rigorously analysed, instead of selected by those with an agenda as is happening now. You want to ‘prove’ that sea levels are rising? Simple. Choose one of 6 tide gauges in Hong Kong Harbour that happens to be located in an area of sea-bed subsidence. Ignore the others. Ignore satellite data which is more accurate. Hey look, Chicken Little, the sea is rising! No wonder independent scientists are in depair that their work is being perverted by vested interests.
Give us the truth. After all, it’s our planet. Stop the politicians and their media sycophants portraying climate change-cause skeptics as deluded scum who must obviously be terminally bewildered if they dare question manufactured ‘facts’, and ‘evidence’ which has been selected to support political agendas. We don’t know the answers yet – in fact we are not even asking the right questions – but our benighted leaders want us to believe that they have it nailed.
We’ve seen the ‘solution’ that politicians have come up with – and it does NOTHING to address even one of the planet’s climate issues – it merely sells licences to pollute. And therein lies their rationale for this whole sorry illogical mess – someone stands to make a lot of money.
Is that what managing our planet is all about?