Where are we heading?
Posted by SteveB on May 6, 2009
It amazes me how people become entrenched in their beliefs; such is the case with the global warming/climate change issue. I will not deny that I have become entrenched in my own belief as well. I do not believe that man is the cause of the global warming that the planet has been experiencing the last 20-30 years. There are others that are equally entrenched in their belif of the opposite. In my view, there is no way you are going to convince some people that your belief is correct and their’s is wrong. There are very smart people, much smarter than me, on both sides of the issue. How is the average layperson supposed to make an informed decision about something of such great importance?
It is not just the fact that there is real disagreement, although those that support man-made global warming will tell you the “science is settled.” It is only settled for those that “believe.” The rest of us are forced to find a way to get our voices heard. As many scientists will say, science is not something that is advanced by consensus. Majority vote does not rule true science.
All the global warming bloggers like to talk as if they are experts because they regergitate someone elses argument. It really is frustrating when people don’t view things the way you do. Especially if you are one that supports man-induced global warming. They have discussions about how to talk to “deniers” and what makes a denier tick. They must think – How in the world can these people be so dumb not to see things the way I see them. They ignore the facts staring them right in the face.
I guess it can be said for both sides. I cannot, for the life of me, understand how these people can so completely buy into this global warming scam. And that is exactly what it is. A scam. They buy it – hook, line and sinker.
Unfortunately this is not a debate we can agree to disagree on. There are serious ramifications for this Country if we go down the road that some would like us to. It will cost all of us greatly economically.
Only time will tell who is right and who is wrong. Lets hope it is not too late.