Science should be open to a reasoned on going discussion.
Please can you read this post with an open mind ?
I do not know the answers, I mosty believed the medias various stories until one day years ago I had a very short random conversation with an very kind lady who made a few comments that got me thinking what did I really know ?
First there is a bigger picture we should all be concerned with - we are all being manipulated and allowing it to happen.
In its simplest form its product advertising but there is much more.
We know from history that what we think we know is a given truth is often proved with time misguided and false.
All the big discussions today and in history focus on first capturing the debate and excluding other opinions by whatever means. Ridicule or censorship are often used
We see this most clearly in business.
What happens is business captures the politicians, academics, regulators and media by funding them through donations, advertising spending or regulator financing and business jobs for ex regulators, politicians and others
Let us be honest this process is not a left or right thing, its a China, Russia, EU and USA thing.
Its a Bush, Clinton, Obama, Xi, Putin and most others thing.
Its pay to play and dont rock the boat
Its the sportification of life. Its just become more so today
You are in my team or you are dumb and my enemy.
Its about capturing power not about finding the real answer.
Winning at all cost
Lets look outside politics
Nuclear power is an example of how the debate was captured.
Not JUST the pro or anti nuclear power
the TYPE of nuclear power
Thorium / Sodium based nuclear power was known about since WW2 but was blocked even though it is very safe and cheaper in the long term
There is about 3x more thorium than uranium
Plus core melt down basically cannot happen, toxic waste is relatively small and radio-activity does not last as long so decommissioning costs are far less
The nuclear debate was captured and uranium nuclear power was used.
There were many reasons but not because it was better or safer or cheaper for us - though it was sold that way and the thorium / sodium alternative was written out and not discussed.
Basically other parties benefited and made more out of uranium and did not want the thorium alternative developed or researched
Cheaper and cleaner nuclear plants could finally become reality—but not in the United States, where the technology was invented more than 50 years ago.
There are legitimate reasons both to question global warming or to say it is valid.
Certainly there has been warming up to a point.
However what does it really mean.
We know humans are damaging the planet so lets stop doing that and benefit from that process.
If it helps Global Warming great, and remain open to information as science is never settled
We can all win regardless of our given prejudices whether correct or not.
Whatever one believes we can certainly agree we need to remove various pollutants from our environment - water, land, food and air.
So lets address that and also how we can develop
greener less toxic stable power sources including thorium/sodium nuclear power and
use fossil fuels in other less polluting ways and processes before it runs out.
Wind and solar power can be part of the solution but that power cannot be stored, can do damage in other ways and will have decommissioning costs that business will not pay for.
We need alternatives.
On Global Warming it has been shown that there have been much warmer times within the last 12,000 years and before so it seems less likely that human generated CO2 is a key driver.
Livescience has featured articles showing the European Alps were probably ice free around 3,300 BC.
No one seeks to discuss or explain this and that human based CO2 played no role
This strongly implies other factors play a far greater role in earths warming and cooling than we currently publicly understand
See the post below for links to the various articles and the Lorraine Lisiecki discovery of evidence showing a huge warming and cooling effect due to earths 3 different orbital cycles - temperature cycle data shown via core sediment samples around the world
This live science article indicates that ice and glaciers in the Alps at around 3300BC may have been very much less than they are today. Maybe they were even only around the mountain tops What caused the temperature warming and ice to melt and then expand over the last 12,000 years ...
Other factors NASA sets out that water vapor has a significant green house warming effect but this is not really discussed
CO2 makes up 0.0416% of the atmospheric volume while water vapor accounts for an average of about 2.5% of the atmospheric mass.
H2O concentration vary significantly from the coldest portions of the atmosphere to as much
as 5% in hot, humid air masses
So as the earth warmed after the last ice age H2O vapor in the atmosphere grew significantly
The orbital cycles of the Earth are set out in the livescience post above.
UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of the Earth's orbital cycle to changes in the Earth's climate. The finding is reported in this week's issue of the scientific journal Nature Geoscience
Our axial tilt last reached its maximum value nearly 11,000 years ago, corresponding to the end of our last glacial maximum, with our next minimum approaching in a little under 10,000 years. If natural variations were dominant, we’d expect the next ~20,000 years to favor the growth of ice sheets
If you want to see how other debates are captured look at the plastics debate - read the post below and watch the youtube documentary.
I did not know how badly skewed things were until I watched the video and saw how the debate is manipulated in plain sight
Remember business is doing this in everything we eat, breath, drink, wear and use.
We know about some past manipulation issues but not about whats being hidden in plain sight now or recently
What originally started out as a look into whaling and dolphin deaths turned into an exposure of how the industrial fishing industry causes huge damage to the sea and to mans future A very interesting and thoughtful look at how no one is really talking about the damage being done to the seas...
Finally on Global Warming please keep an open mind both ways.
Science is not a religion opinions can and do change 180 degrees over time
That does not meaning we should pollute the planet or generate CO2 but it does mean we can focus on removing CO2 in a way that also properly removes all the toxins that are rapidly killing us and the planet
Lastly if you want an alternative perspective please watch the videos by Nobel Prize winning Physicist Professor Ivar Giaeve
You dont have to agree but he says he had no view on Global Warming and believed the media until he was asked to talk about it as a panel member at a Nobel Laureate Prize event and then did some research which shocked him.
His actions and perspectives are genuine - that does not mean he is right but it certainly means lets ask for better answers.
As he says science is not a religion.
Let us all find a good way forward whereby in looking after others we also look after ourselves and our loved ones