HuffPost UK travelled to Antarctica to see first-hand the effects of climate change.
Miami Mayor: ‘If This Isn’t Climate Change, I Don’t Know What Is’
I found these two articles recently and I wanted to share/comment them. I know this isn’t something the blog is focused on, but I believe it to be an important issue of our time.
Climate change denial. What is that? I cannot really comprehend the whole concept. Especially now, with the blatant effects of climate change on every channel and news report. I am sure that many of us have felt the effects of the weather patterns changing a bit. And looking at the whole picture, what scientists have been saying and predicting comes to view.
97% of climate scientists agree: climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.
Despite this, the voice of the 3% is incredibly loud. via Huffpost UK
In my opinion, it is just impossible to deny the fact that humans haven’t had any effect on the planet lately. You cannot compare the human footprint of the last millennia, with the last hundred years. The amount of carbon emission and pollution has been increasing at speeds never-before seen.
“This is the time to talk about climate change,” Regaldo told the Miami Herald. “This is the time that the president and the EPA and whoever makes decisions needs to talk about climate change.”
The first article from HuffPost UK, a trip to Antarctica is very interesting as it checks out one of the last outposts of nature. But the thing is that even down there, we have had an effect. And it’s starting to be visible all over the planet.
The second article is one of many I found regarding the question whether these latest extreme weather phenomena aren’t the best proof of climate change. And more so how great its effect can be. Great as in powerful, not good. It’s fascinating to see how clear the effects and how influential can climate change become. Because I can only get worse from here.
It’s an interesting subject I think, and the politics have the deciding voice here, sadly, depending who holds office. Let me know what you think.