Saturday, 17 July 2010

Global Warming

So, I returned to the original list of 'run out of inspiration, tell me what to write about' ideas, and the next on the list that I want to write about is global warming.

I'm massively going in for the non-researched option here, as that's much more fun when it comes to science.

Climate change is a funny subject. Now, while I don't deny that our increased use of fossil fuels is bad, and clearly having a bad impact upon the environment, and we're all bad, etc. - I'm still unconvinced as to how bad it is.

Don't get me wrong, I'm the guy who cycled to university for two years, takes a rucksack shopping, and recycles fiendishly. I would rather have a good impact on the environment. But in the grand scheme of things, I can't actually work out what's wrong.

Weather patterns severely changing? Well, haven't they always? There was a time where winter fairs took place on the River Thames every year. Maybe I'm just ignorant about the facts - which is what you get when you don't research things.

But honestly, even if I did research it, who would I believe? The 'Top Gear' model of climate change, which is silly and arrogant, or the 'Environmentalists' model, who certainly live up the second part of their name. To ignore climate change is foolish, and to 'do our bit' seems a bit like urinating into an onrushing Northerly.

Should we listen to the scientists and be more careful about how we act as consumers? Yes, very much so. But there is so much doom-mongering going around that I'm just inclined to revert back to my usual philosophy in times of trouble:

Ahhhh.... it'll be fine.

And has been mentioned previously, it's still bloody cold in my flat.

Thoughts, opinions, discussion are all welcome. We're all friends here.


Riley said...

Dear David,
I think you're amazing. Because no one else believes me when I say "it's really not that bad. It's a natural cycle. Don't believe all the hype." So... thanks.

David said...

Well, I honestly don't know what it is. I'd rather err on the side of caution, but it does seem very odd.

Doesn't mean we don't have to look after the environment, though.

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