Global Warming. Is it real? I’m actually not sure.
You would think someone like myself would be able to emphatically answer “yes”. When cornered, I probably would, but given time to think logically, I would see that Global Warming (or really, Global Climate Destabilization) is likely occurring, but could not clearly be linked to human activity. Everyone has their opinions, some more science-based than others, but no one is, or even can be, 100% sure they know the truth about Global Warming.
The real inconvenient truth to Al Gore’s documentary is that all the facts presented are true, but aren’t enough to convict us. Human’s impact on the climate is sort of like OJ Simpson’s impact on his wife’s life. We did it, but there’s just enough doubt to acquit.
The thing is, though, that it doesn’t matter if Global Warming exists or not. It doesn’t matter whether humans caused it. The debate is moot. It’s really freakin’ important to our continued existence, but’s it’s existence is just not what matters.
What matters in this debate is what we should do about it.
Greg Craven, a science teacher from Oregon, has created a rational, and somewhat humorously delivered argument to explain this notion. Instead of wasting time debating about whether Global Warming Exists, and whether humans caused it, we need to move to the next step. We need to take action. The risk of what might happen to us if it does exist is too great to ignore. We don’t know what’s at the other end of the train tunnel, but we have to act like it’s a train. We have to not get clobbered.
I HIGHLY urge you to watch Greg Craven’s 10-minute YouTube video explaining the situation. It may lead you to avenues of thought that hadn’t yet occurred to you.
And if you really like what he has to say, find his seven hour “How It All Ends” series of videos that covers EVERYTHING related to Global Warming and what to do about it. It’s really great stuff.
And it’s kinda important.