Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Clock Keeps Ticking as People Continue to Ignore Scientific Warnings about Climate Change

Humans are the cause of climate change and they are also the chief impediment to efforts designed to address it. Despite warnings from almost every reputable scientific organization on Earth, people still manage to deny the veracity of anthropogenic climate change. Nick Cohen penned an article for the Guardian with the ominous title, "The climate change deniers have won."

In the article Cohen points to an usually alarming tone in a warning from the American Association for the Advancement of Science which stated that "human-caused climate risks abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes."

The warning from The American Association for the Advancement of Science can be added to a long list of respectable scientific organizations which are calling for urgent action to combat climate change. These groups are the leading voices of scientific enquiry they include The Royal Society, the Royal Institution, Nasa, the US National Academy of Sciences, the US Geological Survey, the IPCC and the national science bodies of 30 or so other countries. All of whom have said unequivocally that human activities are the cause of climate change. As explained by Cohen, "The evidence for man-made global warming is as final as the evidence of Auschwitz."

Despite the certainty of anthropogenic climate change, a surprisingly large number of people have no interest in the facts and we are rapidly running out of time. As we feverishly strive to bring deniers on-board the reality train, it is hard to ignore the possibility that it may already be too late.

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