Friday, February 2, 2007
The IPCC report is out
And mankind is almost certainly to blame for climate change (probablity is now over 90%, revised from the original probablity of 66% to 90%). So it's time to wake up to the reality of the situation we are facing right now. Bush and co have a madcap plan to have mirrors in space that will reflect the Sun's solar radation away from the Earth and thus cool it down. Nice theory, but it will make little difference if we keep pumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Of course certain people will just keep their heads buried in the sand about it and the oil companies will probably follow the example set by the big Tobacco companies did when the link between smoking and lung cancer surfaced. The scientific debate is over. Climate change is happening, now is the time to do something about it. If America replaces it's energy sources with renewable one's, then America will become less dependent on the Middle East for Oil. America is the best equipped nation on the planet to push through technologies that can help us tackle climate change, but it needs grass roots pressure from the American public to get the politicians to take notice. In fact that needs to happen in Western countries and we should also aid developing nations to tackle climate change. I shall probably write more, once i have read the IPCC report properly, there is some heavy duty science to get through. IPCC report The Times report BBCNEWS CNN report FOXNEWS (for those who don't like pesky liberals).