Recently there were a few articles that were questioning the origin and truth of climate change. I bear no grudge for the articles and on the contrary I found them quite interesting. Last year at COP15 in Denmark, the huge controversy Climate gate was unveiled bringing fresh arguments to whether it was worth believing if climate change is real or not. The evidence was very tenable and brought forward a rise of climate skeptics, a few days ago an article appeared on TH!NK4 which was a rare insight to what may actually going on. The article implied that climate change was far from the truth and apparently a ‘conspiracy’ world leaders gave us as a gimmick to steal money. This could be true and also could not be, no one can know for sure with the unquestionable evidence laid out before us.
Despite having this evidence for us to see I say that even though climate change may not be true at all say it was a conspiracy after all we should still act. Because of the alarming evidence that climate change is approaching and is man-made as well as the counter evidence to that which is better? Preparing for an impending doom that may actually happen and saving millions of lives or deciding that it is indeed a lie and losing millions of lives?
A new report from a humanitarian research organisation called DARA (an NGO based in Madrid) and climate-vulnerable forum says that climate change will indirectly cause the deaths of more than a million people per year estimated to begin from 2030. They assessed how 184 nations will be affected over four areas: health, weather disasters, the loss of human habitat through desertification and rising seas, and economic stress. Of course the countries most vulnerable will be poor to very poor countries though the United States will be paying the highest economic bill. There will also be 157 billion dollars in economic losses will taking place in industrialised countries.
So as you can see though climate change could be a lie would we want to face those consequences if it wasn’t?