Climate change, true or false?

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?

 

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5 comments
  1. Hi, azhou. Great attitude and journalistic job!

    But if ‘climate change is a lie, so is all the hype about consequences.

    “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.”

  2. azhou said:

    Thank you Ken!
    And yes you’re quite right but either way the point is basically what if. It’s best to prepare for all events rather then just hope or try and convince yourself there is no way whatsoever it can happen. Besides preparing yourself if climate change is true or false will benefit the environment greatly anyway. We’d be living with it not on it.

  3. Joe O'Regan said:

    Climate variability is much more appropriate. Climate change is too didactic.

  4. Adisa Senbanjo said:

    Nature is too powerfull.One major act of nature can change everything around in a jiffy like the dinosorous went.What we are doing is mere polution and that is bad on its own.Leave climate change to nature and lets deal with polution.

  5. Climate change has no detrimental affect on anyone living now or in the future.
    Climate is what we have and has always been.
    The many generation that came and went during the MWP and LIA knew no different, their world was either warmer or cooler, but they had no knowledge of anything different.
    Humans will adapt to the conditions they encounter, because although we’re the weakest animal on this planet, we’re more able to adapt than any other species.

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