// I shared my earlier post with quite a number of friends and most seem to have misjudged my stance on climate change. I have never denied that climate change/global warming is an issue. The only bothersome aspect about climate change lies in the communication – the fear mongering, and associating all calamities with climate change, […]" />

blame it on the climate (Part deux)!!

I shared my earlier post with quite a number of friends and most seem to have misjudged my stance on climate change. I have never denied that climate change/global warming is an issue. The only bothersome aspect about climate change lies in the communication – the fear mongering, and associating all calamities with climate change, that people have resorted to over the years. Things are often blown out of proportions and lately, climate change is such a hyped deal that every freak incident of nature has been dumped on it; it is so much easier to simply blame it on the climate.

A recent statement by the RSPCA in Melbourne, blamed climate change for the sudden increase in the population of feral cats! I wonder why this surge in feral cat numbers could not be attributed to the possibility of poor animal control, negligence, improper waste control among others.

Recently, scientists have also drawn connections between the occurrence of kidney stones with Climate Change.

Another statement of a similar nature but of rather macabre implications is the statement from the UN secretary general, in which he blames climate change for the mass-murders in the Darfur region in Sudan. According to the column, the incursion from Arab Muslims into black owned territory, government sponsored serfdom, failed diplomacy, vested interests etc are secondary and temporal factors unlike climate change which was the underlying culprit fueling the feud. This is better explained by Stephan Faris‘s article -The Real Roots of Darfur.

The latter is better geared and more plausible than the earlier assertion blaming climate for the steamy cats.

Reasserting my contention yet again, Climate change is a real deal and the global warming is dead on. Linking every freak of nature on climate is the norm today. This may provide momentum for Climate supporters, but in the long run hamper the science behind climate change.

Even the sacrosanct IPCC reports has not been allowed rest. An opinion piece in a leading paper, questions the involvement of the purported 2500 scientists who reviewed the 2007 report and claims that only a handful few were involved in reviewing the report.

Moreover, media has often misconstrued statements from scientists to squelch climate change science.

In all this confusion that climate science has garnered to date, what if, (excuse my extreme optimism) in this very natural process of climate variability/climate change, we all adapt into more resilient species and survive the dreaded climate change and fit snugly into the contorted picture of the future that has been shoved into our heads?

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  • http://wordenworld.wordpress.com/ euandus2

    Even letting the debate continue, when our species may hang in the balance, says something about us. I argue that there is a certain presumptuousness surrounding our approach to how we are addressing global warming that goes well beyond simply having a short-term perspective. What if the cockroach has a more sustainable position? I recommend the following post: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/climatic-presumption-what-is-the-forecast/

  • http://wordenworld.wordpress.com euandus2

    Even letting the debate continue, when our species may hang in the balance, says something about us. I argue that there is a certain presumptuousness surrounding our approach to how we are addressing global warming that goes well beyond simply having a short-term perspective. What if the cockroach has a more sustainable position? I recommend the following post: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/climatic-presumption-what-is-the-forecast/

  • Utsav

    this post shares a rather agnostic point of view.However, I stick by my contention – if you associate every freak of nature with climate change, the credibility behind the actual science loses traction. Hence, follow the science rather than the crowd.

    If a climate debate/dialogue does allows us to reach to a conscientious solution, then why not?

    FYI, Cockroaches have adapted/survived through ages of climate variability and certainly have a better chance of survival than us humans :D

  • Utsav

    this post shares a rather agnostic point of view.However, I stick by my contention – if you associate every freak of nature with climate change, the credibility behind the actual science loses traction. Hence, follow the science rather than the crowd.

    If a climate debate/dialogue does allows us to reach to a conscientious solution, then why not?

    FYI, Cockroaches have adapted/survived through ages of climate variability and certainly have a better chance of survival than us humans :D

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