Saturday, 21 September 2019

The Kids Are Alright

You have to give credit to the younger generation, they not only recognise the ensuing climate crisis but are trying to do something about it which is more than the pathetic generations before them ever did.
Despite being on the end of so much extreme weather, the second top polluter is run by a Climate Change denialist who isn't even turning up to the UN Climate Summit on Monday says everything you need to know about just how wilfully ignorant my generation and the previous generations has been about the climate emergency.
With an ever dwindling window for action the kids get it that something has to be done, now for the adults to show that they do also and even more importantly, do something about it.
Hopefully the thirteen year old Greta Thunberg has lit a fire under the backsides of a few Governments, even if one of the main polluters is just too dumb, misguided and ignorant to join them in the greatest emergency of our time.


Q said...

do they have a choice but to "recognize" it - as you say. my daughters were not exposed to an alternative hypothesis at school

prior generations did not have a chance to do anything (assuming something can be done) since as recently as 1980 (when I was 25) we were still being warned about GLOBAL COOLING.
Global warming is definitely a recent manifestation from scientists. The model outputs are tripe and have undone support by rational people.

And, as recently as 4 weeks ago I heard two scientists on NPR talking about an inevitable era of warming with or without humans...

"We call times with large ice sheets “glacial periods” (or ice ages) and times without large ice sheets “interglacial periods.” The most recent glacial period occurred between about 120,000 and 11,500 years ago. Since then, Earth has been in an interglacial period called the Holocene."

>>> "interglacial period" means the climate is warming...

Falling on a bruise said...

There has always been warming and cooling but it took place over tens of thousands of years, not the 200 years of this most recent warming period.