I love the name of our community page “More Trees Less Assholes”, but I realize that it comes across as judgemental. Who are these assholes that I’m referring to? Who should feel targeted? I talk a lot about climate change so let’s take the example of climate deniers, are they assholes? It depends There are … Read more Are climate deniers assholes?
Many climate deniers don’t deny specifically the fact that greenhouse gases create the greenhouse effect which allows life on Earth to exist. They prefer to argue that we’re burning an insignificant amount of carbon to impact the climate of the planet. After all, how could we, little humans, affect the climate of a giant planet … Read more Are trees the kryptonite of climate change deniers?
I wanted to share with you a really clever and powerful artwork that I discovered in a Facebook video, as well as my thoughts on the subject. At first glance it seems like nothing particularly unusual, a mother walking with her child. The genius part is that the child is made out of ice. As … Read more Who would want to steal the future of their own children?
The Earth has always changed, its climate has always fluctuated and life on Earth is constantly evolving, these are facts. The problem is that many people are trying to use these facts to distort the debate about the environmental crisis. If the climate has always changed and life on Earth has always adapted, why are … Read more “Everything is fine folks, the climate has always changed, life has always evolved”
Trump’s administration predicted in a 500 pages draft environmental impact statement that the planet is going to warm up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit (4° Celsius) by 2100 compared to the pre-industrial era. According to scientists, such a raise in temperature is going to have a catastrophic impact on human society and life on Earth. Sea level … Read more Trump administration admits that climate change is going to have catastrophic effects, decides to do nothing
This is certainly not the topic which made Isaac Asimov famous, but he did write about climate change in an extremely powerful and conclusive way. In just a couple of paragraphs he manages to perfectly explain the science behind the mechanisms that drive anthropogenic climate change. He presents the dangers of feedback loops and runaway … Read more Isaac Asimov’s warning about climate change and deforestation (1986)
If we want to protect the natural environment we absolutely need to become conscious consumers. The choices we make have a direct impact on demand and directly influence industrial production. That said, it is important to realize that we can not solve the ecological crisis solely through our choices as consumers. Here’s why. Let’s take … Read more We can not solve the ecological crisis as consumers, we must do it as citizens
Climate skeptics often claim that the scientific models fail to accurately predict the changes in the climate we actually observe in the real world. While the fossil fuel industry does their best to spread misinformation and doubt about the science, the facts speak for themselves. Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress … Read more How accurate were the climate models from thirty years ago ? Pretty f****** accurate !