You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We need to do anything and everything to stop climate change.”
What would you say?
From the global Paris Climate Accord, to demands that we all buy LED lightbulbs, concerns about climate change have shaped government policies and personal choices alike.
We should care about the environment. After all, animals, plants, and human beings all need clean water and clean air to flourish.
So, the next time you’re in a conversation about climate change, remember to look for clarity on the current situation by asking these two questions:
First, is the Earth warming? How do the current warming patterns compare to other times of warming throughout history?
Second, are we causing it? Is the current warming pattern caused by things within our control, or outside our control?
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For more on “data recorders” and the history of the earth’s climate, see: Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards, The Privileged Planet (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2004), 21–43.
For more on the differing views of environmental scientists, see: James M. Taylor, “Warming Debate Not Over, Survey of Scientists Shows,” Environment and Climate News (Heartland Institute: February 1, 2007), at: https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/warming-debate-not-over-survey-of-scientists-shows
For a detailed study of global climate variations in geologic history and the possible causes, see Dennis Avery and Fred Singer, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).