In Response To A Climate Change Denier….

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Let’s leave our world in a better place….for our children’s future.

There seems to be a lot of emotion in the debate over climate change. As someone with breathing challenges, I am passionate in my belief that clean air is a world-wide necessity. I try to choose my beliefs in the same way I make decisions: a combination of facts, experience, ideals and reason. In my oppinon, working towards a clean air environment has many upsides and few down sides. It all comes down to “do we want to make a lot of money in the short term and let humanity die out or make less money now and allow humanity to survive longer?” Money or Life. Seems like a tough choice huh?

So I have been watching a lot of news and youtube videos of pundants discussing climate change. I respect that everyone is entitled to their oppinion and realize that every oppinion has a bit of validity to it. However, I recently read an article where one so-called “expert” spoke so passionatly against the possibility of climate-change that my brain almost exploded. It made me wonder, “Do those who balk in the face of overwhelming facts do so out of strong moral character or idealogical political reasons?” What is the difference? Questioning for the purposes of finding the truth is one thing. Skewing facts to fit a pre-concieved perspective is totally different. It’s the difference between being true to yourself or true to an agenda.

So, before people fruitlessly argue about climate change, it is important that we come to some baselilne agreements. Seeing eye to eye on these four principles allows our perspectives to be alligned and maximizes the chances of finding successful action to counteract global warming/polution/lack of resources.

These Are Four Guiding Principles

I am confident that we will not only find a way to compromise but will take successful action for humanity to prosper. Let’s agree:

1: That we actually want to come to an agreement and not just bullshit for political reasons.

2: On the definition of important terms such as “global warming,” “climate change,” “scientific concensus,” “opinion vs. fact.”

3: The differences between “man made problems” and “natural climate cycles.”

4. Regardless of our responsibility, do we want to make the effort to give our kids a world worth living in???

Once we agree on these basic ideas, challenges to our climate will be easier to overcome.

We are a resourceful species.

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