Saturday, 1 March 2014

Our PM will remain in the intra-anal cranial position

This week what are almost certainly the two leading scientific organisations in the world, the Royal Society and the Academies of Science in the US, released their latest joint advice on the subject of climate change:
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, the national science academy of the U.K., released a joint publication today in Washington, D.C., that explains the clear evidence that humans are causing the climate to change, and that addresses a variety of other key questions commonly asked about climate change science.

“As two of the world’s leading scientific bodies, we feel a responsibility to evaluate and explain what is known about climate change, at least the physical side of it, to concerned citizens, educators, decision makers and leaders, and to advance public dialogue about how to respond to the threats of climate change,” said NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone.

“Our aim with this new resource is to provide people with easy access to the latest scientific evidence on climate change, including where scientists agree and where uncertainty still remains,” added Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society.  "We have enough evidence to warrant action being taken on climate change; it is now time for the public debate to move forward to discuss what we can do to limit the impact on our lives and those of future generations."
The report is easy reading, and discuses the main denier arguments clearly. Read it online or download it as a PDF. When you read letters to the editor of the Cairns Post from the wingnuts, play denier argument bingo with it. How many bad arguments can they fit in one letter?

Here in Australia, our government will continue its attempts to get rid of the carbon tax rather than improve it. It will continue its deliberately underfunded and doomed to failure direct action scheme as the minimum it can get away with politically. It will abolish the agencies best placed to advise it on the reality of the situation and the path ahead. It will appoint climate change deniers to panels on the subject. We're to be the stupid country.

If you know someone who voted Liberal (or for the jackass and clown Clive Palmer's party), blame them.

1 comment :

  1. Crazy world in Oz at the mo. I coordinate Reuse and Recycle, Cairns Inc. We have a host of sustainability focused services and free resources being released in April. To get access to schools we had to de-emphasise climate change! If the kids bring it up tho... ~:-)

    Personally, I didn't vote LNP and WILL be voting for Rob Pyne as Cairns MP if he wins the pre-selection. Avid actionist he is for climate change awareness and behaviorual change.