Comments on: Can the Internet save the environment? Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Chad2 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 09:18:30 +0000 Im not sure if I could agree that climate change is infact being influenced by internet usage.

I would agree however that the net is a sparring groung for this issue, but is that such a bad thing? Its my belief that public and global discussion (i.e. internet forum)are a means of promoting awareness of this global issue.

As for conflicting views on research outcomes I totally agree, nobody knows who to believe. I suppose this is where peer scrutiny is difficult, and good science is difficult to achieve.

I also think that another important question in this discussion is who uses the internet? Is it a global population or only a privilaged fraction? Are we (internet users) just pompous armchair activists, or true global environmental warriers?

By: Global Changes Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:23:39 +0000 At the moment the internet is having a negative effect on climate change. It is merely becoming a sparring ground for those who refuse to believe that climate change is man made to dispute scientific studies for their own gain.

Using it in this way would be a step forward, but I think the main problem that is surfacing is that there are so many people who claim they know what is going on, that all conflict each other, so no one knows who to believe anymore.

People are already suffering as a result of climate change