Comments on: UK minister in a spin over climate change doubters http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/03/04/uk-minister-in-a-spin-over-climate-change-doubters/ Insights from the UK and beyond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:30:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mike http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/03/04/uk-minister-in-a-spin-over-climate-change-doubters/comment-page-1/#comment-7982 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:42:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=2020#comment-7982 All this hand wringing and dire warnings about climate change.
Sorry, whilst the world population continues to grow at around 1.5 million A WEEK, I cannot take it seriously. Obviously world leaders are ignoring this future catastrophe, so carry on and enjoy yourselves everybody.
All those extra houses, schools, hospitals,cars, white goods, brown goods, etc. etc., needed week in, week out. Ho hum.

]]>
By: nick http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/03/04/uk-minister-in-a-spin-over-climate-change-doubters/comment-page-1/#comment-7981 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:56:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=2020#comment-7981 Yes Jeremy this may be true, but do you know just how hard it is to get any form of research grant from an instituation academic or industrial that differs from current thought on global warning.

]]>
By: Jeremy http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/03/04/uk-minister-in-a-spin-over-climate-change-doubters/comment-page-1/#comment-7979 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:58:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=2020#comment-7979 Glad to see some industrialists have still got the heads screwed on properly.
The climate is always changing – due to Atlantic Multidecadal Oscilation and Dansguard Oeschger /Heinrich Event…look it up!

p.s. the Nasa satelite that showed massive ice disappearance in the artic has been proved to be faulty

]]>
By: NatureAdvice http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/03/04/uk-minister-in-a-spin-over-climate-change-doubters/comment-page-1/#comment-7977 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:00:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=2020#comment-7977 Classic …It’s really great that Politican are focussing on the climate change issue.Going green in our lives is all about achieving sustainability meaning we’re able to complete our day-to-day activities with a minimal impact on the environment. Making a sustainable decision about travelling is particularly significant given the impact transport has on the environment overall. The way we travel is one of the single biggest generators of CO2 and other toxic substances, a direct cause of climate change and the greenhouse effect. So making a sustainable transport choice will greatly reduce your carbon footprint.
By the way, for your reading interested in funding for climate change ideas. Check out http://www.justmeans.com/challenge/clima te Four winners will receive $200,000 each to pursure their ‘Changing Climate Change’ idea. This initiative is being run by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

]]>
By: Ray http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/03/04/uk-minister-in-a-spin-over-climate-change-doubters/comment-page-1/#comment-7971 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 01:51:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=2020#comment-7971 Claiming that climate change isn’t happening is one thing but claiming that humans are responsible is another thing altogether. In some minds, a severe snow storm proves that it isn’t happening and I still see people claiming that a volcanic eruption like Pinatubo exceeds the yearly CO2 emissions of humankind. Or they’ll harken back to the short lived story of the 70s that the globe was actually cooling and take it as gospel for the future. Then there are the businesses that foster the propaganda that humans aren’t responsible because limiting emissions will cost them money.
Meanwhile, the number of humans on earth continues to grow which will make the emissions problems more severe since we need to continually “grow” world economies.
So I seriously doubt that CO2 emissions will even stabilize at close to current levels, much less be reduced to anything approaching 1990 levels.
Considering increasing populations, pollution, dwindling resources, warming and many other problems, I think humanity has already “bought the farm” but the majority of citizens are not quite aware of it yet even in the advanced countries.
It’s sad. Especially for the youngsters being born.

]]>