CC. is it worth the risk?
After watching the nut-job Malcolm Roberts on QandA, last Monday night, I felt compelled to respond. 😯
Despite his efforts, and his obvious understanding of the dilemma that faces the planet, Brian Cox, was never going to make any headway with the sadly delusional Malcolm Roberts, as despite his calls for “Empirical Evidence”, the reality is that Roberts is not interested in any evidence that contradicts what he believes to be true. 😯
Although, having said that, I’m not personally convinced that Roberts truly believes his own demented ramblings, as much as he protests that he does? 😛 (But then he did cite Pauline Hanson, as one of the most intelligent people he’s ever known 😯 So who knows??? ❓ )
And his incessant demands for “Empirical Evidence” are only matched by his effort to dismiss any and all evidence put before him
So, what is “Empirical Evidence”?
- Empirical evidence is information acquired by observation or experimentation. This data is recorded and analysed by scientists and is a central process as part of the scientific method.
- “Empirical evidence” or “scientific evidence” is evidence which serves the purpose of either supporting or countering a scientific hypothesis or theory.
Now, I may not be as smart as Professor Brian Cox 😯 , but by those definitions, it seems to me that “Empirical Evidence” is exactly what we have… But I digress 😉
The truth is that Roberts is an ego maniac, and deluded fool, who would never even consider the possibility that he could be wrong , as evidenced by his performance on QandA , and his responses to the evidence that he was confronted with.
But the question needs to be asked, of all those who believe the plethora of crap that is pervading the internet in regards to CC;
“What is the worst case scenario if either side is wrong”?????
Well, if those that believe the science (as I do), are wrong, but do what they believe needs to be done, then the worst case scenario is that we will end up with;
- A planet that is cleaner and greener than it otherwise would be
- A new world wide economy based on renewables
- A vastly more efficient, and environmentally friendly energy sector
- A healthier populous, due to a reduction in pollution, amongst other things, reducing at least some of the pressure on grossly under resourced health services
- And hopefully a more environmentally aware, and responsible populous, that will leave the planet in a better condition for future generations to work with, appreciate and enjoy.
And on the other hand, if the CC deniers are wrong, but convince the powers that be, to do nothing, other than maintain the status quo then the worst case scenario is that;
- There will be potentially billions of environmental refugees
- Natural disasters, increasing in both frequency and intensity
- Coastal inundation on a grand scale
- Untold millions, if not billions, of people dying from the aforementioned natural disasters (Floods, droughts, fires etc etc)
- A populous battling the environment, for their very survival, with a vision and grip on the future that is tenuous at best!
Now, at this point, I have to say that I, for one, would be more than happy for all the scientists, and “empirical evidence” to be wrong, and for the likes of Malcolm Roberts et al to be able to say “We told you so”!
Sadly however, as Brian Cox pointed out to Roberts (Which the aforementioned Roberts summarily dismissed 😯 ) the overwhelming consensus of the science community is of the contrary view!
So, IMHO, the most important question that we need to ask ourselves is not who’s right or wrong, (Although, I, like most would argue that the evidence is clear 😛 ) but;
“When it comes to doing nothing about CC… Is it worth the risk???”
And the answer is a resounding NO!