The piece of satire that was directed at Colin Craig from the very funny Citizen Blog was about global warming and on that front, there is little to laugh at.
This week the measured carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 399.5 parts per million, the last time there was that much of a build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 3 million years ago – although we’ll forgive Colin if he claims it was only 8500 years ago – that amount of carbon in the atmosphere makes the planet 3 degrees warmer with sea levels 25meters higher than they are now.
It took nature millions of years to build up Co2 to the these levels. We’ve done that in the space of a couple of century. The feedback lash from the manner in which we recklessly waste resources needs to be urgently addressed as the issue that risks all others.
So let’s be clear. The science really is in on global warming so if you are justifying your inaction under the pretense that there’s still some scientific question mark over anthropogenic climate change, rest assured you are just being politically lazy and not nihilistically pragmatic.