The problem for climate deniers and those who refuse to accept that we need to radically change our economy to a sustainable one was always that despite their bullshit, ignorance and quack science – the impacts of global warming by human pollution are so extreme, it is only a matter of time before their consequences start raising their ugly head…
Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’, scientists warn
At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings.
That is the conclusion of a new paper published in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.
The paper contends that we have already crossed four “planetary boundaries”.
…now you can be in denial about global warming all you like, but the science is in. We humans are creating so much pollution it is impacting our biosphere’s ability to sustain us. People don’t want to believe this because it would mean accepting the environmentalists are right, and no one wants to admit that when so much of our economy is based on climate changing gas producing industries like dairy and oil drilling.
Climate deniers have used the same tactics as the Tobacco Industry to create doubt in the publics mind that somehow the science hasn’t been settled yet. It has. Those on the Right with a vested interest in continuing with the unsustainable practices of the now have used many of their pundit voices in the mainstream media to denounce climate change as little more than a Greenpeace hoax.
In NZ. Cameron Slater has been one of the loudest climate denial voices while his mate and partner in crime, David Farrar has played the role of minimising the impacts and downplaying the reality of climate change by calling everyone a ‘Climate Alarmist’ if they demand real debate on the issue. The Key Government believes we should make money rather than change the economy and those on the Right who drive around in mammoth gas guzzling cars refuse to ever admit the environmental movement are right.
Well, their years of denial are all coming to an end.
Climate deniers are the creationists at an evolution conference, the sooner we ignore them, show their views the contempt they deserve and start ignoring their voices in the debate, the sooner we can start moving on with solutions.
The disinformation spreaders like Slater, Farrar and the wider Right have used to question the science and muddy the waters has cost us enough time, and they should be damned by history forever for their services towards protecting their polluter mates profit lines over our collective good.
As our denial becomes more and more farcical, the protest response to that should become more and more radical. Scratching large cars with coins, more focused actions at stopping the production of coal and oil, demands for real political solutions to climate change and refusal to allow more water to fund dairy expansion need to start surfacing.
We just can’t allow these delusional people to continue leading on this issue.