Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Climate Change Is Real, Dummy

This is the only time I am going to write an article on this because I personally find the topic of climate change to be a no-brainer and it has honestly been boring to talk about since 2007.

But apparently this new wave of politicians are attempting to make the topic of climate change sexy and trying to bring it back.  (YEP!)
Shhhhhh... Be quiet, climate change.  The politicians are talking.
Like I mentioned in a previous post, there is a good chunk of politicians that don't believe in the science of climate change and now are trying to challenge everything that apparently 97% of the scientific community accept as fact (holy fuck, that is greater percentage than most dentists agree on what type of toothbrush you should use).

Do these politicians believe that there is no scientific proof of climate change? Probably not, but they do recognize that by challenging these findings, they are stalling the government backing of many green energy and sustainable projects - many of which they believe are wastes of money...(Editors Note: WHAT?!)

The reason that it will hold up many of these projects is that the constituents that these politicians represent believe that many of these projects were necessary solely because of the threat of climate change, and by smearing the science of these findings, the constituents will no longer be as enthusiastic about investing into new technologies and energy sources.

American voters need to recognize the potential that these new technologies and sources have in terms of generating money and the potential costs of continuing down the path that we have been on.

By focusing on money, I'm not saying that climate change is no longer an important driving issue behind these sustainable practices...because it definitely is.  However, if politicians are going to attack climate change, then voters need to recognize that politicians are also attacking potential job markets as well as setting up the nation for higher energy costs down the road.


  1. I love that you decided to make a JT reference just to get more people to read your article!

  2. Yep. That one was for the ladies, haha.

  3. You get it, Colin. Even if the climate doesn't change, the country must invest in sustainable markets now. If not, we will be buying solar panels, electric cars and smart-grid technology from China, India and Japan (and they will continue to loan us the money to do so!). Michael