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Science, Climate Change: Now is the Time to Talk about It

14 Sep 2017, 01:46 UTC
Science, Climate Change: Now is the Time to Talk about It
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There’s a recent idea being floated by U.S. government officials who are climate change deniers. It goes something like this: “Now is not the time to talk about climate change while people are suffering.” On the contrary, at a point when people have lost homes, businesses, and possibly their lives to ramped-up storms, now IS the time. It has been time for decades. The science supports the conclusions that humans have affected our planet’s climate. I’m all about the science. We should all be all about the science — it provides the evidence for what is happening.
There’s also another misconception floating around that climate change causes hurricanes. I’ve seen this one repeated endlessly across social media, often by people who seem to forget that hurricanes, typhoons, tropical storms, and blizzards have always occurred. The fact that they happen is NOT the problem. Storms are part of our atmosphere and climate and life on Earth has put up with them for 3.8 billion years. The plain fact is, humans are affecting the planet’s climate in ways we need to understand. The data support that idea, as you can see in this video from NASA.

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