Two scientific fields find themselves under attack in the United States. Evolutionary biology and climatology. No matter what the science shows, no matter how great the evidence, evangelicals dismiss the whole idea of evolution, and our free market dogmatists, operating under the assumption that “the business of America is business,” reject conclusions accepted by 98% of climate scientists — that human activities are warming the planet. Especially when it comes to climate change, we put dogma before science at our own peril. And that’s why The Reality Climate Project, led by Al Gore, is hosting today and tomorrow an online program called 24 Hours of Reality. Here’s what it’s all about:
24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, representing every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.
Click here to find the location — or locations — where you would like to watch a presentation.
As long as Al Gore is the front man for this stuff, many people will not take it seriously. Isn’t there anyone who could be a better spokesman for this.
“Two scientific fields find themselves under attack in the United States. Evolutionary biology and climatology”
While Darwin has been attacked for decades, it is hyperbole to say climatology is under attack. Global warming caused by human activity is questioned and there are many reasons to question the hypothesis referred to as AGW.
And as for Al Gore, we can surmise that he doesn’t believe what he is saying or he would not travel in SUVs, ride in private jets, or live in a house that costs 20x to heat and cool as an average US home.
His behavior is antinomian and cannot be justified. Does anyone think Ghandi would have succeeded if he’d lived like Al Gore? If Al is serious, he needs to behave like Ghandi and not Hugh Hefner.
You just lost me as a loyal visitor.
Why do I still read comments?
I do hope more people and more types of people will spend their time educating others about levels of acceptance and certainty among climate scientists.
Great site, crucial post
I do hope that more people will not be pulled into this madness. The only thing for certain is that there is no certainty. Please focus on pollution instead climate change.