Tim the Plumber wrote:
I don't think that people are stupid, I find the issue of climate change fascinating myself, and I think the science has convinced most knowledgeable people that bad things will happen if we fail to address this issue.
The problem is doing something about it. We depend on fossil fuels, lots of people make a living from them. Climate change is not the only problem facing the world and some other problems seem more immediate.
Having said that if the science is correct the climate has started to impact those other problems; for example the drought in America affects the whole world through food prices, this can lead to political instability in far flung corners of the world. More places at the rule of gunmen will not be good for the war on terror. I see no reason why this sort of thing should not get worse in the future.
Sorry for my bleak assessment but this the way I see it.
1 What bad things do you think are going to happen? The "consensus" IPCC says that the worst case scenario is for a less than 2 foot sea level rise by 2100. Is there something else you think will produce a disaster?
You mean beside the other concerns you always seem to ignore? Increased flooding and/or drought in some areas are one. Increased problems with pests such as the insects which attack crops and spread diseases are another. Changes in the range of flora is another. Increased wild fires are yet another. Of course there is your focus on the sea level rise which you believe is offset by making up figures and claiming it will not be a problem at all.
2 World food prices are artificially high due to the practice of using lots of food to make bio-deisel. This is killing people faster than Hiltler ever managed it.
Odd, what food is that? The food crops do not usually make good conversions to fuel. Maybe you are speaking of corn? I wonder if you know the corn used in making ethanol is not the corn humans generally consume? It is the type of corn fed to animals, used in industry, and used for making food additives. In the US about 3% of that corn is used for food, such as corn meal, flour, and flakes. Even the by-product of the wet milling used to make ethanol is used for animal feed.
3 The world is less war torn now than it's ever been. The poor world is slowly getting better, mostly. Organisations such as the Gates foundation are making the obsticles to development overcomable for all nations.
Really? You have some data to support this claim or is it another assumption?
The most serious problem is, as always, bad thinking.
Like that you are trying to give us in place of actual facts?