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No, I’m not mutating into that crazy “Christian” lady from Trading Spouses. At least not yet.
I’m watching with interest the lead up to the Copenhagen climate summit next month - and in particular, the full on assault by those with vested interests on the science of climate change. The recent theft of emails - and very selective publishing of email conversations between climate scientists at the University of East Anglia - is the first serious attempt at the discrediting of climate science. And sadly, a very effective one - it has been extremely disheartening to see climate science getting a pummelling, especially in media outlets which would be less than favourable to acceptance that climate change is ongoing.
Flicking across the TV tonight, I came across a news report on Russia Today - the Kremlin’s foreign mouthpiece these days - in which they attempted to but the boot in on climate science, and on man-made global warming. When you remember that Russia is a major producer of oil and gas - and something its economy is highly dependent on - you can see where this ‘editorial guidance’ is coming from.
Strong, vested interests will try to nobble attempts at mitigating the effects of climate change by reducing carbon emissions - it is up to us, as scientists, to provide the public with the unvarnished truth on climate change, in order to highlight how seriously fucked we really are.
I’m sick of this - it is time to stand up to the vested interests (and to those “scientists” in the pay of those vested interests). Are you up for the fight?