18 Sep '12, 10am

Why Is Climate Change So Easy to Ignore?

Why Is Climate Change So Easy to Ignore?

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center /CC BY 2.0 Way back when the "climategate" conspiracy theories were swirling , I remember one particularly adamant denier commenting that he would believe in climate change once Al Gore and other environmentalists abandoned the luxuries of electricity and fossil fuels and really put their money where their mouths were. After all, he argued, if the crisis was as bad as we were making it out to be, why hadn't we all slashed our carbon footprints to zero to save the human race? At the time, I thought it was a pretty lame shot. Read The Science. Not the Lifestyle I tend to base my reading of science on expert opinion and peer reviewed research—not the consumption habits of Democratic politicians or left leaning liberals. Yet there was a kernel of truth to our friend's jibe. Given that climate change is already killing people and the death toll ...

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