Monday, August 31, 2009

Climate Change: Politically convenient?

Now hold on there - what right wing, climate hating, knuckle-dragging, science-denying site might say something like this?

The BBC:

Talk about climate change is everywhere, from the classroom to the UN. It is undoubtedly an important issue, but has our enthusiasm for tackling climate change led us to neglect other pressing and arguably more immediate environmental concerns, such as poor air quality in our major cities? Why has climate change attracted so much political attention and the loss of plant and animal species so little?

Far from being an 'inconvenient truth', could the climate change debate actually be rather politically convenient?

Radio 4 has a 30 minute show on the subject. It's only available online for another 3 days, so go listen.

Hat tip: Roger Pielke, who also has a very, very interesting of what passes for scientific "review" these days (at least in some quarters).

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Very interesting (in a "My Head's About to Explode" kind of way) to see the discussion going on over there, it seems that Mr. Tobis is rather theological in his science and "truthfinding."