Monday, May 4, 2015

Global Warming science explained in one picture

This may be the most famous science cartoon ever.  The humor comes from the explicit inclusion of Bravo Sierra in the proof scrawled on the chalkboard.  Even someone who never got no highfalutin edumacation can see the BS for what it is.

Interestingly, people are.  The kids are alright:
Consequently, young Americans are often unsupportive of government measures to prevent climate change that might harm the economy. Less than a third of those surveyed agreed with the statement, “Government should do more to curb climate change, even at the expense of economic growth,” and only 12 percent strongly agreed with it. Again, the youngest survey respondents were more conservative than any other age group, with only 28 percent of 18 to 20-year-olds in agreement and eight percent in strong agreement with that statement. In contrast, other age groups varied between 30 percent and 34 percent in agreement and 11 percent to 14 percent in strong agreement. Not only are the newest voters less convinced of climate change as a reality; they are also less likely to support government funding of climate change solutions.
Maybe it's because they've heard too much of this:
Governments are running out of time to address climate change and to avoid the worst effects of rising temperatures, an influential UN panel warned yesterday.
Greater energy efficiency, renewable electricity sources and new technology to dump carbon dioxide underground can all help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the experts said. But there could be as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C or more. [Emphasis mine- Borepatch]
The date that last one was published?  Eight years ago.

Prediction is hard, especially about the future.

Inspired by an email from Rick.

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