Global warming deniers
[Yes, I'm intentionally using the terminology normally used for Holocaust denial]
Let’s forget about the political aspects of the debate for a minute. Put all that aside. Forget about it. Let’s just think – together – for a few minutes.
Think about what you see when you commute to work every day. What do you see?
Think about what you see before you open your front door every day. What do you see?
I see thousands – literally, thousands – of little CO2, CO, and NOx generators all around me every time I leave my house. Tens of thousands, running all the time, just in my small city. How many cities are there around the world that are just the same? How many millions of cars, trucks, buses, tractors, trains, airliners, and motorcycles are running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, 10 years a decade? Each one burning fossil fuels, generating its own CO2 and pollutants.
I see thousands of homes and apartments. Tens of thousands, just in my small city. How many hundreds of millions are there in the world just like these? Each one – each and every one of them – consuming electricity. Computers, TVs, clocks, toasters, air conditioning, heating, aquarium filters, audio receivers, light bulbs, microwaves. Most of them burning natural gas, propane, or heating oil. Millions and millions and millions and millions, all over the world. Running all the time. Every day, every year.
Office buildings. Shopping malls. Warehouses. Airports. Hotels. Factories. Millions and millions of them, all over the world, always running. Always using energy, always generating CO2.
Look at these photographs of industrial pollution in China. This is happening on a massive scale. All over the place.
Now let’s ask a question. It’s a simple question, and I want you to ask yourself and answer – to yourself – as honestly as possible.
Can you honestly say that you believe that this does not have any effect on the global climate?
For those of you who answer no: what does this make you think about those who answer yes?
For those of you who answer yes: how is that possible?