andre, on 16 February 2012 - 09:13, said:
I have lost count the amount of times I have heard the word battle or fight used in AGW threads. It's right up there with sceptic, denialist, contrarian.
And I have to say, the culprits for the use of such words are usually the pro AGW lobby.
Which is quite suprising, as you would expect to find within that group the serious scientists and proponents of AGW that can have a good honest discussion without allowing it to all become coloured with emotion.
And I say this in an attempt to look at this from the outside.
We all know about the hacks and the underhanded ways in which both camps fire bullets at the other.
it's a shame, because it does make a serious topic political and driven by subjectiveness.
And everyone is guilty of doing, some more than others; and I don't have to point that out to them.
This is not the playground at school.
As for all the money that has been thrown at advertising AGW in whatever capacity. What a waste. It's like reporting the effects of smoking or drinking on your health, without educating on why you got like it in the first place.
More adverts showing starving kids in the 3rd world is what we need, with a big disclaimer "IF YOU DON'T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR FUTURE THIS WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR FAMILY 3 OR 4 GENERATIONS DOWN THE LINE"
Education, education, education. Backed up by a serious policy by government instead of stupid adverts showing drowning dogs in a little girls book that gives her nightmares.
And the funniest thing of all is that we all know what's happening. How long have there been films around that warn of where we are heading. But hey, so long as we all have a good life in the mean time, who cares about the future hey!!!
This is the tipping point that every species reaches. We are on the brink of extinction and we don't even realise it.