Alis volat propriis
- Aug 25, 2009
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Simple basic truths (proven by science) are not likely to change.Jump to lava and see how fast it kills you.Actually it hardly ever provides these easy, "black and white", quick answers. Lifestyle choices kill some in short amounts of time or even instantly (drug use, poor diet, lack of exercise). Others have the same exact diet, lack of exercise, and use drugs and hang around much longer.Yes it does.Science doesn't supply easy, "black and white", and quick answers. So to answer the question in the title...no.As with other disciplines, Americans have been subjected to a contempt for the science of climatology that has festered in the highest echelons of government recently.
The stark disparity between reality and crackpot notions has dire ramifications, and no, ingesting disinfectants will not protect you from the ravages of unchecked fossil fuel consumption.
Climate change is making people sick and leading to premature death, according to a pair of influential reports on the connections between global warming and health.
Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization released a preliminary report on the global climate which shows that the last decade was the warmest on record and that millions of people were affected by wildfires, floods and extreme heat this year on top of the global pandemic.
Separately, a sprawling analysis published Wednesday by the medical research journal The Lancet focuses on public health data from 2019, and finds that heat waves, air pollution and extreme weather increasingly damage human health. It is the most comprehensive annual report yet on the nexus of climate and health, and is routinely cited by climate policymakers. The authors include dozens of physicians and public health experts from around the world.
Both reports make an explicit connection between death, disease and burning fossil fuels.This foolishness has not only been an embarrassment for the United States that has surrendered leadership in the global crisis. It is a perverse refutation that will have severe economic impact, provoke mass migrations, and destroy quality of life for humans as well as other species.Heat waves, air pollution and extreme weather are making people sick and, increasingly, killing people. A key report by global physicians says fossil fuels are to blame.www.npr.org
Will the nation step up to face this enormous challenge that is already wreaking havoc?
Some will still rely on it when it benefits them....but as far as starting every sentence with "The science suggests...." No.
Annoying when people who have no idea how science works comment on it.
Other more complex questions (ones you're not equipped to consider) are not explained by science.