Heat Denied.

8 01 2011

Original post by Brendan, A Member of the ABC Science Matters Mailing List.

Meanwhile in Science 201 we look at the evolution of global warming
denialists:

Stage 1: (Pre-Cambrium) The earth is not warming, to think otherwise
will cause job losses and destroy the economy.

Stage 2: (Ordovician) Ok, maybe the earth is warming, but it’s perfectly
natural and not caused by human activity, to think otherwise will cause
job losses and destroy the economy.

Stage 3: (Devonian) Ok, maybe this warming is caused by us, but there is
nothing we can do about it, to think otherwise will cause job losses and
destroy the economy.

Stage 4: (Carboniferous) Ok, maybe we can do something, let’s trust
industry to solve the problem, governments should not be involved, to
think otherwise will cause job losses and destroy the economy.

Stage 5: (Permian) Ok, maybe governments should be involved, but
industry should set the price on carbon, to think otherwise will cause
job losses and destroy the economy.

Stage 6: (Triassic) Ok, maybe government should set the price on carbon,
but big polluters should be subsidised by taxpayers to protect profits,
CEO salaries and investor dividends, to think otherwise will cause job
losses and destroy the economy.

Stage 7: (Cretaceous) Ok, maybe profits, CEOs and investors should not
be protected species, but Governments should not promote alternate
energy production …. to think otherwise will cause job losses and
destroy the economy.

There are obviously several stages after this, but I’ll stop for the
sake of brevity.

So next time you read a post by a denialist, or read an article in the
business news by a billionaire opposed to a mining tax, think about
where they might be on this evolutionary scale.

Yours Warmly,

brendan

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