No need to panic about global warming.
Last week, the WSJ ran an article titled just that. And it was signed by 16 scientists. Going against the popular opinion, these scientists have set out to tell the world that the temperature changes we’re seeing are pretty normal in context. (See, context is important!) They want their studies to be shared, but they don’t want to lose their jobs. This was hands down the best article I read last week.
It’s important to note, as my cousin so aptly put: “The overwhelming consensus of hundreds of climatologists and studies of the climate (I’m talking 99%+ here) agree with the IPCC report’s conclusion about climate change. There isn’t a serious scientific debate about it.” I’m still trying to figure out the whole newsletter thing, though it feels a bit more comfortable each time I open up my MailChimp template. One thing I struggle with is how much of my opinion to share, but I suppose that’s half the reason I write these! When sharing, I think there is often an implication of agreement, which wasn’t exactly true in this case. I should have called out the number of comments on the WSJ article, and maybe also added a “just” in front of the number of scientists that signed it (16.) Or also shared The Guardian’s article, which ripped apart the WSJ piece. I’m sorry. I still thought the WSJ piece was an interesting read, but in context of the many other articles and positions out there. Thanks for hanging in there with me!