Why won’t intelligent people fear “Global Warming?”

Because of stories like this  (from the Guardian, of course).

A changing climate isn’t just about floods, droughts and heatwaves.  It brings erupting volcanoes and catastrophic earthquakes, says Bill McGuire in  London.

The idea that a changing climate can persuade the ground to shake, volcanoes  to rumble and tsunamis to crash on to unsuspecting coastlines seems, at first,  to be bordering on the insane. …. The fact that  it does reflects a failure of our imagination and a limited understanding of the  manner in which the different physical components of our planet – the  atmosphere, the oceans, and the solid earth, or geosphere – intertwine and  interact.

If we think about climate change at all, most of us do so in a very  simplistic way: so, the weather might get a bit warmer; floods and droughts may  become more of a problem and sea levels will slowly creep upwards. Evidence  reveals, however, that our planet is an almost unimaginably complicated beast,  which reacts to a dramatically changing climate in all manner of different ways;  a few – like the aforementioned – straightforward and predictable; some  surprising and others downright implausible. Into the latter category fall the  manifold responses of the geosphere.

Disagree? You’re a simpleton with limited understanding. That includes every scientist on earth.

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5 responses to “Why won’t intelligent people fear “Global Warming?”

  1. He has it exactly wrong.
    Remember Iceland volcano that made Europies ?
    Each day it erupted it put more H2 SO4 than all cars built to date……
    He is holding the tail of the dog and staring straight forward ……

  2. AJ

    That article was so stupid that it hurt my head to read it. Everyone knows that the way to appease the volcano is to throw the virgin in the lava pit, assuming Walt doesn’t grab her on her way down. My hero. Now look what you’ve done: the wrath of the Gods is upon us.

  3. AJ

    The mud volcano. Close your eyes when you watch this one Walt, or you’re on your way to Cartagena:

  4. Roger Kaputnik

    Can I attribute my genital herpes to global warming as well?