Questionable Motives

October 20, 2011

How many times can we run the Global Warming Experiment?

Filed under: Climate Change,Environment,Global Warming,Scepticism — tildeb @ 9:52 am

Exactly once. And we are. Right now.

So who should we believe? Those who predict climate instability from anthropomorphic warming or those who say climate changes is part of a natural cycle?

That’s the wrong question.

The right question is how should we be managing our risk better. And that message needs to take over this ‘debate’.

Borrowed straight from Ken over at Open Parachute, I have decided to help spread the word:


  1. I been a fan of his for a long time. All of the videos in the series are excellent and he’s a wonderful science communicator. Thanks for posting this.

    Comment by Cedric Katesby — October 20, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  2. The ideas about risk management have been on my mind for quite some time now, but I could never really put those ideas into logical sense like this video did. Thanks for the post!!

    Comment by kristy — October 21, 2011 @ 4:51 am | Reply

  3. Wow, great vid Tildeb, consider it copied and pasted to my blog as well.

    Comment by The Arbourist — October 21, 2011 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  4. The global warming issue is something that has been on my mind for a very long time. I want to publicize it but, I don’t think I have enough information to do so. Could you recommend some sites/resources? Thanks. And your point on risk management is brilliant to say the least

    Comment by jesusfreak155 — October 22, 2011 @ 5:28 am | Reply

  5. Could you recommend some sites/resources?

    NASA. Nobody does it better.
    (Google “NASA” and “climate” and you will instantly see what I mean. The work they do and the way they explain their work is great. If you are not getting your climatology information from NASA then you are probably doing it wrong.)

    So NASA gets my vote. Plus the Royal Society. Though there is the AAAS. And it would be wrong to forget the NAS. The APS is also awesome. Of course, that goes double for the AGU and the USGC. And maybe NOAA. Then there’s also the British Antarctic Survey and the CSIRO and the American Chemical Society and…
    Come to think of it, every single scientific community on the planet covering all the science disciplines does a fine job.
    There are no exceptions at all.
    As long as you look to primary sources of information and skip the middlemen then finding good information about global warming is easy.

    Climate deniers are ritualists. They use zombie talking points otherwise known as PRATTs. Those talking points don’t change or go away. They just get recycled again and again and again.
    To save time, the website has collected them all into a single handy-dandy resource and taken a dump on them from a very great height.
    Highly recommended.
    Pay close attention to how does their research and source their information.
    They rely on primary sources of information all the way. And (of course) they just love NASA.
    Climate deniers are not about the science. They are about doubt. It’s all happened before.

    DOUBT – The climate Reality Project

    Comment by Cedric Katesby — October 22, 2011 @ 6:18 am | Reply

  6. […] big thanks to tildeb over at Questionable Motives for bring this video to my attention.  The video is about the […]

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