Since long interested in nature and science. As a adolescent, I found myself in a time when the ice age doom thinking was in full swing and rapidly followed by a number of catastrophic beliefs, which culminated in the current global warming and climate change belief. All that time I was definitely a believer, I basically believed what the media/scientists were telling us. Since about four years now, I went from a believer in anthropogenic global warming to a skeptic view. The more I was digging into the subject, the more I lost these beliefs.
Challenging my beliefs wasn’t really easy, but in the process I learned a thing or two about climate and weather. By checking facts from both sides I was able to gain some knowledge about how things actually work. The most important thing I learned however was critical thinking, which was certainly lacking in my previous years.
When studying the climate controversy, I came along many good blogs that dealed with the science, but I missed a blog that touched the perspective of the layman. I also found out that one can’t rely on what the media is telling us about this. Climate reporting is mainly one-sided. In this blog I will try to putting the omitted side back into the spotlight by:
- trying to gain some knowledge by studying contradicting claims, with the emphasis on the view of the layman.
- exploring how I perceived these issues in the past and how this perception changed. This includes the assumptions I made before and how they changed over time. The posts in this blog will be written from the viewpoint of the layman and how we can try to make sense about catastrophic thinking.
- commenting on things that strikes me in the media.
Topics in which I have an interest are: catastrophic anthropogenic global warming & climate change, renewable energy sources, science communication, alarmism, media,… but especially the view of the layman in these issues.
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I have no affiliation with any political party.
This blog is written as a layman interested in the topic. I don’t claim to be an authority on any specific field. All opinions expressed are my own.
Although I don’t believe in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming or climate change, I am basically a green person and try to live that way. I believe we should have respect for our earth and keep our living space as clean as possible. For our own health and wellbeing, but also for the next generation.
For the record, I do not deny that the climate changes, nor that temperatures have risen since the end of the 70ties of last century, nor that the anthropogenic part of the atmospheric CO2 has some effect on temperatures on earth. I am also not really sure if an increase of temperatures would necessarily be a bad thing.
I think we will need alternative sources of energy sooner or later, but I am sure that especially wind and solar are not ready for prime time yet. These are at this moment inefficient, not economic sources of energy and we should not rush them into deployment no matter what the cost. Certainly not in a time of an economic crisis.
Your thoughts are welcome here. They don’t have to be in agreement with my points of view, but be sure they are civil, respectful and on topic. I don’t tolerate personal attacks, nor on me nor on someone else. If I see one, it will be removed. Your first comment will be moderated. There are a maximum of 3 links per comment. Commenting rules can change if I notice things get out of hand.