Cornwall ON – So I was listening to John Bolton on AM 1220 this morning and he started ranting about Global Warming or Climate Change. It’s amazing how people like John; akin to those that as late as the 90’s still argued that smoking didn’t cause cancer, still disbelieve that we humans can impact our climate?
I chatted with John a few weeks ago at Moustache Joe’s and he waxed how the environment was better while we were polluting in the 70’s than today. People on the public airwaves espousing arguments like this are frankly; dangerous.
There’s an ever growing amount of evidence that climate change is very very real. We can debate about the cause and which route to take to try and help Mother Nature or prevent further damage.
John we saw what happened when we stopped CFCs. We stopped using Asbestos, other chemicals. All one has to do is look at Cornwall’s environment since Domtar and the mills have ceased to be.
We all can do something to take better care of our homes and you sir; as someone that has access to public airwaves, should be more responsible.
John waxed about some colder temperatures in some areas of the world as that was “proof” that there was no such thing as climate change. That’s kinda retarded, sort of like suggesting that a hockey team was worse because one player scored less in a season.
This is the latest in a line of studies to suggest that climate change will make it harder to feed the world’s growing population by cutting yields. In 2004, other researchers found that rice yields in the Philippines were dropping by 10% for every 1C increase in night-time temperature.
There are literally thousands of examples of drastic changes in our environment. Go back to the Seventies John and look at the data.
In the meanwhile thankfully there are millions of people that realize that we need to take better care of our home so that events like Waterfest can take place without fear of coming into contact with the water and enjoying all that nature offers to us for free.