Monday, 30 July 2012

Climate Change skeptic changes his mind - now for Abbot!

I think one of the hardest thing to do might be to change one's mind. When it is set we humans leave it there and then seek all instances that prove, or at least, do not disprove, our belief.  We even seek literal trickery to prove a point - for example, those who argue evolution is a theory - trying to cling to the literal idea of a theory not being a fact - when, scientifically, that is exactly what it is. Gravity is a theory - do we doubt its existence, its fact?

So, too, with climate change, the mind decides and then we seek to confirm our belief with every scrap of doubt that confirms our belief, every wild voice hollering in the dark disclaiming theory as (again) not a fact.

The theory of Climate Change has a new adherent, a man who has been a vocal skeptic for some years now. Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, a MacArthur fellow and co-founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, has changed his mind and now accepts the theory of Climate Change. Another scientist joins the ranks of those who accept this theory.

Let us hope more politicians and CEO's also begin to understand that gravity exists, evolution exists, the speed of light exists, black holes exist, and climate change exists and that they are theories well tested and accepted by the scientific community.

Will done  Prof. Muller for studying the data, and allowing the science to change your mind, rather than allowing your beliefs to ignore the science.

Perhaps there is hope. - although one doubts so with Abbot. His 'who's on first?' approach to politics means he will never change his mind - unless it proves to win him more votes, which in the end, appears to be all he considers important.

Give me a  so called liar over a cheat, a thinker over a man of dogma, a person of integrity over a man who seeks opportunity to grab power.

In the end Abbot is part of the problem with Climate Change. He bellows and fills the air with hot air - and that is something we do not need in this critical juncture of history.

Climate Skeptic changes his mind

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