Global climate change due to increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases is a controversial issue. We need to talk about the scientific basis for greenhouse climate change and its likely impacts on society. Lets discuss some of the controversy over global warming, the arguments about policy measures to deal with climate change, and some of the economic, philosophical and ethical considerations. Let's address actions by individuals, communities, industries and governments to address global warming.
Recent quotes on global warming:
- Senator James Inhofe (R, Oklahoma), Chair, Senate Environment and Public Works Comm., in a speech to the US Senate on Jan 4, 2005 called the threat of catastrophic global warming the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people"
- "British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a speech on 14 Sept 2004 "I want to concentrate on what I believe to be the world's greatest environmental challenge: climate change"
- Governor Schwarzenegger from California on global warming in June 2005 "We know the science. We see the threat posed by changes in our climate. The time for action is now."
Are they really all talking about the same thing?