Tags: human cause

It's like a "whodunit" mystery.  We know the suspects. . .

Category:Human Causality
BiteThink of it like a who-dun-it mystery. Scientists have identified all the "usual suspects" sun, aerosols, land over, volcanoes, etc. Each suspect has its own fingerprint, "calling card," and DNA signature. The warming we see match CO2 almost perfectly, and none of the others match wel...
It's the sun?  That coffin has so many nails. . . "

Category:Human Causality
Bite“That’s a coffin with so many nails in it already that the hard part is finding a place to hammer in a new one.” — Geophysicist Ray Pierrehumbert.
When in doubt, ask... the Roman Catholic Church!

Category:Who to Believe?
Bite"At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family.” — U.S. Bishops
"We depend on the natural world... for our very sanity"

Category:Extinctions
Bite"We are dependent on the natural world for the very air we breathe and every particle of food we eat. Many people, including me, would say we are dependent on it for our very sanity." — Sir David Attenborough
The bad news: It's us. The good news:  We can stop it.

BiteThe bad news: we are causing it.
The good news: we can stop it.
If you haven't given birth you can't be pregnant!

BiteTo declare that the warming has not yet appeared and therefore the theory is wrong is like arguing that "a woman hasn't yet given birth and therefore isn't pregnant."
BiteWhat do a banana and a piece of coal have in common? Both are made of carbon and both provide us with energy. Coal stores carbon that was in the atmosphere millions of years ago. A banana stores carbon that was in the atmosphere just a few months ago.
'Little old us? We're not important enough to alter the planet.'

BiteHumans have overrun the planet to live in every ecosphere. We have had a dramatic impact on natural resources in every land we have colonised. But our impact pales in comparison with plankton.
Save the bankers?   Or the biosphere?

Bite"Are we going to go down in history as the people who saved the bankers and let the biosphere go down?" —George Monbiot

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Category:Who to Believe?
BiteThat's about the only thing where you can get scientists to agree. Yet. . .The overwhelming majority of climate scientists accept that climate change is real, happening right now, caused by humans.
Just one extra beer bottle, every day. . .

Category:Human Causality
BiteEvery day, beer is delivered to a restaurant in crates, and the driver takes away the empty bottles from the previous day in the same crates.

Now, living above the restaurant is a man who likes to drink the same brand of beer. Each day he buys a bottle at the corner store on his way home f...
Tax carbon! Can restaurants throw their thrash into the street?

BiteFossil fuel industry is the only industry on earth throwing its waste out for free. If you run a restaurant, you have to pay someone to cart away your garbage. - inspired by Bill McKibben
2012 drought natural? Blame the car engine for a speeding ticket?

Bite"Blaming La Nina for the record drought is like blaming the car engine for the speeding ticket. See what happens when the driver steps on the gas?" - Hunter Cutting, Director of Strategic Communications at Climate Nexus

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