Klimaforskning - hjemmeside
Startet av Amatør1, april 05, 2013, 22:55:05 PM
SitatPublic sentiment can change very quickly. For instance, within the space of a year, the average German has gone from being arguably the biggest European believer in the green dream, to the most bitterly disenchanted. The idea of a number one best-selling book by a climate skeptic, would have been unbelievable not so long ago. What's key is that while most countries of the developed world are at different points on that journey, they are all travelling on that same road, albeit at different rates.
SitatBy now, it's become obvious to even the most fervent true believer that the mass opinion of the world is changing its view fundamentally about things like the credibility of the science underpinning global warming, the self-proclaimed superior morality of environmentalism and the whole political subtext. Increasingly, people are not only resentful and suspicious of the whole package but idly wondering if it even has any relevance to anything that actually matters to them.
SitatCast your mind back a few years. There was not a single dissenting voice in the mainstream media.There was nowhere the ordinary person could go, just to get some answers to those nagging doubts about the whole damn proposition. Here's the handcart, Hell's thatta way, let's all just push it along.
SitatThe only place where the issues were really being discussed, and perhaps some balanced answers could be found, was in some obscure backwaters of something called the blogosphere, which had these strange things called blogs. They all started with a zero budget, which remarkably they're still working with. Big Oil was so busy financing Big Green, they wouldn't even give the skeptics the steam off their piss. Even without the benefit of any advertising revenue, the skeptic blogs slowly grew on nothing more than the ordinary surfer posting links to them on other sites. We are talking your much fabled viral growth here.
SitatThey went from nothing a few years ago, to making a clean sweep of all the Science Blogging Awards last year and the breaking news is they've just grand slammed the science Bloggies for this year as well. Not one of those sites would ever have come into existence except for a streak of stubborn optimism in the individuals concerned. Give up and they always win; fight and you might just succeed, no matter how hopeless it looks at the start. They all soldiered on through some pretty bleak days, when there was little or nothing to encourage them, to these better ones and they continue to fight on now.